Gundam ZZ and Beyond the Boundary Films Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Also release of Norn9

On Monday October 16, Anime Limited will release the first volume of Gundam ZZ on Blu-ray, carrying the first 22 episodes of the series. The 1986-1987 anime is the third Gundam television series by franchise creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, after the first Gundam series and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.

It's set in Universal Century 0088, directly after the end of the Gryps War, Haman Karn and her army of Zeon remnants on the asteroid Axis begin their quest of reviving the lost empire of the Zabi's, and proclaim themselves as the Neo-Zeon. With the Earth Federation as hapless as ever, only the Anti-Earth Union Group (AEUG) is able oppose the plans of Neo-Zeon. In need of all the help it can get after being decimated in the previous war and losing many of its key members, the AEUG ship Argama enlists the aid of a young junk collector from the Side 1 colony of Shangri-La named Judau Ashta to pilot its newest mobile suit, the ZZ Gundam.

Manga Entertainment will release Blu-ray and DVD editions of a pack containing two films: Beyond the Boundary -I'LL BE HERE- Past and Beyond the Boundary -I'LL BE HERE- Future. The first film is a recap of the original Beyond the Boundary TV series by Kyoto Animation. Beyond the Boundary -I'LL BE HERE- Future is a new continuation of the series, which follows a high school second-year student named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half Yōmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly.

MVM will release the series Norn9 on Blu-ray and DVD. It's based on Otomate's Norn9: Norn + Nonette PSP otome game for female players. Sentai Filmworks described the story:

Based on the visual novel of the same name, the story follows a 12-year-old boy named Sorata Suzuhara who finds himself transported to an alternate time, and possibly a different world. Aboard the Norn, a giant spherical ship that acts as a miniature city, Sorata joins three girls and nine young men on a journey toward an unknown destination.

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