Right Stuf Details Home Video Releases of Gundam AGE, Gundam UC, Gundam 00 Anime
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Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced at their panel at Anime Nebraskon on Saturday that they will release the Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 anime on home video. All of the home video releases will include English and Japanese audio with English subtitles. Right Stuf told ANN it plans to use the existing English dubs for all three series.
The story of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE covers a century and three generations of Gundam pilots. Right Stuf describes the story:
The year is AG115... After an Unknown Enemy ("UE") attacked his homeland of Orvan, Flit became anorphan, and was raised in the Alinston Federation Military Base on Nora.
Flit believed that someday, he'd get his chance to launch a counterattack on the UE. So, using the blueprint in the AGE Device given to him by his mother, he created a mobile suit called "Gundam," the Last Hope for mankind.
And now, that day has come. The UE are attacking again... In order to save the people of Nora, Flit must pilot the Gundam with his own two hands!
The anime aired in 2011-2012 and had 49 episodes. The anime streamed overseas with Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Korean, and English subtitles at the same time it aired in Japan. The title was the first Gundam title to be streamed online on YouTube. The show's English-subtitled stream was limited to South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia.
Hong Kong-based company Medi-Lan Limited produced an English dub for the series. Bandai Visual released the first two Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Blu-ray Disc volumes with English subtitles, both of which shipped in Japan in early 2012. The 2013 Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Memory of Eden OVA retells the events of the series.
Right Stuf will release Mobile Suit Gundam UC on Blu-ray Disc in 2018. The new release will again be the OVA version of the anime.
Mobile Suit Gundam UC adapts Harutoshi Fukui's original Mobile Suit Gundam UC novel series, which is mainly set in the year Universal Century 0096, 16 years after the events of the One Year War depicted in the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime, and three years after the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack anime film. In a renewed conflict between the Earth Federation and Neo Zeon remnants, the Vist Foundation has a potentially devastating secret from the founding of the Federation a century before.
Sunrise released the seven-episode video anime series theatrically in Japan and on home video between 2010-2014. Right Stuf released the series in North America digitally via the PlayStation Store and physically on home video. The anime received a TV broadcast in Japan with new opening and ending themes starting in April 2016. The TV broadcast version also aired on Adult Swim's Toonami programming block starting in January.
Right Stuf will release both seasons of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 as well as the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer film on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in 2018.
In the story's wartorn future, mankind has splintered into three major factions over energy resources. However, a group known as the Celestial Being aims to eradicate war with four giant robotic mecha known as Gundams and their Gundam Meister pilots.
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 is the first Gundam series to be produced and broadcast in high-definition format. The first season aired in 2007-2008 and had 25 episodes. The second season aired in 2008-2009 and also had 25 episodes. Bandai Entertainment dubbed both seasons of the series, and aired the series in the United States on Sci Fi Channel's Ani-Monday programming block in 2008-2009.
Bandai Entertainment previously released the first season of the anime on DVD in 2009 in three parts then as a complete set in 2012. The company also released second season in four parts in 2010 then as a complete set in 2012.
Sunrise released a sequel film titled Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer in 2010. Bandai Entertainment released the film in North America on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD in 2011.