Masayoshi Yamazaki Performs Gundam the Origin VI Anime's Theme Song
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Gundam.info portal website revealed on Tuesday that Masayoshi Yamazaki will perform the theme song "Hasen no Namida" (Dotted Line Tears) for "Tanjō Akai Suisei" (Rise of the Red Comet), the sixth episode of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime and the last in the anime's "Loum Arc."
The song's single will be available digitally on May 1. The anime's original soundtrack CD will include the song when it ships in a limited edition on May 5, and in a regular edition on May 30.
The episode will open in Japan on May 5, and will focus on the young Zeon ace Char Aznable earning his "Red Comet" nom de guerre. The episode will also focus on the beginnings of the Federation's "Project V" weapons project that will eventually birth the RX-78-2 Gundam.
Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin V: Clash at Loum (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin V: Loum no Kaisen), the anime's fifth episode, opened in Japan on September 2 in 35 theaters — more than double the previous four episodes' 15 theaters. The episode screened for four weeks, double the two-week screening run that each of the previous episodes had.
Gundam: The Origin manga creator Yoshikazu Yasuhiko stated in September that "there will be more" of the anime series. Yasuhiko said he wants the anime to show the One-Year War arc next, but clarified that there isn't any official word yet on whether the anime will continue after the Loum Arc ends with the sixth episode.
The anime project adapts Yasuhiko's manga of the same name, which in turn is inspired by the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime's story. Yasuhiko designed the characters in the first Gundam anime, and he serves as the chief director and storyboarder for the Gundam: The Origin anime. The manga has 10 million copies in print.