Gundam 00's 10th Anniversary Stage Reading Introduces New Character, Mecha

posted on by Egan Loo
Story set after Gundam 00 film's final battle

The "Gundam 00 Festival 10 Re:vision" event debuted a stage reading production with a live orchestra in Tokyo on Saturday. The story of the six-chapter stage reading was based on and set after the final battle from Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer, the 2010 anime film sequel to the previous Mobile Suit Gundam 00 television anime.

The stage reading featured the following characters and mobile suit mecha:

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[Gundam Exia Repair IV
The fourth repaired version of the Gundam Exia piloted by Setsuna F. Seiei. It is passed down to Graham Aker after he joined Celestial Being.

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[Gundam Dynames Repair III
The third repaired version of the Gundam Dynames piloted by Lockon Stratos (Neil Dylandy). It is passed down to Laetitia Erde.

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[Letitia Erde
Letitia is an Innovade with memories copied from Tieria Erde. Letitia has the same form and DNA as Tieria, but also a separate, individual personality. (Tieria Erde's voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya played Letitia.)

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[Graham Aker
He was thought to have died during the ELS invasion, but he chose to assimilate with the ELS with Setsuna's guidance. He has decided to return to the local Earth sector. (Graham's voice actor Yūichi Nakamura reprised the role.)

Saturday's event announced a new sequel project. However, the staff and cast did not specify the stage reading's relation with the new sequel project.

In addition, the event announced a stage play adaptation that will debut in February 2019. The official website for the anime will reveal more information about the play this summer.

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.

In the television anime 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.

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