Gundam the Origin VI Anime's 1st 15 Minutes Streamed
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The Gundam.info portal site began streaming the first 15 minutes of "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," on Wednesday. (Note: The YouTube link in the link above is region-locked to Japan.)
The videos below are available in both the English dub and in Japanese audio with English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, and French subtitles.
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 give birth to 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.
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.