Gundam: The Origin VI Free Screening at MCM London Comic Con

posted on by Andrew Osmond
First come, first served screening at 10 a.m. on Sunday May 27

Anime Limited has announced that "Tanjō Akai Suisei" (Rise of the Red Comet), the sixth episode of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime, will be shown free at the MCM London Comic Con on Sunday May 27 at 10 a.m.

According to Anime Limited, "This not a ticketed event, so as long as you have your Comic Con wristband you'll be free to enter the screening."

Anime Limited adds, "The language of the screening's presentation will be confirmed closer to the screening date once materials have been received – we'll keep you posted once this has been 100% confirmed, so watch this space. Entrance to the screening will be a on first come, first served basis, so be sure to arrive in good time to secure your seat."

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.

Anime Limited summarises the film as follows: 'January 23, Universal Century 0079. The battlefield has shifted to Loum, and a clash between the Zeon and Earth Federation fleets has begun in earnest. Char Aznable, a young ace pilot of the Zeon forces, earns fame for his remarkable feats at the controls of his red Zaku mobile suit, and becomes known as the “Red Comet.”

'After the fierce battle, as the Zeon and Federation sides take their places at the negotiating table, a certain declaration is transmitted throughout the world. Meanwhile, the Federation Forces launch “Operation V,” their plan for a counterattack.

'And a boy named Amuro Ray, living a peaceful life at Side 7, takes action on his own to investigate the mystery of the new weapon called Gundam…'

Masayoshi Yamazaki will perform the anime's opening theme song "Hasen no Namida" (Dotted Line Tears).

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.

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