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Gundam NT Anime's English Trailer Unveiled

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime set in U.C. 0097 will have theatrical screenings in Japan in November

The official YouTube channel of Sunrise's Gundam.info portal website began streaming an English trailer on Sunday for Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Kidō Senshi Gundam NT), the new anime project for the Gundam franchise. The trailer has the same footage as the anime's Japanese debut trailer, but features English text and subtitles.

The video's description also contains an official description of the anime's story:

U.C. 0097, one year after the opening of "Laplace's Box." Despite the revelation of the Universal Century Charter that acknowledges the existence and rights of Newtypes, the framework of the world has not been greatly altered.

The conflict later dubbed the "Laplace Incident" is thought to have ended with the downfall of the Neo Zeon remnants known as the Sleeves. In its final battle, two full psycho-frame mobile suits displayed power beyond human understanding. The white unicorn and the black lion were sealed away to remove this danger from people's consciousness, and they should now be completely forgotten.

However, the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03, which disappeared two years earlier, is now about to show itself in the Earth Sphere once more. A golden phoenix... named Phenex.

The new project is set in U.C. 0097 of the Universal Century (U.C.) timeline of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. The new project will have theatrical screenings in November.

The project's tagline is "The next destination of the Newtype legend."

The anime is part of a new "UC NexT 0100 Project" that will tackle the future of the UC timeline. The project will also include a "New Tactical Game Project" for smartphones, manga, and novels.

Shunichi Yoshizawa (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, Gundam: Reconguista in G episode director) is directing the anime at Sunrise Studio #1. Harutoshi Fukui (Mobile Suit Gundam UC) is penning the script. Kumiko Takahashi is in charge of the main original character designs, and Se Jun Kim (Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS) is designing the characters for animation. Hajime Katoki and Eiji Komatsu are in charge of mechanical design. Takako Suzuki is the color key artist. Yukiko Maruyama and Yoshimi Mineda are the art directors. Eriko Kimura is the sound director, and Hiroyuki Sawano is composing the music. Daisuke Imai is the editor, Kumiko Taniguchi is the special effects director, and Kentarō Waki is the director of photography.

The anime's characters include: (Note: character romanizations are not official.)

Yona Bashuta, 25 years old. A second lieutenant in the Earth Federation Space Forces, and the pilot of the Narrative Gundam. He is the childhood friend of Michelle and Rita. He was a victim of a disaster in Australia as a child.

Michelle Luio, 25 years old, and a special adviser to the Luio company. She is a specialist at fortune telling via bamboo stick divination, and has earned the complete trust of the financial world.

Rita Bernal, 25 years old, and also a second lieutenant in the Earth Federation Space Forces, and the pilot of the Phenex. She, like Yona, was the victim of a disaster in Australia in her childhood.

Zoltan Akkanen, the pilot to the Sinanju Stein, and the "rival" to the main character.

The protaognist's new mobile suit is the Gundam Narrative, designed by Hajime Katoki.

The RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex and MSN-06S Sinanju Stein will also feature in the anime.

Source: Gundam.info official YouTube channel

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