Gundam NT Anime's Teaser Reveals Cast, November 30 Opening
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sunrise's Gundam.info YouTube channel began streaming a teaser video on Thursday for Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Kidō Senshi Gundam NT), the new anime project for the Gundam franchise. The video reveals the cast, more staff, and the anime's November 30 theatrical opening in 90 theaters in Japan.
The anime's cast and characters include: (Note: character romanizations are not official.)
Tomo Muranaka as Michele Luio, 25 years old, and a special adviser to the Luio Firm. She is a specialist at fortune telling via bamboo stick divination, and has earned the complete trust of the financial world.
Ayu Matsuura as Rita Bernal, 25 years old, and also an ensign in the Earth Federation Space Force, and the pilot of the Phenex. She, like Jona, was a survivor of the disaster in Australia in her childhood.
Other characters include:
Brick Tekuraato, a young man who serves as Michelle's assistant
Luio Ūmin, the chairperson of the Luio Firm which wields great influence over the Earth Federation government based in New Hong Kong
Iago Haakana, an Earth Federation Space Force lieutenant commander and the leader of Damascus space cruiser's Schezar mobile suit team on the secret "Phoenix Hunt" mission
Franson, an Earth Federation Space Force lieutenant and Schezar Team's deputy leader
Amaaja, an Earth Federation Space Force lieutenant and Schezar Team member
Derao, an Earth Federation Space Force lieutenant junior grade and Schezar Team member
Paberu, an Earth Federation Space Force lieutenant junior grade and young, hefty Schezar Team member
Taman, an Earth Federation Space Force ensign and young, well-read Schezar Team member
Abaev, an Earth Federation Space Force captain who commands the Clop-class space cruiser Damascus
Martha Vist Carbine, a Vist family member who married the founder of Anaheim Electronics. Syam Vist's granddaughter
Mineva Lao Zabi, the orphan of the Zabi family, now living at the Vist residence aboard the space warship Megaranika
The protaognist's new mobile suit is the Gundam Narrative, designed by Hajime Katoki.
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The RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex and MSN-06S Sinanju Stein will also feature in the anime.
Other mobile suits appearing in the anime include:
Jesta (Schezar Team)
Jegan D Type (Escort Team)
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.
Sunrise describes 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 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.
Source: Gundam.info official YouTube channel
Update: More mobile suits and images added.
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