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Odex to Screen Gundam NT Anime in Southeast Asia

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Odex to Screen Anime in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei

Southeast Asian anime distributor Odex announced on Monday that it will screen Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Kidō Senshi Gundam NT), the new anime project for the Gundam franchise, in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Brunei. It will announce the screening dates for the anime at a later date.

The anime will premiere in theaters in Japan on November 30.

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

Junya Enoki as Jona Basta, 25 years old. An ensign in the Earth Federation Space Force, and the pilot of the Narrative Gundam. He is the childhood friend of Michelle and Rita. He was a survivor of the colony drop in Australia as a child.

Tomo Muranaka as Michelle 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 Yona, was a survivor of the disaster in Australia in her childhood.

Other characters include:

Zoltan Akkanen, the 27-year-old pilot to the Sinanju Stein, and the "rival" to the main character.

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.

With high-maneuverability equipment "A"

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)

Gustav Karl

The additional staff includes Tomohiro Fujie as CG director, and Yoshinori Sayama for "monitor design."

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: Odex Facebook page

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