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Gundam 00 Stage Play Reveals More Cast, Visual

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Play to run in Tokyo, Osaka in February 2019

The official website for the stage play adaptation of the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 anime revealed additional cast and the stage play's visual on Thursday.

The play's previously announced cast include (from left to right in image above): Taiyō Ayukawa as Allelujah Haptism, Shōhei Hashimoto as Setsuna F. Seiei, Yū Imari as Lockon Stratos, and Seiichirō Nagata as Tieria Erde.

The new cast members include:

The play will run at the Nippon Seinenkan Hall in Tokyo from February 15-18, and then at the Morinomiya Piloti Hall in Osaka on February 23 and 24. Fumiya Matsuzaki is directing and scripting the play.

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 is the first Gundam series to be produced and broadcast in high-definition format. The first season aired in 2007-2008 and had 25 episodes. The second season aired in 2008-2009 and also had 25 episodes. Bandai Entertainment dubbed both seasons of the series, and aired the series in the United States on Sci Fi Channel's Ani-Monday programming block in 2008-2009.

In the story's wartorn future, mankind has splintered into three major factions over energy resources. However, a group known as the Celestial Being aims to eradicate war with four giant robotic mecha known as Gundams and their Gundam Meister pilots.

Right Stuf released the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in two parts on July 3 and August 7, respectively. The company also released the Mobile Suit Gundam 00: A Wakening of the Trailblazer film and the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Special Edition OVAs each on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on September 4. In addition, the company released a "Mobile Suit Gundam 00 10th Anniversary Ultra Edition Collection" set on Blu-ray Disc with both seasons of the television series, the special edition OVAs, and the film on September 4.

Bandai Entertainment previously released the first season of the anime on DVD in 2009 in three parts then as a complete set in 2012. The company also released second season in four parts in 2010 then as a complete set in 2012.

Sunrise released the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer sequel film in 2010. Bandai Entertainment released the film in North America on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in 2011.

Sources: Gundam 00 stage play's website, Gundam.info

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