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Gundam NT Anime Reveals Trailer, Theme Song, Additional Cast

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

Staff of Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Kidō Senshi Gundam NT), the new anime project for the Gundam franchise, revealed at an event for the anime on Tuesday that SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:LiSA will perform the theme song "narrative." The musical unit consists of Hiroyuki Suwano, who is composing the anime's music, and LiSA. The anime's official website also revealed a new key visual and began streaming a trailer for the anime that previews the song.

Staff also revealed additional cast members. Most of the characters were previously revealed without cast members.

The newly announced cast members are: (Note: Character name romanizations are not official.)

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

Makoto Furukawa as Brick Tekuraato, a young man who serves as Michele's assistant

Kazuya Nakai as 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

Ayumi Fujimura as Mineva Lao Zabi, the orphan of the Zabi family, now living at the Vist residence aboard the space warship Megaranika

Tomoko Shiota as Martha Vist Carbine, a Vist family member who married the founder of Anaheim Electronics. Syam Vist's granddaughter

Kazuhiro Yamaji as Abaev, an Earth Federation Space Force captain who commands the Clop-class space cruiser Damascus

Takanori Hoshino as Franson, an Earth Federation Space Force lieutenant and Schezar Team's deputy leader

Setsuji Satoh as Amaaja, an Earth Federation Space Force lieutenant and Schezar Team member

Wataru Komada as Taman, an Earth Federation Space Force ensign and young, well-read Schezar Team member

Yuki Arai as Derao, an Earth Federation Space Force lieutenant junior grade and Schezar Team member

Takahiro Shimada as Paberu, an Earth Federation Space Force lieutenant junior grade and young, hefty Schezar Team member

Buntoku Nakamura as Jona (eight years old)

Naho Yokomizo as Michele (eight years old)

The previously announced cast members are:

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 Michele and Rita. He was a survivor of the colony drop in Australia as a child.

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.

Characters also include:

Luio Ūmin, the chairperson of the Luio Firm which wields great influence over the Earth Federation government based in New Hong Kong

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. Tomohiro Fujie is the CG director, and Yoshinori Sayama is credited for "monitor design."

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 Destination of the Newtype Myth."

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.

Sources: Gundam NT's website and Twitter account, Comic Natalie

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