France's Japan Expo Hosts Gundam: Reconguista in G Film's World Premiere on Friday
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The Gunam.info portal site revealed on Monday that Paris' Japan Expo will host the world premiere of the Gundam: Reconguista in G compilation film on July 5 at 10:00 a.m. Chief director Yoshiyuki Tomino will attend the screening and also participate in panels, master classes, and signing events.
Sunrise had confirmed in November that Tomino would attend Japan Expo in conjunction with the film's 2019 release. In addition to being chief director of the Gundam: Reconguista in G television anime, Tomino is the creator of the first Gundam series and several of the later projects.
The Gundam: Reconguista in G film project will recompile footage from the earlier Gundam: Reconguista in G television series along with new sequences.
Gundam: Reconguista in G celebrated the Gundam franchise's 35th anniversary, and marked the first return of Tomino as chief director of an original Gundam series since Turn A Gundam. After a theatrical premiere of the first three episodes in August 2014, the anime premiered on Japanese television in October 2014. The Gundam Reconguista in G: From the Past to the Future nine-minute short then screened at Gundam Front Tokyo's Wall-G Theater at Diver City Tokyo starting in May 2015.
Right Stuf released the Gundam: Reconguista in G television anime series on Blu-ray Disc in North America in October 2016.
Animator Kazumi Nakatsu previously reported on her Twitter account in November 2016 that Gundam: Reconguista in G would play in theaters throughout Japan sometime in 2017. A theatrical film version of the Gundam: Reconguista in G television anime had not been announced previously. Nakatsu's Twitter post has since been deleted. Tomino later stated that a new project for Gundam: Reconguista in G was in development.
This year's Japan Expo will be held at Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord-Villepinte in Villepinte, France from July 4 to 7. The convention will also screen the first 10 minutes and 40 seconds of Studio Khara's new Evangelion film, Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :||, on July 6.