1st Gundam: Reconguista in G Compilation Film Opens in Fall

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Japan's 1st preview screening slated for August 24; new visual unveiled for 1st of 5 films

The official website for the Gundam Reconguista in G series revealed on Tuesday that Gekijōban Gundam G no Reconguista I: Ike! Core Fighter (Go! Core Fighter), the first of the planned five compiliaton films for the anime, will open in Japan this fall. The site also revealed a new visual for the film.

The film will have its first public preview screening in Japan at the "Tomino Yoshiyuki no Sekai" (The World of Yoshiyuki Tomino) exhibit at the Fukuoka Art Museum in Fukuoka on August 24. Attendance is free, but those who wish to attend must send in a request to the event, with a maximum number of 180 attendees (in the case of the number of requests exceeding 180, the slots will be given out via a random drawing). The film will then have a special advance screening during the Pia Film Festival, which will take place at the National Film Archive of Japan in Tokyo from September 7 to 21.

The first film already screened at Japan Expo in France on July 6.

Right Stuf released the Gundam Reconguista in G television anime series on Blu-ray Disc in North America in October 2016, and it describes the story:

The new era begins!

The turbulent era known as the Universal Century has ended. Now, mankind looks towards prosperity and peace in the new era known as the Regild Century (R.C.). One of the most important resources in this era is the Capital Tower - a space elevator which towers over the land connecting Earth to space. Its purpose, to transport the Photon Batteries the Earth relies on for power. It is worshiped as a holy place.

Tasked with protecting the tower, one day on a practice mission, young Capital Guard cadet, Bellri Zenam is attacked by a high-performance G-Self Mobile Suit. Despite having never before encountered the G-Self, he feels a strange connection to it and its pilot, a space pirate called Aida Surugan.

Little does Bellri know that he is about to uncover truths which will shake the entire Regild Century.

Gundam Reconguista in G celebrated the Gundam franchise's 35th anniversary, and marked the first return of franchise creator Yoshiyuki 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 was then screened at the Gundam Front Tokyo's Wall-G Theater at Diver City Tokyo starting in May 2015.

Sources: Gundam Reconguista in G website, Comic Natalie

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