Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory Released on Blu-ray on May 4
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Anime Limited has announced that it will release the 1990-1992 OVA series Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory as a Collectors Blu-ray on May 4.
The set will contain the 13-part series as well as the compilation film Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Afterglow of Zeon. (The series will be both in dubbed and subtitled forms; the film is subtitled only.) The set will also include the animated shorts Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory - The Mayfly of Space 1 (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory - Sora no Kagerō) and Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory - The Mayfly of Space 2 (Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory - Sora no Kagerō 2), which deal with the background of a particular character.
The set will also include five art cards and a poster.
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory takes place in the Universal Century timeline of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series. Anime Limited describes the story:
"Universal Century 0083. Having triumphed in the One-Year War, the Earth Federation has grown complacent, while the last remnants of Zeon forces have been planning one final stand. It all hinges on ace Zeon pilot Anavel Gato stealing one of the new prototype Gundams out from under the Federation's nose."
The series was directed by Mitsuko Kase (She, The Ultimate Weapon) and Takashi Imanishi (Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin). Mechanical Styling is credited to Shoji Kawamori (Macross Plus) and Character Design to Toshihiro Kawamoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain, Blood Blockade Battlefront).
Anime Limited added, "there are some other forthcoming Gundam releases you can expect to hear about in the coming months – details of these are being finalised at time of writing."
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