Gundam Unicorn Will Be Released on September 7
posted on by Andrew Osmond
Anime Limited has announced that it will release the seven Original Video Anime episodes of the Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) in a single Blu-ray collection on September 7.
The set will contain a poster and a 20-page art booklet containing promotional art for the anime. On-disc extras include the “Story So Far”; Episode EX “One Hundred Years of Solitude”; Promotional Videos; Commercials; and "MS & Character Highlights."
Anime Limited confirmed that it does not have plans to release the TV version, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096.
Mobile Suit Gundam UC adapts Harutoshi Fukui's original Mobile Suit Gundam UC novel series, which is mainly set in the year Universal Century 0096, 16 years after the events of the One Year War depicted in the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime, and three years after the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack anime film. In a renewed conflict between the Earth Federation and Neo Zeon remnants, the Vist Foundation has a potentially devastating secret from the founding of the Federation a century before.
Anime Limited summarised the series:
"Universal Century 0096. Three years after the last conflict between Neo Zeon and the Earth Federation Forces – as seen in Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack – the tentative peace of the Earth Sphere is about to be shattered again. Cardeas Vist, the head of the powerful Vist Foundation, has decided to hand over “Laplace's Box”, the secret of the Foundation's prosperity, to the supposed enemy, Neo Zeon.
"Banagher Links, a student at the space colony Industrial 7, rescues a mysterious girl who calls herself Audrey Burne. Audrey is seeking to prevent a war, but it seems she has come too late. As Banagher's home colony is devastated by the attacks of the enemy mobile suit Kshatriya, he finds his strange destiny and is forced to fight in the formidable weapon system known as the Unicorn Gundam."
Sunrise released the video anime series of seven episodes theatrically in Japan and on home video between 2010-2014. The first six episodes were about an hour long each, while the seventh episode was feature-length, running an hour and a half.