"Gundam UC" Volume 3 (Blu-ray Disc) to be Released Worldwide in April

Tokyo, Japan, February 7, 2011 – Bandai Visual Co., Ltd., a leader in the development and production of Japanese animation announced the simultaneous worldwide release of “Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn)” Volume 3 on Blu-ray Disc.

“Gundam UC” is a highly-recognized anime for its sales record and remarkable quality. In Japan, Volume 1 has sold over 200 thousand units on Blu-ray and DVD and Volume 2 exceeded its sales volume instantly after its release in November 2010. Bandai Visual is confident that Volume 3 will be able to respond the anticipation from anime fans across the world.

“Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn)” Volume 3 (Blu-ray Disc)

Release Date: April 7, 2011

Regions to be Released:
USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Taiwan, Hong Kong
*The product will be also available at Screening Events in Singapore and Malaysia for limited quantity.

Audio: Japanese, English

Subtitles: Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Traditional Mandarin & Cantonese

“Gundam UC”, based on a story by author Harutoshi Fukui, is the latest work of the popular “Gundam” series, and uses the “Universal Century” concept from the first “Mobile Suit Gundam” series as a foundation from which to build a 6 episode Original Video Animation (OVA) storyline arc. In the stunning third volume, the true power of the Unicorn Gundam becomes clear.

Please note that “Gundam UC”, a Japanese product, can be purchased on Amazon.co.jp from outside of Japan. On the product page (http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/B003YUBDPE/), click on “click here to see in English” on the right hand top of the page, and you will be able to view the page in English, order the product and have the product shipped outside of Japan. (To learn more about international shipping, please refer to the Help pages on Amazon.co.jp.) This product comes with a special sleeve while supplies last.

In addition to Blu-ray Disc release, on-demand streaming on PlayStation®Network and Zune® (an entertainment platform by Microsoft for Xbox 360®) are scheduled to start on March 5, 2011. Simultaneous release on both PlayStation®Network and Zune® are the first trial for this volume. This enables to deliver the show to wider range of game players who owns any applicable game console.

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Distribution Details:
Video-On-Demand basis on PSN platform in HD (1080P) 5.1ch Audio, and also in SD 2.0ch Audio

Regions and Languages:
United States, Canada, UK, (Japanese Audio with English Subtitles)
France (Japanese Audio with French Subtitles)

Distribution Details:
Video-On-Demand basis on Zune platform in HD (1080P) 5.1ch Audio, and also in SD 2.0ch Audio

Regions and Languages:
USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden (English Audio)
France, Belgium (English Audio with French Subtitles)
Spain, Mexico (English Audio with Spanish Subtitles)

For more information about the show, visit official site (http://www.gundam-unicorn.net/en/) and Facebook. (http://facebook.com/GundamUnicorn). Trailers of episode 3 are also available at the official site and on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/AnimeChannel).

About Bandai Visual Co., Ltd.
Bandai Visual Co., Ltd., founded in August 1983, is a Japanese company that develops, produces and distributes film, TV and home entertainment media. As a pioneer of the Japanese animation scene Bandai Visual has constantly held the top-class market share in the genre and continues to lead the market. Bandai Visual has also proven its expertise in creating and delivering quality home entertainment media packaging in Japan. Using such key strategies, Bandai Visual hopes to expand and emulate its success in North American and other international markets. Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings.

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