"Gundam UC” Volume 4 (Blu-ray Disc) to be Released Worldwide in December

Tokyo, Japan, July 22, 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 4 on Blu-ray Disc. The disc will be released worldwide on December 2, 2011.

It has been a year since the first volume was released. Since then, the remarkable quality and storyline of “Gundam UC” has attracted attention from not only Gundam fans but also those who were not even familiar with anime. Proving the fact, in Japan, the sales of volume of Volume 3 exceeded that of Volume 1, which is a rare phenomenon. It has been the same in other markets. The past three volumes have been received well by people across the world and the sales continue to increase. Bandai Visual is sure that the fourth volume will be very well received and create even more excitement in the Gundam universe.

“Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn)” Volume 4 (Blu-ray Disc)

Episode Title: “At the Bottom of the Gravity Well”

Release Date: December 2, 2011

Regions to be Released: North America, Europe and Asia including Japan

Audio: Japanese, English

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

“Gundam UC”, based on a story by author Harutoshi Fukui, 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. With this fourth episode, the saga enters into the second half with new characters. The fierce battle scenes of Mobile Suits are must-see!

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/B005DJEBI0/), 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 is scheduled. More information will be announced by Bandai Channel Co., Ltd. For more information about the show, visit official site (http://www.gundam-unicorn.net/en/) and Facebook. (http://facebook.com/GundamUnicorn). Trailers of episode 4 are currently under production, but varieties of trailers from previous episodes are available on 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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