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  • [ANIME] Mobile Suit Gundam 35th Anniversary Project

    GUNDAM 35 A portal site was recently opened to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam with the tagline “Rise! The world is moving”.

    As part of the Gundam 35th Anniversary Project, seven commemorative projects were featured, including three upcoming Gundam titles.

    The first would be the latest PV for Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Episode 7: Over the Rainbow. The theme song for Episode 7 would be StarRingChild by Aimer. The two-disc Original Soundtrack by Hiroyuki Sawano will be released on 21st May 2014. The Blu Ray and DVD will be released on 6th June.

    Next up is the Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino’s latest work. After a hiatus of 8 years, he will make his return in the next Gundam title, Gundam: Reconguista in G. With a visual style similar to Turn A Gundam and character art similar to Eureka Seven. It is set in Reguild Century, an era after the Universal Century. It follows the adventures of pilot cadet Beruri Zenam of  Capital Guard, who are protecting a space elevator.

    The last is original video animation (OVA) Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin I: The Blue-Eyed Casval. This OVA series is the animated version of the hit manga series Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin.

    The first episode will tell the story of Casval Rem Deikun and Artesia Som Deikun, more popularly known as Char Aznable and Sayla Mass, during the fall of the Republic of Zeon due to the sudden death of leader Zeon Deikun. The first of the 4 episode OVA covering the Char/Sayla Chapter will debut in theaters in Spring 2015.


    TGP14 The Odaiba Gundam will also be a part of the 35th Anniversary project. The Tokyo Gundam Project 2014 is the latest Gundam project, and this time it will be split into two parts.

    The first is a projection mapping light show which will contribute to the coastal prosperity of the area. The second  is a project set to promote sports in the South Kanto region ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

    There is yet another special project for the Odaiba Gundam called the “REAL G Next Project”. Set for the 40th Anniversary of Gundam, details are sparse at the moment but an announcement will be made during the month of April.



    There will also be a Mobile Suit Gundam Exhibition: The Art of Gundam feature in two areas of Japan featuring around 1,000 pieces of Gundam work from the entire franchise and it will be the greatest Gundam exhibition yet. Its first stop will be at Osaka Culturaium from 12th July to 31st August 2014 and the Mori Arts Center Gallery at Roppongi Tokyo from 18th July to 27th September 2015.

    Finally, there will also be a theme song for the 35th Anniversary celebration. Music producer Yasutaka Nakata from Perfume and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu fame will be producing a theme song called “G35”.

    So there you have it folks, all the news from the Gundam 35th Anniversary Project event.  I am looking forward to all the upcoming works, and will continue to update you on the latest details when they become available!!

    Unicorn will be coming up really soon in 2 months time so I’m most excited for that at the moment. Which of these are you most excited for? Share you thoughts below!