With the latest Gundam anime, Mobile Suit gundam Thunderbolt part 1, already making its premiere online this Christmas day, Bandai Visual has started streaming its very first three minutes, which introduces us to one of the One Year War’s most hazardous theaters of war – the Thunderbolt Sector.
Meanwhile, their YouTube channel has started streaming a 15-second TVCM for the upcoming anime.
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt is actually a side story which happens during the One Year War, the same conflict which the original 1979 anime is centered upon. Based on Yasuo Ohtagaki’s popular mecha manga, the story takes place in the Thunderbolt sector, an area filled with wrecks of old colonies and wrecked spaceships and was formerly known as Side 4, or Mua. It follows two ace pilots from the two opposing factions, the Principality of Zeon and the Earth Federation as they battle to take control of the sector. The anime will be a Net Anime and will be split into four parts, with the first part premiering on 25 December.
The manga also inspired a line of HG 1/144 scale GunPla by Bandai, which are currently on sale these days. You can check out the anime’s cast through this link: http://www.afachan.asia/2015/11/anime-yuichi-nakamura-ryohei-kimura-lead-gundam-thunderbolt-cast/