Original Mobile Suit Gundam character designer and Gundam the Origin mangaka, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, recently sat down with Daily Sports for an interview. There, the anime veteran talked about the Gundam franchise’s 40th anniversary celebrations in 2019. Yasuhiko also said that he’s open to doing a remake of the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam anime by Yoshiyuki Tomino.
When he said he’s open to a remake, the newspaper asked him if the Gundam the Origin anime would eventually touch on the events of the 1979 original. To this, he replied that he would be lying if he said he wouldn’t do it. He then added that the anime’s staff also feel the same way. However, he then said that the length would be no joke.
The original Mobile Suit Gundam anime itself suffered plenty of problems from animation quality to budget problems. Yasuhiko also touched on this during the interview and said the series is still #1 to him. However, the mangaka also stated that if you want to show it to young people now, you can’t.
As for the 40th anniversary in 2019, the newspaper reported that the franchise has big plans for that year. However, they did not state of it would involve a remake of the Real Robot classic.
Source: My Game News Flash