Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has announced on Monday they have acquired Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative, which is the latest anime film of the popular Gundam franchise.
The licensor is set to distribute the upcoming anime film in six countries in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, and details regarding its screenings will be announced at a later date.
U.C. 0097, one year after the opening of “Laplace’s Box.” Despite the revelation of the Universal Century Charter that acknowledges the existence and rights of Newtypes, the framework of the world has not been greatly altered.
The conflict later dubbed the “Laplace Incident” is thought to have ended with the downfall of the Neo Zeon remnants known as the Sleeves. In its final battle, two full psycho-frame mobile suits displayed power beyond human understanding. The white unicorn and the black lion were sealed away to remove this danger from people’s consciousness, and they should now be completely forgotten.
However, the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03, which disappeared two years earlier, is now about to show itself in the Earth Sphere once more. A golden phoenix… named Phenex.
Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative is an upcoming sci-fi mecha animated film of the popular Gundam franchise, based on Gundam Unicorn’s 11th novel series “Phoenix Hunting”.
The anime film will be set in the Gundam UC universe, which will take place after the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 timeline.
The upcoming movie will be directed by Shunichi Yoshikawa, who previously directed episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, while scripts will be handled by Mobile Suit Gundam UC writer Harutoshi Fukui.
Se Jun Kim, who worked on several Gundam series and movie adaptations, will handle character designs, which will be produced by anime studio Sunrise and distributed by Shochiku.
The Japanese voice cast will be lead by Junya Enoki (“Takeru Takaishi”, Digimon Adventure tri.) as “Jona Bashta”, Tomo Muranaka (“Yuma Kuga”, World Trigger) as “Michelle Luio”, and Ayu Matsuura (“Rin Kaga”, Usagi Drop) as “Rita Bernal”.
The upcoming anime film is set to premiere in Japanese cinemas on November 30, 2018.