Otakon 2017 – Mobile Suit Gundam Series Announcement Round Up

This weekend at Otakon 2017, several Gundam series announcements were made. Now, we are here to gather it all up for everyone out there. From Blu-Ray release dates to new dubs for old series, we have a lot to cover so let us begin.

 

Sunrise and NYAV Post Announce Brand-New Gundam Seed and Gundam Seed Destiny English Dub

We start with a startling reveal, a brand-new Gundam Seed English dub! Sunrise has decided to re-dub both Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny using their recent HD remaster releases from Japan. This new dub will feature a new cast as well that is different than the mid-2000’s Bandai Entertainment dub. The cast is as follows:

  • Max Mittelman as Kira
  • Chris Hackney as Athrun
  • Stephanie Sheh as Lacus
  • Sandy Fox as Haro
  • Cherami Leigh as Cagalli
  • Erica Mendez as Flay
  • Lucien Dodge as Sai
  • Cassandra Morris as Miriallia
  • Colin DePaula as Tolle
  • Eddy Lee as Kuzzey
  • Daman Mills as Yzak
  • Johnny Yong Bosch as Dearka
  • Casey Mongillo as Nicol

No announcement has been made as to where this new dub will be broadcast first. Possibly on Hulu, where Gundam Seed currently streams. It could also air on Toonami or debut on a Blu-Ray release. Stay tuned for further updates.

 

Nozomi Entertainment Unveils Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Ultra Edition

Following the announcement of its existence earlier this year at Anime Expo 2017, the Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Ultra Edition has been formally announced with a price, release date and contents list. The set is scheduled for a December 5, 2017 release, just in time for the holiday season. This limited edition Blu-Ray release of the series includes 13 discs which is comprised of:

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collection 1 (Episodes 1-25)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collection 2 (Episodes 26-49)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (OVA and Movie)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Operation Meteor (OVA)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop (OVA; Ultra Edition Exclusive)

This marks the first release for North America of the Operation Meteor and Frozen Teardrop OVAs. These OVAs will be Japanese audio only while the series and Endless Waltz will include the original English dub by Bandai Entertainment as well as Japanese audio. Across the 13 Blu-Ray discs, there is a large amount of bonus features that will be placed across the collection including a disc with bonus features only present in the Ultra Edition. Naturally this Ultra Edition wouldn’t be complete without some physical bonuses as well. Included in the set are as follows:

  • 5 Piece Metal Pin Set featuring the original Operation Meteor Gundam pilots
  • 5 Art Cards of the Operation Meteor Gundams
  • 5 Tarot Cards of the original Operation Meteor Gundam pilots
  • 3 Posters featuring art from the series
  • 180 Page hardcover artbook with artwork from the series as well as Mobile Suit designs and more.

The Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Ultra Edition has a list price of $269.99 but should be lower at retailers such as RightStuf and Amazon. RightStuf is currently running a special price for the announcement weekend. You can see the RightStuf order page here.

 

Nozomi Entertainment Unveils Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Blu-Ray Collections

For those Gundam Wing fans wanting a less expensive and less extensive version of the show to own, Nozomi Entertainment will also be releasing the following separate from the ultra edition:

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collection 1 (Episodes 1-25)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collection 2 (Episodes 26-49)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (OVA and Movie)

The two TV series collections are releasing in November 7, 2017 and Endless Waltz will release in December 2017. Both Blu-Ray and DVD versions will be released at these times. The content is similar to the Ultra Edition, however, the amount of content is significantly lower and the price is lower as a result.

 

Nozomi Entertainment Reveals Mobile Fighter G Gundam Blu-Ray Release Plans

Nozomi Entertainment also revealed that they will be releasing Mobile Fighter G Gundam in North America on Blu-Ray and DVD in 2018. These releases will contain the original Japanese audio as well as the Bandai Entertainment English dub. Stay tuned for more information to be released.

 

Funimation Reveals Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Blu-Ray Releases

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Announced back at Anime Expo 2017, Funimation is in fact releasing Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans on home video in North America. Now at Otakon, Funimation has given more precise details on their release of the series. Season One of Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans will be released in two ways in November 2017. The first way is in two sets:

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans Season One, Part One Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack
  • Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans Season One, Part Two Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack

These releases will contain the English Dub by NYAV Post that aired on Toonami recently as well as original Japanese audio. The first set is scheduled for November 14, 2017. Also available will be a limited edition set of Season One. This set will contain both Season One, Part One and Season One, Part Two as well as:

  • An artbook
  • A collector’s box with room for both Season One sets and both Season Two sets in one single box.
  • An exclusive High Grade 1/144 Scale Gundam Barbatos [Metallic Gloss Injection] Gunpla model kit. This version is exclusive to the Funimation release of the series and therefore will not see release in Japan.

Pre-Orders for the season one sets will begin on August 15, 2017 on Funimation’s store with Season Two releasing sometime in 2018.

 

That about does it for Gundam news at Otakon 2017. I have personally never seen this much news for the series come out of a convention in a very long time. Gundam seems to being getting popular again in North America and I cannot wait to see what will happen next. For all your Gundam news, keep following Hero Club.

 

Sources: Anime News NetworkNozomi EntertainmentFunimation

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