Early this morning Sunrise held a conference at Gundam Base Tokyo that featured details on the next Gundam project. The presentation revealed that the next Gundam project will take place during the Universal Century, and after Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. The new project is a film titled, “Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (Gundam NT),” and will be set in U.C. 0097. The film is set release in Japanese theaters this November. The project is stated to be featured in various media, which include but not limited to Video Games, toys, and more.
Gundam.info updated with an official trailer for the project.
The tagline for the project is “The next destination of the Newtype legend.” The anime is part of a new “UC NexT 0100 Project” that will tackle the future of the UC timeline. The Gundam Narrative project will also be apart of an all-new tactical game that will span across smartphones, manga, and novels. Currently, this game is merely listed as “New Tactical Game Project.”
The staff includes:
- Shunichi Yoshizawa: Director
- Harutoshi Fukui: Script Writer
- Kumiko Takahashi: Character Designer
- Se Jun Kim: Character Animation Designer
- Hajime Katoki, Eiji Komatsu: Mechanical Designers
- Takako Suzuki: Color Key Artist
- Yukiko Maruyama, Yoshimi Mineda: Art Directors
- Eriko Kimura: Sound Director
- Hiroyuki Sawano: Music Composer
- Daisuke Imai: Editor
- Kumiko Taniguchi: Special Effects Director
- Kentarō Waki: Photography Director
- Sunrise: Production Studio
The official website provided a synopsis for the film along with an official visual.
U.C. 0097. The year the Laplace’s Box was opened. Despite the revelation of the original charter for the Universal Century, which acknowledges the existence of Newtypes and their rights, the world remains largely unchanged.
After the destruction of the Neo Zeon remnant force known as the Sleeves, the event that has come to be known as the “Laplace Incident” seems to have drawn to a close. In the final battle, two Full Psycho Frame mobile suits displayed power beyond human imagination. The menace of the White Unicorn and the Black Lion were sealed away from public consciousness, and were consigned to be forgotten by history.
But now sightings of the RX-0 Unicorn 03, long thought lost two years ago, are being reported. Its name is Phenex, an immortal golden bird.
The main characters and mobile suits include:
Yona Bashuta, 25 years old. A second lieutenant in the Earth Federation Space Forces, and the pilot of the Narrative Gundam. He is the childhood friend of Michelle and Rita. He was a victim of a disaster in Australia as a child.
Michelle Luio, 25 years old, and a special adviser to the Luio company. She is a specialist at fortune telling via bamboo stick divination, and has earned the complete trust of the financial world.
Rita Bernal, 25 years old, and also a second lieutenant in the Earth Federation Space Forces, and the pilot of the Phenex. She, like Yona, was the victim of a disaster in Australia in her childhood.
Zoltan Akkanen, the pilot to the Sinanju Stein, and the “rival” to the main character.
The new character Michelle Luio is stated have a connection to Stephanie Luio who was featured in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.