The official website of Gundam: G no Reconguista has released lots of new content at the end of the website’s countdown. The series itself will be airing this October.
Here is a new key visual of the anime:
The second promotional video was released for the anime, which recaps the works that Yoshiyuki Tomino, the creator of Mobile Suit Gundam has directed and leads into the new original series.
The cast of the anime was revealed on the website as well. The majority of the character designs were also released and are as follows:
- Mark Ishii (Debut role) will voice Beruri Zenamu, a Capital Guard cadet whose goal is to protect the Capital Tower
- Yuu Shimamura (Annie Leonhart from Attack on Titan) voices Aiida Reihanton, a Space Pirate
- Minako Kotobuki (Tsumugi Kotobuki in K-ON!) will be voicing Noredo Nagu, a cheerleader at the St. Flower Academy
- Takuya Satou (Toshiki Kai in Cardfight!! Vanguard) as Ruin Rii, a Capital Guard cadet alongside Beruri
- Yukari Fukui (Nia Teppelin from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann) who will voice Raraiya Mandy, a Mysterious girl who suddenly appeared on Earth with the Gundam G-Serufu
Additional cast includes:
- Ayahi Takagaki (Lisbeth in Sword Art Online) as Many Anbasada
- Ryota Ohsaka (Motoki Yaze in Strike the Blood) voicing Kurimu Nikku
In addition to the character designs, the first images of the mechs that will be appearing in Gundam: G no Reconguista.
- The G-Serufu, a mysterious mobile suit that appeared with Raraiya Mandy
- Kattoshii, a mobile suit from the Capital Army
- Rekuten, a maintenance mobile suit for the Capital Tower
- Gurimoa, a mobile suit used by the Space Pirates
The anime’s official website has also revealed the production crew for the series, which will involve :
- Original Creator & Director: Yoshiyuki Tomino (Mobile Suit Gundam)
- Mechanical Designers: Akira Yasuda (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch), Kimitoshi Yamane (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed), Ippei Gyoubu (Sacred Seven)
- Music Composer: Yuugo Kanno (Psycho-Pass)
- Animation Studio: Sunrise (Mobile Suit Gundam, Love Live! School Idol Project)
Some stills of the anime were also released:
Here is a synopsis of the series from the website:
Some time has passed since the end of the Universal Century, a history marked by space colonization and space warfare.
Humanity’s prosperity, which ushered in a new era known as Reguild Century (R.C.), was believed to endure alongside the global peace.
It is the year R.C.1014.
The Capital Tower is an orbital elevator that rose above the Earth’s surface and linked Earth and space. As the conduit of the Photon Battery energy source to the surface, it is regarded as sacred.
Beruri Zenamu is in the middle of training for the Capital Guard (established to protect the Capital Tower), when the tower is attacked by G-Serufu — a highly maneuverable mobile suit with technology that is not from any known country.
Beruri, who joins the battle in the maintenance mobile suit Rekuten, successfully captures the G-Serufu. However, Beruri feels something for the space pirate girl named Aiida Reihanton who piloted the G-Serufu. It is the same feeling he has for G-Serufu, even though he supposedly never seen it before. The G-Serufu, which should only be operable under specific conditions, is somehow started up by Beruri.
The objective of Aiida and the space pirates who attacked the Capital Tower, and the fate followed by Beruri who was chosen by G-Serufu, will lead to truths that will shake the entire Reguild Century era.
Gundam is one of Japan’s largest and most iconic franchise. The franchise is mostly set in a science fiction future that focuses on giant mechanical robots. The franchise was created by Hajime Yatate, a group of animators from the studio Sunrise, lead by Yoshiyuki Tomino. It began in 1979 with the release of the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam, though while the anime itself did not receive high praise and viewings, the eventual gunpla models from Bandai launched the series into popularity. Since then, there has been a plethora of anime series, OVAs, films, manga, light novels, games and merchandise based on the franchise. It has become an iconic symbol of Japanese pop culture where Bandai made over 50 billion yen per fiscal year on the models alone. The franchise hit its 35th anniversary on April 7th this year.
Gundam: G no Reconguista will be airing this October, during the Fall/Autumn 2014 anime season. Further information on the anime will release soon.
You can visit the anime’s website here: http://www.g-reco.net/