Announced earlier in the month, UK distributor Anime Limited has revealed more details for their home video release of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, the next title in their Gundam Sunrise partnership.
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn is an original video anime series released between 2010 to 2014 spanning seven episodes at 50 minutes length (and 90 minutes for the final episode). The story is based on the 2007 novel written by Harutoshi Fukui and takes place during the Universal Century timeline at U.C. 0096, three years after the events of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack.
“Three years after the last conflict between Neo Zeon and the Earth Federation Forces – as seen in Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack – the tentative peace of the Earth Sphere is about to be shattered again. Cardeas Vist, the head of the powerful Vist Foundation, has decided to hand over “Laplace’s Box”, the secret of the Foundation’s prosperity, to the supposed enemy, Neo Zeon.
Banagher Links, a student at the space colony Industrial 7, rescues a mysterious girl who calls herself Audrey Burne. Audrey is seeking to prevent a war, but it seems she has come too late. As Banagher’s home colony is devastated by the attacks of the enemy mobile suit Kshatriya, he finds his strange destiny and is forced to fight in the formidable weapon system known as the Unicorn Gundam.”
Sunrise (Code Geass) returned to animate the series with director Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Dororo), music composer Hiroyuki Sawano (Attack on Titan) and writer Yasuyuki Muto. Kumiko Takahashi drew the character designs based on Yoshikazu Yasuhiko’s original layout.
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn will be scheduled for the United Kingdom as a collector’s edition Blu-ray set starting Monday 7th September 2020.
Collector’s Edition Details
Keeping the consistency with the previous Gundam titles, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn will be presented in a rigid box housing a Blu-ray Amaray case with four Blu-ray discs covering all 7 OVA episodes as well as a few physical goodies – a 20-page booklet and a poster.
The Blu-ray discs will be the same as the 2018 Nozomi Entertainment release. This release will include both the Japanese audio with English subtitles and the NYAV Post English dub, plus on-disc bonus features including The “Story So Far”, Episode EX “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, Promotional Videos, and many more.
The SRP for the collector’s edition Blu-ray set is £59.99. 1000 units will be available like the previous releases were.
Starting Friday 24th July 2020 at 5:00pm British Standard Time, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn will be available to pre-order on Anime Limited’s store for £34.99 (or £31.50 if you have subscribed to the Screen Anime Film Festival) until Thursday 30th July. The collector’s edition is not shop exclusive and will be available across multiple retailers over the coming days to weeks.
Don’t forget this August we have other Gundam titles coming out with Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer with 00: Special Edition and both seasons of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans also. If you missed out on the CloudMatsuri offer for Iron-Blooded Orphans Season 2, it is also available for early bird price of £34.99.
Source: Anime Limited