“Let your plans be dark and as impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.” – Sun Tzu
Yesterday, Bandai Visual started streaming a short preview for Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt‘s second episode. The 22-second teaser sets battle scenes to a mournful vocal piece.
The second episode will hit streaming services on February 12, at noon Japan Standard Time. Gundam Fan Club members will be able to catch the chapter on January 29. The 18-minute installment will carry a purchase price of 800 yen ($6.74 USD) and 400 yen ($3.37 USD) to rent. Much like its predecessor, episode 2 will include bonus materials for those who purchase.
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt is based on Yasuo Ohtagaki’s manga of the same name. The four-episode OVA series is being helmed by Gundam UC director Kou Matsuo at Sunrise. Hirotoshi Takaya (Texhnolyze) is providing character designs, while the team of Morifumi Naka (A Wind Named Amnesia, Texhnolyze), Seiichi Nakatani (Gundam 00), and Hajime Katoki (Gundam Wing, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team) handles mechanical designs. Scripts were written by director Kou Matsuo.
The confirmed voice cast includes:
- Io Fleming: Yūichi Nakamura
- Daryl Lorentz: Ryohei Kimura
- Claudia Palh: Toa Yukinari
- Kara Mitchum: Sayaka Ohara
- Cornelius Caca: Daisuke Hirakawa
- Graham: Shunsuke Sakuya
- Burroughs: Mutsumi Sasaki
- J.J. Sexton: Hiroshi Tsuchida
The first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt was released on Christmas day at noon Japan local time. Bandai Visual released the first three minutes of the show’s first episode, as well as several screenshots and character designs. You can check these out below.
Episode 1 Preview
Source: YouTube (Bandai Visual)