Crunchyroll’s bringing an opportunity to revisit an epic to the world!
Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Re:0096 on their digital platform. The series will kick off on April 2, at 3:30PM Pacific (6:30PM Eastern) in all regions outside of Asia.
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Re:0096 is a re-edited version of 2010 OVA Mobile Suit Gundam UC, which adds additional footage and a new set of opening and ending themes. The series is slated for a two cour run, meaning that it will run for two broadcast seasons. Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Getbackers, Rurouni Kenshin) returned to direct the project at Sunrise. Kumiko Takahashi (Witch Hunter Robin, Ouran High School Host Club) is providing character designs, while Yasuyuki Muto (Afro Samurai, Persona -trinity soul- ) wrote the screenplay. Hiroyuki Sawano (Kill la Kill, Aldnoah.Zero) scored the soundtrack.
Hiroyuki Sawano, under the name SawanoHiroyuki[nZk], will produce new opening and closing themes. Opening theme Into The Sky stars Sawano’s vocal project “SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Tielle”, while ending theme bL∞dy f8 -eUC- features another of his vocal projects, “SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Aimer”.
Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:
Will you be able to survive?
A new era begins with the settlement of space. But as the ceremonial transition from the A.D. to the U.C. (Universal Century) era is in progress, the space station Laplace, official residence of the Earth Federation prime minister, is shattered by a terrorist bombing.
A young man named Syam, who joined the terrorists because of poverty, is caught in the explosion of Laplace and discovers something amid the wreckage. This is the forbidden box that will later be known as Laplace’s Box.
Three years have passed since Char’s Rebellion. On the surface, it appears that tranquility has returned to a world which has been troubled by conflict ever since the One Year War.
Banagher Links, a boy living at the manufacturing colony Industrial 7, meets a mysterious girl who calls herself Audrey Burne. Audrey has taken independent action to stop the Vist Foundation from handing over Laplace’s Box to the Neo Zeon remnants known as the Sleeves, and Banagher decides to help her. But the colony becomes a battlefield as fighting breaks out between the Sleeves and the Earth Federation Forces, who have also come to prevent the handover. As Banagher runs through the battle in search of Audrey, he has a fateful encounter with a white mobile suit, the Unicorn Gundam, which is the key to Laplace’s Box.
What is Laplace’s Box?
What secret does the Box contain?
The hundred-year curse of the Universal Century is about to be resolved.
Earlier today, Bandai Channel started streaming a two-minute promo video for the series, which features new musical piece Into The Sky. Daisuki streamed a dubbed version of the same trailer earlier this week.
Editor’s Note: Gundam Unicorn is a series that I encourage all mecha fans to watch, and watch yesterday!