Retail Price: $269.99
Publisher: Right Stuf/Sunrise
Is This a Review Copy?: No
What is it?
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing is the series that spawned a generation of mecha fans. This 1995 series was the brainchild of studio Sunrise, directed by Masashi Ikeda (Inuyasha, Legendary Armor Samurai Troopers) and Shinji Takamatsu (Gintama, Nanbaka). Shukou Murase (Gasaraki, Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie) contributed character designs, while Katsuyuki Sumisawa (Inuyasha, Yakitate!! Japan) took charge of series composition.
The series was a decidedly different take on the Gundam formula, placing emphasis on five Mobile Suit pilots and their own personal tales, in addition to the usual “horrors of war” that seems to permeate the franchise. The series delighted audiences across the globe, and found its way to the small screen in North America, with massively popular runs on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block and Teletoon. For many, this was a jumping-in point for the Gundma universe. For others, a way into the world of anime, as a whole.
Even today, the series holds great mindshare in the subculture at large. You’d be hard-pressed to find an anime fan who doesn’t know Marimeia Kushrenada’s haunting line of “History is much like an endless waltz. The three beats of war, peace and revolution continue on forever.” Likewise, the Wing, Deathscythe, and Shenlong stand out against the new hotness.
What’s in the Box?
- Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Blu-Ray Sets 1-2
- Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Blu-Ray
- Bonus Disc
- Artbook (180 Pages)
- Lithograph Posters (8)
- Lapel Pins
- Art Cards
- Frozen Teardrop Audio Drama
- Original Toonami Credits
- Interview with Producer Hideyuki Tomioka
- Interview with Scriptwriter Katsuyuki Sumisawa
- Otakon 2017 Sunrise Gundam Wing Panel (Full)
- Clean Openings
- Clean Closings
- Gundam Wing: Operation Meteor
- Clean Endings (Endles Waltz)
- Episode Previews (Endles Waltz)
- Promo Videos (Endles Waltz)
Mankind has moved into space. Thousands of people live on giant orbiting space colonies called “Sides.” However, the Earth Government, which rules the colonies, is unjust and cruel. A group of revolutionaries build five robotic weapons called Gundams and plan to send them to Earth to begin their fight for independence. Piloted by five young men, these Gundams carry the colonists’ hopes and dreams of freedom with them as they descend to Earth to begin Operation Meteor!
This fantastic collection contains the entire Gundam Wing saga acrosos 13 Blu-Rays in amazing high definition!
Inclutdes [sic] the entire Gundam Wing TV series, the Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz OVA and Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz Movie, and the previously unreleased GUndam Wing: Operation Meteor OVA.