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Maiden Japan Plans HD Release for “Space Runaway Ideon”, Cancels Existing Orders

Space Runaway Ideon StillIdeon will make a truly grand entrance, in due time.

Earlier today, Maiden Japan announced that they will release Space Runaway Ideon in high definition. The publisher has cancelled all standard edition pre-orders, and will offer refunds to those who pre-paid for their orders. A new release date will be announced by SXION 23 at a later date.

The publisher originally announced that they licensed Ideon at Anime Expo.

Space Runaway Ideon is a 1980 series from Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino and Hajime Yatate (the pen-name for the collective Sunrise staff). Tomino (Mobile Suit Gundam, Garzey’s Wing) directed the project at Sunrise and Biboo, with Tomonori Kogawa (Tekkaman Blade, Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection) providing character designs.

HIDIVE currenltly streams Ideon and describes it as:

In the year 2300, mankind has begun colonizing planets around the Andromeda Galaxy. While doing so, they come to discover the mysterious remains of the Ideon, a godlike mecha. During the restoration process, the Ideon is unable to be activated until a humanoid alien race comes to the planet. When Cosmo Yuki climbs aboard, the Ideon activates suddenly which fends off the attack. Will Yuki be able to save the universe or will it meet its doom?

Source: Maiden Japan (Press Release)

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