Sunday, June 5, 2011

Announcement of New Gundam Series Due on June 13th

The official Japanese portal site for the Gundam robot franchise confirmed on Monday that a new work in the franchise will be revealed via a live event on June 13 at 1:30 p.m. in Japan (12:30 a.m. EDT). The Bandai Channel website will stream the announcement event, but the service is normally limited to Japanese IP (Internet Protocol) addresses.

An English Twitter account of Bluefin, Bandai's distributor in the United States, had retweeted a message last month that said, "A new Gundam series will be announced during the Tokyo Toy Show....about 3 weeks." However, the message has since been deleted. This year, the International Tokyo Toy Show will run from June 16 to 19.

Update (June 8th, 2011): Director Seiji Mizushima (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie: A wakening of the Trailblazer, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa) emphasized that he has nothing to do with the new Gundam project, but added that there are many people involved from the Gundam 00 staff.

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