Monday, January 18, 2016

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt - Anime Adaptation Info, Video & Images [Updated 1/18/16]

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt - Anime Series Announced!

Series Episodes: 1 - 4
* 1st Episode airing on Dec 25th at 10:00 pm EST (12:00 pm Japan Local Time)

The anime will have a total of four episodes. The first episode will be available digitally on December 25 starting at 12 p.m. in Japan (December 24 at 10:00 p.m. EST). The first episode will be available via an EST (Electronic Sell Through) service that will allow purchasers to download the episode. The website notes that this is the first time a Gundam series will be available via this method. Those interested can purchase the first 18-minute episode along with a special bonus video titled "Ichinen Sensō ni Idonda Mono-tachi ~Documentary of Thunderbolt #1" (Those Who Challenged the One-Year War ~Documentary of Thunderbolt~ #1) for 500 yen (about US$4). The documentary is listed as being approximately 10 minutes long.

The episode on its own will also be available via a rental video-on-demand service for 250 yen (US$2). The website has not yet revealed the territories the anime will be available in, or if Sunrise will release the anime with English subtitles or an English audio track. Sunrise will also reveal the services that will sell/rent the anime at a later date.

Those who have a subscription to the Gundam Fan Club app will be able to purchase the episode starting on December 11 at 12:00 p.m. in Japan.

The show's cast includes:

Yūichi Nakamura as Io Fleming
Ryohei Kimura as Daryl Lorentz
Toa Yukinari as Claudia Palh
Sayaka Ohara as Kara Mitchum
Daisuke Hirakawa as Cornelius Caca
Shunsuke Sakuya as Graham
Mutsumi Sasaki as Burroughs
Hiroshi Tsuchida as J.J. Sexton

Teaser Website: http://gundam-tb.net/


Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Anniversary Special *NEW*


Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Episode 1 - Free Broadcast 
Gundam.Info EN, KR, TW, and HK will be broadcasting the first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt for FREE only for a limited time from December 25, 2015 ~ January 7, 2016 @ 12:00 PM Japan local time.

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Episode 1 - First 3 Mins Video 



Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Episode 1 - Promo Trailer



Promo Trailer (Long Ver.)

Promo Teaser Trailer

[Updated 11/23/15] *NEW*


[Updated 11/19/15] 



[Updated 11/14/15] 




[Updated 11/13/15]



[Updated 11/11/15] 
Key Visual Art Work Released

[Updated 10/30/15] 
The Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt trailer will be shown at the theatrical release of Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN II Artesia's Sorrow starting Oct 31st in selected theaters in Japan.
[Updated 10/29/15]

Story Synopsis:
Universal Century 0079. Federation troops and Zeon forces carry out a fierce battle in the "Thunderbolt Sector" in what was once Side 4 "Mua". The "Thunderbolt Sector" is a shoal zone composed of the debris of destroyed space colonies, named for the electrical discharges from the metal debris. MS pilot Io Flemming is among the Federation soldiers who are dispatched to the area, where Zeon sniper Daryl Lorenz awaits them on the battlefield.

Official Announcement (Japanese Text):
ビッグコミックスペリオールで好評連載中の『機動戦士ガンダム サンダーボルト』のアニメ化が決定し、本日10月28日(木)にティザーサイトが公開された。

『機動戦士ガンダム サンダーボルト』は、宇宙マンガの最前線を突き進む太田垣康男先生が、スペースコロニーや戦艦の残骸が大量に舞う暗礁宙域・通称“サンダーボルト宙域”を舞台に、新たなる一年戦争を描く話題作として2012年3月に連載がスタート。
コミックスは第5集まで刊行中、最新第6集は10月30日(金)発売予定。また、バンダイからはHGシリーズのガンプラも発売されている。

宇宙のリアルを詰め込んだ独特のメカニクス、2人のエースパイロット「イオ・フレミング」と「ダリル・ローレンツ」をはじめとする骨太なキャラクター、驚愕のメカ描写による圧巻の戦闘シーン。果たしてどのような映像になるのだろうか。
興味は尽きないが随時発表予定の詳細を期待して待とう。

▼「機動戦士ガンダム サンダーボルト」ティザーサイト

Images below are poster images from hobby magazines for reference only:


66 comments:

  1. WOooo that's an awesome news!!

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  2. I'll take a bet that this is an OVA. We still got Iron Blood airing just recently. Plus I'd love to see the fights in better quality

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  3. New Sunrise Backup if IBO fails.

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  4. This is cool and I know some people have asked for this but really just give us crossbone Gundam bandai!

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    1. Bandai already gave us Crossbone..... SUNRISE, ANIMATE CROSSBONE ALREADY!

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  5. INB4 OVA series like The Origin. Seriously, all UC Gundam series these days are OVAs or specials since Sunrise focuses more on the newer generation.

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    1. If they're OVAs is better,you have more time to male the animation top-notch and is longer,so yeah,way more cool to have IC as OVAs

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  6. Awesome! I really enjoyed the manga series. Can't wait!

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  7. Oh shit.Didnt see this coming.

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  8. This is very good news. I hope this means we get some Thunderbolt MGs in the near future.

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  10. Mobile Suit battles taking place amongst the ruins of a space colony to the tune of JAZZ, unf, I can't wait.

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    1. Cowboy bebop + Gundam= Gundam thunderbolt

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  11. Why are you fabricating images like the one above with the Gundam in it? That's not official.

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    1. LOOKS LIKE IT IS BITCH

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  12. Really Sunrise? That's the best you can do? As if the One Year War period wasn't already cramped enough.

    If you're going to do UC, at least give us something from F91 or Victory... I'm tired of Zeon crap.

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    1. He needs Axis dropped on.him,now.

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    2. Your face is crap bitch.

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    3. Gundam is not Zeon, UC is not Zeon, I'm sick of fucking Zeon. Every show needs a Zeon expy even if it isn't UC and in UC every 2/3 series is OYW. How much more OYW do you really need?

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    4. Your in title to your opinion. And so are we. If you don't like go f-off and don't watch it. Go back to your seed and shitty age gundam. Why do you little bitches have to ruin things for everyone else. UC is a hell of a lot better then most Gundam series in terms of story and variety of MS designs.

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    5. Hate for UC? Must be Suiton. Don't you have a wish list you need to be writing?

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    6. Looking at the responses, I want to set something straight: I like UC, I like it a lot. I simply prefer that Sunrise do something during the Late-UC timeline because there's so much untapped potential there, not to mention more room for creative storytelling. For example: the Cosmo Babylonia conflict, the Zanscare Empire, CONSENT. These are all interesting ideas that have gone criminally unexplored.

      I haven't read the Thunderbolt, it could be great but that isn't my point. My point is: the One Year War setting has been done to death already. Putting a new spin on familiar events doesn't change the final outcome (Zeon loses), especially when we've seen it from a dozen different angles already. It reeks of Sunrise taking taking the easy way out instead of trying something truly new.

      For a timeline with such a rich history to draw from, I just think UC deserves so much more...

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    7. Yes i agree on what the op said.

      UC =/= Zeon, early UC

      There is a lot of untapped potential within the late-UC era that bandai ignores just because on the fact it might fail. It doesnt help that some of the fans cant accept everything else not zeon/ efsf and most series in the UC verse has a massive boner for the early UC timeline.

      Thunderbolts a great manga/series and all but come on bandai We love uc as much as the next guy do but at least move away from the OYW/Z/ZZ/CCA/UC times and make something amazing from the late guys too.

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    8. Then start reading thunderbolt it's UC story that doesn't follow the conventional route, it's probably one of the grittiest Gundam series that's ever came out. Like 08th MS team but with very complex characters and a distinct story. Accompanied by the Jazz sound track it's going to be a fresh entry in this post modern Gundam new age BS.

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  13. That and still no Gundam Sentinel....

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    1. Sentinel would make an awesome series along the lines of Stardust Memories but without any of the annoying Kou Uraki and Nina Purpleton.

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  14. Super hyped. Love his designs and his style of writing characters.

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  15. sooo excited for this. love the series and the ms designs, can´t wait for some MGs from Thunderbolt. And by the way, will we see Crossbone animated some day?

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  16. I feel like people are forgetting Thunderbolt is technically Alternate UC

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    1. It is,they are,and it's a good manga too. People shouldn't bitch. We're getting so much good shit so soon.

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    2. @Hiruma - it is arguably UC, but it's technically AU: some of the technology, ms designs, and events are slightly different. There were also scenes that showed Char's zaku II, and it featured sub arms as well.

      AU or UC though, i'm excited !!!

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  17. هذا خبر رائع ، أنتظر المسلسل على أحر من نواة الشمس

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  18. Why are people complaining? It's more Gundam, it's more awesomeness. It's even more exciting if you're a fan on the manga. Seriously, just keep supporting all Gundam and you'll eventually get what you wish for.

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    1. .(^0^). You are absolutely right, more GUNDAM equals more fun and happiness

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  19. The art style reminds me of Hellsing. Is that what they're going for?

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    1. It's a brutal series, it's gonna get bloody and this age looking Gundam won't cut it. Gundam is returning to it's cruel bloody roots

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  20. is that Red Zaku Johnny Ridden?

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    1. No totally different person piloting the red suit

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  21. I am not super into the Thunderbolt designs, they're usually overly complicated for my tastes, but some of them look pretty nice, like the Zaku I, so, cool. I hope it'll be great.

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  22. now, if Bandai announces an MG Thunderbolt Gundam or Psycho Zaku II, it would be perfect

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  23. I'm just excited to see some gundam animation drawings that aren't crappy CG.

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    1. Like that will turn out perfect..... There are going to have some inconsistencies if they do it. Look at older series. Sometimes the key frame drawings look odd. They apparently learned from this and decided to incorporate CGI along with the moving frame.

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  24. Finally some good news, afterall iron blood, age, gundam builder are all bullcrap & meant for kids...Mechas design were fugly as hell compare to the classic gundam...Anyway atleast some good light shed for the mature viewer who prefer "mature" gundam over childish one

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    1. Build fighter and iron blooded is not crap

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    2. Wow huh. A protagonist that shoots without thinking twice, is that for children? A Gundam pilot who doesn't refuse to kill ( unlike yer typical UC protag....), is that for children? Gundam IBO's scenes make up for an actual realistic battlefield and its themes are not really for younger audiences. So yeah, fuck you, you fucking elitist.

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    3. Jesus Christ Joeie Rivera..... chill out.... IBO seems alright so far, but with only 7 episodes and barely any action im not sure its settling well with older, hardcore gundam fans like me. I definitely am a UC junkie and I hate build fighters and age to the core, so a thunderbolt ova might be refreshing. lets just hope they don't fuck it up.

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  25. can i just say the first teaser trailer sucks?

    no........okay ill just stay in the corner then

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  26. Now I want to see Blue Destiny!!! That was an awesome Manga!

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  27. Zeon gonna win this time! They got metal legs and dark hair xd

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  28. Is it me or does the art style make io look like a character from king of th hill

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    1. It's just you. It's ONLY you

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  29. Ricardo Fellini/ Graham Akker as It Fleming?

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  30. may i expect a new MG after this movie ?

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  31. At last sunrise/bandai realize their biggest audience are mature/shonen audience. I hope the director & writer of the anime faithful to the story of the manga. The manga story is so gritty. IO - Daryl rivalry is one of the most epic rivalry in UC...IMHO.

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  32. just 4 episode to cover up entire thunderbolt story? is it possible?

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  33. too bad the one who voice darly lorenz isnt tomokazu sugita
    Even though the one who voiced Io fleming is Nakamura yuiichi

    They both friend in Real Life, must be exciting if they act as enemies on the screen.

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  34. pls animate CROSSBONE nxt !!!!

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