Gundam Unicorn Anime Due


Kadokawa Shoten’s Monthly Gundam Ace has finally confirmed that Harutoshi Fukui’s Universal Century novel, Kidou Senshi Gundam Unicorn, will be animated this winter.

This series marks the return to the original Gundam UC timeline and is set in the year UC0096, three years after Char’s Counterattack.

The anime will be headed up by Furuhashi Kazuhiro, whilst the original gundam designs for the novel by Yoshizaku Yasuhiko will be adapted for the series by designer Kumiko Takahashi.

Other mecha will be designed by Yoshinori Sayama and Nobuhiko Genba, and will be based upon Okawara Kunio’s design in the first Gundam series. Senior Sunrise advisor Shinya Ogura will oversee the project.

With the announcement of the Gundam 00 movie slated for 2010, and rumours that Gundam Seed will also grace the silver screen, Gundam fans now appear to have one of their best years ever, to say nothing of Bandai, as fans will obligingly snap up the accompanying merchandising and plamo too.

Via Moonphase.

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    Comment by kenjiharima
    10:41 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    When will they animate Gundam Wing-G.Unit... >_>

    Comment by multiverse
    11:16 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hajime Katoki and Kunio Okawara.. Who is better?

    Comment by AlternativeWhim
    12:20 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I read in Otaku USA that Hajime Katoki doesn't even exist; the name is a pseudonym for artists that would rather remain anonymous.

    That automatically means Kunio Okawara is WAAAAY better, given that he, you know, EXISTS.

    Comment by Char Aznable
    13:58 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You are wrong there my friend. Hajime Yatate is the pseudonym name not Hajime Katoki.

    Comment by AlternativeWhim
    12:18 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As cool as this sounds, I think this sudden return to the UC era is going to fall flat on it's face given that we've been living in AU's for so long.

    Still, if it's better than G-Saviour and Gundam Seed Destiny, I can die a happy fan.

    Now then, I'll be frank. I HATED 00. I hated Destiny, not surprisingly, even more.

    So even if those movies come out, I'll still be hating. But the prospect of a return to my favorite timeline will be appreciated by me at the very least. Still, it will fall flat on it's face. Nobody knows how to do a proper Gundam show anymore.

    In all likelyhood, it's going to be filled with high tech CG effects and Super Mechs, both being things I don't care for.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:50 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just hope it didnt have storyline or something like gundam00 season 2

    I mean gundam 00 is the wrost gundam ever, all char suddenly coming alive, what happend to reality in anime geez, its like gundam 00 made for childern

    Comment by kyo
    09:20 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hah.......oldfag series.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Trolls will be trolls. If they do the adaptation right, this is gonna own any series after Zeta.

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    Comment by Obsidian
    08:35 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stupid first post fags.

    I don't know this series, as much as many people do.
    In fact, I'm ashamed of myself for seeing Gundam 00 as the best series so far.

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    Comment by ToastCrust
    09:39 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    About fucking time Unicorn got animated.

    People have wanted this for so long.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:04 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually Unicorn is quite new, it is probably in the "express lane" for anime adaptation because of the high quality MG gunpla release. The truth is I like to see Gundam Sentinel get animated more so than Unicorn, seeing that it is more dated and seems to be forgotten. And, come on, ALICE system kicks ass!

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    Comment by Tallgeese VI
    09:50 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Cool, I was hoping the next gundam title to be Gundam Unicorn and 'dream com true'. Can't wait to see Full Frontal & his Sinanju.

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    Comment by イチロ イノ
    09:47 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want a Gundam Pony!!! T_T

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    Comment by イチロ イノ
    23:22 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by Obsidian
    10:19 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, Ichiro. Unicorns only.
    Those with horns.

    Comment by johnnyboy213
    12:46 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes a back to good ol' UC timeline.
    00 was good, i mostly liked the mecha designs and the story was good. destiny was crap.

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    Comment by Riot Gear
    00:35 24/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I never though that corns have horns....

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:34 17/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Stop bashing SEED. It is most certainly not the worst gundam. I have seen all of gundam several times, and in my opinion SEED is one of the best. The worst is G-gundam, without a doubt, followed by ZZ.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:26 26/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    didnt anybody watched ms igloo??
    that is the most recent return of the UC series..
    so if anybody there who cares for the UC timeline PLS WATCH THE MS IGLOO OVA..

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:22 29/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    technically anime are meant for young people to watch I barely see any older people watching anime.

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    Comment by metatron
    00:29 24/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "rumours that Gundam Seed will also grace the silver screen"

    oh lol -- more of overpowered emoness

    Comment by Human Shuriken
    08:12 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i still think G-Gundam is the best...

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    Comment by K
    19:09 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    G was the first gundam I watched, touhoufuhai!

    then soon after I watch V, then I got confused "wasn't gundam suppose to go inside, wear a bodysuit, and start fighting, not piloted" lol, I watched the strangest type of gundam of all first and used it as a standard.

    for me, 2 of the lowest ranked in my opinion is destiny and wing tv

    Comment by ATMalicious
    08:06 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like stand alones like 00 and Wing better Seed got boring -_-' might try watching this tho still waiting for that damn 00 movie

    Comment by Firo
    01:42 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    News like these remind me that I still have to watch 'em all >_<

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:35 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm pretty sure that Hajime Katoki is the one responsible for the mecha designs in the novel illustrations, not Yoshizaku Yasuhiko.

    Comment by GHB
    02:34 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yoshizaku Yasuhiko did the character designs, Hajime Katoki (who is designing for the anime as well) did the mecha designs.

    Comment by sleepy
    01:35 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    while i'm not a big-scale Gundam fan, i'd be more than eager to watch the movie >_<

    and somehow this reminds me of Starcraft...

    Comment by iron2000
    01:43 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Will it be movie, series or OVA?
    Last heard its a movie I think.

    Comment by GHB
    02:34 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They said in the magazine that "Episode 1" was already done, so presumably its a TV or OVA series...

    Comment by Otaku Dan
    02:04 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    About damn time a new Gundam anime based in the Universal Century is coming because any true Gundam fan knows that the Universal Century is the pride of the Gundam franchise.

    Comment by ShibariComplex
    02:23 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    too many gundams... were my armored core anime?!?!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:08 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah where is armored core animation? I already heard the rumor at least 1 or 2 years ago

    Comment by Gunso
    02:12 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    got 3 for next year... hahaha… but definitely not showing in my place... only can buy their DVD or download it which one is out first...

    Comment by sleepy
    01:33 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    while i'm not a big-scale Gundam fan, i'd be more than eager to watch the movie >_<

    somehow this reminds me of Starcraft...

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    Comment by CC
    05:35 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This series marks the return to the original Gundam UC timeline and is set in the year UC0096, three years after Char’s Counterattack

    That's why, plenty of missions happening on the planet Char ;)

    Comment by Randymatsunaga
    01:13 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice!!! Another UC Gundam Anime Alright!!!

    Speaking of which, I haven't opened my gundam unicorn gunpla yet :D

    YeY!! First!!!

    Comment by The Jumper
    07:35 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know the UC is always the best time line, well its the original, atleast theyre following the metaplot this time, unlike all the other gundam series that are only "gundam" in name but doesnt follow the original UC time line.

    the other gundams are practically alternate universes of each other gundam series

    but after watching almost all the gundam that came out over this...what!? 30 years or so gundam 00 is by far worst the shittiest gundam in its time line

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    Comment by linkinstreet
    10:29 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    00 was quite good in term of story and what they want to portray. Just that the ending was kinda lame. But agreed, the worst was Seed. Nothing can compare to that crap

    Comment by behalies
    12:14 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    seed maybe the worst but it seems to have more games and models created after it. i agree 00 wasnt that bad it was good in story..

    Comment by halotoo
    13:09 24/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let see there are Z,ZZ,V,X,G,Wing,Turn A,F-91,evolution,pocket war,080,083 etc etc and you think 00 is the worst of them all. Either you are very wrong or very right,00 is rather you love it or hate it kind of show. Love the first season but second season was rather fail, so they make up by putting some good battle secne which work for me. Let see how unicorn come.

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    Comment by ToastCrust
    09:36 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What? Nothing can top the directorial shitfest of Gundam SEED Destiny. :(

    Comment by Farthammer
    09:41 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow Fail

    Comment by Gomfs
    12:10 11/08/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gundam 00 the worst?

    dosent look like you have watched them all.

    G-Gundam or the worst dub ever SEED\SEED Destiny...
    (SEED is quite good compared to others story-vise, but the dub, dub.... *puke*)
    but the trone off gundam junk is F91... the story is so full with BIG gaps that the hole thing is just confusing and stupid and totaly junk. and the story... well, let it rest in a coffin where it belongs...

    i dont understand why americans dub so awful (even the canadians dubs 100times better) and sensor everything they find "disturbing" worse than China and Iran.
    i hope the dont dub Gundam Unicorn...

    Comment by Francox3
    01:13 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    omg how many gundams are??

    Comment by Chen
    17:32 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OVER NINE THOUSAND!!!!111!!!

    Comment by Randymatsunaga
    01:14 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Yey another UC Gundam anime

    Speaking of which i haven't opened my unicorn gundam model kit :D

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    01:18 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Phazeshift
    05:27 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    epic first fail.

    Comment by IC DeaDPiPoL
    03:08 23/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Careful you might poke an eye with that v-fin

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