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.