After having its limited engagement theatrical run information revealed late last week, the promise of a third promotional video has been followed through on for Gundam: The Origin with its first OVA. The first episode will get a two week screening starting on February 28th, 2015 to March 13th, 2015 in select theaters. The new promo clocks in at just about 90 seconds and shows off a good bit of animation, style and tone for the project.
Gundam: The Origin is coming in 2015 as a four part OVA series. This is the adaptation of the lengthy manga series that went back and re-adapted the original TV series with a lot of expansion and detail. The manga, done by well respected mangaka and character designer Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (who was the character designer on the original series), retells the One Year War storyline from the original anime series. It’s not the first time an anime gets a manga which then gets adapted back into anime. While the original anime series ran back in 1979, the manga adaptation of it in this form didn’t happen until 2001 and it ended in 2011 after the full twenty-three volumes. Viz Media had released some volumes of this before but Vertical started releasing it in 2013.
Plot Concept: It is the year Universal Century 0079, in a space colony the Earth Federation is storing and testing a new piloted robot for use in the battle against the Principality of Zeon. The experimental RX-78 Gundam mobile suit is scheduled to be transported to Federation command in Jaburo, deep within the Brazilian jungles. Unfortunatley, before the transporter would arrive, the Federation would come under attack from Zeon. With few resources available against the Zeon’s most mobile mechs, Federation forces strike back using their new weapon, the mobile suit Gundam.
Caught in the crossfire is a young teen named Amuro Ray. Not willing to see innocent people die like this, Amuro crawls into the cockpit of the closest machine around him. Whether it be a tank, jeep or jet, he was going to use it to help stop this slaughter. And what he happened to slide into was another Gundam. Having never operated a machine like this, what are the chances he can do anything to repel an experienced squad of mech-piloting invaders?
Gundam The Origin PV3 by pKjd
[Source: ANN ]