The second episode of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin has gotten some decent previews recently and all attention is mostly on the theatrical event and the online streaming side that’s impending. Bandai Visual Japan is also focusing on the home video release as they’ve put out two new spots for it, one for the regular edition and one for the collector’s edition, both of which shows off the show and the materials that come with it. The OVA is set to hit theaters in Japan on October 31st.
Fans won’t have as long of a wait to own it afterward as it comes out to own a few weeks later. Set for a November 26th, 2015 debut, the bilingual and subtitled second release will arrive in a collectors edition, a regular edition and a DVD regular edition. The collector’s edition is priced at 10,000 yen, the regular at 6,800 yen and the DVD edition at 5,800 yen.
The collector’s edition is again a welcome elaborate piece where we get another Yasuhiko Yoshikazu illustrated box for it, a new 290-page book of storyboard and cel material and a ten-page replication of cels. Add in a 32-page manga piece, a twelve-page booklet, and an audio commentary and there’s a lot to like here. The bonus material on disc to be determined is about 15 minutes in length while the main feature is 60 minutes. With a Japanese and English 5.1 mix, it also comes with Japanese, English, French, Korean, Chinese Traditional (Taiwan, Hong Kong), Chinese Simplified Chinese with subtitles
Plot concept: The four-episode project will tell the story of Casval Rem Deikun and Artesia Som Deikun (Char and Sayla, before Char became known as the Red Comet) before the One-Year War in UC.0068.