First time doing one of these under the Mecha Monday banner, but it’s merited under the circumstances.
At this point- debates about individual title quality aside- it’s been a pretty good few years for Gundam as a brand. Yeah, it was already in a good spot with the AU reboot starting with SEED back in the early 2000s, but with the boom brought on by Unicorn and last year’s 35th anniversary, the amount of material for the brand has been at a peak. Even the underwhelming sales of AGE haven’t slowed the momentum.
In the middle of all of this, Sunrise announced something last year that had been hinted at to varying degrees for some time – an animated adaptation of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko’s hit manga retelling of the original series, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin.