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Blue-Eyed Casval (青い瞳のキャスバル Aoi Hitomi no Kyasubaru?) is the first installment in the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin theatrical OVA series.

Synopsis

Universal Century 0068, Side 3 - The Autonomous Republic of Munzo. Zeon Zum Deikun attempts to declare complete independence of Munzo from the Earth Federation Government. Deikun however suddenly falls to his death in the middle of his speech at parliament.

Upon Deikun's death, Jimba Ral spreads word of a House of Zabi conspiracy - but despite such efforts the power and sphere of influence of House of Zabi, led by Degwin Sodo Zabi, only seem to escalate.

While we witness for the first time the untold convulsions of Universal Century history, Casval and Artesia, just bereaved of their father, must face destinies which will be just as tumultuous as the very era itself [1].

Plot

U.C. 0079 Jan 23

In the Loum sector, an E.F.S.F. fleet of Magellan-class and Salamis-class spacecraft receive a message from the Tianem Fleet further ahead as the latter face the Dozle Fleet's Musai-class light cruisers. The Musai-class Retvizan is heavily damaged.

U.C. 0068

Stats

Release

  • Streaming: 2015-02-28
  • Home Video: 2015-04-24
  • Theatrical:
    • 2015-02-28 (🇯🇵)
    • 2015-10-24 (🇬🇧)
    • 2015-10-31 (🇺🇸)
  • Television: 2019-10-25 (🇬🇧)

Quotes

Sasro: Just when my strategic leaks to make everyone think that Deikun's death was a Federation assassination were beginning to work! You had to go and fall for that old fool's scheme!

Gihren: Then our only option is elimination.
Sasro: Huh?
Gihren: I am referring to the dawdling, old fool.
Sasro: Meaning what?
Gihren: We deliver the final blow to the Ral family, once and for all.

Sasro and Gihren on Jimba Ral's plans after the former slaps Kycilia.

Notes

Release

  • It was released in theaters in East and Southeast Asia on February 28, 2015 and DAISUKI simulcasted the stream for rest of the world for $6.99. It was first shown theatrically in English on the 24th of October in London as part of MCM Loves Anime and then on the 31st in Los Angeles. Both English showings were directly followed by a showing of Artesia's Sorrow.
  • The Blu-ray Disc Collectors' Edition was released simultaneously worldwide on April 24, 2015 and is region-free. It comes in a square box illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko inside containing a black Amaray case with the disc and a booklet with character profiles, mobile weapon profiles, storyboards and words by Yasuhiko. There is also a red book with the same dimensions as the Amaray case with further storyboards included.

Trivia

  • The majority of the episode an adapts Volume V, Sections I - IV. The opening scene, however, is a heavily condensed version of Volume VII, Section IV to VI which depicts the Battle of Loum. Although MS-06 Zaku IIs were also depicted in those chapters, here, only Char and the Black Tri-Stars were shown piloting them, with all other Zeon suits being MS-05 Zaku Is.

References


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