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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin (機動戦士ガンダム THE ORIGIN Kidō Senshi Gandamu Ji Orijin?) is a theatrical OVA series created by Sunrise adapting volumes V to VII of the manga of the same name by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko.

Synopsis

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin adapts Volumes 9-12 of the original manga, chronicling the events leading up to the main story, including the transformation of the Autonomous Republic of Munzo into the Principality of Zeon following the death of Zeon Zum Deikun, Casval Rem Deikun and Artesia Som Deikun's lives after escaping from Side 3, the development of the first mobile suits, the backstory of the White Base crew, and the first battles of the One Year War.

Episodes

# Episode Title Japanese Airdate English Airdate
1 Blue-Eyed Casval 28 February 2015 28 February 2015
2 Artesia's Sorrow 17 October 2015 24 October 2015
3 Dawn of Rebellion 21 May 2016 21 May 2016
4 Eve of Destiny 19 November 2016 19 November 2016
5 Clash at Loum 2 September 2017 2 September 2017
6 Rise of the Red Comet 5 May 2018 5 May 2018


Characters

Part I - 0079 U.C.

Principality of Zeon

Black Tri-Stars

Earth Federation Forces

Part I - 0068 U.C.

Autonomous Republic of Munzo

Munzo Defense Forces
The Deikuns
Zabi Family
Ral Family
Club Eden

Part II - 0071 U.C.

Mass Family

Yashima Family

Aznable Family

Civilians

Part III - 0074 U.C.

Zabi Family

Autonomous Republic of Zeon

Part IV

Jaburo Construction Office

Side 7

Part V

Earth Federation

Hatte
Noa
  • Amuro Ray
  • Kai Shiden
  • Hayato Kobayashi
  • Fraw Bow

Principality of Zeon

Black Tri-Stars
  • Miguel Gaia
  • Mash
  • Ortega

Part VI

Earth Federation

Yashima Company

  • Shu Yashima
  • Mirai Yashima
  • Gu-Seong Murata

Mechanics

Earth Federation Forces


Iron Cavalry Squadron

Jaburo Construction Office

Anaheim Electronics

Hatte Defense Force

Autonomous Republic of Munzo

Autonomous Republic of Zeon

Space Defense Military Academy

Principality of Zeon

Soundtrack

Inserts

2. By Your Side by Kaori Sawada
5. Don’t Say Good bye by Kaori Sawada

Endings

  1. Hoshikuzu no Sunadokei by Takayuki Hattori ft. yu-yu
  2. Kaze yo 0074 by Takayuki Hattori ft. Takumi Ishida
  3. Eien no Astraea by Kou Shibasaki
  4. Sora no Kanata de by Hiroko Moriguchi
  5. I CAN'T DO ANYTHING -Sora yo- by Takayuki Hattori ft AYA

Production

The movie adaptation of the series was first unveiled at the Mobile Suit Gundam 35th Anniversary ~ RISE!--The World In Motion Event at March 20, 2014. It was announced that it would be a 4-Episode Movie series, in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Gundam. Originally the first episode was expected to be released in theaters in Spring 2015.[1][2]

Yoshikazu Yasuhiko is the character designer and writer of the OVA, adapting his manga to screenplay with Kunio Okawara providing the mechanical designs again. The producer is Ichiro Itano and the director is Takashi Imanishi.

Although originally announced to be four episodes, it was later extended to six with the final two episodes fully adapting the Loum arc that was partially depicted in the prologue to episode 1.

Release

Following the partnership between Sunrise and Right Stuf!, it was announced that they would provide an English release and a dub for the series, most of the voice actors had previously worked on Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. On January 19, 2015, GundamInfo uploaded the third trailer for the first installment, Blue-Eyed Casval and the same video with English audio (the first sample of the dub) and the release date was stated to be February 28, 2015. On February 4, 2015, a Blu-ray collectors edition was announced to be released on April 24, 2015 and streaming service DAISUKI (which had previously streamed Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ) announced they would be streaming the movie in both English and Japanese audio for their paid premium service on February 28. The Australian/New Zealand distributors were announced to be Madman Entertainment which has released the majority of Gundam series in Australia/New Zealand and the UK and French distributors were announced as Anime Limited.[3] On February 5, Gundam Global Potal confirmed that the Blu-Ray would be region free and thus playable on any Blu-Ray player.[4] The Blu Ray's Collectors' edition was available for pre-order from Amazon.co.jp for ¥, Right-Stuf! for $94.99 and Anime Limited for £68.99, the latter is available for pre-order until April 13, 2015.

On February 16, the GundamInfo YouTube channel uploaded the first 7 minutes of both the subbed and dubbed versions of the first installment, Blue-Eyed Casval.[5]

The first installment was released in cinemas simultaneously on February 28 in Japan and other countries in East and Southeast Asia. In one theater in Shinjuku, fans could meet the cast and crew; including Shuicihi Ikeda, Mayumi Tanaka, Megumi Han and Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. DAISUKI began their their premium stream to viewers outside of Asia on the same day, costing $6.99 for 3 days. Wakanim began streaming the first installment in French speaking countries on 31 March 2015,[6] and Anime Limited began streaming in the United Kingdom April 2 via Vimeo. The trailer for the second installment, Artesia's Sorrow was shown to the cinema audiences after the credits and was stated to be released sometime in Fall 2015. GundamInfo also uploaded it on their YouTube channel.

On July 1, 2015, Gundam Global Portal announced the release date of Artesia's Sorrow to be October 31, 2015 and it will play in Japanese cinemas for two weeks starting from that day. The Blu-Ray Collectors' Edition will become available internationally, a week afterwards on November 7, 2015.[7]

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