G-Saviour

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G-Saviour
G-Saviour.jpg
Directed by Graeme Campbell
Produced by Chris Dobbs
Written by Stephanie Pena-Sy
Starring Brennan Elliott
Enuka Okuma
Catharina Conti
David Lovgren
Distributed by Bandai Visual
Release date(s) 2000
Running time 93 minutes
Country  Canada
 Japan
Language English
Budget US$ 10 million
(¥ 1 billion)

G-Saviour (ジーセイバー Jī seibā?) is a live-action made for television film set in the Gundam metaseries, set in the Universal Century timeline.

Story[edit]

The year is Universal Century 0223. The Earth Federation has collapsed, and autonomy has been restored to the various territories under the Federation's control. The Space Colonies have proudly shaken off their colonial past and now consider themselves independent "Settlements". In this new power scheme two sides have emerged: the Congress of Settlement Nations (CONSENT), which is largely made up of former Federation members and encompasses Sides 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and their Earth-bound parent nations, and the Settlement Freedom League, Comprising Sides 1, 4, and the Lunar Cities. CONSENT suffers from a food shortage crisis, while the Settlement Freedom League has the agricultural capability to feed itself and thus is not affected by CONSENT's food shortage. When an agricultural breakthrough is made in the unaligned Side 8 colony Gaia CONSENT resolves to seize the technology by force to solve its own food crisis, or to destroy it, unless ex-CONSENT pilot Mark Curran and a ragtag band of MS pilots can stop them.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Mobile suit pilot Mark Curran (Brennan Elliott) in G-Saviour.

The project's actors are predominantly from Canada, and the Japanese language version has Japanese dubbed into the movie. It was released in 2000 and intended, along with the Turn-A Gundam television series, to be the centerpiece of Sunrise's "Big Bang Project," its 20th anniversary celebration for the popular Gundam metaseries.

Its story time frame of Universal Century 0223 is the last known year of the Universal Century calendar. However, the animated short Ring of Gundam takes place in an unknown time in UC's future, and the show Gundam Reconguista in G takes place in the calendar era after UC, Regild Century.

Gundam's original story co-creator Yoshiyuki Tomino, who was not involved in this production, voiced his disapproval of G-Saviour at Anime Expo New York 2002,[citation needed] and Bandai Entertainment has stopped producing its 2002 DVD release in North America.[citation needed] The work is listed in the production catalog on the official Gundam website in Japan and the official website for Sunrise (the production studio for Gundam animated and live-action projects). It is still available on DVD in Japan from the original distributor, Bandai Visual.

G-Saviour is unique among Gundam animated and live-action properties in that the word "Gundam" is not in the title, or actually used at all throughout the movie's run. It was the second attempt at producing a live-action Gundam feature (after the 1997 interactive video game Gundam 0079: The War for Earth[1]).

Game[edit]

In 2000, a PS2 game was released to promote the film's upcoming release on Japanese television. The game takes place after the events of the movie and stars Reed Fox, a pilot of the Illuminati's Lightning Squad. Garneaux's confidant, General Bais, is developing "Project Raven", which will greatly enhance the military strength of the CONSENT, it is Reed and Illuminati's job to see it doesn't succeed. The game is noteworthy for having more Mobile Suits than in the movie, which also move more fluidly.[2]

Soundtrack[edit]

G-Saviour Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various
Released January 24, 2001
Genre Orchestral
Length 1:14:44
Label JVC Victor
Producer Sotsu Agency

Track listing[edit]

  1. "G-Saviour Theme" - Ikihiro - 02:37
  2. "Main Theme" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 03:50
  3. "Rescue" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 05:35
  4. "Invader" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 04:56
  5. "Bio-Luminescence" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 05:23
  6. "Flight" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 03:11
  7. "Escape" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 04:29
  8. "Illuminati" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 03:11
  9. "G-Saviour" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 01:10
  10. "Wounded Heart" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 06:17
  11. "Romance" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 01:27
  12. "Misfire" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 02:54
  13. "MS Battle" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 06:36
  14. "G-Saviour Advance" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 10:57
  15. "Declaration of Independence" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 02:33
  16. "To Earth" - John Debney and Louis Febre - 01:57
  17. "New History - John Debney and Louis Febre - 03:06
  18. "Orb" - Emily - 04:25

Other appearances[edit]

A G-Saviour unit appears in episode 8 of Gundam Build Fighters, but is quickly destroyed by Nils Nielsen's Hyaku Shiki.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Turn A Gundam
Gundam metaseries (production order)
2000
Succeeded by
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Preceded by
Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Ghost, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
Gundam Universal Century timeline
U.C. 0223
Succeeded by
Gundam Reconguista in G (Reguild Century)