Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative

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Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative
Japanese機動戦士ガンダムNT (ナラティブ)
HepburnKidō Senshi Gandamu NT (Naratibu)
Directed byToshikazu Yoshizawa
Screenplay byHarutoshi Fukui
Story byHarutoshi Fukui
Based onPhoenix Hunting
by Harutoshi Fukui
Starring
Music byHiroyuki Sawano
CinematographyKentaro Waki
Edited byDaisuke Imai
Production
company
Sunrise (Studio 1)
Distributed byShochiku
Release date
November 30, 2018[1]
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese

Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative (機動戦士ガンダムNT (ナラティブ), Kidō Senshi Gandamu NT (Naratibu)) is a Japanese animated Mecha science fiction film produced by Sunrise and distributed by Shochiku, part of the Gundam metaseries and based on the 11th Gundam Unicorn Novel, Phoenix Hunting.[2] It is directed by Toshikazu Yoshizawa (Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt) and written by Harutoshi Fukui, with character designs by Kumiko Takahashi, Sejoon Kim, Hajime Katoki, and Eiji Komatsu.[3] The film was released in Japanese theaters on November 30, 2018.[4]

Story[edit]

In U.C.0096, the conflict dubbed the "Laplace Incident" ended with the dissolution of the Neo Zeon remnant group "Sleeves". Both the Unicorn Gundam and the Banshee were sealed away, never to be seen again. With the original draft of the Universal Century Charter revealed, the existence of Newtypes and their promised rights have become known to the public. One year later, in U.C.0097, the world is still largely unchanged. Having thought to be lost two years ago, the Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex suddenly reappears. In an effort to capture the rogue Mobile Suit, the Federation and Neo-Zeon decided to collaborate in a capture operation, known as "Phoenix Hunt".

Characters[edit]

Miracle Children[edit]

Jona Basta (ヨナ・バシュタ, Yona Bashuta)
Voiced by: Junya Enoki (Japanese); Griffin Puatu (English)
Michele Luio (ミシェル・ルオ, Misheru Ruo)
Voiced by: Tomo Muranaka (Japanese); Erika Ishii (English)
Rita Bernal (リタ・ベルナル, Rita Berunaru)
Voiced by: Ayu Matsuura (Japanese); Brianna Knickerbocker (English)

Earth Federation[edit]

Mauri (マウリ, Mauri)
Voiced by: Naoki Tamanoi
Escola Goeda (エスコラ・ゲッダ, Esukora Gedda)

Shezarr Unit[edit]

Iago Haakana (イアゴ・ハーカナ, Iago Hākana)
Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai (Japanese); Chris Tergliafera (English)
Franson (フランソン, Furanson)
Voiced by: Takanori Hoshino
Amaya (アマージャ, Amaja)
Voiced by: Setsuji Satō
Delao (デラオ, Derao)
Voiced by: Yūki Arai
Pavel (パベル, Paberu)
Voiced by: Takahiro Shimada
Taman (タマン, Taman)
Voiced by: Wataru Komada
Abayev (アバーエフ, Abāefu)
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Yamaji

Luio & Co.[edit]

Woomin Luio (ルオ・ウーミン, Ruo Ūmin)
Stephanie Luio (ステファニー・ルオ, Sutefanī Ruo)
Brick Teclato (ブリック・テクラート, Burikku Tekurāto)
Voiced by: Makoto Furukawa (Japanese); Daniel J. Edwards (English)

Republic of Zeon[edit]

Zoltan Akkanen (ゾルタン・アッカネン, Zorutan Akkanen)
Voiced by: Yūichirō Umehara (Japanese); Stefan Martello (English)
Erica Hugo (エリク・ユーゴ, Eriku Yūgo)
Voiced by: Aya Endō
Monaghan Bakharov (モナハン・バハロ, Monahan Baharo)
Voiced by: Masaki Terasoma

Others[edit]

Mineva Lao Zabi (ミネバ・ラオ・ザビ, Mineba Rao Zabi)
Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura (Japanese); Stephanie Sheh (English)
Suberoa Zinnerman (スベロア・ジンネマン, Suberoa Jinneman)
Voiced by: Hideaki Tezuka
Banagher Links (バナージ・リンクス, Banāji Rinkusu)
Voiced by: Kōki Uchiyama
Martha Vist Carbine (マーサ・ビスト・カーバイン, Māsa Bisuto Kābain)
Voiced by: Tomoko Shiota
Marga (マルガ, Maruga)
Flaste Schole (フラスト・スコール, Furasuto Sukōru)
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama
Takuya Irei (タクヤ・イレイ, Takuya Irei)
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono
Quattro Bajeena (クワトロ・バジーナ, Kuwatoro Bajīna)
Voiced by: Shūichi Ikeda

Production and promotion[edit]

The film project was first teased by Sunrise after they registered the domain name "gundam-nt.net" on April 5, 2018.[5] It was formally announced during an official live stream at the Gundam Base Tokyo on April 20, 2018, revealing the teaser trailer for the film as well as the characters. Included in the announcement were the titular mobile suit, the Narrative Gundam, alongside redesigned versions of the Sinanju Stein and the Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex.[6] The film is the first in Sunrise's "UC NexT 0100" project, which will cover the events of the next 100 years in the Universal Century timeline.[7] Aside from the movie, two additional Gundam projects were also revealed by Sunrise, one being a movie trilogy adaptation of Yoshiyuki Tomino's Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash novels and an overseas live-action sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. Fukui jokingly told the audience to "pretend you didn't see that".[8]

On August 15, the film's theatrical poster was revealed alongside the new cast and voice actors for the upcoming movie. The initial date of release in theaters was also revealed.[9] Upon the release of the theatrical poster, netizens in Twitter created parody pictures due to the bizarre poses of the main characters in the poster, [10] based on the statue The Rape of the Sabine Women.[11] In a cross-promotion with Gen Urobuchi's film Godzilla: The Planet Eater, a special theatrical poster was unveiled alongside merchandise and advanced pre orders of tickets for both films, [12][13][14] and a special trailer for the crossover was later aired.[15] Sunrise later aired the final film trailer on November 29, 2018.[16]

Media[edit]

Film[edit]

The film premiered in theaters across Japan on November 30, 2018. Odex announced they will distribute the film in theaters across Southeast Asia, with screening dates being announced at a later date.[17] An English dub is also announced to be in the works, with NYAV Post producing it and Oscar Garcia set to be the ADR Director of the dub.[18][19] The film will be released in theaters on the United States on February 19, 2019 for one night only.[20] The film's ending theme song is titled "Narrative" by Hiroyuki Sawano and LiSA.

Merchandise[edit]

Part of the film's merchandise will be released under Bandai's long running Gunpla line of scale models, with the High Grade Universal Century versions of the Narrative Gundam, Sinanju Stein, and the Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex announced for a Fall 2018 release.[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "『ガンダムUC』の続編となる劇場版『機動戦士ガンダムNT』11月に公開".
  2. ^ "2つの短編ストーリーを収録した小説最新巻「機動戦士ガンダムUC(11)不死鳥狩り」3月26日発売!". Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Gundam NT Unveiled as New UC Anime Set After Unicorn".
  4. ^ "Gundam NT Anime's Teaser Reveals Cast, November 30 Opening". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  5. ^ "'Gundam-Nt.net' Domain Registered Under Sunrise".
  6. ^ "『機動戦士ガンダムNT(ナラティブ)』2018年11月劇場公開! 『機動戦士ガンダムUC』のその先を描く - ファミ通.com". ファミ通.com.
  7. ^ "「ガンダムシリーズ 新作発表会」でシリーズ最新作『機動戦士ガンダムNT』と最新プロジェクト情報を発表". GIGAZINE. 2018-04-20. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  8. ^ "Gundam: Hathaway Film Trilogy, Overseas Gundam UC2 Drama Teased".
  9. ^ "Gundam NT Anime's Teaser Reveals Cast, November 30 Opening". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  10. ^ Ashcraft, Brian. "Thank Gundam For This Photo Meme". Kotaku. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  11. ^ "Gundam NT Anime Visual's Bizarre Pose Creates Internet's Latest Trend". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  12. ^ "'Godzilla' and 'Gundam' Join Forces For Official New Poster". Anime. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  13. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu. ""Golden" Collaboration Art Features Gundam, Godzilla, and King Ghidorah". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  14. ^ "Godzilla, Gundam Anime's Golden Goliaths Gleam in Collaboration Visual". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  15. ^ "Gundam Tries to Take Down Godzilla in Crossover Commercial". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  16. ^ "Gundam NT Anime's Long Promo Video Previews Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  17. ^ "Odex to Screen Gundam NT Anime in Southeast Asia". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  18. ^ "Gundam NT Anime's Long Promo Video Previews Theme Song". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-01-23.
  19. ^ Fathom Events, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM NT (NARRATIVE) Extended Trailer, retrieved 2019-02-01
  20. ^ "MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM NT (NARRATIVE)". Fathom Events. Retrieved 2019-02-01.
  21. ^ "機動戦士ガンダムNT:話題の新作のUCガンダム3号機がガンプラに ナラティブガンダム、シナンジュ・スタインも - 毎日新聞".

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Preceded by
Gundam Build Divers
Gundam metaseries (production order)
2018
Succeeded by
SD Gundam World Sangoku Soketsuden
Preceded by
Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight Axis
Universal Century
U.C. 0097
Succeeded by
Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash