New Gundam Series is called Gundam AGE!?!
Posted by Tom on June 9, 2011
So that’s the name of the show? I think it could have cooler name, but now that I think of it, Gundam Seed is a pretty dumb name too. I’m not going to say anything yet because there really isn’t much information, but there are some designs shown, and I admit, they look kinda super robot, so is this going to be a super robot Gundam that some people want. I wouldn’t mind, it’ll be quite refreshing. :D
Here are some info that we do know:
“This new Gundam TV Series will be promoted at this year’s Tokyo Toy Show 2011 (June 16th – 19th). I am sure some gunpla & toys will be making their appearance. =)
The new series will have three generations of “father, child, and descendant” as the lead characters. The main characters pilot the Gundam unit to fight against an unknown attacking enemy (UE) and save Earth in a “One Hundred Year War” — an apparent homage to the One Year War of the first Gundam series.
The first main character is Furitto Asuno, who developed the Gundam AGE-1 mobile suit (humanoid mobile weapon) equipped with the AGE System (a self-adapting computer). The second main character is Asemu Asuno, Furitto’s child. The third main character is Kio Asuno, Furitto’s descendant who inherits the Gundam. The Gundam AGE-1 can be augmented as the Gundam AGE-1 Titus for more power, or as the Gundam AGE-1 Sparrow for more speed.
Other characters include Emily, Furitto’s friend since he was 7. Guruudekku is a Commander in the Earth Federation Forces and the captain of the battleship Diva. Mireesu is a Lieutenant (junior grade) in the Federation Forces aboard the Diva.
Tied into the anime will be “four ultimate projects” in the works: manga, hobby (model kits and figures), games, and cards.”
From what I’ve read, it looks like to be more of a homage to the orignal MSG, kinda like Seed, but much different. The lead Gundam looks kinda plain if you ask me. And for all you dumb f**ks out there, no, this Gundam series won’t have cards in the show like freaking Yu-Gi-Oh! It’s just going to be promotional items that will get the young ones interested in the show. Can’t you guys read the “Tied into the anime will be “four ultimate projects” in the works: manga, hobby (model kits and figures), games, and cards.” It’s as and if you guys can’t read or something… especially you diehard UC fans.
I can’t really say anything else about the characters, other then how the green haired kid looks annoying… Overall, I’m somewhat excited. The part where Sunrise is aiming this at younger kits kinda killed some excitement, but I’m going to wait and watch the damn thing before I make my final call. It maybe aimed to new audiences, but it that’s anime in general. Old fans need to shut up and learn to accept that.
It’ll be airing this fall, so get your wallets ready for all that Gunpla that will come very quick. XD
Info and pics from Gundam Guy.