Bandai Namco Filmworks Delays Char’s Counterattack Official Complete Works

Announced in March, anime production company Sunrise(now Bandai Namco Filmworks) will be releasing a complete collection of setting material from the iconic 1988 anime film, Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack, titled Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack Official Complete Works —BEYOND THE TIME—.
The collection was originally set for a September 22, 2022 release but according to Bandai Namco Filmworks, due to various unspecified circumstances, they are delaying the release to October 25, 2022. 

Cover Illustrations by Yutaka Izubuchi

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack Official Complete Works —BEYOND THE TIME— will include a three-sided box with illustrations of the RX-93 Nu Gundam and MSN-04 Sazabi by their original mechanical designer, Yutaka Izubuchi. The collection will include the following contents:

  • All final and initial drafts are included
  • Many unpublished rough drafts by Mamoru Nagano and others
  • Storyboards by Yoshiyuki Tomino, approximately 800 pages in total
  • Special dialogue between Toru Furuya and Shuichi Ikeda
  • Re-published interview with Yoshiyuki Tomino at the time of release
  • Other major staff commentaries
  • Final design draft for full-length film
  • Draft of the finalized art settings for the film
  • Color samples of each setting
  • Photographs of scenes from the film
  • Design drafts (characters, mechanics, etc.)
  • Design drafts for GUNDAM EVOLVE
  • Design drafts for DOME G
  • Past copyrighted illustrations

The Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack Official Complete Works —BEYOND THE TIME— is priced at 14,300 yen with an October 25, 2022 release date. Pre-orders can be made at the “Sunrise Store” in Premium Bandai, the official Bandai Namco Filmworks mail order site “A-on STORE”, and other retailers.

Set fourteen years after the One Year War in U.C. 0093, the Yoshiyuki Tomino-directed Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack serves as the final confrontation between legendary rivals Amuro Ray and Char Aznable. Char has risen to power as leader of Neo Zeon and plans an all-out assault to decimate the Earth’s population to revive the planet. Released to theaters in 1988, Char’s Counterattack grossed 1.16 billion yen at the box office.

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Source: Gundam Info

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