Gundam anime production and distribution company Bandai Namco Filmworks(Sunrise) has released the Blu-ray Perfect Pack storage box art for the fast approaching home video release of Gundam Reconguista in G IV: Love That Cries Out in Battle. As with the previous three Blu-ray Perfect Pack editions, the box art is illustrated by mechanical animation director Ikuo Kuwana.
In September 2022 Bandai Namco Filmworks announced the home video release for the final two films in Yoshiyuki Tomino’s Gundam Reconguista in G recompilation film series.
Gundam Reconguista in G IV: Love That Cries Out in Battle and Gundam Reconguista in G V: Beyond the Peril of Death will release in Japan on Blu-ray and DVD February 24, 2023 and March 24, 2023, respectively. The two movies will each have a Blu-ray Perfect Pack edition priced at 13,200 yen, Blu-ray limited edition for 9,680 yen, Blu-ray normal edition for 7,480 yen, and DVD for 6,380 yen.
Similarly, mechanical designer Ippei Gyoubu returns to illustrate the jacket cover art for these final two releases. Love That Cries Out in Battle will feature VGMM-Gf10 Gundam G-Lucifer, while Beyond the Peril of Death features the VGMM-Git01 Kabakali; both mobile suits Gyoubu personally designed for the series. Orders from participating retailers will also include two types of mini colored paper, illustrated by Gyoubu as well.
Mini Colored Paper
Along with the three previous entries in the Gundam Recoguista in G film series, North American anime distributor RightStuf Anime will be importing the Blu-ray Perfect Pack editions for the two films.
Gundam Reconguista in G IV: Love That Cries Out in Battle Blu-ray Perfect Pack Edition contains the anime film directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, and is housed in the aforementioned storage box featuring art by Ikuo Kuwana and inner jacket art by Ippei Gyoubu. It also includes a 16 page booklet in Japanese and English, a 56 page special description guide, storyboard vol. 4 book, and 2 books of dubbing scripts vol. 4. Special Features: Trailer & TVCM, Audio Commentary, Documentary Video on Yoshiyuki Tomino Part 4, 3 “Mobile Suit School” Short Videos.
The film features Japanese audio with English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Korean, and Thai subtitle options.
Gundam Reconguista in G IV: Love That Cries Out in Battle Blu-ray Perfect Pack Edition is priced at $99.99 with a February 24, 2023 release date.
Photon batteries are an energy source created to save the resource-depleted Earth. Bellri Zenam, Aida Surugan, and their comrades have left the Earth Sphere to head for the source of these energy devices that cannot be manufactured on Earth. Now the Megafauna finally reaches its destination, the Venus Globe in the inner solar system. After battling the G-IT Corps, which plans to return to Earth in a Reconguista operation, Aida has an opportunity to meet with President La Gu of the Hermes Foundation, the organization that controls the production and supply of the photon batteries.
Staff for IV
- General Director/Screenplay: Yoshiyuki Tomino
- Original Story: Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino
- Unit Director: Shunichi Yoshizawa (IV), Yohei Shindo(V)
- Character Design: Kenichi Yoshida
- Mechanical Design: Akira Yasuda, Ippei Gyoubu, Kimitoshi Yamane
- Design Works: Shigeto Koyama, Kinu Nishimura, Cheese Gouda, Pablo Uchida, Takumi Sakura, Ayumi Kurashima, Ikuo Kuwana, Seiichi Nakatani
- Art Director: Tomoaki Okada, Ayumi Sato
- Color Design: Nobuko Mizuta
- Monitor design: Takashi Aoki
- CG Director: Tomohiro Fujie
- Director of Photography: Kentaro Waki
- Editing: Daisuke Imai
- Music: Yugo Kanno
- Sound Director: Eriko Kimura
- Planning and Production: Sunrise
- Production and Distribution: Bandai Namco Filmworks
- Theme Song Artist: DREAMS COME TRUE
- Bellri Zenam: Mark Ishii
- Aida Surugan: Yu Shimamura
- Noredo Nag: Minako Kotobuki
- Mask: Takuya Sato
- Klim Nick: Ryota Ohsaka
- Manny Ambassada: Ayahi Takagaki
- Raraiya Monday: Yukari Fukui
- Mick Jack: Michiko Kaiden
- Barara Peor: Mai Nakahara
Released in 2014, Gundam Reconguista in G celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Gundam franchise and saw the return of Gundam creator himself, Yoshiyuki Tomino helming an entirely new installment for the first time in fifteen years since 1999’s Turn-A Gundam.
A five-part compilation film series was announced in November 2018 as a part of the Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary Project. The compilations were to include new scenes and newly recorded dialogue. The first installment Gundam Reconguista in G I: Go! Fighter, released November 2019, following with II: Bellri’s Fierce Charge releasing February 2020, and III: Legacy from Space releasing July 2021.
Bandai Namco Filmworks will also be releasing a “Gundam Reconguista in G Compact Blu-ray BOX”, containing all 26 episodes of the original TV series. The box set will release March 24, 2023 priced at 19,800 yen.