Gundam: Silver Phantom ‘Work In Progress’ Panel announced for Annecy Animation Film Festival

Bandai Namco Filmworks(Sunrise) have announced they will be holding a “Work in Progress” session for their upcoming VR anime film project, Mobile Suit Gundam: Silver Phantom, for the renowned French animation film festival Annecy. 

This session will take place on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 11:15 AM CET and will feature key creatives including Kenichi Suzuki, the visionary director behind the project; Ken Iyadomi, producer at Bandai Namco Filmworks; Gaël Chaize, Technical Art Director at Albyon; and Vincent Dudouet, Producer at Albyon. The discussion will be moderated by esteemed industry expert, Mathieu Gayet. Together, they will delve into the creative and technical challenges of converting a storied anime franchise into a pioneering VR experience.

Attendees of the session will gain unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the creative process and technical innovation involved in bringing Mobile Suit Gundam: Silver Phantom to life.

Key Visual, Sunrise

Silver Phantom was formally announced in November 2023 at Anime NYC as a co-production between Bandai Namco Filmworks and French virtual reality (VR) production company Atlas V for Meta Quest.

The project is described as:

The first interactive & cinematic anime in VR ever. Mobile Suit Gundam: Silver Phantom represents a new frontier for the iconic series, integrating immersive VR technology to create a cinematic story where fans can engage interactively. Set in Universal Century 0096, the project features intense outer space battles, classic Mobile Suits familiar to enthusiasts, and introduces new pilot characters that promise to enrich the Gundam lore.


  • Planning: SUNRISE
  • Distribution: ASTREA
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: original concept Hajime Yatate & Yoshiyuki Tomino
  • Director: Kenichi Suzuki
  • Scriptwriter: Ryoji Sekinishi
  • Character Designer: Tsukasa Kotobuki
  • Mechanical Designer: Mika Akitaka
  • Music Composer: Yoshiya Ikeda
  • Sound Director: Sadayoshi Fujino
  • Interactive Designer: Ferdinand Dervieux
  • Technical Artist Director: Gaël Chaize
  • CG Animation Director: Naoki Yamamoto

Source: Gundam Info

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