With the opening of the Yoshikazu Yasuhiko/Mobile Suit Gundam: THE ORIGIN Exhibit, Kadokawa Shoten’s Newtype Anime Market(in their Kadokawa E-commerce store) will be selling select framed art reproductions of director/animator Yoshikazu Yasuhiko’s illustrations from the exhibit.
The art reproductions will be B4 size paintings with a wooden frame and are available for pre-order until February 21, 2022. The “Vol 1” of the art reproductions have five choices available, designated A,B,C,D, and E. Each piece of art is priced at 33,000 yen with a late April 2022 release date.
The Yoshikazu Yasuhiko/Mobile Suit Gundam: THE ORIGIN Exhibit commemorates the 20th anniversary of Yasuhiko’s Mobile Suit Gundam: THE ORIGIN manga series, and is being held at EJ Anime Museum in Tokorozawa Sakura Town, Saitama from January 22, 2022 to March 21, 2022.
Announced during the 2nd Gundam Conference on September 2021, Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island is a new anime film directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the character designer and chief animation director of the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam series, as well as chief director of the 2015-2018 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin OVA series. The film will be a new perspective on the fifteenth episode of the same name from the 0079 series. The tagline for the new film is “Gundam, rising again—“ and is set to release early Summer 2022.
- Planning and Production: Sunrise
- Original Story: Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino
- Director: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
- Assistant Director: Ka Hee Im
- Screenplay: Toshizo Nemoto
- Character Design: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Atsushi Tamura, Tsukasa Kotobuki
- Mechanical Design: Kunio Okawara, Hajime Katoki, Kimitoshi Yamane
- Art Director: Yuji Kaneko
- Color Design: Nagisa Abe
- Director of Photography: Takeshi Katsurayama, Ryo Iijima
- CGI Directing: Shuhei Morita
- CGI Director: Abe Morihito
- Editing: Kazuhiro Nii
- Sound Director: Sadayoshi Fujino
- Music: Takayuki Hattori
Source: Newtype Anime Market