Touted as the first Gundam graphic novel produced outside of Japan, Legendary Comics, the comic book publishing arm of Legendary Entertainment, and Rocketship Entertainment have launched a Kickstarter campaign for Gundam Breaker Battlogue: New Build. The comic will serve as a follow up to the 2021 ONA series, Gundam Breaker Battlogue.
Legendary Comics describes the project on their campaign:
Gundam Breaker Battlogue: New Build, serves as both a continuation of the immensely popular Gundam Breaker Battlogue anime series and a captivating standalone story. With a narrative crafted by Nobuo Masuda, a distinguished 30-year veteran of Bandai Sunrise and Gundam projects, readers can expect a thrilling and immersive experience.
Complementing Masuda’s compelling storytelling is the stunning artwork by Nelson Dániel, known for his exceptional work on projects such as the Detective Pikachu graphic novel and Pacific Rim Blackout. Daniel’s talent brings the world of Gundam to life, delivering captivating visuals that will leave readers in awe.
Gundam Breaker Battlogue: New Build will come with a Kickstarter-exclusive hardcover that won’t be available in retail, printed at 6.51”x10.1” with two different covers to choose from and approximately 120 pages of content! Backers of the different reward tiers can get access to additional Kickstarter exclusives, including signed bookplates, a debossed gunmetal slipcase, enamel pins, a chance to appear in the story, and more!
“I am happy that our new initiative will be delivered to Gundam Fans in the U.S., and hope they enjoy the Gundam World even more through the new Graphic Novel,” commented Gundam executive producer Naohiro Ogata of Bandai Namco Filmworks.
Releasing in October 2021, Sunrise produced a six-episode ONA(original net animation) series as a tie-in to the Gundam Breaker Mobile game, titled Gundam Breaker Battlogue. The anime featured characters from both Gundam Breaker Mobile and Gundam Breaker 3, as well as a new line of Gundam model kits, including Gundam Breaker Mobile‘s signature MSB-GH03 Gundam Helios.
The anime series was directed by the renowned Masami Obari, scripted by Lepton’s Yuichiro Kitaoki and So Mayumi, character designs by taiki and Yuriko Chiba, with a mechanical design team consisting of Kunio Okawara, Kanetake Ebikawa, Kotaro Ando, Kyoryu Kuramochi, Kyoshi Takigawa, and Naohiro Washio.
First announced in 2018, a live-action Gundam film is in production by Legendary Entertainment and Sunrise. In April 2021, the long obscured film landed its director with Kong: Skull Island’s Jordan Vogt-Roberts, of Legendary’s Monsterverse film franchise. The film will exclusively stream on Netflix internationally, with the exception of China, in which Legendary will head distribution.
In November 2021, the first production image from the film was released during Netflix‘s Geeked Week, showcasing a damaged, fiery mobile suit from Lucasfilm‘s Industrial Light & Magic visual effects studio.