Bandai Spirits, the hobby business subsidiary of Bandai Namco, has released the first installment of Mobile Suit Gundam 00: Revealed Chronicle, “Episode Devise”.
The new CG anime project was announced during Tamashii Nations’s “Gundam Figures LIVE” event attended by Mobile Suit Gundam 00 director Seiji Mizushima. Revealed Chronicle is a collaboration project with Tamashii Nations’s “Metal Build” figure line and will feature previously unrevealed anecdotes about how design data from the product development phase was used in the anime series. While not a full anime project, Revealed Chronicle will fill in gaps in-between 00’s first and second seasons. The project was said to unveil the secrets of the Double Drive, the missing link to the GN Drive, and feature new mobile suits for Setsuna F.Seiei, Lockon Stratos and other characters.
Setsuna F. Seiei successfully solved the situation in Azadistan. However, for Celestial Being that was only a temporary intervention. Meanwhile, the world worked in secret on a plan of retaliation. Celestial Being through their Double Drive research further strengthened Gundam Technology.
- Planning: Sunrise
- Original Work: Hajime Yatate, Yoshiyuki Tomino
- Director: Seiji Mizushima
- Screenwriter: Yousuke Kuroda
- Character design: Yun Koga
- Scifi writer: Tomohiro Chiba
- Music director: Masafumi Mami
- Mechanical Design: Kanetake Ebikawa, Takayuki Yanase
- Planning Cooperation: BANDAI SPIRITS
- Mamoru Miyano as Setsuna F.Seiei
- Shinichiro Miki as Lockon Stratos
- Hideyuki Umezu as Ian Vashti
- Arisa Ogasawara as Haro
- Toru Furuya as Narrator
Featured in the new project, Tamashii Nations will be releasing the Metal Build Gundam Devise Exia October 2022 priced at 22,000 yen.
Broadcasting from October 2007 to March 2009, the Seiji Mizushima-directed Mobile Suit Gundam 00 series is set in 2307 AD. Due to the depletion of fossil fuels, humanity relies on solar energy collected by three orbital elevators, controlled by one of the three “power blocs”, the Union (Union of Solar Energy and Free Nations), controlling the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan; the Human Reform League controlling nearly all of mainland Asia along with most of Oceania; and the AEU (Advanced European Union), which controls mainland Europe as well as many islands in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. With this nearly inexhaustible source of energy benefiting only the major powers and their allies, constant warfare erupts around the globe among minor countries for fuel and energy.
The series follows the exploits of the organization Celestial Being in their crusade to end all acts of war through armed interventions using state-of-the-art Gundam type mobile suits.
The popular 00 series received a theatrical film in 2010, titled Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A wakening of the Trailblazer set two years after the end of the series in 2314 AD.
A stage play adaptation of the anime series, Mobile Suit Gundam 00- Awakening By Destruction-, debuted in February 2019, with Fumiya Matsuzaki as director and playwright, and 00’s anime director Seiji Mizushima supervising the production. A sequel to the play was performed in February 2022, titled Awakening By Destruction- Re:(in)novation.
Source: Tamashii Nations