Bandai Namco Filmworks has announced the release of the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation Key Animation Collection BOX.
This collection looks back on the Zeta Gundam: A New Translation film trilogy, featuring three art book volumes from each movie, including carefully selected key animation frames totaling 384 pages, and a “Mini Illustration Collection”, all stored in a newly drawn three-sided box, illustrated by character animation director, Naoyuki Onda, and mechanical animation director, Morifumi Naka.
The Mini Illustration Collection features beautiful illustrations of mobile suits and characters, with a focus on magazine illustrations.
The Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation Key Animation Collection BOX is priced 14,300 yen with an August 2023 release date.
Orders through stores such as A-on STORE, Premium Bandai, Sunrise Store, and Newtype Anime Store, will include two types of A4-size clear files.
Originally airing from 1985 to 1986, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam is set in UC 0087 taking place eight years after the original Mobile Suit Gundam series. The Zeta TV series saw the return of Yoshiyuki Tomino as director, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko as character designer, and Kunio Okawara as mechanical designer, joined by new designers such as Kazumi Fujita, Mamoru Nagano, and Makoto Kobayashi. The series soundtrack is composed by Shigeaki Saegusa, who would go on compose for the two succeeding Gundam installments. After its initial broadcast in 1986, Zeta Gundam was followed with its direct sequel, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ.
For Zeta‘s twentieth anniversary, Tomino returned to direct the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation, a compilation film trilogy revising the story with a more optimistic alternate ending and blended new and old animation, releasing from 2005 to 2006. Naoyuki Onda and Morifumi Naka joined the new Zeta Gundam project as character animation director and mechanical animation director, respectively.
Source: Gundam Info