THE “NARRATIVE” FOR GUNDAM CONTINUES
THE NEW GUNDAM HAS BEEN REVEALED
The newest entrant in the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise will actually be a film expanding the narrative of the Universal Century. The Universal Century is the main timeline of the Gundam franchise, starting with the original anime show and ending (for now) with Mobile Suit Victory Gundam. The most popular points of time in this timeline happen to be the years surrounding Char’s Counterattack, as the most “recent” anime series was Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE: 0096.
The newest film in the franchise will be a direct continuation of where RE: 0096 left off and is called Mobile Suit Gundam NT. The official synopsis has been translated into English:
“U.C. 0097, one year after the opening of “Laplace’s Box.” Despite the revelation of the Universal Century Charter that acknowledges the existence and rights of Newtypes, the framework of the world has not been greatly altered.
The conflict later dubbed the “Laplace Incident” is thought to have ended with the downfall of the Neo Zeon remnants known as the Sleeves. In its final battle, two full psycho-frame mobile suits displayed power beyond human understanding. The white unicorn and the black lion were sealed away to remove this danger from people’s consciousness, and they should now be completely forgotten.
However, the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03, which disappeared two years earlier, is now about to show itself in the Earth Sphere once more. A golden phoenix… named Phenex.”
Not much can really be made out of the trailer, but it looks incredibly clean and the Universal Century has the greatest and most in-depth lore out of all the Gundam timelines. Mobile Suit Gundam NT will premiere in Japan on November 30, 2018. Maybe a limited edition Western release will follow suit.
You can watch the trailer and teaser down below: