Gundam 00

OP and ED for Gundam 00

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Gundam 00 Theme

A news article from Sports Houchi announced the release of the first theme song for Gundam 00. Daybreak’s Bell by L’Arc~en~Ciel is the first theme song for the new Gundam series.

SD Gundam collection

Sunrise have announced the release of a 4-disc DVD collection of most of the various SD Gundam animations. Notable exclusions include the SD Gundam Wacky Races and the recent Superior Defender Gundam Force. The collection will come with extras such as interviews with SD Gundam creative staff and a special video looking at the past, present and future direction of the series.

The DVD set is scheduled to be released on 23rd November at 25,200 yen.

Gundam 00 MS

Descriptions from Gunota Headlines.
Images from Ngee Khiong.

SVMS-01 Union Flag

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“Union variable MS. It can change into a flight form but that doesn’t suppose transformation during combat. Armed with a Linear Rifle that fires electromagnetically accelerated live rounds. For melee combat, a super-vibrating Sonic Blade. One part of the machine is also equipped with an energy-covered Plasma Sword blade. There are many variations of this unit.”

Head height: 17.9 meters
Base weight: 67.1 tons
Designed by Hitoshi Fukuchi

AEU-09 AEU Enact (Demonstration colors)

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“The latest MS developed by the AEU. A solar energy model, the MS itself can accept a direct supply of power from the orbital elevator’s generation system. The basic design is based on the Union’s Flag and shares many features such as the flight form transformation and armaments. “

Head height: 17.6 meters
Base weight: 66.8 tons
Designed by Hitoshi Fukuchi

MSJ-06II-A Tieren

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“Human Progressive League (aka People’s Reform League, etc…still no official English version yet. Pick your favorite translation.) mass-production MS. Many variations for ground and space-use exist. Compared to MS in other armies, the unit is unusual in that its very slow. But as much as it sacrifices in mobility, it has strong defensive abilities and can be loaded with heavyweight armaments. It’s basic weaponry is a gun & Carbon Blade and though seen as an old model in contrast to other forces, its very reliable.”

Head height: 18.1 meters
Base weight: 121.3 tons
Designed by Kenji Teraoka

Gundam.info opens

Sunrise opened Gundam.Info a Gundam news portal site collecting information on the anime, merchandise, and event info as well as unique original content. I hope they would come up with English versions of this site soon. I see this as a very good move by Sunrise to consolidate all Gundam related news. This is perhaps a sign that they have wish to centralize the large fan base which is currently scattered across the web on the various non-official Gundam sites.