MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC (UNICORN) Update
Shochiku has provided an update and new images for the Japanese theatrical run of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC (UNICORN)(機動戦士ガンダムUC(ユニコーン), Kidoo Senshi Gandamu Yunikon) Episode 7: “Over The Rainbow” (虹の彼方, Niji no Kanata ni).
Based upon the best-selling novel by Harutoshi Fukui (Aegis), the original video animation series is produced by Sunrise, directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi (HUNTER X HUNTER, LE CHEVALIER D’EON), and is distributed in Japan by Bandai Visual and in North America by Right Stuf. MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC concludes with with the seventh episode, which will be released in Japan on multiple Blu-ray and DVD editions June 6, 2014. The North American DVD release date is tba.
Leading up to the DVD and Blu-ray release, theatrical distributor Shochiku will host special event screenings of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC (UNICORN) Episode 7 in Japanese cinemas. The screenings will run from May 17-June 13, 2014, and attendees will also be able to purchase an exclusive MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC (UNICORN) pack containing an advance copy of the Episode 7 Limited Edition Blu-ray and the screenplay by Yasuyuki Muto (with a cover illustration by Shuko Murase). Only 20,000 sets will be produced, and will retail for ¥11,000.
Advance tickets went on sale December 7, 2013 with ticket buyers receiving an exclusive Full Armor Unicorn Gundam plastic model kit. A second advance ticket exclusive is now being offered; the FW GUNDAM CONVERGE Unicorn Gundam (Destroy Mode) Theater Limited Pearl Clear Ver. Ticket prices for the screenings will be ¥4,800.
About Sunrise Inc.
Sunrise Inc, a Namco Bandai Group Company, is an animation production studio which produces smash hit anime series like the original MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM, and all of the subsequent series in the Gundam franchise, as well as COWBOY BEBOP, ESCAFLOWNE, CODE GEASS, TIGER & BUNNY and many more. The company is located in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan and was established in 1972. The President is Mr. Kenji Uchida.
About Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1895 and starting off with Kabuki theaters, Shochiku now has established itself as a leading motion picture/theater producer, distributor, and exhibitor. Shochiku have produced the films of Yasujiro Ozu, Hiroshi Shimizu, Keisuke Kinoshita, Kenji Mizoguchi, Akira Kurosawa, Nagisa Ohshima, Takeshi Kitano, and keeps on introducing many talented directors inside and outside of Japan.
Shochiku also acts in the Japanese film industry as an active independent distributor, and as for the exhibition side, Shochiku holds five theater lines, encompassing all of Japan. It holds its own video label and distribution system, and is involved in TV production.
For more information on MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC (UNICORN) please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC (UNICORN)
- MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC (UNICORN) on Region 1 DVD in August 2013
- DVD Release of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC (UNICORN), Part 3 in November
- MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC (UNICORN) Series Concludes in May 2014