Bandai announced the newest television series entry in the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise two weeks ago. If I was ten I probably would think that this is totally badass. Otherwise this seems like a sensible marketing decision as Sunrise is still in the middle of releasing Gundam Unicorn which is clearly aimed at the older fans. Gundam AGE is scheduled to air in October, hopefully arriving around the same time as the 4th episode of the Gundam Unicorn OVA series.
Here is the official synopsis for the series:
Is been several hundred years since mankind had migrated into space, living inside space colonies. Wars on earth had long ended, and the world seems to be in a peaceful era. But this peace is about to crumble.
A.G. (Advanced Generation) Year 101
An UE (Unknown Enemy) suddently appears, they attack and destroyed the space colonly [Angel]. This disaster is known as the ‘Sunset of the Angel’, and the peace on earth was replaced with war & despairs.
A.G. (Advanced Generation) Year 108
As the war with UE rages on, the once peaceful space colony [Ovan] was invaded by these unknown enemies. Frit Asuno (7 yrs old boy) lives on this colony with his mother. When the aliens invaded, his mother was killed. Before she die, she uploaded her memory onto the AGE Device and gave it to her son. And with this device, Frit will be able to pilot the ancient mobile suit Gundam.
A.G. (Advanced Generation) Year 115
Frit is now 14 years old, living in the space colony [Nora], stationed in the Earth Federal Military Base [Arinsuton]. Seven years had passed since he inherited the Gundam, and through years of research, he was able to engineer & completes the revolutionary AGE system for the Gundam (Gundam AGE-1), which is able to self evolved thru combat experience.
The time had finally came when the UE attacks [Nora], and now the 14 yrs old Frit will fight them with the Gundam.. can he overcome such a formidable adversary?