At a panel this past weekend at Anime Expo 2015, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced several new licences, including several new Gundam titles. This comes about a year after Right Stuf announced a new collaboration project with Sunrise to make as much of the Gundam franchise available in the United States on home video as possible. The first title to be released was a two-part DVD collection of Turn A Gundam. Now, although there are no release dates yet, the following series were announced at Anime Expo:
- Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
- Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
- Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
- After War Gundam X
All of the series listed above will be released only on DVD, like the recent Turn A Gundam release. The most exciting part of the announcement was that the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam series will also be released on Blu-ray.This will be, along with a Revolutionary Girl Utena box set also announced at the panel, the first time Right Stuf will release titles on Blu-ray. The first part of the Blu-ray Mobile Suit Gundam collection will arrive this fall. Right Stuf also announced that it has the rights to the Turn A Gundam compilation films and will be releasing those in the future as well.
Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment’s recent announcements as well as Vertical’s publication of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin manga prove that this is the best time ever to be a Gundam fan in the United States. Both The Origin and the Turn A Gundam DVD’s can be found on Amazon by following these links: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, Turn A Gundam.
Sunrise has also announced a new Gundam project entitled G-Tekketsu that will be unveiled on July 14th. I’ll be updating here as soon as details of the new series are made available…