Sunrise announced a few weeks ago plans to adapt Yasuo Ohtagaki’s Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga series. The adaptation will consist of four episodes that will be released digitally through online rental services. The first episode will be eighteen minutes long and will be available on December 25th. This is the first time that a new Gundam series will be premiered in this fashion and there are currently no details on how Sunrise plans to release Thunderbolt to international fans outside of Japan.
The trailer for the series looks really fun and although I haven’t read the manga it’s being adapted from, I’m hoping that such a good-looking series will end up being longer than just the four episodes that have been announced so far.