The second episode of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin is coming up soon with both a theatrical event and the online streaming side and now the official Gundam channel has put out a bit more material. They’ve now added a seven minute preview for the show that has separate Japanese with English subtitles and an English language dubbed version. The OVA is set to hit theaters in Japan on October 31st.
The main cast includes:
- Keith Silverstein as Edward Mass/Casval Rem Deikun
- Maggie O’Connor as Sayla Mass/Artesia Som Deikun
- Marc Thompson as Degwin Sodo Zabi
- Liam O’Brien as Gihren Zabi
- Bob Johnson as Dozle Zabi
- Wendee Lee as Kycilia Zabi
- Kirk Thornton as Ramba Ral
- Amanda Shuckman as Crowley Hamon
- Doug Stone as Jimba Ral
- Veronica Taylor as Astraia Tor Deikun
- David Vincent as Gaia
- Doug Erholtz as Ortega
- Tom Wayland as Mash
- Fryda Wolff as Amuro Ray and Mirai Yashima
- Ben Diskin as Char Aznable
Though it’s getting a theatrical release, fans won’t have as long of a wait to own it afterward as it comes out to own a few weeks later. Set for a November 26th, 2015 debut, the bilingual and subtitled second release will arrive in a collectors edition, a regular edition and a DVD regular edition. The collector’s edition is priced at 10,000 yen, the regular at 6,800 yen and the DVD edition at 5,800 yen.
The collector’s edition is again a welcome elaborate piece where we get another Yasuhiko Yoshikazu illustrated box for it, a new 290 page book of storyboard and cel material and a ten page replication of cels. Add in a 32 page manga piece, a twelve pge booklet and an audio commentary and there’s a lot to like here. The bonus material on disc to be determined is about 15 minutes in length while the main feature is 60 minutes. With a Japanese and English 5.1 mix, it also comes with Japanese, English, French, Korean, Chinese Traditional (Taiwan, Hong Kong), Chinese Simplified Chinese with subtitles
Plot concept: The four-episode project will tell the story of Casval Rem Deikun and Artesia Som Deikun (Char and Sayla, before Char became known as the Red Comet) before the One-Year War in UC.0068.