Right Stuf Celebrates Summer with Gundam Releases

3 Mar

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

TRSIMark your calendars for the last days of spring because summer’s going to be a memorable one for anime fans.

Announced yesterday by Right Stuf’s Japanese animation arm Nozomi Entertainment, Two Gundam series will see commercial release for the first time in North America. June 7, 2016 will see the distribution of After War Gundam X on DVD and Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ on DVD and Blu-ray.

After War Gundam X Collection 1

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In After War Gundam X, what started as a single space colony’s war for independence turned into an all-out war between the space colonies and Earth. No one was safe from the conflict, and Earth, the home of all humanity, suffered heavy damage in the fighting. Almost all of Earth’s population – once as many as ten billion people – was lost. It’s only now, 15 years after the end of the war, that Earth’s environment has at last stabilized again.

Garrod Ran is a war orphan, but when it comes to mobile suits, he has superb knowledge and skills. He receives a request from a mysterious gentleman to rescue a girl named Tiffa; and so he sneaks aboard the Freeden, the land warship where she is held captive. With the girl safely in his care, he returns to the mysterious gentleman, but when Tiffa sees the man, she’s overcome with panic. Quickly judging the situation, Garrod takes her and escapes. Guided by her unusual powers, they end up at the remains of an old Federation factory, where they find the mobile suit “Gundam X”…

After War Gundam X Collection 1 contains episodes 1-19.

Special Features: Clean Openings 1-2, Clean Closings 1-2.

Spoken Languages: Japanese with English subtitles.

DVD Details

Spoken Language: Japanese
Subtitle Language: English
Media: DVD
Genre: Science Fiction
Themes: Mecha
Age Rating: 14+
Run Time: 475
Publisher: SUNRISE INC
Release Date: 6/7/2016
Dimensional Weight: 0.5 Pounds

Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ Collection 1

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It is the year 0088 of the Universal Century in Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ. The badly damaged assault cruiser Argama docks at the run-down space colony of ShangriLa for muchneeded repairs. While the Argama is in drydock, a young junk dealer named Judau Ashta sneaks aboard in an attempt to steal the Zeta Gundam. He wants to sell it in order to help his sister, but instead he finds himself coerced into joining the Argama’s crew. Unfortunately for Judau, the Argama is being pursued by a dedicated Neo Zeon officer named Mashymre Cello. In order to protect both his sister and himself, Judau must master the Argama’s newest mobile suit, the ZZ Gundam.

Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ Collection 1 contains episodes 1-22.

Spoken Languages: Japanese with English subtitles.

Blu-ray Details

Spoken Language: Japanese
Subtitle Language: English
Media: Blu-ray
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Themes: Mecha
Age Rating: 14+
Run Time: 550
Publisher: SUNRISE INC
Release Date: 6/7/2016
Dimensional Weight: 0.5 Pounds

DVD Details

Spoken Language: Japanese
Subtitle Language: English
Media: DVD
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Themes: Mecha
Age Rating: 14+
Run Time: 550
Publisher: SUNRISE INC
Release Date: 6/7/2016
Dimensional Weight: 0.5 Pounds

Source(s): Jeff Burns, Vintage Anime Fans Facebook group, and Nozomi Entertainment.

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