- Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
Logo of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
(Kidō Senshi Gandamu AGE)
Genre Action, Mecha TV anime Directed by Susumu Yamaguchi Written by Akihiro Hino Studio Sunrise Network MBS, TBS Original run October 9, 2011 – ongoing Episodes 7 (ongoing)
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE (機動戦士ガンダムAGE(-エイジ-) Kidō Senshi Gandamu Eiji ) is a 2011 Japanese science fiction anime television series and the twelfth incarnation of Sunrise's long-running Gundam franchise. The series is first announced in the July issue of Shogakukan's CoroCoro Comic, and has gaming company Level-5's President Akihiro Hino in charge of the story. The series was officially unveiled by Bandai on June 13, 2011, during a special event at the 2011 Tokyo Toy Show. Gundam AGE premiered on the MBS and TBS broadcasting stations in Japan on October 9, 2011.
In A.G. 101 (the 101st year of the Advanced Generation calendar) a mysterious entity known only as "UE", or "unknown enemy", attacks and destroys the space colony Angel. This brutal attack becomes infamous as the "The Day the Angel Fell", and marks the beginning of humanity's war for survival. The series begins in A.G. 108 when the UE attack the space colony Ovan, where Flit Asuno lives with his mother. Flit's mother is killed by the UE, and in her belongings (in an object called a "AGE Device") he discovers the blueprints for a powerful weapon from the past--the ancient messiah named "Gundam."
From these blueprints, Flit spends the next several years studying engineering at an Earth Federation base on the Nora space colony and designing the Gundam AGE-1. Seven years later, in A.G. 115, Flit completes the Gundam AGE-1 Normal, just as the UE attack Nora. Flit and his lineage's battle piloting the AGE-1 to protect mankind is about to begin.
Akihiro Hino and Level-5 were first hired by Sunrise to develop a Gundam video game. Interested with working for the Gundam franchise, Hino wrote a plot summary for an anime which Bandai eventually saw and decided to create an anime based on it.
No. Title Original airdate 01 "The Savior, Gundam"
"Kyūseishu Gandamu" (救世主ガンダム)
October 9, 2011 In A.G. 108, Flit Asuno's dying mother provided him with the schematics for a legendary Mobile Suit known as the "Gundam." Having spent the next 14 years working to develop this weapon, he soon must put it to the test when a fleet of U.E.'s invade his colony Nora and threaten the lives of his friends. 02 "The Power of AGE"
"Eiji no Chikara" (AGEの力)
October 16, 2011 The U.E. attack of Nora has left the colony in imminent collapse. The Federation commander of the colony, Hendrick Bruzar, came up with a plan to use the flagship battleship, Diva, to save the colony core, thereby enabling the colony inhabitants to escape the destruction. However, the captain of the Diva has other plans. Meanwhile, Flit tries to escape the colony while piloting the Gundam, but comes upon a stranded girl named Yurin, who seems to have mysterious powers of her own. 03 "The Twisted Colony"
"Yugamu koronī" (ゆがむ コロニー)
October 23, 2011 Diva was preparing to pull Nora's Core when two new UE approached them so Grudeck decided to confront them first before resuming the operation. The new UEs proved to be a formidable opponent to Flit who started losing his temper but Yurin calmed him down while helping him come up with a plan to effectively take down their opponent. One of the two UEs entered Nora and attacked the control base where Bruzar was located, badly injuring him in the process. Flit is fighting the remaining UE to distract him away from Diva, but when the DOTS rifle's ammo was depleted he stopped the UE by shielding the Gundam in front of Nora and told the UE that he won't let the citizens harmed. To his surprise the UE left. Diva was about to pull the Nora's Core when an large metal debris hindered the core from moving, so Bruzar sacrifices himself by piloting an MS carrying explosives to blow up the debris hindering the core, leaving his hope to Flit and the crew of Diva, Afterwards, Nora was completely destroyed but the core was saved and Diva crew mourning the loss of Bruzar, Flit and Yurin parted but not without Yurin giving her ribbon to Flit in hopes that they'll meet again. 04 "The White Wolf"
"Shiroi Ōkami" (白い狼)
October 30, 2011 Federation ace pilot Woolf Enneacle wakes up from healing sleep aboard the Diva. He tries to claim the Gundam for himself to Flit's chagrin, and decides to have a mock battle to determine who should pilot the mobile suit. However, during the mock battle, the two of them are suddenly attacked by the UE, and end up making a startling discovery about how the UE are able to remain hidden. 05 "The Demon Boy"
November 6, 2011 Diva docks at the space colony Fardain. There Flit meets a young boy who steals the Gundam and attacks several UE mobile suit type forces with it. The boy then returns the Gundam back to Flit and leaves. In another section of Fardain the boy is met by several hooded men who explain that he is a part of the group of people "chosen by Eden". 06 "The Light and Shadow of Fardain"
"Faadiin no Hikari to Kage" (ファーデーンの光と影)
November 13, 2011 07 November 20, 2011
Two manga adaptations of the series have been announced. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Story of the Beginning (機動戦士ガンダムAGE 〜始まりの物語〜 Kidō Senshi Gandamu Eiji: Hajimari no Monogatari ) by Hiroshi Nakanishi was published in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday. This two-chapter adaptation of the beginning of the anime features a different AGE System from the show. Instead of using the AGE Builder, Gundam AGE-1 is able to analyze its surroundings and incorporate machinery that are appropriate for the combat situation it is in.
The other adaptation will be published in Kadokawa's Gundam Ace. Titled Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: First Evolution, it is being drawn by Hiyon Katsuragi and will begin serialization in the December 2011 issue.
Two sidestory manga have also been announced. The first is entitled Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Treasure Star. Written and drawn by Masanori Yoshida and serialized in Shogakukan's CoroCoro Comic, it features a group of adventurers exploring space in the ship "Treasure Star".
The second sidestory manga is currently untitled and will be serialized in Shōnen Sunday Super starting in 2012. It will be drawn by Hiroshi Nakanishi.
Models and toys
During the announcement event, Bandai had the first several Gundam AGE models and toys on display at the Tokyo Toy Show 2011. Some of them were a 1/48 scale mega-size model of the AGE-1 Gundam AGE-1 Normal and several HG 1/144 scale models of the main mobile suits from the series. The HG Gundam AGE-1 Normal is first released on September 2011 while the Genoace, Genoace Custom, Baqto, Zedas, Garfan, Gundam AGE-1 Titus and Gundam AGE-1 Sparrow will be released in a later date. Aside for the HG models, Bandai also planned to release GB (Gage-ing Builder) grade models of the AGE-1 Gundam, AGE-1 Titus, AGE-1 Sparrow, Genoace and Garfan will be released between September and December 2011. The 1/100 scale GB toys of the same types will be released around the same time also. Bandai is also planning a Master Grade release of the Gundam AGE-1 Normal, with the release date to be announced. The series' appearance in the Robot Spirits line is also confirmed with the confirmed release of the Gundam AGE-1 Normal on December 2011. Both the Genoace Custom and the Gundam AGE-1 Normal were confirmed to be released as part of the FW Gundam Converge line on November 2011.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Tri Age is a collectible card game as well as an Arcade Game developed by both Level-5 and Bandai-Namco Games. The game utilizes special cards as well as the sensors in the Gage-ing Builder model kits. Some of the characters and units from the series were also included in SD Gundam G Generation 3D.
- Asu e (明日へ To Tomorrow ) by Galileo Galilei (Ep. 1- )
- Kimi no Naka no Eiyū (君の中の英雄 The Hero Within You ) by Minami Kuribayashi (Ep. 1- )
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