The Gundam franchise may be decades old but keeps returning with new stories. Gundam Breaker Battlogue is set for release today, October 19th 2021! The Gundam franchise has expanded exponentially since its inception in the late 1970s. It has almost shaped the existing mecha genre as we know it today. With the recent release of Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway and the speculated release of Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway 2, here’s all that fans need to know before diving into the series!
Fall 2021 promised to be a packed anime season and it definitely is not letting us down. The anime mini-series has already been added to My Anime List!
About Mobile Suit Gundam
For newcomers to the franchise, Gundam might be an intimidating universe to explore. The story of Gundam spans multiple animated series and movies that have been released since the 1980s and continue to dominate the mecha genre, also while being greatly responsible for developing it. The series was created by Yoshiyuki Tomino in 1979 after he had created other works with the same theme in mind.
Tomino’s work in the mecha genre became particularly notable with the release of Mobile Suit Gundam in 1979-1980. The first Gundam series was only the beginning. The series has featured several anime seasons adapting Tomino’s work as well as OVAs, ONAs and movies like Gundam Hathaway and Mobile Suit Gundam I, II and III that encompass the original Gundam anime. Gundam also has many facets of its own game franchise.
Gundam Breaker Battlogue Preview
What is the Story for Gundam Breaker Battlogue?
The exact details for the plot of the upcoming anime release are rather blurry. The six-episode short-film series is a part of the GUNPLA project that covers additional anime and games. For those unfamiliar, GUNPLA refers to Gundam Playable Models that are used to represent the vehicles and mecha units of the Gundam universe.
The Gundam Breaker Battlogue Project by Bandai Namco as it is called is aimed at strengthening the link between GUNPLA themed video games and the actual GUNPLA releases. From what can be deciphered from the preview, The units make it to the hands of teenagers who manoeuvre them for the first time and fall into the plot of something sinister.
A key visual for the anime has also been shared through the official Twitter account for Gundam Breaker Battlogue.
Where can you watch Gundam Breaker Battlogue?
The series scheduled for release on October 19th 2021 will be released as one episode a week on Thursdays. The episodes will be released on the Gundam YouTube channel and the Gundam.info website for regions outside Japan.
Gundam Breaker Battlogue release time has been set to 18:00 pm IST. One can set a reminder on the YouTube channel so that one does not miss out!
Episode 1 is titled “FIRST CONTACT” and will have English, Hong Kong, Taiwanese, Chinese and Korean subs.
Episode 1 “FIRST CONTACT”
It is the final round of the Gunpla Battle U.S. Championship. With mixed feelings, Misa watches her former teammate, who is fighting with the eyes of the world upon him. Later, after building a Gunpla at the Irato Game Park, Misa begins her own battle to let off some steam. However…
Gundam Breaker Battlogue Cast
The confirmed cast for Gundam Breaker Battlogue includes:
- Yuka Iguchi as Misa Satsukino
- Kensho Ono as Ryusei Fudоu
- Rie Takahashi as Sana Miyama
- Yuki Ono as Tо̄ma Aizen
- Tomokazu Sugita as Kadomatsu
The mecha units for the series include:
- MSB-GH03 Gundam Helios
- JMF-1337B Blazing Gundam
- ZGMF-X20A-PF Gundam Perfect Strike Freedom
- XXXG-01L2 Gundam Livelance Heaven
- Gundam 00 Command Qan[T]
- Gundam Barbataurus
The main staff of the anime includes
- Director: Masaai Obari
- Production: Sunrise TV
- Editor: Yukiko Nojiro
- Screenplay: Yuichiro Kitaoka and So Mayumi
- Sound Director: Jin Akategawa
- Character Design: Kenichi Ohnuki and Shuri Toida
- Chief Mecha Animator: Shinya Kusumegi
- Art Director: Kenta Masuda
- Colour Design: Hiroyasu Kanemitsu
- CGI Director: Yuki Murozono
- Cinematographer: Daichi Nogami
- Mechanical Designers: Kunio Okawara, Kyoryu Kuramo, Kanetake Ebikawa, Kyotaro Ando, Kyoshi Takigawa, and Naohiro Washio.
Stay tuned for updates on Gundam Breaker Battlogue and all the good stuff from your favourite titles. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out the Best Fall 2021 anime releases and let us know all you plan to watch!