Gundam the Origin Episode 4’s 1st 10 Minutes Streamed With Dub, Subtitles
Bandai began streaming the first 10 minutes from Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin IV: Unmei no Zenya (Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin IV Eve of Destiny), the fourth episode of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime, on Saturday. The videos with an English dub and subtitles in multiple languages will stay online until December 2.
The episode will feature the theme song “Sora no Kanata de” (Beyond the Sky) by Hiroko Moriguchi. It will begin playing for two weeks in 15 Japanese theaters on November 19, and it will also be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD at those theaters and via streaming (for a charge) on the same day, before its regular retail release.
The current Char/Sayla arc of the anime will end with the fourth episode. The episode will feature Char’s “fateful encounter” with the girl Lalah Sune, the first Gundam anime’s protagonist Amuro Ray, and “the legendary Dr. Minovsky” (whose physics breakthroughs eventually led to mobile suit warfare). The episode will also cover the development of the MS-04 and the RX-78 Gundam mobile suits, as well as the first ever mobile suit battle in history.
After the fourth episode the anime will enter the Loum Arc that will cover the Battle of Loum.
The third episode began screening in 15 theaters in Japan for two weeks on May 21. The original video anime’s first episode, titled “Blue-Eyed Casval,” premiered in a limited engagement in Japanese theaters in February 2015. The second episode, “Artesia’s Sorrow,” opened in Japan last October.
Anime Consortium Japan is releasing the series digitally worldwide through a premium rental streaming program, and Right Stuf — in collaboration with Sunrise — is releasing the series on home video.
The anime project adapts Yoshikazu Yasuhiko‘s manga of the same name, which in turn is inspired by the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime’s story.