"Gundam: Twilight Axis" Anime Announcement Reportedly Coming This Week
Last fall, Sunrise, makers of some of your favorite mecha anime (plus some school idol stuff you might have heard of), launched their own light novel imprint – “Yatate Bunko”, named after staff pseudonym Hajime Yatate. Its offerings explored Gundam events occurring shortly after UC 0096’s Laplace’s Box Incident (Gundam Unicorn) in Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight Axis. Now, ahead of the weekend’s AnimeJapan, it appears that an anime is about to be launched.
Ark Performance (Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Gundam’s Johnny Ridden stories) came up with the story and designs, Koujirou Nakamura (Arpeggio and Arslan anime) writes.
In it, a pair with Zeon history (a weapons developer and a test pilot) living on Side 6 confront their pasts when they are recruited to join a civilian survey team sent by the expanding Earth Federation Forces to investigate the Axis remnants.
Early indication is that a http://g-twilight-axis.net/ site launches this week.
Leaked staff includes:
Director: Sejoong Kim (animation director on Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 and AGE, animator on 00)
Story and designs: Ark Performance
Mechanical director: Shingo Abe (Star Driver, Captain Earth)
Art director: Hideki Nakamura
Music: Takashi Ōmama