Yoshiyuki Tomino Teases New "Gundam Reconguista in G" Project
Hold onto your hats, Gundam fans, because director / Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino has hinted that a new project involving Gundam Reconguista in G (aka G-Reco) is currently in development.
The announcement was made by Tomino at a screening / talk event at the Romics anime / manga / comic book convention which was held from April 06 – 09, 2017, in Rome, Italy. Tomino was present as the guest of honor for the convention, where he received the Romics d’Oro award.
Gundam Reconguista in G is a 2014 – 2015 TV anime directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino and featuring animation by Sunrise. The 26 episode series is released on Bluray in North America by Sunrise, Inc., who describe the story of G-Reco as follows:
“The new era begins!
The turbulent era known as the Universal Century has ended. Now, mankind looks towards prosperity and peace in the new era known as the Regild Century (R.C.). One of the most important resources in this era is the Capital Tower – a space elevator which towers over the land connecting Earth to space. Its purpose, to transport the Photon Batteries the Earth relies on for power. It is worshiped as a holy place.
Tasked with protecting the tower, one day on a practice mission, young Capital Guard cadet, Bellri Zenam is attacked by a high-performance G-Self Mobile Suit. Despite having never before encountered the G-Self, he feels a strange connection to it and its pilot, a space pirate called Aida Surugan.
Little does Bellri know that he is about to uncover truths which will shake the entire Regild Century.”
No further details about the new project (such as the format and the release date) have yet been revealed, although it is known that the project is currently moving forward through the planning stage. We’ll keep you posted as the news develops.