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After War Gundam X Updates...and Maybe Answers

Post by LightningCount » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:01 pm

As Sunrise's Hideyuki Tomioka kind of let slip during the Nozomi/RightStuf panel at Otakon, Gundam X is finally coming to Blu-ray, and it will be remastered with tons of extras. Release date is March 23, 2018 in Japan.

As such, the creators are talking, both on these discs and on Twitter.

Character designer Nobuyoshi Nishimura says he doesn't like the notion that people say Gundam X was "cancelled." He says it should be clarified that it was only shortened and restructured, no different than what happened with Gundam 0079. The full story and Blu-ray info are here along with messages from screenplay writer Hiroyuki Kawasaki and manga artist Koichi Tokita: http://www.animenewsnetwork.cc/interest ... us/.120696

The extras on this release, especially the new audio commentary, sound like an amazing chance to learn more about what happened and what could have been: "The collection will include re-mastered versions of the 39 anime episodes, a 36-page video jacket art booklet, a 64-page special booklet, the opening and ending songs, a collection of the commercials for the plastic figures, the trailer for the first episode, a re-release of the 144-page digital archive booklet included in the DVD memorial box released in 2005, a collection of videos from the games that Gundam X appears in, a new audio commentary, and a special 4-page leaflet from the staff. The total run-time is 970 minutes."

There is a promo for the new Blu-rays here, but the new trailer is region-locked: http://www.gundam-x.net/index.html I imagine RightStuf will put out a North American version eventually. Based on what's happening with G-Gundam (its Blu-rays are coming 2018 outside of Japan), I'd guess sometime in 2019.
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Re: After War Gundam X Updates...and Maybe Answers

Post by Amion » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:51 pm

Good news for Gundam X fans from here to the moon. (sorry, couldn't resist the bad joke) I'm sure many hope to see their curiosity sated after all these years of mystery.

Thanks for sharing this, Count.
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Re: After War Gundam X Updates...and Maybe Answers

Post by BrentD15 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:01 am

Perhaps a second chance at selling Gunpla?
Seriously, the Gundam X units get no love.
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Re: After War Gundam X Updates...and Maybe Answers

Post by Dark Duel » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:05 am

Most of them don't. The GX lineage at least got some love, and we did get one Leopard variant in BFT. But poor Airmaster seems to've been snubbed despite appearing once in BF, and the Jenice and other units get no love at all :(
Mind you I'm a tad biased - Airmaster was always my favorite of the GX Gundams.

EDIT: Apparently I was somewhat mistaken - Airmaster did get a HGAW kit release. Makes its apparent exclusion from the GBF line even more baffling to me, since the molds would already exist in that case and I think it would need maybe one runner's worth of new parts for the BFT version.
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Re: After War Gundam X Updates...and Maybe Answers

Post by Amion » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:47 pm

My poor Virsago. Forever confined to mediocre appreciation. May its gunplas rest in one piece, whole and adored by that gunpla modeling sensei in Build Fighters, where ALL gunpla get sold. ;D
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