Yes – it’s true – we’ve licensed the new Gundam show and are about to start the simulcast of it! A few things are different about this quarter’s plan so I figured I’d hop on and explain what’s going on this season…
ABOUT GUNDAM – RECONGUISTA IN G:
The Universal Century, an era of historic migration into space and space wars has ended, and some time has passed.
It’s now Regild Century Year 1014 (R.C. 1014) where the creation of humanoid mobile suits of war is now taboo and Earth is connected to space via the sacred orbital elevator, Capital Tower, which humanity uses to bring energy in the form of Photon Batteries to the surface.
Bellri Zenam is a cadet in the Capital Guard, the protectors of the tower. During a training exercise pirates attack the tower and Bellri crosses paths with the G-Self, a mobile suit with unknown technology. Bellri is successful in capturing the suit and it’s pilot, Aiida Reihanton, and soon discovers the G-Self, which should only be operable under certain conditions, will now move under his own hand. Now Bellri must pilot the G-Self to uncover the mysteries behind the space pirates, the G-Self and his own destiny. These truths will shke the entire Regild Century to it’s core and this is just the beginning of Reconguista.
WHEN CAN I WATCH THE NEW GUNDAM?
We’ll update this as other platforms go live. For us it will be 2 hours after Japanese broadcast – which this week is episodes 1 & 2. So expect to watch them to be available at 9PM tonight and 8PM every Thursday after!
We’ll confirm if there are any delays too :).
WHERE CAN I WATCH IT?
Right now we’ll be putting the whole thing up week by week on a number of platforms first off – starting with our own website tonight and we’ll announce others in the next few days.
As a side note, all simulcasts arranged via Anime Limited will be restricted to the UK and Republic of Ireland of course too!
Your own site?
Powered by Vimeo on Demand (were you can also view it at www.vimeo.com/ondemand/gundam), you’ll be able to watch the first episode there free of charge both on our site and on Vimeo on Demand at the link above. From there you can either buy or rent episodes weekly or all in one go. Prices work out at:
Buy per episode: $2.40 (£1.49 GBP)
Buy whole series: $48.00 (£29.78 GBP aka £1.20 / EP)
Rent per episode: $1.28 (£0.79 GBP)
We’ve also got 25 x 10% off buying the whole series now using the following code: ALLTHEGUNDAM
Don’t worry – other platforms will be doing streaming as per normal and we’ll talk about that more shortly :).
Why is it in USD?
This is a quirk of Vimeo, we’re not entirely cool with it but we’ll make do with it and hopefully folks will stick with us during it!
HANG ON, WHY ISN’T THIS ON WAKANIM UK?
Wakanim are pretty considerate and caring folk – they’ve taken the feedback they got seriously. While they’re not going away anytime soon, they do want to make some changes and upgrades to the site. To this end they’re taking a break from new simulcasts while they take on board what everyone has said.
We’re running content on Vimeo on Demand and other platforms in the meantime so you don’t get left out though! Should you like what we’re doing we’ll of course keep doing it too powered by Vimeo going forwards.
Looking forward to seeing what they come up with but for now all previously simulcasted shows should remain available on Wakanim.co.uk!
DO YOU HAVE THE HOMEVIDEO RIGHTS?
Yes. No. Maybe. Can you repeat the question?
I think you can guess the answer there though, so watch this space for more details ;)!
No doubt we’ll have follow up questions so we’ll try to cover them in subsequent articles about this season – until then, roll on the new Gundam series! It’s been years since I got involved with a Gundam series (last one being Gundam 00 at Beez Entertainment) so both I and the rest of the team here are pretty psyched for this one :D.
El Presidente, Anime Ltd