Towards the end of 2019 we brought you both halves of another classic Mobile Suit Gundam series on Blu-ray in the form of Gundam 00, and we know a lot of you have been loving the chance to own and enjoy this beloved addition to the franchise. But, of course, we’re not done yet – what of the Gundam 00 movie, A Wakening of the Trailblazer?
Well, today is the day where you can complete your Gundam 00 Blu-ray collection, as we’re now ready to reveal our release plans for the film and OVA collection which completes this entry into the Gundam universe! That’s right, as of August 17th, we’ll be releasing a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray set containing both A Wakening of the Trailblazer and all three Gundam 00 Special Edition OVAs, and you can pre-order it…. drum roll… right now!
If you kept up with our release strategy for Gundam Wing you’ll probably have a good idea of how this is going to work – with that in mind, you’ll find quick links to our shop pre-orders below, but we’d still recommend reading on for all of the details if you want the full low-down.
Much like Gundam Wing, this Gundam 00 Film + OVA Collector’s Edition release is available in three different forms.
1 – An AllTheAnime.com Exclusive (and strictly limited) Collector’s Edition Bundle for the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 TV Series and Film + OVAs – PRE-ORDER THIS BUNDLE HERE
2 – An AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Film + OVAs Blu-ray Collector’s Edition, with a bonus box to store the entire series – PRE-ORDER THIS EXCLUSIVE EDITION HERE
3 – A general retail version of our Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Film + OVAs Blu-ray Collector’s Edition – this edition will be available to pre-order from retailers soon, and will be available on our own store once the AllTheAnime.com exclusive edition above is fully sold out.
Want to know more? Read on for the full details!
GUNDAM 00: A WAKENING OF THE TRAILBLAZER
The new government of the Earth Sphere Federation is carrying out a program of peaceful reconciliation and preparing for the appearance of the Innovators who will lead the human race into a new era.
But the return of a derelict Jupiter exploration ship marks the beginning of an unprecedented crisis. What are the alien entities known as Extraterrestrial Living-metal Shape-shifters? What do they want? And will Setsuna F. Seiei and his fellow Gundam Meisters be able to answer these questions before humanity is wiped out?
GUNDAM 00: SPECIAL EDITION
Synopsis: Through destruction, Celestial Being will bring rebirth to the world.
Eradicating war by means of armed interventions. The year is 2307 AD. As three superpowers, the Union, the Human Reform League, and the AEU, are vying for global influence, the private armed organization “Celestial Being” suddenly appears.
Celestial Being, using the mobile weapon “Gundam” in an attempt to eliminate war, brings astonishment and chaos to the people of the world with its contradictory actions. Before long, it begins to provoke even hatred and anger. However, this will become the power to compel the world into a drastic reformation.
1 – AllTheAnime.com Exclusive (STRICTLY limited) Collector’s Edition Bundle offer FOR the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 TV SERIES AND FILM + OVAS
Let’s start with the big hitter – we know that some of you have been waiting to pick up your copy of Gundam 00 until you can own it in its entirety, so just as we did with Gundam Wing we’ve set aside an allocation of stock just for you, which means that we can offer a very small number of “bundles”, comprising our Collector’s Editions of Gundam 00 Part 1 and Part 2 – both of which are otherwise out of print – and this new Film + OVA release, together with an AllTheAnime.com exclusive box to store the entire show within!
For the full details of that exclusive box and the film + OVA release, read on below, but if this bundle is what you’re here for, these are the pertinent points of note:
– There are only 70 units of this bundle offer available – when they’re gone, they’re gone, and this bundle offer ends on Thursday, 25th of June at 11:59PM. We anticipate this offer will sell fast, so don’t delay if you want to ensure you obtain a bundle.
– The cost of this bundle is £104.97 – this is the equivalent combined cost of our individual Early Bird deals for each element; the SRP for these three items combined is £179.97
– While we’ll be able to ship the Film + OVA element of this bundle as soon as stock is ready around its 17th August 2020 release date, our stock allocation for Parts 1 and 2 of Gundam 00 are currently located in our Glasgow warehouse. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we won’t be able to access and ship these items until an unspecified future date, and while we’ll endeavour to ship these items as soon as possible please be aware that we won’t be able to despatch them until it is safe for our own staff and those around them to do so. In short, the shipping date for Parts 1 and 2 of this bundle offer are currently TBC – please factor in this important information before ordering.
While stocks last, you can pre-order this bundle using the link below.
2 – AllTheAnime.com Exclusive Version of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 FILM + OVA Blu-ray Collector’s Edition
Product: Gundam 00 Film + OVA Blu-ray Collector’s Edition w/ AllTheAnime.com Exclusive storage box
Format: Blu-ray Ltd Collector’s Edition
Release date: 17th August 2020
Cat. No.: ANI8052
Suggested Retail Price: £59.99
Now, let’s get to the real meat of this post, our brand new Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Film + OVAs Collector’s Edition! First of all, as you’ll have noticed, much as we did with Gundam Wing we’re offering up a limited edition, AllTheAnime.com store exclusive version of this set – this edition contains all of the same content as the general retail release, but with one notable exception.
That exception is, of course, an additional box included to store not only this film and OVA set within, but also the Collector’s Edition box that came with the (now out-of-print) Mobile Suit Gundam Wing 00 Collector’s Edition set! In other words, your entire Gundam 00 collection can reside in a single, beautiful box like a happy, beautiful family.
Please note that this exclusive version of the Gundam 00 Film + OVAs Collector’s Edition is limited to just 500 units – once this allocation is sold out, no more stock will be available, so don’t miss your opportunity to complete your Gundam 00 collection in style!
Beyond the additional box, this particular Collector’s Edition also comes packed in a rigid case, inside which you’ll find an Amaray case storing the 4 Blu-ray discs in this set. Also inside the rigid case will be a set of 7 art cards showcasing some of the incredible art from the film.
What’s that? You want to see how it looks for yourself? Then please feel free to drink in the majesty of this exclusive Collector’s Edition set below:
Isn’t she beautiful? Let’s take a closer look at that Collector’s box to store all of Gundam 00 within, so you can see how both sides of that outer case look.
Be still my beating heart. While we’re drooling over those amazing character designs and incredible robots (and Haro, we see you too), let’s also take a look at the rigid slipcase which houses the Film and OVA Collector’s Edition specifically.
Truly a thing of beauty. But of course, once you’ve finished gawping at the artwork you might want to actually watch the contents of this film and OVA release, so let’s talk a little about what you’ll find across those four Blu-rays.
What’s on the discs?
The first three discs of this release constitute the so called Gundam 00 Special Edition OVAs – this is a series of three feature-length OVAs recapping the story of the Gundam 00 TV series – if you’re looking for a quick and easy entry point to the world of Gundam 00 and don’t own or have time to watch the TV show in full, this might just be the way to do it!
It should be noted that these three Special Edition OVAs were never dubbed into English, so all three instalments are presented in Japanese stereo audio with English subtitles only.
The fourth and final disc of this release is the real heart of this edition – the Gundam 00 film, A Wakening of the Trailblazer. Set two years after the events that conclude the Gundam 00 series, this is an all-new story set within the Gundam 00 universe. The film is presented in both English and Japanese audio (offering stereo and 5.1 options in both languages), with English subtitles.
Lastly, across these discs you’ll also find a number of trailers and previews, clean ending animations for the Special Edition OVAs, and finally a brief guide to the Gundam 00 TV series.
As with our bundle offer, you can also pre-order our AllTheAnime.com exclusive version of the Gundam 00 Film + OVAs Collector’s Edition right now! What’s more, you can currently order this edition at an Early Bird price of just £34.99 (against an SRP of £59.99) from now until 11:59PM on Thursday 25th June 2020. Want to order your copy this instant? You can do so at the link below.
3 – General retail version of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 FILM + OVA Blu-ray Collector’s Edition
Product: Gundam 00 Film + OVAs Blu-ray Collector’s Edition
Format: Blu-ray Collector’s Edition
Release date: 17th August 2020
Cat. No.: ANI8026
Suggested Retail Price: £59.99
Beyond the shop exclusive edition of this release outlined above, all retailers will be offering the Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Film + OVAs Blu-ray Collector’s Edition in its regular form without the bonus box to store the show in its entirety – all other physical and on-disc elements of this product aside from the bonus box are identical however. Just to confirm, here’s an exploded pack shot for this edition so you can see the contents:
This edition of our release will be available for pre-order at all of your favourite retailers over the coming weeks, and will also be available for purchase at our own online store once the shop exclusive edition with bonus box has sold out.
With all of that information out of the way, you are now hopefully forewarned, forearmed, and very much ready for another instalment in the greatest mecha franchise of all time!
Take care, stay safe, and have a Gundam great weekend.
~ Andy H
EDITOR NOTE: As of 16th July 2020, this post was updated to reflect the amended release date of 17th August. The previously announced release date has been removed.