Main Staff, Voice Cast for “Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt” Anime Announced

The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Yasuo Ohtagaki’s Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt manga today announced its main staff and voice cast. 47-year-old Ko Matsuo, known for his directorial works for Rozen Maiden (2004), RED GARDEN (2006) and Valvrave the Liberator (2013), attaches to write and direct the four-episode series.  

 

In addition to the previous TVOD (Transactional Video on Demand), Gundam Thunderbolt will be also available via the EST (Electronic Sell Through) service. For general audience, the 18-minute first episode with 10-minute bonus footage will start streaming for sell at the price of 500 yen and for rental at 250 yen (no bonus footage) at 12:00 am on December 25. The members of Gundam Fan Club will be able to watch the episode two weeks earlier, from December 11, via the club’s smartphone app.

 

As reported, advance screenings for the first episode will be held three times in the Gunpla Expo World

Tour Japan 2015 event on November 23 (10:30, 11:30, 13:30). The event will show a 4K high resolution

version special PV of the anime for the first time. 

 

 

Main Staff:


 Scenario Writer/Director: Ko Matsuo (Rozen Maiden, RED GARDEN, Valvrave the Liberator)

 Anime Character Design: Hirotoshi Takaya (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, ZETMAN)

 Original Mobile Suit Design: Kunio Okawara

 Animation Mechanical Design: Morifumi Naka (Gundam Unicorn), Seiichi Nakatani (Gundam Reconguista in G),

           Hajime Katoki (Victory Gundam, Crossbone Gundam, Gundam Unicorn, and many other Gundam series)

 Art Director: Hideki Nakamura

 Color Design: Takako Suzuki

 CG Director: Tomohiro Fujie (Gundam Unicorn, Gundam Reconguista in G)

 Monitor Design: Takashi Aoki

 Director of Photography: Taro Wakiakira

 Editor: Daisuke Imai

 Music: Naruyoshi Kikuchi (Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine)

 Sound Director: Eriko Imai

 Sound Effect: Mutsuhiro Nishimura

 Production Sunrise (1st Studio/Gundam Unicorn

 

 

Main Voice Cast:

 

 Io Flemming: Yuichi Nakamura (Graham Aker in Gundam 00)

 Daryl Lorenz: Ryohei Kimura (Ryota Kise in Kuroko’s Basketball)

 Claudia Peer: Toa Yukinari (Casca in Berserk: The Golden Age Arc)

 Karla Mitchum: Sayaka Oohara (Alicia Florence in ARIA)

 Cornelius Kaka: Daisuke Hirakawa (Rei Ryugazaki in Free!)

 Graham: Shunsuke Sakuya (Agent Nyx in Lupin The Third Part 4)

 Burroughs: Mutsumi Sasaki (Amane Shibazaki in Psycho-Pass 2)

 J.J.Sexton: Hiroshi Tsuchida (Ukyo Samonji in Argevollen)

 

 

Announcement Video

 

 

Main Visual

  

Source: “Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt” anime official website 


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