Gundam fans, it’s about time you turned your sights to Toonami. Earlier today, the Facebook page for the Adult Swim program confirmed it would be debuting Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 on the network come January 2017.
Next year, all 22 episodes of the re-edited anime will make their way to Adult Swim on Cartoon Network. The series first premiered in Japan this April, and Crunchyroll has streamed the series with both an English sub and dub. Now, the anime will make its way to late-night television and satisfy Toonami lovers around the country.
If you are unfamiliar with Gundam Unicorn RE:0096, don’t let its name fool you. The series is a dark one that picks up years nearly 20 years after the One Year War shown in the original Mobile Suit Gundam series. The series begins in Universal Century 0001 after the Laplace Incident leaves thousands of Federation members dead. Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 then moves into Universal Century 0096 and follows a character named Banagher Links. The young boy is a perfectly normal student attending school at a space colony until he meets a mysterious girl named Audrey Burne. She introduces Banagher to an all-new Gundam model and learns about its connection to something called the Laplace’s Box. The boy soon discovers that the One Year War isn’t as dead as he had thought, and a group known as the Vist Foundation is ready to unearth some of the Federation’s most damaging secrets.
Mobile Gundam RE:0096 is a remake of a previous OVA series titled Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. The original adaptation was taken on by Sunrise and released as a 7-episode special between 2010-2014. It’s re-edit was debuted earlier this year and earned favorable reviews from both fans and critics.
The televised debut of Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 will pair nicely with the Season 2 premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt. The acclaimed anime recently released a trailer for the new season, and it shows plenty of mechanized mayhem - and fans definitely aren’t complaining about that.
[H/T] Anime News Network