Yoshiyuki Tomino is revered as the master of the mech anime genre. Beginning his career all the way back in 1963, he created Mobile Suit Gundam which changed the mecha genre forever. This year was Mobile Suit Gundam's 38th birthday, and the franchise has no sign of stopping anytime soon. In fact, at a special screening of Gundam: Reconguista in G in Italy this weekend, Tomino announced that there is a new project for the Reconguista in G franchise in development.
Gundam: Reconguista in G was a series directed by the master himself Yoshiyuki Tomino that was ran from 2014 to 2015. The series ran for 26 episodes and was released in North America by Sunrise. The series was created to celebrate Gundam's 35th anniversary, and was the first series Yomino had been a director on in quite some time. Sunrise describes the series below:
The new era begins!
The turbulent era known as the Universal Century has ended. Now, mankind looks towards prosperity and peace in the new era known as the Regild Century (R.C.). One of the most important resources in this era is the Capital Tower - a space elevator which towers over the land connecting Earth to space. Its purpose, to transport the Photon Batteries the Earth relies on for power. It is worshiped as a holy place.
Tasked with protecting the tower, one day on a practice mission, young Capital Guard cadet, Bellri Zenam is attacked by a high-performance G-Self Mobile Suit. Despite having never before encountered the G-Self, he feels a strange connection to it and its pilot, a space pirate called Aida Surugan.
Little does Bellri know that he is about to uncover truths which will shake the entire Regild Century.
Rumors of a theatrical version of the anime in the works thanks to a tweet from animator Kazumi Nakatsu. The tweet was soon after deleted, and there has been no official announcement of a theatrical version in production.
There are no further details about the upcoming project, there has been no format or release date announced, but we do know it is officially in development.