Gundam fans suit up, because more Gundam anime is now available to your stream straight to your screens thanks to Crunchyroll. Yesterday the streaming site added Mobile Suit Gundam 00 to their catalog, and is available all around the world except for Asia. This series first was introduced in the franchise in 2007, and was directed by the legendary Seiji Mizushima, known for his work on Fullmetal Alchemist and Shaman King. It was composed by Yousuke Kuroda, who is known for his work with Trigun and My Hero Academia, for Sunrise Production.
If you are not familiar with Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Crunchyroll summarizes the show as the following:
"The year is 2307 A.D. Although fossil fuels have been depleted, humanity has obtained a new source of energy to replace them, in the form of a large-scale solar power generation system based on three huge orbital elevators. However, the benefits of this system are available only to a handful of major powers and their allies.
The three orbital elevators belong to three superpower blocs. These are the Union, led by the United States of America; the Human Reform League, led by China, Russia, and India; and the AEU, led by Europe. These superpower blocs continue to play a grand zero-sum game for the sake of their own prestige and prosperity. Thus, even in the 24th Century, humanity has yet to come together as one.
In this world of never-ending conflict, a private armed organization appears, dedicated to the elimination of war through armed force. Its name is Celestial Being, and it is in possession of "Gundam" mobile suits. With these Gundams, it begins armed intervention into all acts of war."
Things are going well for Gundam fans, as prior to this announcement, the exciting news that there will be a new life size Gundam will be coming to Japan this fall. There is little known about the new statue, but there is talks that it will feature more movements, sounds, and lights. The new statue will be available to view in the fall of this year. It will be taking the place of the iconic RX-78-2 statue where it has been standing for close to five years, outside of the Diver City Tokyo mall, which houses the Gundam Front Tokyo Attraction. The attraction features a massive collection of Gundam model kits, beautiful artwork from the franchise, and the Dome-G theater. The theater had debuted many shorts from the franchise, and also has a full virtual-reality experience.