The anime Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt’s second season to be available through paid streaming from March 24th!
Presenting new characters and cast members! Episode 5’s promo video is also now public!
The latest information on the second anime season of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, based off the hit comic series by Mr. Yasuo Ohtagaki, were released on January 20th (Fri.)
The original animated series Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt was composed of a total of 4 episodes that were available through paid streaming from December 2015 to April 2016. All 4 episodes were compiled together with new cuts in the Director Cut’s edition Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt DECEMBER SKY and screening events were held in June of the same year. The anime’s second season, which is made up of episodes 5 to 8, is scheduled to begin its paid streaming on March 24th (Fri) and will be released one episode at a time every month. Unlimited streaming will be 800 yen (tax excluded) while rental streaming will be 400 yen (tax excluded.) The screening event for the theatrical version of season two as well as Blu-ray and DVD releases are scheduled for Fall this year.
Furthermore, the promotional video for episode 5, new characters and cast members, as well as Gunpla information have been made public. All that information will be presented here.
■ Episode 5 PV & Summary Released!
Episode 5 Summary
Remnants of the Principality of Zeon have reformed as the Republic of Zeon and continue fighting on Earth 7 months after the end of the One Year War. Daryl, the pilot of the miracle mobile suit PSYCHO ZAKU that annihilated the Moore Brotherhood fleet in the Thunderbolt Sector, descends to Earth after losing PSYCHO ZAKU near the end of the war. There, he assumes an intelligence position to investigate the South Seas Alliance, a military party within the Federation.
Meanwhile, Io, who fought against Daryl in a life or death struggle, is selected as the pilot of the prototype mobile suit Atlas Gundam and heads to Earth. Australia, which retains the after-effects of the fall of the colony, is surrounded by the South Seas which is now the new battleground…
■ Introducing New Mobile Suits and Characters!
RX-78AL Atlas Gundam The prototype mobile suit deployed to the MS forces on the Earth Federation Forces assault carrier Spartan. Colonel Monica Humphrey prepared the suit as a part of a confidential operation. The suit was developed with an abundant investment from Moore Brotherhood. It is fitted with Sub Legs, an all-purpose support equipment used under gravity, and exclusive armaments such as rail guns. It also collects data during combat. Underwater combat was also considered; it’s designed with ball-joints with technology from underwater mobile suits to reduce underwater drag. Io Fleming pilots this suit.
MSM-04 Acguy An amphibious mobile suit of the Principality of Zeon. The main force behind the Daryl Lorenz platoon. A special angular skull emblem marking was applied on the right chest of Daryl’s suit thanks to mechanics. Additionally, Daryl’s platoon suit is planned to be even smaller than the conventional Acguy. The equipment in its head and arms are fitted to be able to transform; its head has a sensor unit while its arms are fitted with a flamethrower and several armaments as options. Daryl Lorenz and others pilot this suit.
[Left] Io Fleming (CV: Yuichi Nakamura) A member of the Earth Federation Forces. He is ranked as a second lieutenant. He is now on the Spartan as the sole pilot of the Atlas Gundam. Near the end of the One Year War, he piloted the Full Armor Gundam and fought against the Psycho Zaku. He is a survivor of the Moore Brotherhood that fought the Living Dead Division in the Thunderbolt Sector. He was summoned to Spartan to participate in a certain confidential operation. The son of the former Moore head.
[Right] Daryl Lorenz (CV: Ryohei Kimura) A member of the Principality of Zeon. Ranked a second lieutenant. He is the pilot of Acguy and is the commander of the MS platoon. He is a survivor of the Living Dead Division made up of disabled soldiers. Near the end of the One Year War, he amputates his right arm to pilot the Psycho Zaku but eventually all his limbs become artificial. After the war, he descends to Earth and commences an intelligence assessment of the South Seas Alliance as a member of the Principality of Zeon (seen as a resistance army by the Federation.)
[Left] Bianca Carlisle (CV: Yurina Furukawa) A member of the Earth Federation Forces. Ranked a second lieutenant. The female pilot of the Guncannon Aqua deployed to Spartan. A soldier with long military service that received many spoils since the time of the One Year War. She finds Io a kindred spirit due to their shared music hobby and proposes sessions with him. She was a pro musician before enlisting.
[Right] Vincent Pike (CV: Tomokazu Sugita) A member of the Earth Federation Forces. Ranked a colonel. Captain of the assault carrier Spartan as part of the confidential operation directed by officer Monica Humphrey. He honors etiquette despite despising lowering his heads to others.
Billy Hickham (CV: Ryota Ohsaka) A member of the Principality of Zeon. Ranked a second lieutenant. A pilot of Acguy. During the One Year War, he was selected for New Type training and was deployed onto the battlefield as a New Type exclusive mobile suit pilot.
※ EST (Electronic Sell Through)… A sell-through streaming service that has no viewing time limit ※ TVOD (Transactional Video on Demand)… A rental streaming service that has a viewing time limit ※ Streaming time schedule, period, and prices may differ depending on each streaming service. For more details, please check the streaming service managements.
Fall 2017, Season 2’s Theatrical Edition Screening Event Begins! Blu-ray and DVD sales are also scheduled!
■ Gunpla “HG ATLAS GUNDAM” is scheduled to release on March 11th!
HG 1/144 ATLAS GUNDAM (GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT Ver.) Scheduled to release on March 11, 2017 / 2,484 yen (tax included)
■ The anime’s 1st season is currently a big streaming hit! Blu-rays and DVDs are also currently a popular release!
Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt DECEMBER SKY, episodes 1 – 4 of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, is currently streaming as a big hit on streaming services. Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt DECEMBER SKY is currently a popular release as a 4K ULTRA HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray Disc, and DVDs. Please take this opportunity to watch the first season.
※Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt episodes 1 – 4 are only being streamed as EST.