Monday, January 18, 2010

Bandai Channel to Stream ALL Gundam series, mostly..

Bandai Channel is going to load streams of Mobile Suit Gundam, Zeta Gundam, Gundam Wing, Gundam Seed, Gundam Seed Destiny, and Gundam 00. These will be release exclusively via ANN, Crunchyroll and You Tube. Currently Bandai Entertainment, the North American distributor of Bandai properties, streams Gundam 00 and has previously streamed Seed Destiny.

All of these properties are already on DVD in the US, and thus already have US release licensing. ANN mentions that Bandai intends to name some additional shows after the Feb 1st release of these. To start they may mean we'll get to see the additional OVA series that have also already received US releases like O8th MS Squad and War in Pocket. Perhaps though this means we will finally see a great thawing coming, and finally ZZ Gundam, Turn A Gundam, and Gundam X will finally see the light of day in the US outside of pirate ships.

What I find most intriguing is the announcement that his will be done by Bandai Channel, which is Bandai Japan's Satellite channel. This could mean that the oft rumored launch of the Bandai Channel in North America may be on our door step.

So... Be sure to pre-order your Gundam UC blu-ray disks, and buy a couple for your relitives. The more $$ you spend on Legal Gundam properties, the more we we'll get.

Source -->ANN