This year marks the 38th birthday of Mobile Suit Gundam, a franchise created by Yoshiyuki Tomino in 1963, and it looks like the mech anime genre is far from over. At a special screening of Gundam: Reconguista in G in Italy this weekend, Tomino revealed that a new project for the Reconguista in G franchise is being developed, Comicbook reports.
Gundam: Reconguista in G, a series directed by Tomino himself, ran from 2014 to 2015. It consisted of 26 episodes and thanks to Sunrise, it was released in North America. Check out Sunrise's description of the series:
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.
Tomino didn't release any specific details about the project, but a tweet from animator Kazumi Nakatsu suggested that there's a feature film in the works; however, that tweet had already been deleted.
At least for now, we can look forward to the real-world mech battle between USA and Japan.