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Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Gets Sequel, Stage Play

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Gets Sequel, Stage PlayMobile Suit Gundam 00 will be getting a sequel, it was announced Saturday.

Director Seiji Mizushima, who helmed the original, is working on the project.

It is not yet clear whether the sequel will be a new series, film, OVA or something else entirely.

It was also announced that the series will be getting a stage play, which will premiere in February 2019.

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 originally aired between 2007 and 2008, and had 25 episodes. A second season aired in 2008-2009.

Here’s how Sunrise and Right Stuf describe the series:

The year is 2307 A.D. While the Earth’s reserves of fossil fuels have been depleted, humanity has obtained a new, nearly infinite source of energy to replace them in the form of large-scale solar-powered generation systems based on three huge orbital elevators. However, the benefits of this system are available only to a handful of major powers and their allies.

These orbital elevators belong to three superpower blocs: the Union, the Human Reform League and the AEU. These confederations 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 unite as one.

In this world of unceasing conflict, a private armed organization steps forward, declaring their intention to eliminate war through martial force. Using the power of their mobile suits combatively, a series of four high-performance machines each dubbed “Gundam,” the paramilitary organization known as Celestial Being takes the world stage, beginning armed interventions within all the world’s nations.

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.