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New Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Sequel in the Works… For 2027?!

New Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Project in the Works… For 2027?!We’ve been hearing rumblings the last couple years about a sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Now director Seiji Mizushima is here with some good news and some bad news.

The project, said Mizushima at an event at Gundam Cafe Tokyo November 15, is definitely still happening. But due to COVID-19 delays, it probably won’t be out for seven years. That’s 2027, folks.

If it’s any consolation, 2027 is an important year for Gundam 00: it’s exactly 20 years since the first season of the series.

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 had two seasons that aired from 2007 to 2009, followed by a video game, original video animation and film.

Anybody looking forward to the Gundam 00 sequel, as far off as it may be?

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: Otakomu

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.