Monday, September 5, 2011

Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Cast, Synopsis & Screen Shot Preview

Site: Toshiyuki Toyonaga plays lead Furitto; JAM Project, Minami Kuribayashi perform songs
The Gigazine website reported on the cast and theme song performers for next month's Mobile Suit Gundam AGE television anime series (along with other anime titles of the fall season):
  • Furitto Asuno: Toshiyuki Toyonaga
  • Emily Amondo: Aya Endo
  • Dike Ganheiru: Kouki Miyata
  • Guruudekku Einoa: Hiroki Touchi
  • Wolf Eniakuru: Daisuke Ono
  • Narration: Kazuhiko Inoue
  • Opening Theme Song: JAM Project
  • Ending Theme Song: Minami Kuribayashi "Kimi no Naka no Eiyū" ("The Hero in You")
The story of the anime spans a century and three generations of Gundam pilots. In the year A.G. (Advanced Generation) 101 — several hundred years after humans migrated to space colonies — an Unknown Enemy (UE) suddenly attacks the space colony Angel and destroys it. The calamity and the huge loss of life became known afterward as "The Day the Angel Fell From the Skies."

Seven years later, the war with the UE comes to the once peaceful colony where seven-year-old Furitto Asuno lives. When Furitto loses his mother to the war, he is entrusted with the "AGE Device," a memory unit which has been handed down from generation to generation in his family. On the device are the designs for "Gundam," an ancient mobile suit known as a savior. Furitto resolves to build the Gundam.

In the year A.G. 115, 14-year-old Furitto is at the Earth Federation base Arinsuton on the space colony Nora. Also living on Nora is Furitto's oldest friend Emily and their classmate Dike. For seven years, Furitto has continued developing with the base's engineers, and at last the "Gundam" is complete. The Gundam is equipped with the AGE System, which allows the unit automatically evolve. However, the UE has arrived at Nora, and Furitto must fight in the very Gundam he built himself. Commander Einoa is the captain of the Earth Federation Forces battleship Diva, and Lieutenant Junior Grade Eniakuru is a Federation ace pilot known by the nickname "White Wolf."

Akihiro Hino, president of the game studio Level 5 (Inazuma Eleven, Danbōru Senki), is supervising the story of the anime. Susumu Yamaguchi is helming the project after directing most of the Keroro Gunsō (Sgt. Frog) films. Yamaguchi also worked as a key animator on Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, Mobile Suit Gundam F91, Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team, and the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed titles.

The series will premiere in Japan on October 9.

thanks to ANN & javed_13
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