Following from the news that Right Stuf would be releasing it in America, Anime Limited have announced they will once again be acting as Sunrise’s regional partner in the UK in order to release Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky, the compilation movie of the recent four part series released online in Japan.
Based on a manga of the same name, Thunderbolt follows previous Gundam animated sidestories in revealing an untold tale of the original series One Year War conflict. Specifically the battles between the Federation forces of the destroyed Side 4 against a unit of Zeon pilots outfitted with prosthetic limbs. Aiming for an older audience, the series mixes intense mobile suit skirmishes with jazz and country music.
As with their releases of The Origin, Anime Limited will be selling this release only by pre-order and at a price set by Sunrise. Thunderbolt will retail for £74.99, including a Hajime Katoki designed storage box, storyboards, a booklet and a bonus disc. Again, as with The Origin none of these will be translated though the main feature will be presented in a choice of subtitled Japanese and dubbed English.
Pre-orders for the title must be made before 11:59pm Monday 22nd May via Anime Limited’s online store.