In 1979, Yoshiyuki Tomino created a phenomenon; it was known as Mobile Suit Gundam. The legendary director known for killing off beloved characters (hence the nickname “Kill’em all Tomino“) is announced to return at the helm of a new project some time between 2014 and 2015.


This highly anticipated new work by Tomino was revealed in a teaser image presented by Bandai president Kazunori Ueno. The most likely candidate for this new work is codenamed ‘G-Reko‘ which was reported in the October 2012 issue of Gundam Ace. According to the magazine, the Tomino project will be “entering full-fledged production” soon. No further information about the new Tomino series has been further announced. (more on Gundam here at SGCafe through this link)


THE Yoshiyuki Tomino is the legendary director who helmed the original Mobile Suit Gundam in 1979 as well as  Space Runaway Ideon in 1980. He has then moved on with other legendary Gundam projects like Gundam Zeta, Turn A Gundam and Char’s Counter Attack. He has become the inspiration for other anime directors like RahXephon‘s Yutaka Izubuchi and Neon Genesis Evangelion‘s Hideaki Anno.

Another great news is that the anime adaptation of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko’s Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin manga will also be set for release some time between 2014 and 2015. Rumors of the manga’s anime adaptation have been circulating online but were later debunked by Sunrise in an issue of Gundam Ace. With the official announcement  however, fans of the manga as well as fans of the Universal Century timeline can now celebrate.



Kazunori Ueno announced that the legendary director’s return as well as the anime adaptation of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin will be part of the franchise’s 35th anniversary celebrations. Also part of the 35th anniversary celebrations are the previously announced ‘Gundam Build Fighters‘ which is slated for October 2013 and the conclusion to the ‘Mobile Suit Gundam UC‘ series which will be released in Spring 2014.


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