In 1979, Mobile Suit Gundam changed the anime landscape. Now, as its 40th anniversary in 2019 draws ever closer, the anime’s original character designer and Gundam: The Origin mangaka, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, has teased that something big is coming to the Gundam franchise for that year. In an interview with Japanese newspaper, Daily Sports, the animator and mangaka teased that they may even do a remake of Yoshiyuki Tomino’s 1979 classic.

The 69-year old animator and mangaka said that the original Gundam had several scheduling and budgeting issues, therefore it was filled with plenty of animation problems and really wasn’t perfect. He said that for the 40th anniversary, they will be using the latest technology to restore the anime in 2019.

However, he really didn’t say anything concrete yet, which means that nothing is still official. However, his words did cause a huge stir back in Japan, as Gundam fans are now faced with the possibility of a Mobile Suit Gundam remake. But until we get an official announcement from Sunrise or Bandai themselves, we can only just assume.

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Source: Livedoor News

 

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