Brace yourselves people, the legend is coming back next year. Yes, legendary Japanese anime director Yoshiyuki Tomino’s previously announced new anime project has indeed been officially named and has been slated for next year.
Tomino’s new work has been titled G no Rekongista (G のレコンギスタ). The project was just code-named ‘G-Reko‘ when it was introduced in the October 2012 issue of Gundam Ace magazine and people have become very excited ever since. (For more stories about Gundam here on SGCafe, click here)
Earlier this month, Bandai President Kazunori Ueno himself made the announcement that this new Tomino project will be part of Mobile Suit Gundam’s 35th anniversary, however, he did not explain any further as he only revealed a teaser image and said that it is slated for 2014 or 2015.
G no Rekongista is slated for the Spring 2014 anime season next year and will be written and directed by Tomino himself. Kenichi Yoshida of Eureka 7 fame will provide the character designs while Hajime Yatate will be Tomino’s co-writer. The animation for the series will be produced by (who else?) Sunrise.
The legendary director has been on the helm of legendary anime projects like the original Mobile Suit Gundam in 1979, Space runaway Ideon in 1980, Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta in 1985-1986, Gundam ZZ in 1986-1987, Char’s Counter-Attack in 1988, Gundam F-91 in 1991, Victory Gundam in 1993 and Turn A Gundam in 1999-2000. He is also a producer for the classic robot anime Voltes V in 1977 as well as the writer for the Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam manga.
Yoshiyuki Tomino has been nicknamed by fans as “Kill’em all Tomino” for killing off beloved characters as the series progresses. He has served as the inspiration for other anime directors like RahXephon‘s Yutaka Izubuchi and Neon Genesis Evangelion‘s Hideaki Anno.
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