As promised, Gundam.info’s official YouTube channel has now released the very first episode of Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight Axis. The anime is set in the Universal Century, the same timeline as the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam anime. Without further ado, here is episode 1:

This will be the first of six episodes, with each of the first five episodes being three minutes long. Meanwhile, the final episode will be eight minutes long. According to Gundam.info, here is the story:

Late U.C. 0096. The Earth Federation government, regarding the existence of the “psycho-frame” as a threat, organizes the Mastema special forces team under the command of Lieutenant JG Mehmet Merca, a member of its intelligence bureau. The team is ordered to enter and investigate part of the shattered asteroid Axis, which is drifting in the Earth Sphere. The investigative team accompanying Mehmet includes two civilians named Arlette Almage and Danton Highleg, who were formerly an engineer and a test pilot with the Principality of Zeon and Neo Zeon.

While investigating a supposedly unoccupied facility within Axis, Mastema comes under attack from a new model of Gundam that belongs to a private militia called Birnam. Arlette and Danton fight back using a red Zaku III Custom, a mobile suit they once helped develop. As the fighting escalates, Arlette, following a secret agenda of her own, makes her way to the wreckage of the Sazabi that lies abandoned on the surface of Axis…

The anime will be based on Ark Performance (Arpeggio of Blue Steel mangaka) and Koujirou Nakamura’s manga of the same name. Gundam UC assistant director Se Jun Kim is making his directorial debut in this anime over at Sunrise. The anime will be released as a net anime or ONA.

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