It has been announced on July 21st (Fri) that Mobile Suit Gundam THE ORIGIN: Clash at Battle of Loum, which will begin screening in 35 theaters nationwide from September 2nd (Sat), will hold stage greetings alongside screening on its opening day. Information on the characters and mechas that will appear in the episode have also been revealed.
■ Opening Day Screening & Stage Greetings Have Been Decided!
Stage greetings hosted by premium members will be held on September 2nd (Sat), the opening day, at Marunouchi Piccadilly. Additionally, a live viewing of the stage greetings will be held nationwide at all 35 screening theaters.
Guests include the wonderful cast members, starting from Mr. Shuichi Ikeda, voice of Char Aznable, as well as General Director Yoshikazu Yasuhiko. Advanced ticket sales began on July 24th (Mon) through the Gundam Fan Club and concluded on August 2nd (Wed). Be sure not to miss out on this valuable opportunity.
Episode 5 “Clash, Battle of Loum” Opening Day Screening & Stage Greeting
(Tokyo, Chiyoda, Yurakucho 2-5-1)
September 2, 2017 (Sat)
1. Event begins at 10:50am with stage greetings to be held after the screening
2. Event begins at 1:40pm with stage greetings to be held before the screening
Shuichi Ikeda (Char Aznable)
Banjo Ginga (Gihren Zabi)
Toru Furuya (Amuro Ray)
Toshiro Furukawa (Kai Shiden)
General Director Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Flat fee of 2,500 yen (tax included)
〇 Fan Club Advanced Ticket Sales
Application Period: July 24th (Mon) – August 2nd (Wed), 2017
Raffle Ticket Winners Notified On: August 3, 2017 (Thurs)
Tickets Sent On: Scheduled to be sent sequentially on August 14, 2017 (Mon)
〇 General Ticket Sales
WEB Sales: August 4, 2017 (Fri) 5:00pm –
Theater Ticket Window: August 5, 2017 (Sat) when the theater opens (if there are tickets remaining)
※ As this is a special event, advanced screening tickets, any kind of complimentary tickets, and SMT member coupons will not be useable
※ Tickets are sold first-come-first-serve and sales will end upon reaching the set ticket number.
※ One person is able to purchase up to 4 tickets. Please confirm details with your theater for instructions related to other fees.
※ Upon purchasing your ticket online, you can print your ticket at the ticket machine in the Marunouchi Piccadilly lobby during business hours.
※ On the day itself, there will be products that require you to present a ticket for purchasing. There will also be a standby line for purchasing and a possibility of not being in time for the start of the screening due to congestion. Please exchange your tickets beforehand.
※ Tickets can be purchased through your computer or your smart phone.
※ If you will be purchasing your ticket online, payment can only be made with credit card or through your phone carrier (only a portion of the theaters.) (Payment cannot be made with cash.)
※ Please understand that we will refuse all entries during the middle of stage greetings no matter what the situation is.
※ Cameras (including cellphone cameras), filming, and audio recording within the venue is strictly prohibited.
※ Purchasing tickets for resale is strictly prohibited.
※ No matter what circumstance arises, we cannot make any changes or refunds after you have purchased and exchanged your ticket.
※ All seats are assigned. Those who do not have tickets will be unable to watch the event.
※ Guests and stage greetings may change without prior notice due to certain circumstances.
※ On the day of the event, there will be media coverage and filming. We appreciate your understanding.
※ We cannot look after your belongings.
※ We may put restrictions on entry into the theater and/or usage of the restroom.
■ Appearing Characters & Mecha Revealed!
▲ Ramba Ral
Lieutenant Colonel of the Principality of Zeon Forces. He pilots a personally customized blue MS-04 BUGU. He executes the Hatte, otherwise known as Side 2, invasion due to the colony’s support of the Earth Federation Forces. Afterwards, he is commanded by Dozle to participate in Operation British, an operation proposed by Gihren, however…
A member of the Principality of Zeon Forces. He becomes a Lieutenant after his military achievements at the beginning of the War of Independence during the city invasions on the Moon. During the Battle of Loum, he acts as the leader of the Black Tri-Stars and pilots the MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type. He is the commander of the 1st Battalion, a special assault battalion, that was formed from the 2nd Platoon.
A member of the Principality of Zeon Forces. He becomes a Second Lieutenant after his military achievements on the moon together with Gaia and Mash. He pilots the state-of-the-art mobile suit MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type and participates in the Battle of Loum as a member of the Black Tri-Stars. He regards Char, the commander of another special assault battalion, as his rival.
A member of the Principality of Zeon Forces. He becomes a Second Lieutenant after his military achievements on the moon together with Gaia and Ortega. He is a member of the Black Tri-Stars. After their promotions, the trio use personally customized black mobile suits. He pilots the MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type and aims to achieve results from the Battle of Loum.
[Left] Degwin Sodo Zabi
The first Sovereign of the Principality of Zeon founded in Side 3. He rose in revolt to the Earthnoid-oriented Earth Federation government and named his country in honor of Zeon Zum Deikun who advocated the autonomous independence of Spacenoids. Although he approves of the War of Independence instigated by Gihren and his sons, he is searching for a path to early reconciliation.
[Right] Gihren Zabi
The leader of the Principality of Zeon. An Admiral of the Principality of Zeon Forces. The oldest son of the Zabi Family. His father, Degwin, presides over him as Sovereign and founded the Principality of Zeon. On January 3, U.C. 0079, he declared war as the representative of the Principality against the Earth Federation government. He plans to decisively win the war with a short decisive battle and drafts Operation British.
[Left] Dozle Zabi
A Vice Admiral of the Principality of Zeon’s Space Assault Force. The third son of the Zabi Family. He is responsible for supervising Operation British devised by his older brother Gihren. Onboard the flagship Valkyrie, he acts as the Dozle Fleet Commander. To prevent the advance of the Earth Federation Space Fleet led by Revil, he lies in wait in the Loum Sector.
[Middle] Kycilia Zabi
The commander of the Principality of Zeon Forces’ Mobile Assault Forces. A Rear Admiral. She usurped Granada and Von Braun at the beginning of the War of Independence during the city invasions on the Moon. The fourth child and oldest daughter of the Zabi Family. She controls a secret agency called the Kycilia Agency. With the compulsory investigatory power, she plans the capture of Ramba Ral after he disobeys a command from Dozle.
[Right] Garma Zabi
The youngest and fourth son of the Zabi Family. A Second Lieutenant of the Principality of Zeon Forces. He observes the Battle of Loum alongside his father Degwin. He regards Char, who he attended the same military academy with, as his rival and feels flustered by his performance.
[Left] Zenna Zabi
Dozle’s wife. She becomes a sympathetic supporter despite being bewildered by how doting Dozle is towards their beloved daughter Mineva.
[Right] Mineva Zabi
Dozle and Zenna’s daughter.
A young man who lives in Island Iffish, the capital bunch of Side 2 Hatte. He enlisted in the militia established to counter the Zeon Forces’ attacks. He had planned to go to Japan on Earth in April.
[Right] Fang Li
Yuki’s lover. Due to the approaching attack of the Zeon Forces, she evacuates with her family to a shelter and reunites with Yuki en route.
▲ MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type(Above: Gaia / Left: Ortega / Right: Mash)
The MS-06 Zaku II, a suit that actively participates as the main force of the Principality of Zeon Forces, underwent development into a suit that would have utilizable versatility in accordance to various military situations starting with the Early Production Type C-Type, then the F-Type. Once the Principality of Zeon began preparing the mass production system of the highly versatile C-Type for the outbreak of the War of Independence, they then begin development on the MS-06 Zaku II and specialized the model to specifically deal with local restrictive battles. During that time, the model that was completed in the quickest period was the MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type. The suit’s versatility was removed and improvements were made for a higher mobility to specialize the suit for combat in space. A propellant tank that could store much more propellant to consume at a larger capacity was added as a large-sized randoseru backpack. Three large-sized thrusters for acceleration were installed into each leg for a total of six thrusters to work towards an increase in mobility. This suit was used by the Black Tri-Stars – Gaia, Ortega, and Mash who once took part as test pilots during the mobile suit’s development – in a large-scale fleet battle in the early days of the War of Independence called the Battle of Loum. The three-in-one tactical maneuver, a formation made for anti-ship battles, is the trio’s specialty and is characterized by the trio’s varying armaments depending on their roles in battle. Gaia’s suit, which leads the team, is equipped with a shield on both shoulders and the number of rounds its bazooka carries has been increased. Mash’s suit has excellent firing ability and is equipped with the anti-ship MS rifle ASR-78 and is able to shoot middle and long-range distances. Lastly, Ortega’s suit specializes in close quarters combat and coordinates with the attacks of Gaia and Mash to deal the finishing blow in a direct attack with its Giant Heat Hawk. As a result, they will achieve remarkable results from the Battle of Loum.
▲ MS-04 BUGU
MS-04 BUGU is a prototype suit that was created in disregards to productivity and maintainability, and instead takes actual combat elements into account. It is developed from the YMS-03 WAFF, a suit that is a founder-like existence in mobile suit development. Though the suit is said to be completed as a version of a mobile suit, afterwards, MS-05 Zaku I was developed from MS-04 BUGU’s data and had more balance in practicality and productivity. Only a small quantity of MS-04 BUGU was manufactured before the outbreak of the War of Independence due to the mass production of MS05 Zaku I, erasing the suit from the frontlines. However, MS-04 BUGU’s performance surpassed that of MS-05 Zaku I’s and the number of mobile suits manufactured were still few, so some pilots continued to use MS-04 BUGU. Ramba Ral, a test pilot during the time of the mobile suit’s development, was also one of those pilots. Ramba piloted his MS-04 BUGU, equipped with an A2-sized MS Bazooka and Heat Hawk Shield, and participated in the attack against the Side 2 Hatte Defense Unit during the outbreak of the War of Independence as the commander of the Mobile Suit Forces.
▲ GG Gas Instillation Boat
The first large-scale operation in the War of Independence waged by the Principality of Zeon Forces was Operation British; the operation would bring about the end of a space colony to target Jaburo where the Earth Federation Forces Headquarters were located. To execute this operation, Zeon needed to acquire a space colony that was in nearly undamaged condition. The Principality of Zeon Forces decide to target Island Iffish, the capital bunch of Side 2 Hatte and pro-Earth Federation, and utilize GG Gas, a lethal chemical weapon, to cause the death of all its inhabitants. What had been used then was a special space boat that would be able to transport and instill the GG Gas into the colony. This space boat is configured with a top unit that controls the steering and gas instilling operation and a bottom tank unit. This space boat was originally not developed for the specific use of instilling the GG Gas, but for the transportation of gases, such as oxygen, and liquids that are used in the construction of colonies and for instilling the matter onsite. It was then put to a different use by the military. Due to that reason, the crew wore a special normal suit that would prevent them from suffering even from the unforeseen GG Gas leakage.
▲ Island Iffish
Side 2 is a group of space colonies located in the Lagrangian Point 4 (L4) and is located near the Moon. Hatte is the name of Side 2 and Island Iffish is its capital bunch. The colony is shaped by three externally placed mirror panels and uses an “open-type” formation that alternated between light panels called “rivers” and land. Side 2 Hatte expressed its political affiliation with the Earth Federation despite being composed of Spacenoid citizens. A Hatte Defense Unit, equipped with armaments that were provided by the Earth Federation Forces or hurriedly constructed in the colony, worked to guard and maintain public order of the colony. Following the Principality of Zeon Forces’ declaration of war during the outbreak of the War of Independence, Zeon immediately begins attacking Side 2 due to the colony’s political opposition. Island Iffish then became the target of Operation British as plotted by the Principality of Zeon Forces and all citizens that resided in the Side lose their lives to the lethal GG Gas. The nearly undamaged colony, now fallen into the hands of the Principality of Zeon, is then used in a colony drop to destroy Jaburo where the Earth Federation Forces Headquarters are located. A heat-resistant coating was applied to its outer walls and boosters, installed into Island Iffish, separated the colony from its Lagrangian Point. The colony then began free falling towards Earth and was brought to a low Earth orbit. Island Iffish, divided into three parts as it reentered the atmosphere, fell incessantly to various places on Earth, and brought about humanity’s greatest tragedy in history.
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