Starts October 2. 11:59 PM Japan Time on MBS
What is it?
Reconguista in G (G-Reco) is the next series in the long running Gundam franchise. It’s the first traditional Gundam series after the well received Gundam Unicorn and the first Gundam TV show post the fan-favorite Gundam Build Fighters
Why should I care?
Other than it being a Gundam show, G-Reco is a series that’s been a long time coming. It is the first Gundam project from original Gundam creator, Yoshiyuki Tomino since the Zeta Gundam film trilogy in 2006. It also marks his first Gundam TV series since the amazing Turn A Gundam ended in 2000.
If that’s not enough, G-Reco brings in character design talent from Kenichi Yoshida, famous for his work on Overman King Gainer and Eureka 7. It also includes more Sunrise talent with mechanical designers that have worked on Code Geass, Gundam SEED, The 08th MS Team and Escaflowne.
What’s it about?
G-Reco takes place in the Regild Century(R.C.) year 1014. A young pilot, Bellri Zenam, member of the Capital Guard is caught in an attack on the capital by a group of Space Pirates. In typical Gundam fashion, he encounters the mobile suit Gundam G-Self operated by the pirate group and finds himself as one of the few able to pilot it. Bellri joins the space pirates in uncovering a plot that could change the entirety of the Reguild Century.
Do I need to have seen other Gundam shows to enjoy this?
The Reguild Century is technically a time far in the future of the Universal Century, the main Gundam timeline. That being said, G-Reco wasn’t even originally planned as a Gundam show and nothing so far shows any need for prior knowledge. Expect maybe a few minor callbacks like old mechs in the series, but there probably won’t be much more of a connection than that.
Studio: Sunrise (Gundam, Code Geass, Cowboy Bebop)
Director: Yoshiyuki Tomino (Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Turn A Gundam, Overman King Gainer)
Character Designer: Kenichi Yoshida (Eureka 7, Overman King Gainer)
Mechanical Designers: Kimitoshi Yamane (Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne, Gundam SEED, The 08th MS Team) , Akira Yasuda (Code Geass)
Music: Yugo Kanno (Psycho-Pass, JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure:Stardust Crusaders)
How can I watch it?
Are you in Japan? If so, G-Reco will be airing on TBS/MBS starting October 2. If not, there is no current official release announced. Gundam.info’s YouTube channel did air Gundam Build fighters, the Gundam SEED HD remasters and will be airing Gundam Build Fighters Try. It’s very possible G-Reco will make its way over there. I will update the OP with an official announcement if/when it’s made.
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I like this show, where can I get more?
Gundam Build Fighters Try is airing at the same time. You can check that out on Gundam.info’s Youtube channel or its OT. May I also recommend visiting the Gundam Community OT or the NeoGaf Anime OT ? They’re good people.