Bandai Entertainment is celebrating the relaunch of its Gundam.info hub site by making three full-length Mobile Suit Gundam movies freely available. Because there’s not a lot of time left until they go away, it’d be best to watch (or archive) them soon. As announced, Bandai is only keeping two of them up through the month of March 2020, with one going away on March 16, 2020.
The movies in question are Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: December Sky and its sequel Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower. These are in addition to the latest Gundam movie, Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative, which began streaming on March 13, 2020. The Thunderbolt movies will be available until March 31, 2020, while Narrative will only stay until March 16, 2020.
The Gundam Thunderbolt films are a feature-length compilation of the six-episode limited series and based on a manga. The story is set during the One Year War of Gundam‘s core Universal Century timeline. An Earth Federation squadron made up of refugees from a destroyed space colony called the Moore Brotherhood fights a fierce battle against the Principality of Zeon’s Living Dead Division, a group of amputee soldiers fitted with metal and cybernetic prosthetic limbs. They war over the “Thunderbolt Sector” an area of space filled with the debris from destroyed colonies and home to frequent electrical storms.
Here’s December Sky:
And here’s Bandit Flower:
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