It has been revealed that the novel Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight Axis, which is currently being serialized on the website Yatate Bunko, will be adapted into an anime. Yatate Bunko is a label from animation studio Sunrise that provides original novels.
The anime will be exclusively streamed via the Gundam Fan Club official app from June 2017.
Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight Axis teaser PV
Yatate Bunko’s first anime!
Koujirou Nakamura, the author of the novel Mobile Suite Gundam Twilight Axis, wrote the screenplay for Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Utawarerumono no Itsuwari no Kamen, and Arslan Senki.
Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight Axis／Image from Yatate Bunko
Se Jun Kim, an animator from Sunrise, will be the director. The story and concept design will be carried out by Ark Performance, known for Mobile Suit Gundam MSV-R Return of Johnny Leiden and Arpeggio of Blue Steel.
The outline is as follows.
U.C.0096, the Earth Federation Army Information Division feel the threat to the ‘Psycho Frame’ after the ‘Laplace Box’ incident. In order to close in on the mystery, an investigation team was dispatched to the asteroid Axis, whose plummet to Earth was prevented due to the influence of the ‘Psycho Frame’. Within the members of the investigation team are Arlette Almage and Danton Hyleg, both of whom served the Principality of Zeon and Neo Zeon as an engineer and a test pilot, repectively. Upon infiltrating Axis, the investigation team is attacked by new-style Gundam at a base where no one should have been.
Arlette and Danton encounter something they never would have imagined…
Quoted from Yatate Bunko
(From left) Arlette Almage, Danton Hyleg/Image by Yatate Bunko
The characters released on the official website include Arlette Almage, who helped with weapons development for the Principality of Zeon during the One Year War, along with Danton Hyleg, who was in charge of data collection as a test pilot for Mobile Suits in the Axis being controlled by the Zeon Principality or Neo Zeon.
(From left) Zaku III and AN-01/Tristan／Image from Yatate Bunko
Zaku III and Gundam AN-01/Tristanare the new Mobile Suits.