The Petition (english version)

The Petition (english version)

Gundam Rising

In a recent (August 13th, 2017) interview with the Daily Sports newspaper in Japan, “Mobile Suit Gundam” character designer Yoshikazu Yasuhiko said he was open to a remake of the original 1979 anime. The response came after being questioned whether or not the current ongoing “Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin” anime would continue into the story of the first anime. Yoshikazu replied that he’d be lying if he said he doesn’t like the idea, but also that the whole “The Origin” staff feels the same way.
Yasuhiko further elaborated, saying that he still has regrets with the original show. Scheduling and budget issues, along with being shortened from 51 episodes to 43, prevented the show from reaching its best form and being, out of all the Gundam series, the one that aged the worst. As a result, he feels that, while it will always be number one to him, it is hard to impossible to show it to young people.
The purpose of this petition is to show support to Yasuhiko’s position up to persuade Bandai and Sunrise in fulfilling “The Origin” staff wish, thus delivering the animated sci-fi masterpiece original “Mobile Suit Gundam” is to a brand new and younger audience.

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