Sunrise announced in a livestream that the company is producing a new Gundam anime project titled Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative. Sunrise made the announced on April 20, 2018 in a livestream. The new anime is set in U.C. 0097 of the Universal Century of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. It will have a theatrical screening this November.
Sunrise also put up a website for the new project, and plans a New Tactical Game Project for smartphones. The company also plans to extend the project to manga and novels. Shunichi Yoshizawa is directing the anime, Harutoshi Fukui is handling the script, while Kumiko Takahashi and Se Jun Kim are designing the characters.
The Gundam Series is a science fiction media franchise created by Sunrise. The series features militarized giant robots, or mechas, that bear the name of Gundam. The franchise’s first anime series aired on April 7, 1979 titled as Mobile Suit Gundam.