More Big News Everyone (The Horn Blowing Continues)

And we get a trailer

Wow the show is brand new and yet is already making me feel nostalgic.  I’m really liking how the character designs look when animated too.  Simply amazing so far.

In other big news there was some information revealed about the upcoming 00 Movie, but it mostly deals with the mecha to be used in the series:

Gundam 00 QUANTA
– Setsuna’s machine
– Has a shield like the 00-Raiser over the left shoulder
– Has “funnels”.  There is a scene where the funnels are being used in the trailer.
– There is a fair bit of blue in the color scheme.

GUNDAM HARUT
– Allelujah’s machine
– Colored orange
– Can transform
– Harut and Marut are two angels mentioned in the Qur’an. The Gundam has a visor like the Astraea and the GN Archer.

GUNDAM ZABANIYA
– Lockon’s machine
– The Zabaaniyah are the guardians of Hell in the Qur’an.
– Looks like a close-combat unit.
– It has a slim torso and big legs like the Virtue.
– It carries a “GN Armor lite” on its back.
– Main weapon : Double hand gun.

GUNDAM RAFAEL
– Tieria’s machine
– See the Archangel Raphael.
– It has wired cannons in its fingers (like the Belphegor Gundam) and 4 cannons on its shoulders

I think at Gundam Expo people might have actually gotten to see them, and if any pictures turn up and are confirmed then I’ll post them, but just from the description it sounds like they’ve gone with the unsurprising choice to give them angelic themed names and to make them the successor’s to the 5th Generation Gundam’s.  A few things to consider though are the sudden shift from biblical naming to Qur’an naming choices for the mobile suits, and the fact that Tieria has a mobile suit and that for some reason Lockon’s has another unit on it’s back that sounds like it might be pilotable.  The only person he ever really seemed like he would partner up with like that was Anew, but of course she’s dead.  Feldt taking up her parents legacy rumours abound.

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10 Responses to “More Big News Everyone (The Horn Blowing Continues)”


  1. 1 Arabesque August 23, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Could Ian have changed the naming scheme as a way to get back at Setsuna for wreaking both that 00 and R2 lol?

    Unicorn looks like it will be the best looking Gundam series in the entire franchise just by looking at the trailer. Fantastic stuff.
    Hopefully I can just steer clear of the spoilers until winter.

  2. 2 Amuro1X August 24, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Actually, this would be the 5th Generation. S2 Gundams were the 4th Generation, S1 was 3rd gen, 2nd Gen is featured in 00P and 00F, while the 0 Gundam by itself counts as 1st Gen.

    That said, it just makes sense that they’d stick with angelic names, you know, them being Celestial Being. For Tieria, remember that he’s alive as data. This also wouldn’t be the first case of a Gundam being piloted by a digital Gundam Meister;look up Meister 874, or Hanayo, from 00P and 00F.

    As for Lockon’s Gundam, well, I’m guessing that if the thing on its back can be detached, remember that Lyle has a co-pilot:Haro.

  3. 3 schneider August 24, 2009 at 5:49 am

    I’m not too keen on the funnels thing. Much of the enjoyment I derived from 00 was Setsuna cutting things up rather than shooting them.

  4. 4 Animanachronism August 24, 2009 at 7:20 am

    So long as they don’t put Setsuna in a giant wacky mobile armour, I’m okay.

  5. 5 Kaioshin Sama August 24, 2009 at 8:04 am

    @Arabesque: Unicorn is almost guaranteed to have a ridiculous budget. Spread out over 6 OVA’s this is going to be something. It’s not quite as long as Giant Robo, but it brings up anticipation of what that feeling was like. Where every episode felt like it was the perfect length and there was just enough time to delve into everything without a moment of drag.

    @Amuro1x: I know all about Hanayo and Hayana. They are what I suppose you could call my “waifus” (although Hayana terrifies me at the same time). You’ve gotta figure, the Haro concept has worked for 29 straight years, but they had to try something new with it eventually. Good thing they got it right straight off.

    @schneider: It was kind of inevitable that we would be getting funnels that would take advantage of Setsuna’s emerging Innovator abilities. However I doubt they would take away Setsuna’s primary combat leaning, which is of course knife-fighting and CQC.

    @Animanachronism: I think the only time the main protaganist unit has ever been a mobile armor was in Stardust Memory.

  6. 6 sadakups August 24, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Oh shit. New units for 00. Somewhat expected, but I can’t think of anything stronger than 00 Raiser. And funnels? Not a good thing. This is going to be Strike Freedom all over again.

    But then again, I’m curious (and excited) all over again.

  7. 7 Kaioshin Sama August 24, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    @sadakups: Naw, even if it’s Triple S Class, it’ll still be more exciting to watch in action then Strike Freedom, I can virtually guarantee that. The problem with Strike Freedom is that it happened to be in Seed Destiny, where the cheaper you could do the battles the more likely you were to see it done that way. Thus the most of Strike Freedom we saw was Kira using it’s dragoons to wipe out an entire force of ZAFT units without actually even moving. Thrilling….

    With 00 though there’s always been a real fight or struggle and it’s always looked pretty good, even as the 00 Raiser proved to be a tough nut to crack. Setsuna will still be getting up in there like Amuro with the Nu I bet, and the funnels will be used more for support as opposed to it’s main weapon like Kira with the Strike Freedom.

  8. 8 sadakups August 25, 2009 at 1:25 am

    I can bet my ass that people are going to complain all over again when the official scans of the new units come out.

  9. 9 Kaioshin Sama August 25, 2009 at 2:58 am

    @Sadakups: Oh pshh, guaranteed.

  10. 10 Arc September 26, 2009 at 9:15 am

    -…big legs like the Virtue.

    Sounds like more armor. I know it only happened twice, but Ian seems to be taking into consideration that Lyle seems to get himself into fights where Cherudim ended up missing a limb or 2 lol.


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