Right Stuf Opens Pre-Orders for the ‘Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt’ Limited Edition Blu-ray

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Right Stuf has opened pre-orders for their imported limited edition Blu-ray release of the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt. Right Stuf provided an in-depth synopsis of the story:

Their war has not yet ended…

It is Universal Century 0079, at the end of the One Year War between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. The space colonies of Side 4, or Moore, were previously destroyed by a Zeon attack, and many colonists lost their lives. Side 4 became a shoal zone filled with the wreckage of destroyed colonies and warships, lit by constant flashes of lightning due to collisions between electrified debris. It soon came to be known as the “Thunderbolt Sector.”

The Moore Brotherhood, an Earth Federation Forces unit made up of surviving citizens from Moore, set out to exterminate the Zeon forces in the Thunderbolt Sector in order to reclaim their homeland. To halt the Federation advance, the Zeon forces deployed their own Living Dead Division, which was established to collect combat data on soldiers with prosthetic limbs.

Io Fleming, though part of the Moore Brotherhood, hates being tied down by his homeland and family history. Daryl Lorenz, having lost his legs in earlier battles, is now an ace sniper of the Living Dead Division. When they confront each other on the battlefield, they will reach a mutual realization. These two are destined to kill each other.

This release contains a storage box featuring artwork illustrated by Hajime Katoki. Inside of the box is a 108-page “Animation Works” booklet featuring line art illustrations and staff interviews, a sleeve case illustrated by Yasuo Ohtagaki, a specially created jacket illustration and a special 16-page booklet. On-disc extras include a bonus disc containing “Documentary of Thunderbolt”, storyboards from episodes 1-4, staff and cast audio commentary, promotional videos and TV commercials. None of the extras are in English; they are only in Japanese. All four episodes are presented with Japanese and English audio tracks and English, Japanese, French, Korean and Chinese subtitles.

There will only be limited quantities available. Pre-orders can be made here for $89.99 USD (U.S. Dollars) ahead of its release on July 2, 2016. The cover art is featured below.

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