Right Stuf / Sunrise Will Be Releasing Original Gundam Anime on Blu-ray Disc
Anime retailer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. announced at the Anime Expo 2015 today that they will release the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV series on both DVD and Blu-ray format this fall. They also announced that they will release Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, After War Gundam X, and the Gundam Turn A movie collection set in North America.
China’s state broadcaster CCTV was seen using images of manned “mobile suit” robots from Japanese science-fiction franchise Gundam on Tuesday during a programme about alleged Japanese military aggression towards the country.
Screenshot of gundam CCTV Brief screenshot of China’s CCTV depicting images of “Gundam”during discussions on Japanese military. Photo: Youtube
The programme, Focus Today, invited experts to discuss the threat posed to China by Japanese military expansion. It criticised Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s wish to expand the “right to self-defence” and allow Japan to possess a full military. It also reported media claims that the prime minister had said the military expansion plan was “directly aimed at China.”
During a discussion with a researcher from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the programme showed footage of the Japanese military. It included images of Japan’s navy and air forces, which it said were published by Japan’s self-defence force.
Then, in between the footage, the programme showed images of Gundam mecha units.
Netizens wondered if China would see the import of Gundam animes as an act of military aggression by Japan.