Sunday, 20 November 2016

Unboxing [UK]: Gundam Reconguista in G - Complete Series: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)

The second MCM pickup is the second Gundam release from Anime Limited and the sole title not part of the Sunrise Gundam partnership.

Gundam Reconguista in G, also known as Gundam: G no Recoguista and G-Reco, is a 2014 Gundam series from Sunrise directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino (who last directed Gundam title being Turn-A Gundam back in 1999) and with character designer Kenichi Yoshida who's known for the Eureka Seven franchise. Reconguista in G is set in a timeline called Regild Century, about 1014 years after the end of the Universal Century (where Gundam 79 is set). I don't know much about this series aside from the rather odd reception it received during its simulcast.

Gundam Reconguista in G follows a similar UK release to Mobile Suit Gundam, with the exception that it's a complete series set and the discs are authored by @Anime, the French branch of All the Anime. In other words the set includes French support, however this series does not have an English dub.

The Collector's Edition set includes all 26 episodes across 3 Blu-ray discs in original Japanese audio with English and French subtitles. The subtitles can be changed during playback but not disabled so in a sense they're locked. The discs are region locked to B (UK/European/Australian players) only but it's the exact same that you would expect in Rightstuf's release (because the US release is using the @Anime author). Much like Gundam 79, the extras are pretty barebones with just textless songs but the UK Collector's Edition offers a chipboard artbox, two clear Blu-ray cases and 9 Artcards.

Blu-ray Specs:
Languages: Japanese
Audio: DTS-MA 2.0
Video: 1080p HD Native 16:9
Region: B
Subtitles: English, French
Subtitles Locked: Yes
Discs: 3

Plot Synopsis (via Anime Limited):
The cherry blossoms are blooming, the sun is shining, and it's the perfect time to hit the pool! Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa, and Rei are anxious to get into the water and warm up their winter muscles ASAP, but things aren't all flip-turns and finish lines. Haru's passion for swimming is drying up, which dashes Rin's hope for a true rivalry. With their futures after high school looming over them, Makoto and Haru are having a hard time focusing. And a gruff new Samezuka student, Sosuke, appears just in time to jeopardize Iwatobi's chance at nationals. 

On-Disc Extra Content:
Textless Songs

Collector's Edition Extras:
Chipboard rigid box packaging with 2 clear Blu-ray cases
9 Artcards

Gundam Reconguista in G is available only on Blu-ray for UK from Anime Limited. Rightstuf's North American release is also Blu-ray only.

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