Date: 2010 October 22 17:01
Posted by Joe
The good folks at Beez have sent us details of a a free preview of the first 14 minutes of episode 2 of Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn): The Second Coming of Char.
Gundam UC episode 2 is currently planned to be released November 12, 2010 on Blu-ray disc simultaneously in the US, Canada, and Taiwan.
It'll also get a PSN release too.
You can watch the first 14 minutes of Gundam Unicorn Episode 2 on the Bandai Channel.
Press release as follows:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Paris, France, October 2010.
Latest episode from "Mobile Suit Gundam UC" first 14 minutes shown for free before premier on PSN® and Blu-ray street date
Tokyo, Japan, October 18, 2010 - Bandai Channel Co., Ltd. has announced a sneak pre-release preview of the newest animation work "Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn): The Second Coming of Char", based on Japan’s wildly successful "Mobile Suit Gundam" franchise, and is right now streaming the video preview on a limited-time basis worldwide for free. In this part, Banagher encounters Full Frontal, leader of the Neo Zeon remnants and the so-called "Second Coming of Char".
The entire complete episode premiers on PlayStation®Network beginning October 30, before the Blu-ray release. In addition to the United States and Canada, the territories of Europe (UK and France) have been included for the first time in this official PSN® release as well. The streaming video is available with the original Japanese voices and subtitled in English and French. "Gundam UC" episode 2 is currently planned to be released November 12, 2010 on Blu-ray disc worldwide simultaneously in the US, Canada, and Taiwan, with more regions to be announced shortly. Early Bird Discount applies for US, Canada and Taiwan residences.
Visit http://store.bandai-ent.com/ (US and Canada), or http://www.my-cartoon.com.tw/ (Taiwan) for more details. Episode 1 sold over 200,000 units on BD and DVD combined in Japan, while the trailers for episode 2 have reached over a million views! Check out for free why "Gundam UC" became Japan's #1 best-selling anime Blu-ray at time of release! Anime supporters, become a fan by clicking Like on our Gundam UC (Unicorn) Page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GundamUnicorn and get the latest news on www.gundam-unicorn.net/en/
Technical Specifications of the "Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn)" episode 2 Preview:
* Distribution Details
The first 14 minutes will be streamed for free as a preview.
* The actual OVA is approximately 60 minutes in length for the entire second episode of the series.
* Broadcast Availability Period
October 18, 2010 through October 30, 2010
* Broadcast Sites
Gundam Unicorn Official Site , Bandai Channel, AnimeNewsNetwork, Crunchyroll, YouTube, Bandai Entertainment’s "THE STORE", My-cartoon and others.
* For Bandai Channel, please visit http://extr.b-ch.com/freemv/view/gundam_uc_09/en/index.html
About Bandai Channel Co., Ltd.
Bandai Channel Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. Founded on March 1, 2002, it is primarily involved with the on-demand broadcasting of Japanese animation. As of October 2010, over 1100 series (approximately 17,500 episodes) have been made available in Japan. For more information, please visit www.b-ch.com.
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