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‘SD Gundam World Sangoku Suketsuden’ Launches Anime & Manga

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Repeated warfare has destroyed countries that once prospered gloriously, leaving the land in ruins. Just when revival is in sight, an epidemic of the mysterious Yellow Zombie Virus breaks out. The virus carriers lose themselves and start attacking people. The survivors are forced to live inside fortified cities for protection.
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A new project is getting ready to go wide with the reveal of the SD Gundam World Sangoku Sōketsuden property. It’s going for an international approach where there’ll be the three main legs of it with an anime, some manga, and, of course, model kits. Coming from inspiration by the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel, it’s part of the 40th-anniversary celebration for the Gundam property.

The anime adaptation is slotted for a July debut with it set to be released in fourteen countries around the world. Its directed by Takahiro Ikezoe based on the scripts by Touko Machida. It’s also launching two manga series that are part of the same shared world with the anime. One comes from Luk Mo Shek while the other is from Naoto Tsushima as they explore the characters of Cao Cao and Sun Jian respectively. Takuya Yamanaka is plotting the works for the artists.

Model kits will begin rolling out toward the end of March overseas.

Plot Concept: Repeated warfare has destroyed countries that once prospered gloriously, leaving the land in ruins. Just when revival is in sight, an epidemic of the mysterious Yellow Zombie Virus breaks out. The virus carriers lose themselves and start attacking people. The survivors are forced to live inside fortified cities for protection.

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After the Yellow Zombie Virus epidemic, people have surrounded their territories with high walls in order to keep out the infected. In the limited area that they live in, the only thing people can rely on is a form of energy known as “Trinity.” However, this finite energy has caused social stratification and much conflict. Each fortified city is isolated by walls, and each country is ruled by a lord.

[…]

However, behind closed walls, the lord Dong Zhuo has been acting in an outrageous manner since the passing of the previous lord. As if drawn together by destiny, Liu Bei Unicorn Gundam meets Guan Yu Nu Gundam and Zhang God Gundam and decides to save the world.

Eventually, the passion of the three young men will bring about great change in the world. The new heroes unveil a new chapter in history.

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