The Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin OVA series received a Japanese broadcast run with a new recompilation cut on April 28th, 2019 and we recently saw Crunchyroll stream it. The series will go under the name Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin: Advent of the Red and now Toonami has announced that they’ll be running it on their block on Cartoon Network beginning July 6th, 2019.
Originally released in 2015, the series was directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and Takashi Imanshi based on the series composition by Katsuyuki Sumisawa. Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and Tsukasa Kotobuki handled the character designs and Sunrise produced the animation.
The Japanese cast includes Megumi Han as Artesia Som Deikun/Sayla Mass, Shuuichi Ikeda as Casval Rem Deikun/Édouard Mass, Char Aznable and Tetsuya Kakihara as Garma Zabi.
The English cast includes Keith Silverstein as Casval Rem Deikun/Édouard Mass, Maggie O’Connor as Artesia Som Deikun/Sayla Mass and Chris Niosi as Garma Zabi.
Plot concept: The tragic story of Char Aznable, the ace pilot known as the Red Comet, and his sister Sayla Mass unfolds against the backdrop of the events leading to the One Year War. The Zabi family’s rise to power, the birth of the Principality of Zeon, the early days of famous aces such as Ramba Ral and the Black Tri-Stars, the development of the revolutionary new weapon known as the mobile suit, and the road to war against the Earth Federation are all depicted onscreen for the first time.