Anime Limited has announced that it will distribute the Blu-ray Collector's Edition of "Clash at Loum", the fifth volume of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavian territories.
According to the announcement:
"We (Anime Limited) will be taking pre-orders for this Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin V Clash at Loum set for the UK, Ireland and Scandinavian customers through our AllTheAnime.com web shop starting on Monday 19th June 2017. The deadline to pre-order this by Thursday 14th September 2017. After the deadline has passed we will not accept any more orders for this product. Though unlikely, should there be any additional units available following fulfilment of all orders, they will be made available to order through our AllTheAnime.com web shop on a first-come first-served basis.
"Once launched on Monday 19th June 2017, you will be able to find the listing for Gundam: The Origin V HERE.
"The product itself isn't released in Japan mid-November 2017, so we anticipate our stock to arrive following the Japanese release date. We anticipate order for this to be shipping in late November/early December 2017. Obviously if our allocation arrives earlier than that we will work to fulfil pre-orders sooner."
"This is a Japanese product. Though the main feature itself will include the English language dub and English subtitles to accompany the original Japanese audio, any additional features on the disc itself and/or the physical items included in the package itself will be in Japanese only.
The edition features:Storage box illustrated by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko (32.8cm x 32.8cm)
Illustration sheet of the storage box illustration by Yasuhiko (planned to be box-sized)
Storyboards & setting art book (400 pages planned)
Cell & Line art illustrations book (10 pages planned)
Sleeve (O-card) illustrated by Yasuhiko
Booklet featuring comic text by Yasuhiko (32 pages planned)
Staff & cast audio commentary
Special booklet (12 pages planned)
'Special Features (in Japanese only): PV, TV-Commercial, Video of the salutations on stage at the screening of Episode 4.
'We can only fulfil orders of this product to UK, Ireland and Scandinavian countries. Any orders placed outside of those countries/territories will be cancelled.'
The synopsis is as follows:
Universal Century 0079. Humanity has turned even space itself into a battlefield, and the Principality of Zeon forces advance after wiping out half the world's population by carrying out the Operation British (colony drop). In response, the Earth Federation Forces mobilize their overwhelming fighting strength to regain the advantage. The complex intrigues of the Zabi family… Sayla Mass, as she contends with the whims of fate… Hamon and Ramba Ral, who is now a pilot in the Zeon forces… Amuro and Fraw, leading peaceful lives at Side 7… a dark shadow falls across them all. And the Zeon ace Char Aznable, driven by revenge, goes into action as the “Battle of Loum” finally begins.Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin adapts Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's manga of the same name, which in turn is inspired by the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime's story.