MS IGLOO 2 announced, MS IGLOO for Blu-Ray
This month's Hobby Japan announces MS IGLOO 2: Gravity Of The Battlefront. The setting of the story will be on Earth and from the point of view of the Earth Federation Forces. The format is given as three 30-minute episodes in high definition. The 3D CGI will be of a higher quality than that seen in the previous production. The staff is largely the same though the mecha designers behind the Design Works are given as: Yutaka Izubuchi, Kimitoshi Yamane, Takuhito Kusanagi, Shinji Aramaki and Fumihiro Katagai. The super high-detail designs will appear in the U.C. Hardgraph line and be used as is in the animation. The official site, http://www.msigloo2.net, will open on the 25th.
The previous installments of MS IGLOO will also hit Blu-Ray: August 22 for The Hidden One Year War and September 26 for Apocalypse 0079. Additionally, The Hidden One Year War, having been previously available in Japan only in limited DVD release, will finally be available there on a standard DVD release on June 25.
MS IGLOO 2 site update
The site's News page says a promo video for MS IGLOO 2 will be shown at the 47th Shizuoka Hobby Show on May 17-18.
MS IGLOO 2 DVD and Blu-ray release details
Bandai Visual's site put out a PDF press release announcing the release date of Volume 1 of the MS IGLOO 2 OVA as October 24. Both Blu-ray and DVD formats will be on sale the same day, a first for Gundam. Volume 1 will contain one episode, "Destroy The God Of Death!", and both versions will come with a box. Volume 2 will be out January 23 and Volume 3 on April 24. A bit of info from the brief story description on Bandai Visual's site says the focus will be on Odessa.
MS IGLOO 2 preview screening
Sunrise writes that a preview screening of the first episode of MS IGLOO 2 will take place on September 5 at Akihabara's UDX Theater, nearly 2 months before it hits DVD & Blu-ray. Staff members will also appear for a discussion. The event is open to people who apply for a seat through the latest issues of Hobby Japan, Dengeki Hobby, Gundam Ace, Weekly Ascii, or .dot anime's MS IGLOO 2 site. As usual, lucky attendees are selected at random.