News: Zeta Gundam goes Blu-Ray!

Although this might be along time coming on American shores, it's still worth mentioning that one of the most revered Gundam series is finally coming to Blu-Ray in Japan!

Anime News Network relays a news article originally posted on the Japanese website, AV Watch:

"Yoshiyuki Tomino and Sunrise's Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam anime series will be released this winter in two Blu-ray Disc sets in Japan. A product listing on Bandai Visual's website reveals that the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Memorial Box Part I will be released on December 19 as a limited edition with 25 HD-mastered episodes off new film prints, a 60-page booklet, and a box with new art. The box will retail at 36,750 yen (about $US336). The second box set is scheduled for January 23, 2009. These will be the first Blu-ray Disc box sets for a Gundam television series, although the recent Mobile Suit Gundam 00 series is being released on Blu-ray Disc starting this month."

Article Link: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-08-12/zeta-gundam-box-sets-go-blu-ray-in-japan-this-january
Orginal Source: http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/docs/20080812/bandai.htm

Pure awesomeness. Here's hoping that the subs from the English language DVD re-release are on there for those with hopes to import it. Keep your fingers crossed.

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