Unboxing: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam – Part 1 & Part 2 [UK]

Anime Limited slowly continues to push out Mobile Suit Gundam franchises and this time we take a look at the distributors second major instalment into the Gundam franchise; namely the Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray releases of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.

When Anime Limited released Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam – Part 1 on Blu-ray during February 2017 the first 1,000 units came with a chipboard artbox that would hold both half of the series; meanwhile the first 1,000 units of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam – Part 2, which was released much later, would include a collector’s artbook featuring various artwork from the series.

In short it is a ‘direct’ replica of how the original Mobile Suit Gundam series was released, of which we also unboxed, albeit with slightly different packaging and artwork and more importantly a different series inside. Regardless of the presentation and contents it can be considered a strange release formula by Anime Limited, as it means some fans could receive one but not the other; but fortunately for me i managed to obtained both (as pre-orders were guranteed to get them).

In any event both parts of Mobile Suit Gundam arrive in a standard amaray case, which for an Anime Limited release is different to the norm, with a newly created artwork on the front of each box. Eagle eyed fans will notice that its the same artwork used by Rightstuf in America, albeit a smaller image; however each set does feature a reversible sleeve with the bigger artwork image.

Each set also only has 3 Blu-ray discs, so thats six discs in total, with around eight episodes on each disc. Each episode is presented in both English and Japanese audio with English subtitles as well as contains a newly remastered picture quality which, surprisingly enough, looks fantastic.  In short; it may look basic but these are great releases… even if they do mimic that of the US release.

The Artbox and Artbook included with Part 1 and Part 2 respectively is what makes these releases interesting; for starters the artbox features artwork with different mobile suits and the box is big enough to accompany both parts and the collectors artbook.

The artbook meanwhile is made of a rugged paper-material, which is much better than the Ultimate Edition Book with Full Metal Panic, and contains all sorts of artwork from the show, such as characters, mecha and backgrounds as well as newly drawn art for this Blu-ray release. Its simplistic; but yet its an effective goodie for fans of the Gundam franchise.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Both sets; whether you get the ‘bonuses’ or not good releases overall and they are both now available within the UK on Blu-ray.

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About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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