Since 1979, the Gundam franchise has become one of the most recognized names not only in the anime industry, but the Science Fiction genre in general.
During the Right Stuff panel discussion during the Anime Expo in Los Angeles, it was announced that Mobile Suit Gundam will finally be getting its own Blu-ray version outside of Japan this autumn 2015. It is considered to be the first Blu-ray version of Mobile Suit Gundam to be released in North America. They also announced a new DVD version for the mecha classic.
This new Blu-ray edition will feature both an English dub and a Japanese dub with English subtitles. The first Blu-ray edition is scheduled for autumn 2015 and will contain the first 21 episodes.
This won’t be the first Blu-ray and DVD sets for the series as a limited edition memorial DVD collection was released back in 2002 and the Mobile Suit Gundam Blu-ray Memorial Box Set was released for the Japanese market back in August 2013.
The panel discussion also revealed that the movie versions for Mobile Suit Gundam Zeta, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, After War Gundam X, and Turn A Gundam will collected in a new Blu-ray collection which be released in the “coming months”