I stopped watching Terra e… a long time ago, but perhaps I shouldn’t have because after today’s episode, they aired a teaser trailer for the next Gundam series called Gundam 00 (pronounced “Double 0”) coming this October in the Saturday 6PM JST timeslot. The trailer, which is 16 seconds long, comes at the heels of a lot of rumors that started as early as last year that the series will be directed by Mizushima Seiji (who also directed Fullmetal Alchemist). As you can see above, the trailer had some text in it which translates to:
Solestal Being – a private armed organization aimed at eradicating wars
Gundam Meister – four pilots who operate mobile weapons
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 – October, 2007, Saturday evenings at 6PM
Rebirth begins through destruction
My first thoughts on seeing the trailer were “It’s about time” (yes, echoing what was said in the Starcraft II trailer). The four boys shown above are most likely the four Gundam Meisters (that name reminds me of Otome) along with being rather bishounen, and I would speculate that at least some of them start out as part of this Solestal Being group. The mecha designs at first don’t look horribly original, but we’ll see what they look like in full once more information starts coming out. In any case, I’m excited now, and this just adds to the list of shows I’m really really looking forward to October (others including CLANNAD and hopefully the next season of CODE GEASS).