JUNE 20, 2012 (TOKYO, JP) – Bandai Visual Co., Ltd., a leader in the development and production of Japanese animation announced their events today related to “Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn)” at the upcoming Anime Expo 2012, which will be held from June 29 to July 2, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California.
They will be hosting the North American premiere of Gundam UC episode 5, which recently went on sale this month. Stephanie Sheh, the English voice of heroine Mineva Lao Zabi (Audrey Burne), will appear on Sunday, July 1 and introduce the show at the screening and will host a short Q&A Session with the fans afterwards.
Bandai Visual will have a booth (Booth # 901) together with Aniplex of America and Palos Verdes Peninsula Filmworks. Autograph sessions of Sheh will take place twice at the booth. Ten “Gundam UC Special Bag” will be available for purchase on a first-come first-serve basis at the booth.
Sunday, July 1
11:00 – 12:00 Stephanie Sheh Autograph Session (Booth 901)
13:00 – 14:30 Screening of Story So Far and episode 5 (Concourse)
14:30 – 15:00 Q & A Session (Concourse)
15:30 – 16:30 Stephanie Sheh Autograph Session (Booth 901)
*Times & Location are subject to change without notice.
Each Blu-ray and DVD volume has sold over 200,000 copies in Japan. The story delves deeper and fans continue their aspiration for the saga. In the US, Blu-ray products are available for purchase online through Right Stuf. For more information about the show, visit Official Site and Facebook.
About Bandai Visual Co., Ltd.
Bandai Visual Co., Ltd., founded in August 1983, is a Japanese company that develops, produces and distributes film, TV and home entertainment media. As a pioneer of the Japanese animation scene Bandai Visual has constantly held the top market share in the genre and continues to lead the market. Bandai Visual has also proven its expertise in creating and delivering quality home entertainment media packaging in Japan. Using such key strategies, Bandai Visual hopes to expand and emulate its success in North American and other international markets. Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings.