The 25th and last episode of Sunrise’s Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season science-fiction television anime series has announced on Sunday that a Mobile Suit Gundam 00 film will open in Japanese theaters in 2010. The announcement came in the form of a title card at the end of the series finale. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi Fullmetal Alchemist (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), the second television adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist dark fantasy manga, will take over Gundam 00’s 5:00 p.m. Sunday timeslot starting next week on April 5.
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny were the last two Gundam television series before Gundam 00. Sunrise had announced at the Sony Music Anime Fes ’06 event in May of 2006 that a Mobile Suit Gundam Seed theatrical film was in the works. However, no release date has been announced for that project, and even its “Gekijō-ban Kidō Senshi Gundam Seed” (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Movie Edition) title was a tentative name from the beginning.
Bandai Entertainment televised the First Gundam Seed series on America’s Cartoon Network and the first season of Gundam 00 on the Sci Fi Channel. It is also streaming the first episodes of Gundam 00 on the YouTube video-streaming website.