The Official Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt’s website has released a key visual, hinting at the series getting a serialization soon. The tagline translates to “The two are fated to kill each other.”
The two are Ensign Io Fleming of the Earth Federation and Sergeant Daryl Lorentz of the Principality of Zeon, from the UG timeline, (The same timeline where the One Year War happened from the original Gundam series, as well as Zeta and ZZ Gundam series.) In fact, the series is set During the One Year War. Io pilots the Full Armour Gundam, in relation to the original series protagonist, Earth Federation’s Amuro Ray’s RX-78 Gundam, while Sergeant Daryl Lorentz pilots the Pyscho Zaku II in relation to the original series antagonist Zeon’s Char Zaku II.
The series will take place away from Earth and the Moon, where Amuro and Char fought. Instead it will take place in the “Thunderbolt Sector,” a shoal zone where the remains of numerous space colonies and warships are laid to rest.
The 1st Screening of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt will be held before the screening of Gundam The Origin II.