The first footage for the newest Gundam series Thunderbolt has arrived, and it’s exciting for a couple of reasons: 1) it’s based on a hit manga that takes place during the events of the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam anime series, and 2) it looks and sounds just like a Cowboy Bebop sequel.

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Um, a Gundam show done Cowboy Bebop-style? Yes, please. Heck, in this promotional art, one of the two ace mobile suit pilots has a very Spike Spiegel-esque mop of hair:

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I just hope that the style of this short teaser is actually indicative of the final product, because otherwise this is a very, very cruel trick on all the fans still desperately wishing for more Bebop in their lives.

[Via Anime News Network]


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