After the announcement two weeks ago that Yasuo Ohtagaki’s Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt was being developed as an anime, the series’ official website has released a key visual for its first episode. Featuring the Earth Federation Forces’ Ensign Io Fleming, Sergeant Daryl Lorentz of the Principality of Zeon, and their mobile suits the Full Armour Gundam and Psycho Zaku, the tagline reads “The two are fated to kill each other.”

Gundam Thunderbolt - key visual ep. 1

Set in the One Year War period familiar to fans of the first Gundam anime series, Thunderbolt follows these two pilots as the Earth Federation determines to capture the reef space “Thunderbolt sector”, a battleship graveyard under the control of the Principality of Zeon.

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