[Imperfect] Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collector's Ultra Edition Blu-Ray
About [Imperfect] Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collector's Ultra Edition Blu-Ray
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Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Collector's Ultra Edition contains Episodes 1-49 of the anime directed by Masashi Ikeda, and Shinji Takamatsu, Operation Meteor OVA (Japanese Audio) and Endless Waltz OVA + Movie (Japanese/English Audio) housed in a high-quality chipboard art box. This Ultra Edition also includes 5 large art cards, 5 small art cards, 3 posters, 5-piece metal pin set, and a 180 page hardbound art book featuring pages of amazingly detailed key art, promotional artwork, mecha and character design galleries, staff and cast interviews, storyboards, and more!
Mankind has moved into space. Thousands of people live on giant orbiting space colonies called "Sides." However, the Earth Government, which rules the colonies, is unjust and cruel. A group of revolutionaries build five robotic weapons called Gundams and plan to send them to Earth to begin their fight for independence. Piloted by five young men, these Gundams carry the colonists' hopes and dreams of freedom with them as they descend to Earth to begin Operation Meteor!
Special Features: Disc full of exclusive extras including the New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop Picture Drama and cast interviews.
- Publisher: SUNRISE INC
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction
- Themes: Battles, Mecha, Space
- Age Rating: 14+
- Run Time: 1682
- Year Created: 1995
- Release Date: 12/19/2017
- Dimensional Weight: 15
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
It's Back And Better Than Ever!
by Viktor Bryce
After more than 15 years of it airing on television in North America back in 2000 we can finally relive watching this series in a Remastered Quality. I'll openly say I'm not overly thrilled by the artwork on the chipbox, as compared with Bandai's "Complete Operations". The difference however is this release has the Operation Meteor OVA (sadly Japanese Audio Only), and the Endless Waltz Movie + OVA & other extras. I feel the price tag is justifiable especially considering we get exclusive extras including the New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Frozen Teardrop Picture Drama and cast interviews.
The New Mobile Report Gundam WIng: Frozen Teardrop is based off a novel that takes approximately 20–30 years after the events of the New Mobile Report Gundam Wing television series and Endless Waltz OVA and movie in the new "Mars Century" or "MC" era.
Astounding Collection with Premium Content
by Joseph -
An absolute masterpiece. Considering the single Blu-ray collections can go for $100+ for just the discs, this is a no brainer to hop on. Beautiful artwork and excellent contents. This is going to be an amazing release.....now if only I could wait.
Ultra disappointment after waiting so long!
I remember this from Toonami, just amazing to see this getting re-released on blu-ray! Priced very fair! My only issue is the ultra size box makes the collect-ability worthless to me! If I was in the market to replace a bookend or a encyclopedia this would be a great replacement! The reason I & others made the switch to dvd/ blurays was to get away from ULTRA big! Some people like weird/ awkward sized things with tons of coloring books and toys. Wish whoever it is doing the these ulta/premium releases would take a page out of the Funi playbook and just release something that I actually want in my collection like a LE! Both Ultra and standard release are a failure to launch in my eyes, so I guess i'm forced to get the bare-bones addition.
"Operation Meteor" Is On Again!
Gundam Wing (AKA-Gundam W in Japan) is the first Anime GUNDAM Series debut in the U.S. by Cartoon Network (under Toonami) & YTV in Canada. The series aired in 1995 from Japan & two years later in North America. I've manage to obtain the first release on DVD from BANDAI Entertainment (Anime Legends Edition) 10 years ago. I was very excited that RightStuf/Sunrise is rereleasing GW in both DVD/BR format plus in a Collector's Ultra Edition. Highly recommend it that I've got to Pre-Order it ASAP. BTW as for the question from Gundam Meister, yes the Gundam Wing "Endless Waltz" will also be sold separately in DVD/BR format but it will be release later in December.
Finally on blu ray!
by Gerardo Zurita
One of the greatest and first gundam aired in the USA! This Collectors ultra edition is basically that, ultra! People complaining about the size should just get the standard case version and stop complaining, because i think this is ultra awesome and just love how big it is with extras!
Yay Gundam and curiosity
I think it's amazing that they are releasing this all-encompassing collection and a Blu-ray format. It is one of Gundams best series and most beloved because it was one of the first to come to the u.s. and introduce us to this culture of anime.
One thing I am curious about in this collection is the quality. Sometimes when they box them up and put them on Blu-ray the quality stays the same but just in a different format and sometimes they actually remaster it so the image is better. However they don't make any mention of it being remastered and so I'm curious about the image quality
An amazing product for an amazing value based off an anime series.
Gundam Wing speaks for itself. It was the series that popularized Gundam Wing in the US, and I'm glad to see its finally making a resurgence here after all these years.
This is a no-brainer for me. Gundam Wing is my favorite series of all time. I have to own this. The price is reasonable, given all that's included (the TV show, the OVA/film, and plenty of extras).
I have nothing else to say. Thank you Bandai, and thank you Rightstuf for making this possible. The mission is finally complete.
An Epic War Saga
Gundam Wing was first released on Japanese TV in 1995. Anti-war media is understandably ubiquitous in Japan after WW 2. That said, I’ve found most of the Gundam anime to be detailed, entertaining and profoundly introspective looks into the consequences of war, both on an individual and a global level.
Character development is one of the shows many strengths, a tall order given the four protagonists and two primary antagonists. In a 49-episode series, it’s not always possible to see the events that made everyone turn out as they did, but the main characters to develop into well-rounded characters. To learn about what happened during their childhoods, you’ll need to buy the Episode Zero manga.
The plot can be rather complex (needlessly so at times, with dozens of events to keep track of), but it’s always an entertaining romp that never slows down.
The Series That Started It All
by Lazaro -
At least for those who Gundam Wing was their first Gundam Anime. It certainly was for me. Its been a journey from when my dad first brought home some random Gundam Wing VHS's out of nowhere to now finally having everything in HD on Blu Ray.
This series delves deeply into the real world and philosophical ramifications of War and Pacifism. What makes me keep coming back to it is the sheer nonsense that dominates American television lately.
If you want to watch something with substance and meaning GET THIS
All I want for Christmas is Gundam Wing...from RightStuf!
So excited Gundam Wing is being released on Blu-ray in an incredible boxed set. We can FINALLY see the Operation Meteor OVA! My daughter and I found this series so intriguing we started a website and we're still going strong at the Shooting Stars Collection after 16 years. We’ve had visitors from 50+ countries, which shows the worldwide enduring interest in GW. People are attracted to the depth of the characters and the intricate plot of war and total pacifism. Endless Waltz is our let's-wrap-packages Christmas movie. Now we have to find wall space for the posters…
Better than advertised!
by Mike -
Gundam Wing is an amazing show. It was my gateway into Anime. This set was a no-brainer for me as I get my nostalgic fix. However I received the box set today and it truly blew me away. It's huge! and the quality of the box and the art is top notch. The art book inside isn't some small pamphlet, it's a large hardcover book with high quality images and pages and worth the purchase on its own. But the box set doesn't stop there, the art cards are really cool and the posters are nice but okay quality. In addition it comes with some pins and additional cards. After all the goodies, we look at the Blu-Rays and they look fantastic and I'm really looking forward to the OVAs that were never released. Great Set! And if you are a Gundam fan, it's worth the price for entry
Box in hand, I can say this set is nothing short of fantastic
by StephenL -
I can say that without a doubt this is one of the nicest collector's sets I've seen come to North America.
The box is large. There is an art book, art cards, posters, pins, tarot cards, and 4 Blu Ray boxes with the entire series included, with Endless Waltz.
The art book includes, as best I can tell, all of the artwork done for the series in high quality, glossy paper. This is the type of book you might see selling import for $40+ in terms of size and quality.
The most important part, however, is the video and audio quality. I have to say that the LPCM stereo, whether you watch in English or Japanese, is quite good. It's an older show so it isn't like there is a ton of action flying around and stereo separation is what I would say is "good" but not great in both.
Video quality is impeccable. Colors are bright but not overbearing, bit rate is high, and the original 4:3 aspect ratio is properly retained. I don't believe Gundam Wing has ever looked so good.
Gundams are on Earth
by P.A -
Thank you Rightstuf. My teenage dream has come true. To see them in the Blu-ray.
Deluxe treatment for the beloved AU Gundam series
by GEORGE C -
Nice set! My only complaint is all the empty space in the middle of the box but I suppose I could put my other Gundam DVDs/Blu rays in that spot face-down!
Gundam Wing is obviously one of the more popular Gundam series, arguably the most popular AU Gundam in the West, PERIOD. It is a remake of the original Gundam but with 5 times the Gundam and at least as many political twists and turns BUT with up-to-date animation and a fantastic soundtrack. It frankly is an easier show to watch. I NEVER got bored watching it and I must have seen the entire show 3 times over the years. Individual episodes I've seen 5-6 times.
The artwork on the series was stylish and is well represented by the artbook exclusive to the box-set release. Aside from the posters and art cards, I think the only other thing unique to the set are the extras Blu ray's featuring interviews with the series creators filmed in 2017 at one of the major US cons.
The Boys Are Back!
by Emma -
My package came on time and was securely packed. The artbook is gorgeous, however, a good bulk of the pictures can be found on the internet. There were a few that took my breath away but it's a nice addition if you're a diehard Gundam fan. Also, the book is pretty sturdy. The posters and art cards are decent sizes, however, I prefer the posters. You even get a metal pin set but they're small. The blu-rays came out just fine. The box everything comes in is a little big but other than that, I'm satisfied. I will advise you guys to only splurge on this if you don't have Gundam Wing in your collection or you just love this series. What sealed the deal for me was the artbook, posters, and the extra stuff that comes on the last bluray. You get behind the scenes, interviews, etc. The artbook has conceptual art and interviews as well.
by BLS -
I love this box set so much, its everything great about Gundam Wing in one perfect box!
Great Series; Terrible Box
by Jonathan -
This is a great show and it's great to get it on Blu-ray, but the box is just stupidly big. It's larger than it would need to be to hold the entire series on DVD with 5 episodes per disc like it was released back in the day, but it has the same 3 disc cases that you get with the regular edition - plus another with some interviews and a picture drama. There's also a great artbook (which is part of why the box is so big). So, the extras may make this worth it to you, but the box just takes up way too much space - and it's a pain to open, since it's one of those where you have to let the bottom fall out to open it, and the vacuum effect makes it open slowly. It's like it's holding the discs hostage inside it and holding the space on my shelves hostage by sitting there. IMHO, while the box looks nice, it's an utter waste of money, and it makes me feel like this release was a waste of money even though I like the extras. And I'm probably going to just throw the box away to save space.
Return of a Gundam classic !
by GundamBarbatos9 -
As a long time Gundam and watcher of the wing series, I have been waiting for this re release of a classic on blu ray for months! Having originally aired on Toonami and cartoon network, I was astounded by the animation. The collectors edition blu ray is a nice package and great extras such as the operation meteor special, Toonami Gundam promos etc. The good, that Gundam looks phenomenal in HD and they kept the original dub for the series intact as expected. The bad, the operation meteor special couldn't be dubbed in English but the sub version is good too. The mixed, At a hefty price of $175, considering all the content they put into the collectors edition, I'd say it is a must have for Gundam Wing fans. Overall, I am glad to have Gundam Wing back in my anime collection and thx Rightstufanime!
The Year is AC195 - Operation Meteor
by Marissa -
And in this year, AD 2017, Gundam Wing is FINALLY back! I was SO stoked when this release was finally announced that I preordered the Ultra edition the second I heard about it back in August. I don't buy Ultra/collector's editions, so this was a big deal for me. But, for Gundam Wing, I felt it was worth it! I've loved this series since back in the Toonami days but I missed out on a chance to buy the original Bandai DVD set some years back. Boy, did I ever regret that!
This is the first collector's set of anything that I ever bought and I couldn't be happier with it. The art book is amazing and the interviews in the book and the Blu-Ray extras are very fun and informative (I LOVE behind-the-scenes content like this!). And, of course, it is great to FINALLY have one of my all time favorites to watch whenever I want. At last, I can check Gundam Wing off of my Must Own list. "Mission Complete"!
by BRITTANY -
I love this collection so much. The artbook was amazing and the extras were fantastic. I would absolutely recommend it to any Gundam fan. The box may be a little big but I use it to hold any other Gundam items that I got over the years.
by John L. -
After years of watching my anime legends dvds, this is a major upgrade. The sound quality is amazing and brings the action scenes to life. I was pleasantly surprised by the hardcover art book and posters they are beautiful. Put simply if you plan on buying both sets and ova, do yourself a favor and just get this. Everything a gundam fan wants and the nostalgia is free!
Childhood series brought back to life
by Naomi -
Absolutely worth it! All of the extras make this set truly special-this is a want for any Gundam Wing fan! From the box to all the beautiful art, I am so happy I bought this!
Stupidly Huge Box!
by ROBERT -
First things first.. the box alone takes up a good 25% of my shelf on the DVD rack.. Seriously big box!
This is a mostly nostalgia filled review.. I'm not a gundam fan... however this was the series that grabbed me kicking and screaming into Otakudom. Toonami Adult swim at it's finest 49 episodes of people switching sides every episode.. ahh the good ol days.
Back to this box.. BIG box! Artbook is the highlight here.. Tarrot cards are kinda silly IMO. Pins.. meh.. Posters and art cards.. are a big plus.
But even with all of this... not worth the price of admission.. stick with the regular set unless you have $$ to burn.
by Darryl -
So stoked to finally have this series on Bluray. The size of the box wasn't as bad as some have made it out to be. Really nice display piece on my bluray shelves. Some of the artwork that come with this set are nice additions. Didn't really care for the pins. The 188 page art book is perfect. Full of beautiful art from the series, I've yet to read the interviews though. The picture and sound quality of the Bluray's themselves are pretty great. If you're a big fan of this series you won't regret picking this up.
Great for the collector. Small improvements. Not remastered.
by Kastie -
I own this collection, the original DVD box set, and Endless Waltz DVD. Prior to this purchase, I searched everywhere for info about quality and remastering. After comparing the 1st ep on DVD and BD, I can say it is not remastered. It's upscaled, so some scenes are cleaner, clearer, and more fluid. Colors are more vibrant and the sound is clearer. The aspect ratio is unchanged. If you have the original DVD releases and don't care about the extras, you might be disappointed. The BD looks better on my setup (theater w/7.1 and 4K) and I wanted the extras. I'm a diehard GW collector, so I gave it 5 shooting stars. Heh heh. I don't know how the subtle improvements would appear on a normal tv. There is no indication on any packaging to indicate remastering. It is all under the original production and distributed by Rightstuf.