Bandai has released a trailer for their upcoming SD Gundam series, “SD Gundam World Sangoku Soketsuden”, on their Gundaminfo YouTube channel. Loosely based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel, Soketsuden will tell the story of three Empires and their battle against the Yellow Zombie Virus. The trailer introduces us to the lead characters of the series: Liu Bei Unicorn Gundam, working alongside Zhang Fei God Gundam and Guan Yu Nu Gundam.
This series is a part of Bandai’s 40th anniversary celebration of Gundam, and will be directed by Takahiro Ikezoe (Show By Rock!!, Sword Gai) and written by Touko Machida (Show By Rock!!, Allison and Lillia). A pair of companion manga are also being worked on by Takuya Yamanaka–SD Gundam World Sangoku Sōketsuden: Enkotan and SD Gundam World Sangoku Sōketsuden: Soshoki, Soshoki is a manhua being published in Chinese magazine Lucky, while Enkotan is a webcomic publishing on Sunrise’s official website, Both are available here, on Bandai’s English Gundam website.
SD Gundam World Sangoku Soketsuden will air this July for the summer anime season.