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Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn)

Latest episode available on Zune and PSN.

Tokyo, Japan – March 7, 2011 – Bandai Channel Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese company delivering anime on-demand, also known by its brand name ANIMECHANNEL, is pleased to announce that “Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) episode 3: The Ghost of Laplace” is now available on the PlayStation®Network and Zune® (an entertainment platform by Microsoft for Xbox 360® and other devices) in the following regions and formats:

Schedule and technical specifications of “Gundam UC” episode 3 on PSN®

· Distribution Details

       Video-On-Demand basis on PSN platform in HD (1080P) video, 5.1ch audio, and also in SD video, 2.0ch audio

· Broadcast Availability Period

       From March 5, 2011

· Regions and Languages

       United States, Canada, UK (Japanese Audio with English Subtitles)

       France (Japanese Audio with French Subtitles)

Schedule and technical specifications of “Gundam UC” episode 3 on Zune

· Distribution Details

       Video-On-Demand basis on Zune platform in HD (1080P) video, 5.1ch audio, and also in SD video, 2.0ch audio

· Broadcast Availability Period

       From March 5, 2011

· Regions and Languages

       USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden (English Audio)

       France, Belgium (English Audio with French Subtitles)

       Spain, Mexico (English Audio with Spanish Subtitles)

In this episode, the Federation attacks the Palau stronghold, and during Banagher's encounter with the Cyber-Newtype Marida, the Unicorn Gundam reveals its hidden power.

The Blu-ray disc will be released worldwide on April 7, 2011 in the US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Visit http://store.bandai-ent.com (US and Canada), http://www.my-cartoon.com.tw (Taiwan), http://www.popular.com.hk (Hong Kong), or your local Amazon online stores (Europe) for more details.

The “Mobile Suit Gundam UC” high-quality anime has experienced record-breaking sales and popularity. Fan response to episode 2 has been just as great as episode 1, and Gundam UC continues to be a hot topic of discussion. Episode 3 is sure to continue this tradition and be the focus of attention. The simultaneous worldwide release of Gundam UC through screening events, video on demand through video game consoles, and DVD / Blu-ray home video sales is a historically significant landmark achievement. Both VOD and home video sales have been great sensations, and helped to propel Gundam UC to be a blockbuster hit. In Japan, Volume 1 (including ep.1) has sold over 200,000 units on Blu-ray and DVD, and Volume 2 (including ep.2) instantly surpassed all sales expectations after its release in November 2010. We are confident that episode 3 will be able to respond to the anticipation from anime fans around the world.

Anime supporters can get the latest news on http:// www.gundam-unicorn.net/en and become fans by clicking the “Like” button on our “Gundam UC (Unicorn)” page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GundamUnicorn.

Bandai Channel Co., Ltd.

Bandai Channel Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. Founded on March 1, 2002, it is primarily involved with the on-demand streaming of Japanese animation. As of the end of February 2011, over 1,200 series (approximately 19,200 episodes) have been made available in Japan. For more information, please visit http://www.b-ch.com .

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