Since Hino is known for his talky games like Professor Layton, there was a rumour that the Gundam in Age would actually talk. Hino called this a “misunderstanding”, and he added that the mecha would not talk, but the series would be kid friendly–a smart move that will hopefully win over a new generation of Gundam fans.
Mobile Suit Gundam Age begins airing in Japan this October. To be honest, I hate Level-5’s Inazuma Eleven with the fire of a thousand burning suns (it’s so stupid!), but Age could be fun. Lotsa fun.