Taking the "sun's out guns out" directive in a different direction, @nama_gundam, the cosplayer you might recognize from their annual cosplaying snowboarding venture, this weekend took the Gundam and Zaku suits out for some armed fun on the survival game course. Meanwhile, a whole fleet of Kancolle Shimazake cosplayers gathered at Mie Prefecture's Cosmic Light Industry studio before setting sortieing out to the beach for more photos.
In July, Gundam Ace magazine launches a Crossbone Gundam sequel with Yuichi Hasegawa's Shin Crossbone Gundam Dust, and a preview has offered a look at its mecha and characters. In August, Gundam Fighter Try gets a TV special tying into the 2014 anime. A selection of related Gunpla kits have been previewed. On October, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans returns for a second season, and a glimpse of its mecha was offered at Anime Expo.
At their panel for this week's Anime Expo, now 30 year-old North American publisher Viz Media announced a trio of new licenses, including Toyotarou's Dragon Ball Super (based on the new anime), Yasuo Ohtagi's mature-audience Gundam Thunderbolt (basis for the recent anime) and Rei Toma's romancing-a-god historical fantasy The Water Dragon's Bride (aka Suijin no Ikenie). Get a look after the jump.
After losing the American box office battle to Finding Dory last weekend, Independence Day: Resurgence takes the war to Japan on July 9th. And, it has continued to look to local sci-fi Gundam Unicorn for reinforcements. To go with the theater display crossover posters, there's now a promo featuring protagonist Banagher Links (CV Kōki Uchiyama) and antagonist Full Frontal (CV Shuichi Ikeda) reacting to the new enemy.
The GundamInfo video portal updated with the latest English-dubbed promo for Mobile Suit Gundam the Origin, this time highlighting part 4, Eve of Destiny. See Char's fateful encounter in the Amazon, the RX-78's proposal, and more as the curtain rises on war in the trailer after the jump.
20 years after the classic of sci-fi cinema Independence Day debutted, the spectacle is getting a sequel with this summer's Resurgence. The film opens in Japan on July 9th, and prepared for everyone's favorite monument incinerating alien invaders is the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam, NT-D system activated and Destroyer mode on. The collaboration posters with the confrontant will displayed in Japanese theaters in the 18 days leading into the opening.
According to the latest Oricon report, the Blu-ray disc of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin III Akatsuki no Houki (Dawn of Rebellion) ranked No.1 in its overall weekly Blu-ray sales chart selling an impressive 39,000 units in its first week. This is the second first week No.1 for the franchise following the second part released in November 2015. Hit the jump for more details.