A pair of Gundam character figures that fans have been waiting for go on sale today. First, Gundam Build Fighter's hot mom, Rinko Iori, becomes a 1/8th scale Gundam Girls Generation, with the 1/10th scale selling for 6,264yen ahead of a February release. More after the jump.
Following the news from late September that 66-year-old voice actor Masashi Hirose had to be admitted to the hospital for an extended stay, the Gundam Build Fighters Try site has let fans know that his role of Ral-san has been recast with Katsuhisa Houki taking over as of episode 5. More after the jump.
Gundam Breaker, the third-person action game in which you customize 1/144, 1/100, and 1/60 scale digital plastic models to fight and damage each other against the backdrop of dioramas and miniature sets returns for a sequel on PlayStation 3 and Vita on December 18. A new ad offers the latest look after the jump.
The official GundamInfo channel has begun weekly English and Korean subtitled streams of new episodes of Gundam Build Fighters Try, this season's follow-up to mecha war anime's 2013 model battle spin-off. New episodes will continue to be posted on Wednesdays. More after the jump.
Here are the Gundam mecha holidays for your calendar. With puns and word plays, Gundam geeks have it that March 3rd is Zaku Day, April 6 is GM Day, the 7th is Gundam Day (in honor of the broadcast's start), May 9 is Gogg Day, September 2nd is Gouf Day, and, favorite of many, October 6th is Dom Day! Hit the jump for more.
Gundam's remarkably fun model battle spin-off returns October 8th with the sequel Gundam Build Fighters Try. The new series revolves around three-person teams and one of the heroes is Yūma Kousaka (voiced by Yūma Uchida), younger brother of the first season's support character China. While his main mech is the Lighting Gundam, he also has a newly revealed custom "Bearguy F," a unique spin on his sister's fan favorite. Get a look after the jump.
Megahouse is getting ready to weather the change in seasons with a slate of bishoujo figures planned for winter. A Sekai Seifuku Sakusen line 1/10th scale Nisekoi Chitoge Kirisaki for 5,940yen and Yamato Girls Collection - Space Battleship Yamato 2199 1/8th scale Yuki Mori (Pilot Suit Ver.) for 9,990yen are due in December. They're followed by a Gundam Girls Generation - Gundam Build Fighters Aila Jyrkiainen, due in January for 6,264 yen.
Allenby Beardsley and her famously Sailor Moon-esque Nobel Gundam from Mobile Fighter G Gundam are the subjects of new promos for arcade game Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost. Get a look after thejump.
Here's one we missed during the slew of pre-Tokyo Game Show Sony announcements earlier this week. Bandai Namco plans to bring the first Mobile Suit Gundam game to PlayStation 4 in 2015, with "all Gundam" as the prevailing theme. Hit the jump for a teaser and more.
In order to differentiate to smartphones users, Japan’s largest mobile-phone carrier, NTT Docomo, plans to move further into the content business, and to the killer app in that initiative will be episodes of Gundam anime. The carrier is adding content to a service that comes pre-installed on iPhones and Android-based mobiles for subscribers. More after the jump.
Yep, Yoshiyuki "Kill 'Em All" Tomino is at it again yet again. The Gundam creator, known for his brutal treatment of anime characters and brutally honest opinions on the industry (see recent attack on Attack on Titan) is going into his new work, G-Reco, with criticisms of modern voice actors and collaborators on his last Gundam project, 1999's Turn A Gundam. Get a look after the jump.
Prior to the upcoming G-Reco, the last TV Gundam directed by series creator Yoshiyuki Tomino was Sunrise's 1999-2000 TV anime∀ Gundam (Turn A Gundam), which brought in futurist Syd Mead, Yoko Kanno and Capcom's Akira Yasuda (also returning for G-Reco). With the series coming to Blu-ray, Yasuda has posted a look at his illustration of the box art, as well as emptying spilling out a lot of his art folders.
Continuing to stretch the limits of merchandise tie-in, Bandai has teamed up with Japan's century old tableware company Noritake to produce a reproduction of the vase obsessed over by M’Quve, an aristocratic Zeon officer who opposes the heroes' Earth campaign in the original Mobile Suit Gundam. Get a look after the jump.