Weekly Toyo Keizai is a Japanese finance magazine that launched back in 1895, modeled after the British Economist. Occasionally, it address the subject of anime. And, occasionally, it features related artists. For the latest cover, featuring global leaders toasting the year ahead, it's Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, long time sci-fi novel, manga an anime artist - currently frequently talked about in association for his Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin manga and anime work.
Next up in Gundam Versus' neverending slew of downloadable Mobile Suits are a pair from Mobile Fighter G Gundam. Bandai Namco announced plans to release God Gundam and Master Gundam for ¥602 a pop, with both to be available in Japan later in January. Hit the jump for pics.
This week, through January 31st, Movic is take orders for a Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Complete character book. The 200 page volume features 50 visuals, design material material from original character designer Yu Ito, and a round-table discussion with Ito, director Tatsuyuki Nagai an anime character designer Michinori Chiba. Chiba provides original cover art while Ito did a bonus poster. More after the jump.
Last weekend saw the debut of a new trailer for Steven Spielberg's movie adaptation of Ernest Cline's pop culture reference driven novel Ready Player One. The movie's getting a bit of a reconstituted recipe, and along with its cameos to the likes of Street Fighter, one mech is getting a lot of attention... from the designs to the specific bit of animation its appearance pays homage to.
Get comfy with your favorite robots! Premium Bandai's new Gundam-inspired shield cushions let you nap at your desk, or reenact famous scenes from the series. Check out where to buy yours after the jump.
Last month Right Stuf announced plans to release a handful of Mobile Suit Gundam series on home video, and those plans have been detailed for one of them. Mobile Suit Gundam UC (Unicorn) is now set to arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on March 6, 2018. Read on for more.
Last month Bandai Namco revealed launch plans for two more Gundam Versus DLC Mobile Suits. Mobile Suit Gundam Age's AGE-2 Gundam and Zeonic Front's Mudrock Gundam both launch in Japan on December 5 for ¥602 each, and now you can see them in action in a new pair of trailers.
The official YouTube channel of The Japan Times has posted 155-second video report on the ongoing "Gundam Docks at Tokyo Japan" event held at DiverCity Tokyo Plaza. After being well-received first in three countries in Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan), the event finally arrives its home country. Check out the report including the opening ceremony after the jump!