Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS-Force is now out digitally in North America and Europe, so Bandai Namco celebrated this week's release with an English launch trailer. Hit the jump for more.
It is officially announced today that Gundam Build Fighters Try Island Wars, an all-new TV special episode of Sunrise's 2014-2015 TV anime Gundam Build Fighters Try, will be aired on TV Tokyo and its affiliates at 16:00 on August 21 (JST). Watch its PV featuring the theme song by "The Last One" by BACK-ON after the jump!
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.