Global distribution plans have been made for Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin, which Anime Consortium Japan announced for paid streaming and premium Blu-ray. The OVA series will be available via anime streaming platform Daisuki starting on February 28, and will be presented in both the Japanese language and an English dub.
Amazing both watchers and characters within the anime itself, last week's Gundam Build Fighters Try episode 14 introduced Gundam Tryon 3 with a sequence from legendary mecha animator/designer Masami Obari. This fun departure from Gundam's "real robot" conventions is set to inspire a Gundam model kit. More after the jump.
Bandai Namco Games released some new trailers for crossover dungeon-crawler Lost Heroes 2, showing off the characters making appearances from the Ultraman, Kamen Rider, and Gundam worlds. See Ultraman Mebius, God Gundam, Kamen Rider Fourze, and more along with a quick story introduction after the jump.
Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin I Blue-Eyed Casval will premiere in limited Japanese theaters on February 28, 2015. Along with the recent localized trailer, the official Gundam Info site has been updated with the introduction of a set of characters who later end up in the original Mobile Suit Gundam in different contexts, or who fit into interesting niches in Gundam history.
In keeping with the event's "kaiju versus mecha" 2015 theme, Anime Boston announced that the convention will be hosting Kazuhiro Furuhashi and Koki Uchiyama as Guests of Honor. The con takes play April 3-5 in Boston, Massachusetts. More after the jump.
Bandai has posted an English dubbed version of the second trailer for Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin I Blue-Eyed Casval, and along with it announced the cast for the localization. Last week the new Global Portal announced that they had just finished recording English dub for this episode. The first of the four-episode adaptation of Yoshikazu Yasuhiko's manga will premiere in limited Japanese theaters on February 28, 2015.
With the 1/44HG gunplat kit of the Try Burning Gundam upgraded version of BFT's ace mobile suit due February 7th, Bandai has posted a new ad offering a look the mech with its spiffy Burning Burst System and effects parts (HGBC 1/144 Lightning back weapon system Mk-Ⅱ is due the 14th and SDBF Star Winning Gundam is due the 28th). Get a look after the jump.
A group called "GUNDAM FEVER PROJECT" has posted their first prank video "-The Attack of ZAKU II in TOKYO-" on YouTube. The scene is set at an office in Tokyo. The screens disguised as glass windows suddenly show a 1/1 scale Char Zaku, so close to the building. Check the video after the jump!
Sunrise has "finally opened a new official Facebook page for Gundam." Their Global Portal is promising all sorts of information ranging from events all over the world, products, broadcast and streaming, and even behind-the-scenes stories. More after the jump.
Gundam Breaker is now out in Japan on PlayStation 3 and Vita, and with the sequel in shops, Bandai Namco has posted a 10-minute preview, plus looks at the Gundam Build Fighters Try and Turn X DLC. Get a look after the jump.
Following this month's release of Aila Jyrkiainen and next month's Rinko Iori, MegaHouse has scheduled their third Gundam Build Fighters Gundam Girls Generation figure. A 1/10th scale China Kousaka figure by sculptor Norio Kibayashi is scheduled for a late March release with the 16cm figure selling for 6,264yen. Get a look after the jump.
Those who want to try out the PS Vita version of Gundam Breaker 2 can do so thanks to a demo that's now available to download on the Japanese PlayStation Store. It can even be taken online so long as someone who purchased the full game sends an invite. More after the jump.
Pre-orders have launched for the April 24th Japanese Blu-ray and DVD of the first part of the Gundam The Origin prequel anime adaptation. Along with this an official English subtitled trailer has been posted. Meanwhile, the first volume of G-Reco and first DVD of Gundam Build Fighters Try are due on December 25th and a set of ads promote the 35th anniversary collaboration. Get a look after the jump.
Bandai Namco's Lost Heroes mixes the worlds of Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and Gundam in a meaty RPG stew. The 3DS game includes staff members who previously worked on games like Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey and the Etrian Odyssey series, and there's plenty of heroic dungeon crawling featured in the latest 6+ minute trailer after the jump.