Toyota first introduced the concept of special collaboration vehicles with the ever popular Char Aznable from the original Mobile Suit Gundam in 2012. Since then, Toyota has been working with Zeonic, the heavy motor company that represents Zeon to finish the consumer version of the Char model Auris and here it is. Watch various promotional videos and photos of the actual model after the jump!
Allow us to put a little mecha in your Monday with this stunning Gundam Sentinel-inspired battle scene created using MikuMikuDance software. Fire up your beam saber and watch after the jump!
In commemoration of the release of the Toyota Auris Char Aznable Custom car which is inspired by Mobile Suit Gundam's most popular antagonist Char Aznable, Toyota is now holding a special exhibition featuring the car and a 1/1 scale replica of Char Custom Zaku's head at Amlux Tokyo now. Check the photo report after the jump!
Accompanying the the full scale Gundam statue on Tokyo's Odaiba Island is the Gundam Front mini-theme park. While the 22,000 square-foot "entertainment space" has free areas to check out including a display of Gundam models throughout the series' history and a Gundam Apparel Shop, paying the 1,000-yen admission fee will grant you access to a 52-foot-wide hemispherical dome theater for "immersive videos" and other attractions. Bandai's Gundam Info channel offers a look.
It's time for some franchises to be extended with new gag manga! Durarara! goes superdeforrmed in Minidura, a Youko Umezu illustrated series joining Dengeki Maoh in the geek media mag's September issue, which went on sale September 27th. Meanwhile, Gundam goes domestic with Gundam Apartments, which recasts Bright Noa and the crew of the original series White Base as apartment tenants. More after the jump.
Following last month's announcement that Bandai Visual will release two Blu-ray disc sets of Sunrise's Mobile Suit Gundam Wing in Japan this winter, the official site has been updated with a region locked preview movie and the new promo visual. Get a look after the jump.
Once you assemble a Gundam plastic model, or Gunpla, the next big step is assert your artistic skill with a big of painting. The GundamInfo channel has revived their "Fun to Build Gunpla" series with lesson from Katsumi Kawaguchi, famed "Gunpla Master" of Bandai's hobby division on how to prepare for painting and how to airbrush the kit. Get a look after the jump.
YATTAR NEWS has the scoop on Premium Bandai's plans for “FW Gundam Converge Operation Revive”, a special event related to the popular FW Gundam Converge toy series whwe fans can vote on which Mobile Suits they'd like to see brought back. More after the jump!
Sunrise announced at Anime Expo that DAISUKI.NET will be streaming 1986's Gundam ZZ. This will be first time that the third Gundam series is offered in North America. This news follows an earlier DAISUKI.NET announcement that Shonen Jump adventure series One Piece and Dragon Ball Z will be offered on the site. More after the jump.