Japanese publisher Ichijinsha and animator / character designer Tomonori Kogawa are publishing an 144 page, over-sized art book chronicling Kogawa's work on such classic works of Japanese animation as Space Runaway Ideon, Aura Battler Dunbine, and Combat Mecha Xabungle. Hit the jump to learn more.
More good news for gunpla fans: the previously teased Gundam Build _Extra Battle Project is actually two new animation projects in the form of an anime directed by Kenji Nagasaki and a short film directed by Masami Ōbari. Hit the jump to learn more.
Good news for fans of Gundam Build Fighters: Sunrise has announced a new project entitled Gundam Build _Extra Battle Project with a teaser preview video that summarizes the action from the two previous Gundam Build Fighters series and the Island Wars TV special. Hit the jump to check it out.
Aura Battler Dunbine, a classic 1983 Sunrise mecha / fantasy TV anime directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, is getting the deluxe Bluray box set treatment in Japan with a 2 part release that will be published in July and September of 2017. Hit the jump to check out the side-by-side restoration video.
Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai today started accepting pre-orders for two types of custom road bikes inspired by Char Aznable, one of the most popular characters in Sunrise's Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, for a September 2017 release. Check out the details of the Char custom road bicycles with photos and a 100-second PV after the jump!
Gundam.Info has confirmed that Bandai Visual will release a Blu-ray box set of Sunrise's first Gundam OVA series in 1989, Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, in Japan on August 29, 2017, at the price of 16,200 yen (about 148 US dollars). This is the first time for the six-episode series to be released in Blu-ray format. Hit the jump for more details.
Daisuki, a streaming service managed by Anime Consortium Japan, has added a pair of iconic mecha series to their online catalog: 1983's AURA BATTLER DUNBINE and 1984's Heavy Metal L-Gaim. Hit the jump to learn more.
Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai today started accepting pre-orders for a special fountain pen inspired by Char Aznable, the main antagonist in the Mobile Suit Gundam anime franchise. It is a collaboration product with Platinum Pen, a Japanese stationery company with 100 years of history. Check its details with a preview video and photos after the jump!
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment will release a Blu-ray box set of Sunrise's classic robot anime in the mid-1980s, Kikoukai Galient/Panzer World Galient, in Japan on May 10, 2017. It was the third TV robot anime series directed by Ryosuke Takahashi for Sunrise, following Dougram and Votoms. Check the SD/HD comparison video after the jump.
Continuing in its long-standing tradition of rescuing the licenses for classic anime series, Discotek Media has announced that they will be releasing the Crusher Joe theatrical anime film and OAV series on North American home video in 2017. Hit the jump to learn more.