Subscription-based app will deliver "Mobile Suit Gundam" videos & news beginning October 01, 2015
Bandai Namco is launching a subscription-based smart phone app called "Gundam Fanclub", which will deliver Mobile Suit Gundam videos, news, and information beginning October 01, 2015. The app costs 600 yen ($5.00 US) per month with a 7-day free trial period and is available for Android and iOS.
Subscribers get streaming access to the entire Mobile Suit Gundam animation catalog (including the newest series, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, beginning October 04, 2015) as well as exclusive Gundam-related news and information. The app also features social media functions and an archive of 35 years worth of Gundam-related photographs and artwork.
Finally, subscribers receive membership benefits such as early access to Gundam-related ticket sales, members-only gifts, and discounts at the Gundam Cafe. Sadly, the "Gundam Fanclub" app service is only available in Japan, but curious fans can check out the official preview page here.
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