Fans who missed their chance to own one of the coolest combining robot toys ever published will soon have another crack at it, because Bandai's Tamashii Nations line is re-issuing the "Soul of Chogokin GX-71 VOLTRON" toy, with the final product scheduled to become available again in Japan on July 27, 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
"Gundam vs. Hello Kitty", a showdown project that celebrates the 45th anniversary of Sanrio's Hello Kitty character and the 40th anniversary of the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV anime, is in full swing, and the second promotional video in which Amuro Ray shares a meeting of the minds with Kitty White will be published to Youtube soon. Hit the jump to learn more.
BANDAI SPIRITS announced today on May 2 that its plastic model kit series inspired by Sunrise's Mobile Suit Gundam anime franchise, commonly called as "Gunpla" in Japan, has shipped more than 500 million units in total in 39 years since its launch in July 1980. Hit the jump for more details.
Luminary Tears (known in Japan as Mahou no Lumitear), a short form web anime based on the cute toy line from Bandai Candy, is making the jump from Youtube to Japanese airwaves, because the entire 10 episode series will broadcast as part of the "Chara Suta" corner of TV Tokyo's Oha Suta children's variety TV program. Hit the jump to learn more.
April 07, 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the Japanese TV premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam, and to celebrate this fact a bunch of new projects promoting the franchise have been announced, including a concert series, live music events, digital distribution for the live-action stage play, and immersive theatrical screenings. Hit the jump to learn more.
Cuteness is freed from the bonds of gravity in "Gundam vs. Hello Kitty", a strange new collaboration that celebrates the 40th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam and the 45th anniversary of Sanrio's Hello Kitty mascot character with a "showdown project" that pits both franchises against one another online and in real life. Hit the jump to learn more.
BANDAI SPIRITS has started accepting preorders for a 1/1 scale replica of Sheer Heart Attack, the second bomb used by Yoshikage Kira's stand Killer Queen in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable on Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai. See how it works in a PV narrated by the character's anime VA Toshiyuki Morikawa after the jump.
In commemoration of the One Piece TV anime's 20th anniversary, Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai today starts accepting pre-orders for "One Piece 20th Memorial Collection," a set of accessories inspired by the memories of the Straw Hat Pirates members, for March 2019 release in Japan. Check out the details of the special memorial items after the jump!