Universal Music Japan's official YouTube channel has started streaming an anime edition music video for "Sora no Uta ~Higher and Higher~," the first of the three OP theme songs for MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM THE ORIGIN Advent of the Red Comet performed by five-member Japanese rock band LUNA SEA. Watch the special clip fully created with the anime footage after the jump!
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.
Bandai Namco Group's toy company Plex has started accepting pre-orders for a 73 cm-tall soft vinyl figure of Ideon, the main robot in Surise's classic robot anime in the early 1980s, Densetsu Kyojin Ideon/Space Runaway Ideon, for July 2019 release. Check out the details of the big and heavy item after the jump!
The official website for City Hunter The Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes, the all-new anime film based on Tsukasa Hojo's City Hunter action comedy manga series, reported today that it had earned an impressive 1,502,665,440 yen by April 15 in two months since its release on February 8. Read the messages from the Ryo Saeba VA Akira Kamiya and the manga Author Hojo after the jump.
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.
A new key visual has been revealed for "Keiji Kariage Yukemuri Satsujin Jikenbo!" ("Detective Harvesting Steamy Murder Case File!"), the third and final "Extra" episode of original TV anime DOUBLE DECKER! DOUG & KIRILL, which will begin streaming in Japan on the Bandai Channel service on April 10, 2019. Hit the jump to check it out.
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.
After making an excellent debut last week, both City Hunter The Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection dropped one position in their second weekend of February 16-17. Hit the jump for more details about three new comers: Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System: Case.2, DanMachi: Arrow of the Orion, and The Royal Tutor Movie.
The fans have been waiting for the return of the hero for 20 years. City Hunter The Movie: Shinjuku Private Eyes, the all-new anime film based on Tsukasa Hojo's City Hunter action comedy manga series, surprised Japanese box office making an impressive 257 million yen in its first Saturday and Sunday. Hit the jump for more details.