“Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer” will be screened in 4DX in 33 theaters throughout Japan. Also, “Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack”, which is currently in theaters, will be re-screened/extended.
4DX is an attraction theater that converts “watching a movie” into “experiencing a movie”. The motion seats move back and forth, up and down, following the screen, and the whole theater recreates the scene through 20 special effects, such as rain, the blowing of water and wind, and “flashes”, making the audience feel as if they have become the characters from the movie.
“Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer” will be screened at 33 theaters throughout Japan, including Grand Cinema Sunshine, from Jul. 3 to Jul. 9, 2020.
The 4DX screening of “Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack” will be extended at 4 Ion Cinema affiliated theaters until Jul. 2. Also, it will be re-screened at 23 theaters through out Japan from Jul. 10 to Jul. 16, and at 8 Cinema Sunshine affiliated theaters from Jul. 31 to Aug. 6.
Check out the “GUNDAM 'BEYOND the Cinema EXPERIENCE' TOUR” official website for further information.
From "Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory", the Gym Kai Space Battle specification has been added to the action figure series line up "ROBOT SPIRITS" at the "ver.A.N.I.M.E." Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
This product "ROBOT soul <SIDE MS> RGM-79C Gym Kai Space Battle Specification ver. A.N.I.M.E." is a space battle specification action figure of U.C. 0083's main mass production machine, Gym Kai.
Swinging and retracting mechanisms, pull-out type joints, and other ways to create natural poses, like holding objects with both arms.
It also comes with a bullpup machine gun, hyper bazooka, beam saber, and shield, and the shield is a specification that allows you to enjoy various carrying styles by joint connection.
Renewed large-sized vernier effect that can reproduce the high output operation state can produce various effects by combining 4 parts.
"ROBOT soul <SIDE MS> RGM-79C Gym Kai Space Battle specification ver. A.N.I.M.E." is priced for 7,150 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are accepted now at "Premium Bandai", and delivery is scheduled for Nov. 2020.
The Gundam "Popcorn Machine", which was in production as Gundam's "Promise of Victory" from the "Gundam vs Hello Kitty" showdown project that began in Apr. 2019, is finally completed. It will be installed at Gundam Base Tokyo, Odaiba, from Jun. 13, 2020.
The Gundam "Popcorn Machine" was going to be installed at "Spring Fan Festival", which was scheduled for Mar. 2020. But due to the spread of COVID-19, the installation was delayed, and now, it will finally be available at the store.
The "Popcorn Machine" used to be Hello Kitty's thing. The words, "How about some freshly made popcorn?" has been changed to, "Koitsu Ugokuzo" (This thing's on) by Amuro Ray (voiced by Furuya Tooru), and "Tobe! Gundam" (Fly! Gundam!) was used as the BGM. Other lines were also changed to fan-favorite lines, such as "Amuro Ikimasu" (Amuro, heading out) and "Boku ga Ichiban Gundam wo Umaku Tsukaerunda" (I'm the best at piloting Gundam).
Also, a clear-colored "Hello Kitty / RX-78-2 Gundam [SD EX-STANDARD]", which is a collaboration between Hello Kitty and Gundam, will be sold exclusively at Gundam Base Tokyo and Fukuoka.
The Gundam "Popcorn Machine" will be installed at Gundam Base Tokyo, Odaiba, from Jun. 13, and will be available until Dec. 2020.
(C)Sotsu・Sunrise (C)'76, '20 SANRIO (C)Sanrio Co., Ltd.
From "Mobile Suit Gundam 00P", the prologue of the main story of "Mobile Suit Gundam 00", which depicts the story about the previous CB's members generation, comes the main Mobile Suit, "HG 1/144 Gundam Plutone". Pre-orders are currently available at Premium Bandai.
This is a 3D model of GNY-004 Gundam Plutone, the 4th prototype of the 2nd-gen Gundam equipped with GN drives. The coloring of the Mobile Suit is recreated by molding the parts in different colors.
Also, the Core Fighter can be built-in the Mobile Suit or be flying independently, by replacing the parts.
Moreover, the special weapons: the large GN Beam Rifle, GN Beam Sabers, and GN Shield, are included in the kit. Their unique coloring has been recreated by molding colors.
"HG 1/144 Gundam Plutone" is priced at 2,420 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at Premium Bandai.
A revival screening of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counter Attack" and "Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative" in 4DX will be held in 20 theaters in Japan. "Char's Counter Attack" will be shown in "BESTIA" in addition to "ULTIRA".
”Gundam 'Beyond the Cinema Experience' Tour", which is a screening of the "Mobile Suit Gundam" series films in the latest technology, began in Sep. 2019, as a part of the "Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Project".
This revival screening is a commemoration of the latest film of the series, "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" (In theaters from Jul. 23, 2020).
4DX is an attraction theater that converts "watching a movie" into "experiencing a movie". The motion seats move back and forth, up and down, following the screen, and the whole theater recreates the scene through 20 special effects, such as rain, the blowing of water and wind, and "flashes", making the audience feel as if they have become the characters from the movie.
"Char's Counter Attack" will be screened in "BESTIA" for the first time in addition to "ULTRIA". The latest laser projection and the 3D acoustics will give you the experience of becoming part of the movie.
"Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counter Attack" in 4DX is from Jun.19 to 25, and "Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative" in 4DX is from Jun. 26 to Jul. 2. Tickets are priced at 2,600 JPY each.
"Char's Counter Attack" in ULTIRA and BESTIA is from Jun. 5 to 18. Tickets are priced at 1,600 JPY for ULTRIA and an additional 200 JPY for BESTIA.
Check the official website for details about which theaters will be playing the films.
From "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED" comes Providence Gundam released under the action figure series "METAL ROBOT Spirits". Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai".
"METAL ROBOT Spirits Providence Gundam" is a 3D model of Providence Gundam, one of the Mobile Suits from the ZGMF-X series, which are powered by nuclear energy, including Justice Gundam and Freedom Gundam. It has been given a frame using die cast parts and a distinct texture from various coloring styles such as gloss, metallic, and mat.
It's main weapon, the 11 pods of DRAGOONs, can be detached, and by using newly molded effect parts and the designated stand for the DRAGOONs, you can display them being launched for battle.
Also, the figure comes with the Judicium Beam Rifle, Composite Armed Shield System on its left arm, and the large beam saber which was given an even longer and larger mold, letting you recreate the heated final battle from the show.
"METAL ROBOT Spirits Providence Gundam" is priced at 16,500 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for Mar. 20201.
As a culmination of the 40th anniversary of the "Gundam" series' plastic model kits, "PERFECT GRADE UNLEASHED 1/60 RX-78-2 Gundam" was born, an ultimate model kit that will lead to the present and future of plastic models, and will go on sale in December 2020 worldwide, including Japan.
The "PERFECT GRADE UNLEASHED 1/60 RX-78-2 Gundam" is the culmination of the "Gunpla Evolution Project" that has been developing since 2017 in preparation for the 40th anniversary of Gunpla, with the goal of evolving various technologies of Gunpla and creating new products.
As the ultimate product that will be a touchstone for the future of Gunpla, in order to review the restrictions in definitions and commercialization that have been unwittingly piled up since its release in July 1980, we have introduced the word "UNLEASHED", which means freedom from the constraints of the new brand name "PERFCT GRADE UNLEASHED".
"PERFECT GRADE UNLEASHED" adopts a step-by-step assembly process, and it is characterized by the latest technology condensed for each assembly phase, such as the internal frame, mechanical parts, truss frame, exterior, and presentation so that you can experience the evolution of Gundam plastic models.
Starting with the "evolution of ease of assembly", which made it possible to create the fastest skeletal structure with the largest insert frame in the history of Gundam plastic models, the "evolution of mobility", with the largest number of movable axes in the history of Gundam plastic models, the "evolution of the structure", the variety of materials used in this model overturns the concept of a plastic model and the "evolution of exterior expression" with the new LED unit and hatch-opening gimmick allowing for both movement and illumination.
The numerous advancements that have been made over the past 40 years have been condensed into a model that is the ultimate in fun to build.
"PERFECT GRADE UNLEASHED 1/60 RX-78-2 Gundam" will be available in December 2020 at a manufacturer's suggested retail price of 27,500 JPY (including 10% tax).
For more information on the product, you can check it out at 'GUNPLA PRESENTATION VR' and 'Bandai Hobby Site', which will be open from 9:00 pm Oct. 8 to 11:59 pm Nov. 1. Fans should check it out.
(C) Sotsu, Sunrise
From "New Mobile Suit Gundam Wing DUAL STORY G-UNIT", Gundam Geminass 02 is the first Gundam model kit in the HG format. "Premium Bandai" is accepting preorders.
The "HG 1/144 Gundam Geminass 02" model is a three-dimensional model of the G-UNIT2 "Geminass" Gundam Geminass 02 in a new design drawn by the original mecha designer, Akutsu.
It is thoroughly reproduced in a color scheme based on the dark blue of the Gundam Geminass 02,which appeared at the beginning of the anime.
In addition, in combination with the separately sold "assault booster & high mobility unit expansion set for HG 1/144 Gundam Geminass 01", the plastic model's original "combined form" can be reproduced.
The price of the "HG 1/144 Gundam Geminass 02" is 2,200 JPY (including tax). Pre-orders are now being accepted at 'Premium Bandai', and the product will be shipped in January ,2021.
(C) Soutsuu, Sunrise
American fashion brand 'ROCKY MOUNTAIN FEATHERBED' and "Mobile Suit Gundam" have decided to do a collaboration product together. 'Premium Bandai' is currently accepting pre-orders for three types of authentic down vests.
'Rocky Mountain Featherbed's' down vests have a huge following due to their warmth and insulation like a down comforter, but the brand disappeared in the late '80s and was only sold in the vintage market for a high price mainly among fans.
The 'STRICT-G x ROCKY MOUNTAIN FEATHERBED "Mobile Suit Gundam" Down Vest' is a collaboration with Rocky Mountain Featherbed, a brand that has been thoroughly researched and revived with a level of perfection that surpasses even the original.
The collaboration item is available in three types: the 'Gundam Model', 'Char's Zaku II Model' and 'Zaku II Model'.
Based on the typical nylon down vest, which could be said to be the "face" of the company line, it has been arranged with a color scheme inspired by the color of the mobile suit.
The back of the distinctive shoulder yoke is made of a single piece of leather and has an emblem embossed on the back.
The 'STRICT-G x ROCKY MOUNTAIN FEATHERBED "Mobile Suit Gundam" Down Vest' is priced at 58,300 JPY each (tax included, excluding shipping and handling costs).
Pre-orders are now being accepted on 'Premium Bandai' until 23:00 on Oct. 9, 2020, and the item will be shipped in late October to early November.
In addition, general sales will started on Oct. 3 at STRICT-G Tokyo Odaiba Store, STRICT-G Tokyo Odaibamachi Store and STRICT-G NEOPASA Shizuoka (Downstairs) Store.
(C) Soutsuu, Sunrise
The main trailer has been revealed from the anime film "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish"(to be released on Dec. 25), which is based on a youthful love story novel written by Tanabe Seiko.
Tt has also been revealed for the first time that Eve will perform an inserted song '心海' as well as the theme song. In addition, it has also been announced that Moriyama Shintarou and Lily, a comedy duo Mitorizu, joined as guest voice actors.
"Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" depicts a story about a dreamer Josee, who lives her life stuck in a wheelchair and spends most of her days reading and painting, encounters a college student Tsuneo, who pursues his dream, and decides it's time to face the real world with him.
The main trailer features the comic scene that Tsuneo is always given impossible demands and twisted around Josee's little finger. On the other hand, Tsuneo's line 'She is alone.' also tells the loneliness that Josee, who usually behaves selfishly, is feeling.
Josee is becoming depressed to see the words 'Dream is dream. Reality is reality.' and 'It's nothing but a superstition that dreams come true.', but Tsuneo takes her to see various worlds, saying 'You want to see by yourself, don't you?'
While an inserted song by Eve '心海', which has been revealed for the first time, is playing, Josee shows various expressions from crying, sulking, to struggling in the middle of the trailer, but at the end she shows a big smile. Does it imply their bright future?
It will make you more and more curious about the end.
In addition, it has also been announced that Moriyama Shintarou and Lily, a comedy duo Mitorizu, joined as guest voice actors. Moriyama played the role of Nishida, the store manager of the diving shop, where Tsuneo is working part-time, and Lily played the role of a station staff.
It will be their first time doing an anime dubbing session,, so please look forward to seeing their performance.
The anime film "Josee, the Tiger and the Fish" will be released on Dec. 25.
（C）2020 Seiko Tanabe / KADOKAWA/ Josee Project
Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon, which has been nominated for an Academy Award for all of its features, has released the trailer and poster visual for "WolfWalkers" (Oct. 30), which features the main theme song by Aurora from "Frozen 2".
"WolfWalkers" is based on the legend of the Wolf Walker, which has been handed down in the Irish town of Kilkenny since the Middle Ages, where it is said that humans turn into a wolf when they sleep.
One day, Robin, the protagonist with a hunter father, becomes friends with Mebh, a "Wolf Walker" who is a healer and a human and a wolf in one body and heals wounds using her magical powers. Robin's promise to Mebh unexpectedly puts her father in a difficult position, but she is brave enough to follow the path she believes in.
The trailer for the film, which has just been released, depicts the interaction between humans and wolves in a beautiful world and part of the mysterious story that unfolds.
The film depicts the dazzling friendship of girls, the ugly discrimination of adults, the coexistence of humans and animals, warnings about the destruction of nature, and the love of family, all of which can be enjoyed by adults as well as children.
Aurora, a new generation of Norwegian songstresses, leads the audience to a world far removed from reality with her clear and transparent voice.
The poster for the film was also unveiled, featuring the characters Robin, Mebh, and the wolves in colorful and unique drawings.
We can expect to see a mysterious story and a highly creative and entertaining fantasy that is uniquely Irish.
"WolfWalkers" opens at YEBISU GARDEN CINEMA and other theaters nationwide on Oct. 30.
(C) WolfWalkers 2020
From "The Legend of Hei: Boku ga Erabu Mirai (The Legend of Hei: The Future that I Choose)" (to be released on Nov. 7, 2020), the main trailer, poster and news about the theme song, have been revealed. The purchase benefit for the 2nd advanced ticket sale has also been announced.
"The Legend of Hei: Boku ga Erabu Mirai" is an anime movie that was produced by MTJJ, a Chinese manga artist and director, and HMCH Studio.
It became popular after its online anime series was released on a streaming website on Mar. 17, 2011, and it has developed to represent Chinese anime works. The movie that was released after that became a big hit and made 315 million CNYn (about 4.9 billion JPY) at the box office.
In Japan, its Japanese subtitled version was released in Sep. 2020. Even though it was shown in small scale, it received praise from anime fans, and other people involved in anime. Finally in Nov. 2020, its Japanese dubbed version will be released nationwide. The cast include Hanazawa Kana as Xiaohei, a black cat monster, who was forced out of his home by humans, Sakurai Takahiro, Miyano Mamoru, Saitou Souma, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu, Sugita Tomokazu, Toyosaki Aki, Minase Inori, Cho, Otsuka Hochu, Ugaki Misato, and others.
The trailer that was released this time features Xiaohei, a black cat monster, who was forced out of his home by humans, making his own path as he is struggling between humans' and monsters' life, through meeting various monsters and humans.
Please do not miss the battle scene that the movie highlights.
'Unity', the first single of LMYK after she made her major debut, has been chosen as the theme song, and is played in the trailer as well. The song was produced by the legendary production team Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis that have also written for Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, and Utada Hikaru.
"The Legend of Hei: Boku ga Erabu Mirai" will be released on Nov. 7.
Starting on Oct. 16, the 2nd advanced ticket sale will be on sale priced at 1,500 JPY (tax included). If you purchase it, you will be given a clear ticket holder as a benefit.
Please check out the official website for more information.
I was attracted by the characters and story full of kindness and hope.
It features serious topics such as symbiosis of humans and animals, and environmental destruction, but on the other hand, it depicts love for friends, and their never-give-up attitude subtly and unapologetically portrayed.
I was moved by such a composition, which played an essential for me to produce the theme song for the Japanese dubbed version.
Everyone is different, so we clashed with each other. However, we are not special. We all are looking in the same direction, and we all are pursuing a place that can feel comfortable. Xiaohei is innocently growing up in a world, where there is no right answer, and he made me realize that.
I am so honored that 'Unity' was chosen as the theme song for this work with wonderful animation and story. Conflict and harmony are two sides of the same coin. However, I believe that this movie and song will be an opportunity to bring about a huge change.
（C）Beijing HMCH Anime Co.,Ltd
To commemorate the release of "Bem Movie: Become Human" (currently being screened in nationwide theatres), the climatic PV that reveals the main plot has been released.
This work is the movie of the TV anime "BEM", broadcasted in 2019 and was created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of "Humanoid Monster Bem".
The climatic PV depicts Manstoll, Bem’s superior at the company "Draco Chemical" standing in front of Bem, who dreamed of "Living and dying just like a human".
Bem had chosen to fight and abandoned his human appearance to prevent others from using his "Humanoid Monster" ability. The detective Sonia comfort Bem, who had made a difficult decision. Bem, Bela, and Belo battling against Manstoll, who had turned into a huge dragon-like appearance. What's the objective of Manstoll? What's the result of the battle? Also, will their wish of "To become a human" be granted...
"Bem Movie: Become Human", the "Humanoid Monster's Last Chapter" that is depicted magnificently, is currently being screened in nationwide theatres.
（C）ADK EM/ Bem Movie Production Committee
The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
"Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger VS Lupinranger VS Patranger the Movie", the newest work in the "Super Sentai VS Film Series", is scheduled to be released on Feb. 8, 2020. The newest footage andscene photos have also been revealed.