“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.
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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.
Eight new cast members for "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" (to be released on May 7, 2021) have been announced.
"Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" is based on the same title novel by director Tomino Yoshiyuki. It will be made into a theatrical trilogy as the 2nd part of the "UC NexT 0100" project in which the next 100 years of the Universal Century will be woven.
Eight voice actors were announced as additional cast members.
Tsuda Kenjirou as Gahman Nobil, Ishikawa Yui as Emerelda Zubin, Ochiai Fukushi as Raymond Cain, Takeuchi Shunsuke as Iram Masam, Mihesher Hence as Matsukoka Misato, Sawashiro Chiharu as Mitsuda Kenji, Tanezaki Atsumi as Mace Flower, and Yamadera Kouichi as Hundley Yeoksam.
"Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" will be released on May 7.
The trailer played exclusively at the Shochiku Multiplex Theatres, is currently available online.
Tsuda Kenjirou as Gahman Nobil
A veteran pilot of Mafty, who has fought in many wars. He has a significant scar on his face. The call sign of his machine is Messer 2.
It's such an honor to be a part of "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash". I was quite tense during the recording.
Mixing the ideas and requests from the director and audio director with my ideas to establish the character and scenes was very enjoyable. I myself am looking forward to seeing the completed film. Please wait a while longer for the film to be released. I hope you'll enjoy "Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash".
Ishikawa Yui as Emeralda Zubin
A dependable Mafty member, who was sent to Davao to pick up Hathaway. She has a past of not being able to become a Mobile Suit pilot due to her lack of skill.
I happened to read some news about "Hathaway's Flash" before, and at the time, I never thought I'd be part of it, so I was really surprised when I was chosen as a cast member. At the same time, I was flattered to be able to participate in this long-loved title. She's a different type of character than what I'm used to, so I did my best to portray her, hoping to find a new side of myself.
Please look forward to the release of this film. Thank you so for your support!
Ochiai Fukushi as Raymond Cain
The captain of 1 Galcezon. A bulky man who takes good care of his Mafty teammates.
"Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash" is almost here.
It's my pleasure to be part of this film as Raymond.
I will see this story through till the end as a member of Mafty.
I can't wait to go watch it at the theaters!
Takeuchi Shunsuke as Iram Masam
The deputy captain/chief of operations of Mafty's support vessel Valiant. He understands Hathaway's circumstances and supports him.
It's such an honor to participate as a voice actor in this title of which many fans have longed for a visualization.
My friends who love Gundam have been telling me about the fascination of this title for a long time. We have worked hard with the staff members to faithfully recreate the original work into an anime.
I hope it will turn out to meet the expectations of the fans.
Matsuoka Misato as Mihesher Hence
Mafty's intelligence agent/operator. A hard-working, diligent girl who devotes herself to Mafy's operations. She meets Hathaway in Davao.
I'm Matsuoka Misato and I'll be playing Mihesher Hence!
I never thought I'd be in the Gundam series, which I used to watch with my family as a child. I remember my hands shaking from joy and nervousness. But I can't be trembling forever, so I picked myself up and worked hard on understanding how Mihesher would take on her job, and did my best to portray her with the same attitude!
I can't wait to see that intense scene on the big screen. I'm still a bit nervous, but I hope to share that excitement and the afterglow with everyone. Please enjoy it!
Sawashiro Chiharu as Mitsuda Kenji
An intelligence agent who is not so passionate about Mafty's operations, but is a talented driver. He meets Hathaway in Davao.
There's nothing more honorable than being chosen as a Gundam voice actor.
I was so flattered!
After getting the offer, I looked into past Gundam works, and I realized how deep the stories are and that it's a series loved by so many fans. It made me feel the responsibility of playing this role. The film is definitely worth watching for a second and third time. I myself can't wait for the release. I hope you'll enjoy it!
Tanezaki Atsumi as Mace Flower
A flight attendant of the Haunzen 356 with beautiful blonde hair and a beauty mark by her mouth. When Kenneth hit on her she responded in a sensible manner.
"Gundam" is a series that everyone knows, even if you're not familiar with anime. I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that I was offered a role in such a big title. I was like, "Gundam?", "A movie?", "What? I'm in it?". I was tremendously nervous on the day of the recording but the detailed directions really helped me. I realized how carefully the series has been created for so long.
You won't be able to take your eyes off for one moment. Please look forward to the release!
Yamadera Kouichi as Hundley Yeoksam
The head of the Criminal Police Organization leading "Man Hunter". He got on the Haunzen 356 flight to Earth to take part in the Adelaide Meeting.
It was my 3rd year as a voice actor when I was in "Char's Counter Attack" as Gyunei Guss.
On the first day of the recording, Char's voice actor, Ikeda Shuuichi-san, took me out for a drink, since I was tensed up and didn't know anything about the world of Gundam.
He taught me many things about the world of Gundam and voice actors. I remember being so nervous that I didn't get drunk at all, no matter how many drinks I had.
It's been 33 years, and I'm happy about being able to participate in "Hathaway's Flash", which depicts the story after "Char's Counter Attack".
Hundley is the head of the Criminal Police Organization, something completely different from Gyunei. Please look forward to how he will interact with Hathaway and Kenneth in the story.
(C) Sotsu, Sunrise
"Squid Chips" and a "Ready-to-eat Curry" with "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED" packages are now on sale. Orders are being accepted on "Premium Bandai".
The "Gundam SEED" design package "[JFC] Ikaten Setouchi Lemon Flavor" (squid chips) is refreshing and addictive just like the taste of eternal love.
The "[JFC] Osaka Nanba Jiyuuken Freedom Gundam Curry" has a design package of an original illustration of Kira and Athrun. The ready-to-eat curry lets you enjoy the classic curry from Osaka Nanba Jiyuuken, the well-known restaurant in the Kansai region.
"[JFC] Ikaten Setouchi Lemon Flavor" is priced at 324 JPY (tax included), and "[JFC] Osaka Nanba Jiyuuken Freedom Gundam Curry" is priced at 594 JPY (tax included). Both products are currently available on "Premium Bandai".
(C) Sotsu, Sunrise
A special video of "Healin' Good Pretty Cure: GoGo! Big Transformation! The Town of Dreams" was released on February 21, the day of the final episode of the TV "Healin' Good Pretty Cure".
The true strength within the gentle heart of Nodoka (Cure Grace) and the bond with Rabirin and the Healing Animals... The video is full of the attraction of "Healin' Good Pretty Cure", depicted in the TV series and continuing in the film.
The special video begins with the line that Nodoka has often said in the TV series, "Fuwaa, Ikiterutte Kanji!" (Phew, I feel alive!).
It looks back on the Pretty Cures meeting the Healing Animals and overcoming the many difficulties in the past year.
And in the latter half, you can hear the ending theme song "Yakusoku" (Promise) sung by Machico in the background. Let's listen carefully to the lyrics that speak for the bond between the Pretty Cures and the Healing Animals and the true strength within the gentle heart of Nodoka (Cure Grace).
A special campaign thanking the fans was held on the official Twitter account of the movie on February 21. And from 1:00 p.m. on the same day, the streaming of "Healin' Good Pretty Cure Thank-You Festival Online", a big event filled with gratitude from "Healin' Good PreCure", was also held.
(C) 2020 Movie Healin' Good PreCure Production Committee
It has been decided that the short film "Summer Ghost", directed by the popular illustrator, loundraw (known for the light novel cover of "I want to eat your pancreas", “Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku", etc.) for the first time, will be released in 2021. The teaser visual has been revealed along with this announcement.
loundraw is an illustrator that makes use of the translucent and atmospheric coloring and in-depth drawing in the precise space design that gives off the rare sense of presence. After making his debut in the industrial when he was in his 10's, he was bath in the limelight with the various cover photo including the covers for the light novels "I want to eat your pancreas", “Kimi wa Tsukiyo ni Hikari Kagayaku", etc.
After bathing in the success of his original animation "Yume ga Mezameru Made", which was created for his graduation and he handles everything alone, on YouTube, he started his own animation studio "FLAT STUDIO" in January 2019.
He has started an odd career change from an illustrator to a film director as he has published that he will be taking on a new challenge, which is the production of a short film.
It was announced that the short animation film "Summer Ghost" directed by loundraw will be released in 2021.
The teaser visual depicts 2 young boys, Tomoya and Ryou with a young girl, Aoi. The three are looking in different directions under the azure sky with the cloud blocking the setting sun.
Do look forward to future announcements regarding this work and their stories.
Immediately after this announcement, the collaboration with Z-KAI has been decided. The concept movie of "Ichiban Chikakute Tooi Hoshi" (The closest far star"), stories that exist in the same setting as "Summer Ghost", has been produced. It has been 7 years since the last collaboration of Z-KAI with an animation work, where the previous collaboration is with director Shinkai Makoto's 2014 film "Cross Road".
"Summer Ghost" will be released in 2021.
(C) Summer Ghost
From the movie "Gintama THE FINAL" which is currently in theaters, a full-length video has been released. In addition, the second part of the "Emergency Special! Gintama THE FINAL Special" was premiered on YouTube on February 19, 2021.
This video shows the final battle between Gintoki and his rival and ally Takasugi, as well as his former master Shouyou's other personality, Utsuro. After returning to Kabukicho with his friends, who are all wounded from the fierce battle, the usual routine has returned to Yorozuya.
There, Gin-san, Shinpachi, and Kagura send a message to the Karakuri housekeeper Tama, who has stopped functioning and fallen asleep. They try to record the message at Snack Otose, but Gintoki, the narrator, unexpectedly disguises the ending with "Everyone has died."
Kagura also narrates, saying that she sometimes has a message to deliver, but the content is "The egg rolls were delicious". In addition, an unidentified person who calls himself "Oba Z, the Heroic Spiritist" suddenly appears from his desk, and the scene unfolds one after another with Shinpachi's jokes almost unable to keep up.
Also, the "Emergency Special! The second part of "Thoroughly Dissected 'Gintama The Final' Special," which was broadcasted on February 12, will be premiered on YouTube on the "Gintama Channel" from 9:00 pm on February 19.
In the second part, "Gintama the Final" producer Maekawa Takafumi (Bandai Namco Pictures) will interview the three familiar cast members of Yorozuya, Sugita Tomokazu as Sakata Gintoki, Sakaguchi Daisuke as Shimura Shinpachi, and Kugimiya Rie Kugimiya as Kagura. He asks them questions from fans that he solicited in advance.
The movie "Gintama the Final" is currently in theaters.
(C) Hideaki Sorachi / Gintama the 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.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.