To commemorate the almost completion of the “Cross Bone Gundam” series, a popularity contest of the characters & mobile suits will be held. Ten lucky winners will be chosen from the voters, and they will be given a “Reproduction of the appearance scene of the top ranked character & Mobile Suits from the original work with the signature of Hasegawa Yuuichi”.
The serialization of “Mobile Suits Cross Bone Gundam DUST” will have 5 chapters left, including the chapter on “Monthly Gundam Ace” Oct. issue (release on Aug. 26, 2020).
What's the result of the “DUST Project”, where the colony descend to the Earth to save 90 million lives? Don't miss out even a single panel of this story until the finale.
The popularity contest is a project to decide the number one popular character and mobile suit・mobile armor from the “Cross Bone Gundam” series that has an approximately 25 years of serialization and 33 manga volume.
Do vote for your “favorite” character, as it consists of familiar character to niche but impactful character.
Further details can be found on the special website.
From "Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam" comes the action figure of Crossbone Gundam X1/X1 Kai. It is the second release under the "EVOLUTION-SPEC" series, which represents the technological progress "ROBOT Spirits" made in the last 10 years. Preorders are now available at general stores from Aug. 3, 2020.
The product, "<SIDE MS> Crossbone Gundam X1/X1 Kai EVOLUTION-SPEC" is a completely new model created under the supervision of Hasegawa Yuuichi, which combines a stylish image with the original reproduction from the show.
The natural and wide range of motion of the figure allows you to recreate the kneeling pose with the cloak on, as well as the "parking form".
In addition, the final version of Crossbone Gundam features plenty of options; the zanbuster can be created by combining the beam zanber and the buster gun, the firing state of the scissor anchor can be reproduced with replaceable parts, the Face Open and the Eyepatch can also be attached, and more.
"<SIDE MS> Crossbone Gundam X1/X1 Kai EVOLUTION-SPEC" is priced at 7,500 yen (excluding tax). Pre-orders are now being accepted at general stores, and the release is scheduled for Dec. 2020.
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The resale of the "Crossbone Gundam X1 Kai" Gunpla of the HGUC series, which appeared on "Mobile Suit Gundam Crossbone Gundam", has been decided. It is currently available for pre-order at "Premium Bandai".
The product "HGUC 1/144 Scale Crossbone Gundam X1 Kai" has 3D-modelized the distinctive features of the Crossbone Gundam, such as the ABC Mantle and its equipment. The ABC Mantle is produced with a special vinyl material that has a firm texture, allows it to express flexibility that is different from cloth or molded items. Also, X1 Kai's distinctive weapon Screw Whip (Can be equipped on both hands) and Scissor Anchor are reproduced with new molding parts and leading lines that can freely draw the traces.
"HGUC 1/144 Crossbone Gundam X1 Kai" is priced at 2,200 JPY (Tax Incl.). Pre-orders are currently at "Premium Bandai", and the delivery is scheduled for Aug. 2020.
From "Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: The Steel Seven" comes Crossbone Gundam X1 Full Cloth as an HG series Gunpla. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai".
"HG 1/144 Crossbone Gundam X1 Full Cloth" is a 3D model of X1 Full Cloth with its ultimate equipment, the various weapons, and the Full Cloth Unit, molded in the color based on the original comics. The ample set of weapons includes the Screw Whip, reproduced with lead wire, Scissor Anchor, and so on.
"HG 1/144 Crossbone Gundam X1 Full Cloth" is priced at 2,530JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available at "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for Aug. 2020.
From the "Mobile Suit Victory Gundam" series comes an "RE/100" Gunplas of Gun-EZ. Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai".
"RE/100 1/100 GUn-EZ" is easy to build thanks to the simple design of the RE Gunpla.
The Beam Saber can be stored in its shoulder, the Beam Bazooka can be mounted on its rear armor, and the hatches for the 2-tube Multi Launcher on its shoulder can be opened and closed.
The kit also comes with a PET Beam Shield with a holographic design.
"RE/100 1/100 GUn-EZ" is priced at 3,850 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for June 2021.
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From "Mobile Suit Gundam" comes a tote bag decorated with the gold parts of Char Aznable's "Char Mark" . Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai".
"Mobile Suit Gundam Char Mark Gold Ver. Tote Bag" is a high-class item with golden parts.
Dark red synthetic leather is used for the item to keep it light.
"Mobile Suit Gundam Char Mark Gold Ver. Tote Bag" is priced at 15,400 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for March.
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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.
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"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".
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Adapted as a Netflix original anime, "High-Rise Invasion", is set to premiere world-wide on Feb. 25, 2021. In celebration, the first 3 volumes of the original manga in which the series is based off will be available for free on "Magapoke".
"High-Rise Invasion" is a mystery-suspense manga written by the creator of "Ajin", Miura Tsuina and illustrated by Oba Takahiro.
Suddenly transported from school to a world made of swarms of skyscrapers, the plot focuses on protagonist Honjo Yuri and her friends fighting against mysterious masked foes. The sequel of the manga, "High-Rise Invasion Arrive" is currently being serialized on "Magapoke".
Celebrating the anime adaptation, the first 3 volumes of the original manga is available for free. All the volumes from the 3rd volume onwards, are also being sold for half the price. It's a great opportunity to recap the series' story.
The free volumes viewing and half price discounts of "High-Rise Invasion" will start from Mar. 10, 2021 on "Magapoke".
"Special Feature on Kyogoku & Sonoko " is being held for a limited time from February 15, 2021, in "Detective Conan Official Application", which is filled with all the information of "Detective Conan".
This article will feature the episode starring Kyogoku Makoto and Suzuki Sonoko. One chapter can be read for free daily in the application.
One of the selected episodes is "Sonoko's Red Handkerchief" that is included in volume 52 of the manga. Conan and co. arrived at the shooting location of the continuous TV drama "Fuyu no Momiji" (Winter's Maple), then they encounter a guy called "Hozomi", the AD (assistant director) of the drama in the mountain...
Other than this, the other 3 selected episodes are "The Suspect is Makoto Kyogoku" from volume 81, "Kaitou Kid VS Makoto Kyogoku" from volume 82, and "Makoto Kyogoku the Understudy" from Volume 96 and 97.
"Kyogoku & Sonoko Featured Article vol.2" is being held in Detective Conan Official Application until March 14.
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It has been announced that the total number of copies of the 23 volumes of the manga "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" has surpassed 150 million, including electronic versions. In addition, it has been decided that two books, "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Coloring Book - Red" and "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Coloring Book - Blue" will be released simultaneously on March 4 as the first coloring books using the original illustrations.
The "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" will finish in the 2020 24th issue of "Weekly Shonen Jump" on May 18, and the publication of the book ended with the release of volume 23 on December 4, 2020.
Even after the book's conclusion, it has continued to be popular thanks to the TV anime that aired from April to September 2019, as well as its sequel, "Demon Slayer: KImetsu no Yaiba- Movie Infinity Train," which was a huge hit.
In addition, it has been learned that "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Coloring Book - Red" and "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Coloring Book - Blue" will be released simultaneously on March 4 as the first coloring books using the original illustrations by Gotouge Koyoharu.
Each book contains 36 illustrations you can color in that faithfully reproduce the atmosphere of the original, making it a "worthy" coloring experience that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Some of the pages can be torn out as they have perforations. The back of the cover is a "special poster" with a color illustration of the book, which is sure to attract fans' attention.
To commemorate the release of "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Coloring Book - Red" and "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba Coloring Book - Blue", a "Demon Slayer Coloring Contest" will be held by either posting entries on Instagram or by mail. In addition, "Demon Slayer x Coupy Pencil", a set of 12 coupy pencils that match the images of the characters, will be released on March 12 as original goods.
This autumn, the first exhibition of the original drawings of "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" is scheduled to be held, so keep an eye on "Demon Slayer： Kimetsu no Yaiba" for the future.
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The manga magazine application "Shounen Jump+" has created the first one-of-a-kind manga award called "Shounen Jump+ Working Manga Award".
The purpose is to discover the next popular work with the "Working" theme, following after "Spy X Family" and "Eren the Southpaw".
The theme for "Shounen Jump+ Working Manga Award" is "Working", which is also the first theme in the history of the manga magazine application.
There are various popular works from "Shounen Jump+", where the main protagonist is focusing on his job, such as "Spy X Family", which has exceeded 1 million copies in circulation on the manga's first print, and "Eren the Southpaw" that had gotten a TV drama adaptation.
Thus, this manga award was created to discover the next generation "Working manga".
The application for "Shounen Jump+ Working Manga Award" is open from February 4 to April 30, 2021, at the designated webpage. There is no restriction on the application.
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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.