After six years, Japan’s Sakakibara Machinery Works Co. has unveiled its newest giant mecha.
If you thought Gundam was about large mecha fighting each other, you are correct. But what if it was about mecha with boring, everyday lives? Artist Ika Ninja’s art depicts just that.
The life-sized statue of the Gundam RX-78-2 in Odaiba, Tokyo, was dismantled this week, after years safeguarding Tokyo Bay since it first appeared in 2012. However, before it went for good, its deconstruction crew gave it one last referential huzzah.
Just look at that! Workers pulling the head right off of the life-sized Gundam.
In the wider Mobile Suit Gundam fandom, Gundam Wing isn’t regarded as the cream of the Gundam crop—but it still holds a special place in the hearts of many, as the series that introduced one of Japan’s most iconic Real Robot franchises to the West. And now, finally, it’s going to be made available on Blu-ray in the US…
Turns out the Independence Day sequel forgot to bring the heart alongside its lovely explosions. If only it had decided to bring some giant goddamn robots to replace it with instead.
Remember that wild looking Gundam anime that had the smoothest jazz soundtrack around? Well, good news—it’s coming to the U.S., and you can watch the first seven minutes of the English dub right here, right now.
For Western fans, Toonami and Gundam go hand in hand—ever since the animation block aired Gundam Wing, the series in the long-running franchise that popularized Gundam in the West back in 1996. Now, for the first time in over a decade, Toonami will broadcast a Gundam series once more.
Jalopnik East has covered all the developments of the Char Anzable Gundam Toyota Auris promotional concept, to a small production run, and finally to its second and current iteration. It has been profitable for Toyota, so perhaps unsurprising that Toyota is heavily promoting it in animated commercials and going all…
Recently, we got our first look at Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt, an adaptation of the classic manga of the same name, that might as well be called Mobile Suit Cowboy Bebop. But now we’ve got an extended glimpse, and it’s making us yearn for more space jazz and space robots. CHECK OUT THAT DRUM SOLO.
The first footage for the newest Gundam series Thunderbolt has arrived, and it’s exciting for a couple of reasons: 1) it’s based on a hit manga that takes place during the events of the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam anime series, and 2) it looks and sounds just like a Cowboy Bebop sequel.
For nearly four decades, Mobile Suit Gundam has defined the giant robot genre, and anime in general. As much an examination of war as a simple action series, Gundam can be intimidating for new viewers... but it doesn’t have to be.
A few weeks ago, a new Gundam anime was announced—and with it, new Gundam model kits. Now Bandai’s released high-res pictures of the kits, giving us our best actual look at the Mobile Suits of the upcoming series.
ACGHK 2015 took place over the weekend, and the best and brightest of the Asian Toy scene were out in full force, showing off their coolest products and teasing some new ones. Here’s the very best of what’s was on the show floor in Hong Kong!
Mobile Suit Gundam is coming to the Tokyo International Film Festival this October! According to Variety, the festival will be screening the original movie directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino, in addition to a number of television episodes.
Mobile Suit Gundam and model kits go hand in hand—the plastic kits arguably saved the series from obscurity and helped turn it into an anime legend. So inevitably the announcement of a new series in the franchise, naturally, that means there’s a whole slew of gorgeous looking toys to go with it.
Finally, after millennia of bullshit agriculture and metallurgy and revolutions industrial, political, cultural, whatever, shit’s finally getting good. That’s because there are now two giant, functional, manned robotic mecha-Gundam-Pacific Rim-giant-robot-whatever suits, and it looks like they’re gonna fight. Who will…
Anyone who's put together a Gundam Model kit know that the models usually house a lot of little pieces and articulation joints within the plastic shell — but this new one tries to show you what would be underneath the armour of an actual Gundam, and looks pretty fabulous while doing so.
I mean, look at it. It's literally a gold plated giant robot. Well, a model of said giant robot, but still, gold! That's the sort of fanciness I can totally get behind.