Gundam Battle Chronicle site update
The official site updated with content on the Movies page and more in the MS list.
Char pimps hip-hop in Shinjuku
Gundam.Info has pics of a large Char Aznable promotion for Ketsumeishi's new album at an intersection in Shinjuku.
Famitsu.com Gundam game articles
Famitsu.com posted a bit on G Generation Spirits. Besides the visually upscaled units, it mentions its possible to use a maximum of 12 units at the same time in combat (8 offensively, 4 for counterattacks), making for large scale fights.
The article on Gundam Battle Chronicle talks about the Chain Mission system, wherein the contents of each stage differs based on gameplay circumstances. As an example, they use the Zeon's Jaburo attack stage, where you're supported by the Mad Angler team. If the team is defeated, the next stage has you infiltrating Jaburo and when you escape the base's destruction, you face Kai and Hayato. The stage following that has you taking on Amuro's RX-78-2 outside of Jaburo. If the Mad Angler team is successful, then you sneak into Jaburo with the aid of support troops and face Agar's Gundam Mudrock. Afterwards, you're confronted with Amuro's Gundam and Agar again, now stuck in a Guncannon following his defeat in the previous stage.
2007 Higashi Nippon Toy Trade Fair
GA Graphic has a gallery of pics from the 2007 Higashi Nippon Toy Trade Fair. MS In Action!! Syndrome has one as well (reposting images & direct linking forbidden).
Starting in November is the Gundam 00 Campaign: When you send in 2 proofs of purchase (one from one of the four initial Gundam 00 MSiA and one from a non-00 MSiA or EMSiA), you get entered into a drawing for a clear version MSiA Gundam Exia enclosed in a clear case. Apparently, one will be able to also purchase clear versions of the other three Gundams from participating hobby magazines though definitive information on this is still forthcoming.
Japan discovers the fun of WikiScanner
ITmedia reports on what's turned up with the arrival of the Japanese version of WikiScanner. Discoveries include the Ministry Of Internal Affairs And Communication rewriting articles on e-voting and the Koei game "Aoki Ookami To Shiroki Mejika", the Ministry Of Health, Labor, And Welfare editing articles on drugs and the adult game "Nanatsuiro Drops", and someone at the Ministry Of Agriculture, Forestry, And Fisheries providing a large quantity of Gundam-related material.
Figure Soul HCM-Pro questionnaire
Through September 24, Figure Soul.com is running a questionnaire asking visitors what shows they want to see in HCM-Pro's Blue Label (non-Gundam) line. Votes can be sent in once per day and the results will be given to Bandai.
The Red Comet gets a shout out
Mainichi Mantan Web reports hip-hop group Ketsumeishi uses a scene from Mobile Suit Gundam featuring Char Aznable in a commercial promoting their new album Ketsunopolis 5. The choice of spokesperson comes from the album's red jacket. The group's previous album, Ketsunopolis 4, sold 2 million copies and won the Japan Record Award for Best Album.
Gundam 00 gets another manga adaption
As mentioned by ANN, Gundam 00 will get another manga version serialized in Magazine Z. A preview will be in the issue on sale September 26 with the manga starting a month later.
Gundam Unicorn official site update
The official site put up a summary of Red Comet 2 and the usual MS and character profile updates:
"Prototype MS stolen from Anaheim Electronics by Sodetsuki in UC 0094. For the NT-D experiment, a psycoframe is used in a portion of its moveable frame and the Unicorn Gundam is completed based on this unit's verified tracking improvements and strength data. It's piloted by Full Frontal."
"16-years-old. A young lady who attends high school on Industrial 7. Has a father who is a factory manager. Comes to the Nahal Argama with Takuya and company."
Upcoming merchandise pics
From The Gundam Base.Side 1:
FG Gundam Dynames
FG Gundam Exia
FG Gundam Kyrios
Keroro Gunsou Plamo Collection Giroro Robo Mk-II
HG Blaze Zaku Phantom (Dearka Elthman Custom)
SG RX-78-2 Gundam
SG Wing Gundam
G Gen Spirits site pre-opens
What little of the official site there is so far is up.
Gundam 00 site update
The updated material on the MS page:
"Celestial Being's mothership. Some members call it by the pet name 'Ptolemy'. The custom mothership was designed for the use of the Gundams. It's equipable with a maximum of 4 containers which can each store a Gundam. As it is made thoroughly for the use of the Gundams, it doesn't have battleship-style heavy armaments. The central pointed end is a catapult for launching Gundams. From each container, the immediate internal portion of the ship can be moved to the catapult, making for quick launches."
Tieren Space Type
Model number: MSJ-06II-E
Head height: 18.2m
Base weight: 127.5t
"The Human Reform League's space-use Tieren. The tanks equipped on each leg are filled with water inside and the tanks themselves also function adequately as shields. Its main armament, a 200mm x 25 caliber length smooth bore gun, is furnished with heat sinks for use in space. It's also enabled as a blade in close combat."
AEU Enact (mass-production type)
Model number: AEU-09
Head height: 17.6m
Base weight: 66.8t
"The latest MS developed by the AEU. A model with solar-energy support, the MS itself can receive a direct supply of power from the orbital elevator's generation system. The basic design is based on the Union's Flag and has many common features such as armaments and a flight form transformation."
SD Gundam official site opens
Sunrise opened the official SD Gundam site for the upcoming original SD Gundam DVD Box.
This month's hobby mag news UPDATED
HCM-Pro 46-00 Gundam Ez8 - October, 2,940 yen
Gundam Ace also has a new set of limited edition mail-order MSiA based on the parody manga Taichou No Zaku-san. The set comes with a Taichou No Zaku-san, Gelgoog, and Dom and goes for 6,800 yen.
The MG Destiny Gundam Special Edition will come with Wings Of Light, Palma Fiocina effects parts, boomerang effects parts, internal joints (elbows, knees, & other exposed areas) with chrome plating, 1/20 scale Shinn Asuka & Kira Yamato figures, and a round stand for the figures that can be attached to an Action Base.
The Chara Hobby 3: The Escape Clause
Danny Choo (Gundam)
Famitsu.com (Gundam 00 Special Mission)
GA Graphic 15 (Atelier-sai)
homa2 Daily 1
homa2 Daily 2 (MS)
homa2 Daily 3 (Misc.)
The Gundam Base.Side 1 7 (VOTOMS)
The Gundam Base.Side 1 8 (Code Geass, Gundam misc.)
The Gundam Base.Side 1 9 (Evangelion)
The Gundam Base.Side 1 10 (Gundam 00)
The Gundam Base.Side 1 11 (HCM-Pro)
The Gundam Base.Side 1 12 (Mega Bloks)
The Gundam Base.Side 1 13 (?)
The Gundam Base.Side 1 14 (MG RX-78-2 Ver. 1.5 Katsumi Kawaguchi-produced color specs.)
The Gundam Base.Side 1 15 (BB Senshi Sangokuden)
SD Gundam G Generation Spirits
Famitsu also announced the latest G Gen title: SD Gundam G Generation Spirits for the PS2, coming November 29. The series list:
Mobile Suit Gundam (movies)
08th MS Team
MS IGLOO (The Hidden One Year War & Apocalypse 0079)
Rise From The Ashes
Lost War Chronicles
From Place Beyond the Blaze
War In The Pocket
Stardust Memory: Mayfly Of Space
Advance Of Z: The Flag Of Titans
Z Gundam (movies)
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
Silhouette Formula 91
Crossbone Gundam: Skull Heart
Crossbone Gundam: Steel 7
Gundam Weapons (Plamodel collection mook series)
SD Gundam Gashapon Senshi Scramble Wars (1987 Famicom Disk System game)
SD Gundam GX (1994 Super Famicom strategy game)
Cross Dimension 0079
Gundam Tactics: Mobility Fleet 0079 (2002 Windows computer game)
Bonds Of The Battlefield (2006 arcade game)
SRW Scramble Commander The 2nd
Famitsu announced a follow-up to SRW Scramble Commander, to hit shelves November 1 for the PS2. The series list:
Aura Battler Dunbine
Mobile Suit Z Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
New Mobile Report Gundam W: Endless Waltz
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
Getta Robo G
Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Gundam 00 comic to begin
Kadokawa announces the official Gundam 00 comic by Kouzo Oomori will be serialized in Kerokero Ace, a new monthly anthology manga & news magazine. The first volume will be on sale October 26 and comes with a Kerokero Ace limited version Gundam Collection Gundam Exia and a Keroro backpack. The second volume will be released in December instead of November. Other manga in Kerokero Ace include Dai Kaiju Battle, Momotaro Dentetsu, and a new .hack manga.
Afro To Gunsou: The Trilogy de arimasu
Kadokawa Pictures' site says a third Keroro Gunsou film is coming for Spring break 2008.
SD Gundam G Generation Cross Drive first week sales
Though Media Create seems to be on vacation this past week, DengekiOnline.com reports SD Gundam G Generation Cross Drive was the #1 game in Japan the week it came out. Cross Drive sold 149,000 copies, a big improvement on G Generation DS' sales and on par with G Generation Portable.
Bandai Visual R2 DVD covers
Mobile Suit Gundam Vol. 8 (individual volumes)
Gundam Wing Vol. 8 (HD remastered)
Chara Hobby II: The Other Side UPDATED
DengekiOnline.com (Gundam UC talk show)
DengekiOnline.com (Chara Hobby Market Pro)
GA Graphic 7 (Toy'sworks)
GA Graphic 8 (Yamato)
GA Graphic 9 (Kotobukiya)
GA Graphic 10 (Studio Reckless)
Ota☆suke (Anime, game, Tokusatsu)
Ota☆suke (Non-Gundam 1)
Ota☆suke (Non-Gundam 2)
Katachi Wo Kaeta Himitsu No Hitomi
Suisei Tamago No Gunpla Sanmai
The Gundam Base.Side 1 4 (MG Destiny)
The Gundam Base.Side 1 5 (Gundam Unicorn)
The Gundam Base.Side 1 6 (Bandai Toys)
GA Graphic 11 (Chara Hobby Market Figures 1)
GA Graphic 12 (Chara Hobby Market Figures 1)
GA Graphic 13 (VOTOMS)
GA Graphic 14 (Zelo Inc.)
Gpara.com (Gundam 00 cast pics, among other things)
Gundam 00 Cast and ED theme UPDATED
The main cast members and ED theme song were just announced at Chara Hobby 2007. The names are posted on the official site as well.
Setsuna F Seiei: Mamoru Miyano
Lockon Stratos: Shinichiro Miki
Allelujah Haptism: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Tieria Erde: Hiroshi Kamiya
Sumeragi Ri Noriega: Youko Honna
Alejandro Corner: Yasunori Matsumoto
Wang Liu Mi: Kei Shindou
Hong Rong: Kenji Takahashi
Lasse Aion: Hiroki Touchi
Felt Grace: Ayahi Takagaki
Christina Sierra: Arise Satou
Lichtendahl Caeli: Masataka Azuma
Haro: Arisa Ogasawara
Billy Katagiri: Yuji Ueda
Graham Acre: Yuuichi Nakamura
Patrick Corlasawar: Kenji Hamada
Saji Crossroad: Miyu Irino
Kinue Crossroad: Aya Endo
Louise Halevy: Chiwa Saitou
Marina Ismail: Ayumi Tsunematsu
Sergei Smirnov: Unshou Ishizuka
Ioria Schuhenberg: Chikao Ohtsuka
Though not mentioned on the official site, DengekiOnline.com and presepe both say Toru Furuya will be the narrator.
For a limited time, internet streaming video site GyaO will have the Gundam 00 announcement at Chara Hobby 2007 available on Aug 20th 12:00pm for 24hrs.
ED Theme title "Wana" (English translation "Trap") by The Back Horn. Single is set for November release which will come with Gundam 00 sticker.
Chara Hobby 2007 UPDATED
More than one report from 2ch says the Gundam Unicorn promo video features the Unicorn & Kshatriya. The end of the video is said to announce the coming of some form of Gundam Unicorn plamodel.
Edit: Danny Choo put pics of the 1/100 scale prototype. He also put up the longest Gundam 00 promo vid thus far (the same one from Gundam Expo Tokyo).
GA Graphic 1 (Banpresto Display Model Special series)
GA Graphic 2 (Bandai Candy Toys)
GA Graphic 3 (Bandai Hobby)
GA Graphic 4 (00 HG & 1/60)
GA Graphic 5 (Chara Hobby limited Gunpla)
GA Graphic 6 (Bandai Toys)
Moe Yo! Akibajin
DengekiOnline.com 1 (Gundam heroine figures)
DengekiOnline.com 2 (Dengeki Hobby, Max Factory, Megahouse, etc.)
DengekiOnline.com 3 (Banpresto, Bandai, Takara Tomy, Kotobukiya)
The Gundam Base.Side 1 1
The Gundam Base.Side 1 2
The Gundam Base.Side 1 3
Gizmodo Japan (Gundam Tachi Neputa)
Danny Choo (video)
Gundam 00 prize merchandise
GA Graphic has pics of Banpresto prize merchandise coming in September:
Special Creative Models (Gundam Excia coming in early 2008)
Sumeragi Ri Noriega character figure and keyholders
Assembled Collection Figures
Limited-edition Gundam wafer chocolate
ITmedia +D Style has a news item on Gundam Heroines Wafer Choco Extra & Card File Set, another piece of Chara Hobby 2007 merchandise. Aimed at the 30-something male Gundam fan and limited to 500 sets, each one will go for 10,000 yen. The set includes a trading card with 20 wafer chocolates, an original collection of 82 SEED Destiny trading cards, and a special card file with an illustration of Lacus Clyne.
Gundam Expo Tokyo: The Source
Akiba Hobby 1
Akiba Hobby 2 (Chara Hobby 2007 limited merchandise)
Akiba Hobby 3 (Gundam 00)
MSG TV Vol. 7 individual DVD cover
From Bandai Visual's site.
Gundam Expo Tokyo 4: The Crackdown
Last Resort Gundam Collection Paradise
Gundam.Info webpoll results
Gundam.Info posted the results of their first four polls.
1. What was the first Gundam you watched?
Mobile Suit Gundam - 58.12%
SEED, Destiny - 14.40%
G, W, X, 08th - 10.58%
Z, ZZ, CCA, 0080 - 10.38%
F91, 0083, V - 5.24%
Turn A - 1.20%
2. What were the most recent Gundam goods you bought?
Gunpla - 50.21%
Books (mags, comics, etc.) - 13.53%
DVD, CD - 12.68%
Games - 11.06%
MSiA, figures, etc. - 10.97%
Anime goods, apparel - 1.00%
3. What are your plans for the Summer?
Gundam at home! - 70.35%
Gundam Expo Tokyo 2007 - 11.68%
Gundam Crisis - 9.92%
Gundam War Big Wave - 1.38%
Chara Hobby - 1.06%
4. What news had the biggest impact in the first half of 2007?
Gundam 00 - 55.58%
Gundam Unicorn appears - 15.27%
MG Turn A Gundam to go on sale - 14.90%
The realization of the Platinum Gundam - 7.37%
Gundam Musou goes on sale - 5.21%
Beginning of Gundam music video clips distribution on iTunes - 1.63%
Gundam Expo Tokyo The 3rd UPDATED
Mainichi Mantan Web
47 News (video)
Gundam Collection TC's Delusion snapped shots of the Gundam Collection 00 Vol. 1 set mentioned earlier. Though the AEU Hellion was a no show, the last pic has the Tieren High Mobility and Space Types.
Sunrise Crusade card game
Carddas' site has promo artwork for Sunrise Crusade, a new card battle game featuring various Sunrise mecha anime going on sale in October. Series included are Dunbine, Dragonar, L-Gaim, Zambot 3, Xabungle, Daitarn 3, SPT Layzner, and VOTOMS.
New Gundam 00 promo video screenshots UPDATED
DengekiOnline.com posted lots of screenshots from the latest Gundam 00 promo video being shown off at Gundam Expo Tokyo 2007.
Famitsu.com also put up pics.
Gundam Collection Gundam 00
MS In Action Syndrome's webmaster reported on their BBS a few weeks back that October would see the release of Gundam Collection Gundam 00, which includes the following not-yet-announced MS:
MSJ-06II-C Tieren High Mobility Type
MSJ-06II-E Tieren Space Type
AEU-05 AEU Hellion
More Gundam Expo Tokyo 2007 reports UPDATED AGAIN
GA Graphic report page
GA Graphic merchandise pics 1
GA Graphic merchandise pics 2
Dengeki Playstation Online
Ascii.jp (the 2nd page of this report confirms the appearance of a new Gundam 00 character)
Among the many products being shown off at the Expo: Fusion Works Wing Gundam Zero, the frame versions of the GFF Full Armor and Perfect Gundams, HGUC Gyunei & Quess Jagd Dogas, MG Destiny Gundam, HG Gundam 00 kits (including the Union Flag coming in October and Tieren in November), HCM-Pro Gundam Kyrios & Gundam Virtue, and 1/400 Gundam Collection Ptolemaios.
Gundam 00 Bandai Hobby site
Bandai Hobby put up its own Gundam 00 site.
Gundam Expo report
ITmedia +D has a report on what fans will encounter at this year's Gundam Expo 2007. Some of the featured items are:
- 1/10 scale model of Zeong, Gundam, Zeta, Hyaku Shiki, and Strike Freedom (scale model for Strike Freedom is unknown)
- wooden and platinum version of Gundam
- quiz corner voiced by Gundam seiyuus
- colony model and 1/1 Zaku head (previously displayed at the Bandai Musuem)
- Wii MSG Sensen 0079, DS SD Gundam G Generation Crossdrive, and the upcoming PSP Battle Chronicle are playable at the Experience Zone.
Gundam Battle Chronicle official site opens UPDATED
The official site is open but the only thing there for now is news that the promo video will be shown at Gundam Expo Tokyo and Chara Hobby 2007.
Online Player EX also put up new screenshots for the game.
Edit: The Game and MS List pages now also have content.
Gundam 00 site update
The official site put up pics of the Kyrios' flight form in the MS Section and pics of the 4 main character's normal suits and profiles of the supporting cast in the Character section.
Gundam Expo Tokyo 2007 merchandise
Gundam Expo will have the FG Gundam Exia on sale a month before its release in stores (limited to one per person). Other items: Gundam 00 mousepads, minitowels, MSG silicon wrist bands, and
Gundam Expo T-shirts.
Bonds Of The Battlefield underground Jaburo map
Game Watch put up many shots of the underground of Jaburo map, which began being used at the end of July.
XBox 360 Gundam Musou for Japan
The official Gundam Musou site made an announcement that the XBox 360 version of Gundam Musou will be released in Japan as Gundam Musou International. It will include the English language voices in addition to the original Japanese. Sale date is not yet set.
World Cosplay Summit 2007
Ota☆Suke put up photos reports of World Cosplay Summit 2007, for which Toru Furuya (proclaiming he wasn't Osamu Wakai) & idol Shouko Nakagawa were guest commentators and Monkey Punch & Ichirou Mizuki appeared as judges.
WCS Championship pics
Live concert and cosplay gallery
Upcoming merchandise pics
HCM-Pro Gundam (Rollout Color Version)
Speed Grade Collection RX-78-2 Gundam
Speed Grade Collection Wing Gundam