September 15, 2023
GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE -EAST/WEST/DIGITAL- will be Held at Tokyo, Osaka, and DIGITAL Venues Starting on October 6th!
Build Series 10th anniversary exhibitions can be enjoyed, and the digital venue will hold live performances and limited edition products will be on sale!
The Tokyo and Osaka venues will have exhibits that introduce visitors to the Gundam Build series, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, as well as the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM movie and many new products will be exhibited for the first time. The DIGITAL venue set up in Gundam Metaverse will work in conjunction with the two physical venues, and live performances by artists with ties to the Gundam series and sales events featuring limited edition products will be held.
Please look forward to GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE -EAST/WEST/DIGITAL-, an event that connects the physical and digital world that is full of experiences that show the future of the Gundam series.
GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE -EAST/WEST/DIGITAL- Event Overview
-Tokyo Venue (EAST)-
Date and time: Friday, October 6 to Monday, October 9, 2023
・Friday, October 6th… 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
・Saturday October 7 / Sunday, October 8… 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
・Monday, October 9… 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
*Last entry: 30 minutes before the closing time of each day.
Venue: Shinjuku Sumitomo Building Sankaku Hiroba
(2-6-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
-Osaka Venue (WEST)-
Date and time: Saturday, October 14 - Monday, October 16, 2023
・Saturday, October 14 / Sunday, October 15… 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
・Monday, October 16… 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Venue: Grand Front Osaka
(3 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Prefecture)
Date and time: 1:00 PM (JST) Friday, October 6 - 10:00 AM (JST) Tuesday, October 17, 2023 10:00 [Scheduled event date/times]
*The event times are subject to change.
Product sales: Starting at 6:00 PM (JST) Friday, October 6, 2023
*Sale dates and times for certain items may vary.
*The release time for the US page may differ from the times shown above.
Entry fee: Free
Venue: Within the Gundam Metaverse
*For details such as terms, instructions, and recommended environments for the experience, please check the page above.
Accessible areas (Languages): Japan (Japanese) / United States (English)
We will be giving away a GUNPLA-Kun Special Eco Bag Set (not for sale) at the Tokyo and Osaka venues.
・GUNPLA-Kun Special Eco Bag
・GUNDAM BUILD SERIES 10th Anniversary Special Book (24 pages)
・ECOPLA 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam Workshop Ver.
・GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE -EAST/WEST/DIGITAL- Original GUNPLA Display Base Sticker (compatible with the Action Base 6)
・GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE -EAST/WEST/DIGITAL- SPECIAL BOOKLET (24 pages)
・Mobile Suit Gundam Arsenal Base arcade game promotional card (advance distribution)
*Although we are preparing a sufficient number of bonus item sets, they will only be available while supplies last.
*Due to the specifications of the products, the bonus item sets will only be distributed to visitors who are 8 and older.
*One bonus item set will be given to each visitor who enters the venue.
*There will be no merchandise sales at the Tokyo and Osaka venues.
Tokyo/Osaka Venue event details
■ Gundam Build Series 10th Anniversary Exhibition
The Gundam Build Series is an anime series with themes focused on GUNPLA battles. Gundam Build Fighters has been popular among fans ever since it began broadcasting on TV in October 2013, and this year marks the 10th anniversary of the series. To express our gratitude to our fans, newly drawn key visual illustrations will be on display to celebrate the 10th anniversary, and exhibitions will be held to look back on each title.
An introduction to Gundam Build Metaverse, the latest installment in the series commemorating the 10th anniversary which will have its first episode stream on Friday, October 6th, as well as the first exhibition of several new GUNPLA will also be on display.
A 270-degree circular LED theater with a diameter of approximately 10 meters will be installed, allowing visitors to experience a whole new sensation as if they were immersed in the Gundam Metaverse. Special videos with a realistic feel that can only be seen at the venue can be enjoyed. The floor has a vibration system linked to the video, culminating in realistic performances.
*Only available at the Tokyo Venue.
Gunpla Scan Battle VR, the third ROAD TO GUNPLA BATTLE Project test operation event, will be held. For this event, our advanced scanning technology allows visitors to scan all kinds of GUNPLA, including their weapons. By generating digital data of GUNPLA that can perform action poses and combining them with VR technology, visitors can ride their GUNPLA and experience battles in a digital space.
The design of the digital space will be based on the art settings of the Gundam Build Series and the design of Gundam Metaverse, and are full of details.
Please note that advance applications are required to participate, so be sure to check the ROAD TO GUNPLA BATTLE Project official website for information on how to apply and terms of participation.
*Only available at the Tokyo Venue.
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM is a movie that will be released in theaters in Japan on Friday, January 26, 2024, and introductory displays, character panels, and many new products such as GUNPLA will be on display for the first time. There will also be a booth that introduces the story of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED up to this point, along with iconic scenes and memorable lines to fully enjoy the world of the series.
An art piece created through a collaboration with photographer and film director Mika Ninagawa will be exhibited which is made using GUNPLA runners (the frames for plastic model kit parts) that were collected with the help of fans.
A monument of a beam saber from Mobile Suit Gundam made using runners will be exhibited.
We will also hand out an ECOPLA 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam Workshop Ver. plastic model kit made using recycled materials and a special booklet for free. Enjoy assembling it on the spot, and the runners can be put into the collection box at the venues to actually experience the recycling process. There will be an exhibition about our GUNPLA recycling activities.
There will also be an exhibition looking back at Mobile Suit Gundam THE WITCH FROM MERCURY, and new products will be unveiled at this event. A breathtaking two meter tall Gundam Aerial Rebuild Statue will be on display.
■ New Gundam Product Display
New products from the Gundam series will be on display. There will be many plastic model kits, pre-assembled figures, capsule toys, arcade card games, sweets/foods, apparel, miscellaneous goods, and more.
*Items will not be sold at the event venue.
■ Daily Special Stage
Special stages will be held at the Tokyo Venue every day during the event.
・Build Festival Stage: Various guests and artists will make an appearance to introduce the excitement of the Gundam Build series for the 10th anniversary.
・Gundam Build Metaverse Screening: Episodes 1 to 3 will be shown on a large screen.
・Public recording of Mobile Suit Gundam THE WITCH FROM MERCURY ~Asticassia School of Technology Radio Committee~
・GUNPLA-Kun Special Stage
・Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM Special Stage: Introducing the latest items featuring the movie.
Footage of the stage events will be archived at the DIGITAL venue in the Gundam Metaverse, and will also be streamed live and archived on Gundam Channel, the official Gundam YouTube channel.
*Details such as the time schedules and numbered tickets for stage events will be announced on the GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE -EAST/WEST/DIGITAL- official website at a later date.
*These will only be held at the Tokyo Venue/DIGITAL Venue.
DIGITAL Venue Event Details
In the Live space, artists with connections to the Gundam series will perform songs from various titles in the form of a Metaverse Live. Visitors can participate with their avatars. Gundam Build Metaverse premiers and achieved footage of the special stages at the Tokyo Venue can also be enjoyed.
Enjoy the event while immersing yourself in the world of Gundam within the Metaverse.
[Merchandise (Partial List)]
Price: 1,430 JPY (tax incl.)
・GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE Limited MG 1/100 Freedom Gundam Ver.2.0 (Real Type Color Ver.)
Price: 5,500 JPY (tax incl.)
・GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE Limited MG 1/100 Justice Gundam (Real Type Color Ver.)
Price: 5,830 JPY (tax included)
・GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE Limited 1/1 ZAKUPLA-Kun
Price: 880 JPY (tax incl.)
*Made using materials created with upcycled used tea leaves.
・GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE Limited ENTRY GRADE 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam [Classic Color]
Price: 1,100 JPY (tax incl.)
*Made using materials created with upcycled egg shells.
*The products may be sold at events or THE GUNDAM BASE stores at a later date.
*Depending on the level of congestion, admission to the venue and each corner may be restricted. Please note that various restrictions may be placed as necessary to prevent accidents and congestion.
*We are not responsible for costs or losses (including transportation and accommodation expenses) in the event of cancellation or changes due to natural disasters, weather conditions, the COVID-19 pandemic, accidents caused by third parties, theft, and other troubles that occur within or outside the event venues.
*Please check the GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE -EAST/WEST/DIGITAL- official website for precautions when participating in each event at the venues.
*All images are for illustrative purposes.
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