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2018.11.19 (MON)

Two Brilliant Works to Represent Japan! "Gunpla Builders World Cup 2018" Japan Tournament Finals Award Ceremony Report

The award ceremonies are being archived on YouTube!

The Japanese representative-determining "Japan Tournament Finals Awards Ceremony" of the official gunpla world tournament "Gunpla Builders World Cup 2018" (GBWC2018) was held November 18, 2018 (Sun) at the gunpla facility "Gundam Base Tokyo" in Odaiba.

 

At the awards ceremony, the open and junior course's first through third places were announced, and this time the newly created "AUDIENCE Award 2018" was also announced.

 

The battle during the main competition was harsh, which works won the right to be the Japanese representative? Let's look at the finals and check out the awards ceremony.

 

 

AUDIENCE Award 2018

<Junior Course>

【Title of Work】

Extermination ~Ghost of the One Year War~

 

【Handle】

Kazuton

<Open Course>

【Title of Work】

Gundam Exia Repair II -A New Movement-

 

【Handle】

Utsugi

Junior Course

<Third Place>

【Title of Work】

Extermination ~Ghost of the One Year War~

 

【Handle】

Kazuton

"This will be my last time in the Junior Course, and even if I am in the Open Course next year, I want to do my best to be able to stand here again."

 

【Judges Comment】

"Congratulations for the double award with the AUDIENCE award. With diorama structure that evokes a storyline feeling, the weathering is superb."(BANDAI SPIRITS Hobby Division Osuga)

<Second Place>

【Title of Work】

Weisse Rose ~White Rose of the Federation~

 

【Handle】

Masaki Hatake 

"I was trying for first place, but I want to use this experience to do better next year."

 

【Judges Comment】

The combination of different gunpla design lines, the mixing aspect, the care of the surface processing, and the excellence of color were all evaluated. (BANDAI SPIRITS Hobby Division Yasunaga)

<First Place>(Japan Champion)

【Title of Work】

The White Devil, at the end of the battle...

 

【Handle】

Toki-custam

"My goal was to become one of the finalists, but it was great to become the best in Japan."

 

【Judges Comment】

"In the diorama, the Gundam's actions, and the work's world view is expressed well, I was impressed by the power of the composition."(BANDAI SPIRITS Hobby Division Kishiyama)

Open Course

<Third Place>

【Title of Work】

ARX-99 BOUND-DOC Cybele

 

【Handle】

Sakuba

"I am happy to be on the stage with BOUND-DOC. If Bandai ever releases BOUND-DOC as a gunpla, I'd be even more happy. Please make it happen."

 

【Judges Comment】

"This work is filled with love for BOUND-DOC, the intensity of the decoration parts and how they're put together is amazing. BOUND-DOC... wouldn't it be great if it could become a real product (laugh)."(BANDAI SPIRITS Hobby Division Kishiyama)

<Second Place>

【Title of Work】

Guren

 

【Handle】

Rare

"During the Hokkaido earthquake the other day, around 60% was damaged, and there were parts I had to throw away, thank you for choosing it to be in the finals."

 

【Judges Comment】

"It's incredible to remain as a finalist in GBWC with an entry from SD Gundam, as the person in charge of SD Gundam I'm so happy. He expresses it with such fiery spirit, we also recognized he used the latest item of Cross Silhouette in this work." (BANDAI SPIRITS Hobby Division Yasunaga)

<First Place>(Japan Champion)

【Title of Work】

Gundam Exia Repair II -A New Movement-

 

【Handle】

Utsugi

"I am honored to have received a prestigious award such as this. I thank the people who have supported me as well as my family."

 

【Judges Comment】

"The entire work which used "PG Gundam Exia" was filled with labor and love, the quality is simply amazing. It came first in the AUDIENCE Award as well, I think everyone recognized how superb it is."(BANDAI SPIRITS Hobby Division Osuga)

Based on these results, Master Kawaguchi said as an overview, "Your skill level is rising and there's nothing to fault. At this point the only difference is the ability to impart ideas and feelings. Without making gunpla, skills will weaken, so please keep on making them, receive inspiration from various places, and the ability to express will spread from there. Looking forward to next year, I hope everyone will do their best. Thank you for your hard work." and the event ended.

 

This time, it was the Japanese champion, Toki-custam's work "The White Devil, at the end of battle" and Utsugi's work "Gundam Exia Repair II -A New Movement-, and on December 9, 2018 (Sun) at "Gundam Base Tokyo" in Odaiba, Tokyo, who will represent Japan at the world championships, and representative works from each country will compete for the world's crown. Broadcast of the world championship finals will be shown on THE GUNDAM BASE LIVE(YouTube)Gundam Fan Club, and other sites. Let's cheer on the two Japanese representatives that day as they face the rest of the best gathered from around the world.

 

Also, from December 10, 2018 (Mon) the representative works from each country will be on display at Gundam Base Tokyo, so let's go check them out.

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