▲From left, Sunrise President and Director Yasuo Miyakawa, SUGIZO, Bandai Namco Holdings President and Director Mitsuaki Taguchi, Sotsu Senior Managing Director Hideyuki Namba
The "Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary Project Announcement" was held today, November 21, 2018 (Wed.) at the Garden Place "The Garden Hall" in Ebisu, Tokyo.
At the announcement, Bandai Namco Holdings President and Director Mitsuaki Taguchi, Sunrise President and Director Yasuo Miyakawa, Sunrise Senior Managing Director Makoto Asanuma, and Sotsu Senior Managing Director Hideyuki Namba were introduced, and the "Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary Project" details were made public.
As a part of this project, the "Gundam GLOBAL CHALLENGE" collaboration with Yokohama City will take place for one year from Summer of 2020 at the Yamashita Pier in Yokohama with the name of GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA, and the project implementation plans were presented. Yokohama Deputy Mayor Yuri Arakida spoke regarding her thoughts about the project, and read a message from Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi.
Special guest SUGIZO who is famous as a member of "LUNA SEA" and "X JAPAN" also appeared.
"Gundam is the basis of my philosophy. I feel that to know Gundam during my childhood is a treasure not just for myself but for a lot of people from my generation." is what he passionately said. The premiere of "Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniverary Project" theme song "THE BEYOND" and "Mobile Suit Gundam" theme song "Fly! Gundam" were both performed live.
"Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary Project" will have various projects planned between 2019 and 2020.
For announcement details, please see this article.
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