Hobby Japan June 2017
On sale April 25, 2017 (Tues)
Price: 900 yen (tax excluded)
A Thorough Analysis of the HGUC “MSZ-006 Z Gundam” That Transcends the Period of Z
As the forerunner of Gunpla’s approaching 40th anniversary is the “GUNPLA EVOLUTION PROJECT” which is searching for ways to further evolutionize Gunpla. In the HG category is the 1st installment “MSZ-006 Z Gundam” (product name will be known as “Zeta Gundam”) that was finally released on April 22nd (Sat.) The new HGUC Z Gundam, gathering all the attention from both Z Gundam and Gunpla fans alike, will be featured in this opening feature.
The feature will begin with an excellent prototype kit review by Keisuke Watanabe and will be finished with the customary How to article “You can do it too!! A simple method to make Gunpla” geared towards beginners with the theme “A simple method to make use of mold coloring.” Furthermore, Seira Masuo has also speedily made the new HGUC Z Gundam in Gunpla LOVE style!!
It’s because it’s HJ that we can present to readers an excellent “Z” feature that presses the charms of the Z Gundam.
Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans
Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans, the series having concluded with its final broadcast on April 2nd (Sun), will also be featured in this month’s issue with giant-sized pages. The feature will begin with a prototype model review of the very impressive “1/100 FULL MECHANICS Gundam Barbatos Lupus” imagined in a battle against Hashmal by Tadano☆Kei as well as a 1:100 scale “Gundam Gusion Rebake FullCity” muscle built by Nozomu Nakai with his overflowing love for Iron-Blooded. In addition to a complete model review line-up, from suits that appear in the series to original models, there is a commentary written by Makoto Ishii on the latter half of the story of Iron-Blooded up until its climax so please read everything. Please also carefully read the kit review by Masaki Suzuki of the latest HG kit “Gundam Vual” from the official spin-off Mobile Suit Gundam Iron-Blooded Orphans Steel Moon which will bring the Iron-Blooded spirit feature to an entire 40 pages!!
Mega Man X -Comic Edition-
X & Zero “To a Nostalgic Future…”
The unique interpretation and intense story that gained popularity, the legendary comic version of Mega Man X. One of the best and renown scenes “To a Nostalgic Future” has finally been made into a figure after transcending over 20 years!
The figures of X and Zero manufactured by AMAKUNI have undergone thorough supervision from Mr. Yoshihiro Iwamoto and will be released fastidiously and thoroughly recreated!
A clear file using an illustration drawn by Mr. Yoshihiro Iwamoto inspired by this episode will be included as a bonus to those who purchase the figure without exception! Add this clear file overflowing with famous lines to your collection’s “spot” of history!
The Seven Deadly Sins
New Testament, The Evil Idol Gods Astaroth
In celebration of The Seven Deadly Sins anime, it has been decided that “The Evil Idol Gods,” a must-buy product for the devil devotee, will be re-released! The second installment of AMAKUNI’s New Testament series will be a manifestation of “Astaroth.” She is newly painted and will have a newly modeled pedestal.
This product comes with a serial code that will allow you to download 3 episodes of the TV anime Sin: The Seven Deadly Sins and purchasing the figure will allow you to enjoy it at the same time as the anime, making this well worth the purchase!
Furthermore, for those fervently devoted believers of the Devil King, a special limited edition “Pedestal of Descent Version” has also been prepared to better enhance the godliness of The Evil Idol Gods!
Don’t miss out on Orchid Seed’s “New Testament, The Evil Idol Gods Asmodeus” which will begin preorders at the same time as “Astaroth!” Now, imbue your sins into the Evil Idol Gods!
Kantai Collection -KanColle-
“Libeccio,” a 3rd Maestrale-class ship from the mega popular browser game Kantai Collection -KanColle-, will be released as a 1/7 scale figure. Libeccio’s cute charm as drawn by Jiji and her fastidious outfitting even down to the details has been thoroughly recreated. The figure has been made with lightly tanned skin and an original hopping pose full of energy.
The figure is fitted with a torpedo tube and 120mm twin gun mount with changeable angles, making her equipped with the most mobile gimmicks within the series. Furthermore, the skin of her arms and legs have been treated with a unique formula called “Smooth Skin” developed by AMAKUNI, giving her a non-figure-like “silky touch!” Definitely please confirm yourself the feel of Libeccio’s smooth skin directly with your hands.
Anne Takamaki Phantom Thief Ver.
Anne Takamaki, dressed in her phantom thief form in her characteristic body suit, from the hugely popular RPG Persona 5 has quickly been made into a scale figure!
Her body suit, perfectly clinging to her body, is recreated in a faithful and beautiful lustrous image in accordance to the series by not only thoroughly pursuing it through molding, but through texture as well. Her mask is removeable, which makes this figure a high-value product where you can enjoy Anne in two ways!
A definitive Anne Takamaki product made under the complete supervision of character designer Mr. Shigenori Soejima!
Don’t miss out on this product!
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・RGZ-91 Re-GZ [Bandai 1:100] by Axis Tenchou
・HJ Gunpla Modelers’ Biography Series “GF13-050NSW Nobel Gundam” [Bandai 1:144] by Keisuke Watanabe
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・Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Information
・SD Gundam Retsuden Zaku [Bandai] by Ryo Matsuda
・GUNPLA NEW KIT REVIEW
・GUNDAM FIX FIGURATION
・Gashapon FUN [Bandai]
・Hunter of Angels by Tadano☆Kei
・Ka signature “Ex-S Gundam” by Hajime Katoki
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