May 28, 2021
The Mobile Suit GUNDAM SEED New Project, GUNDAM SEED PROJECT ignited, Has Started!
Production of a Feature Film, the Spin-Off SEED ECLIPSE, and Other Projects Will Be Carried Out!
The project comprises the Life-Size Freedom Gundam Statue at LaLaport Shanghai Jinqiao in China, whose opening ceremony took place today; the GUNDAM docks at Shanghai event, which started on the same day; a brand-new Mobile Suit Gundam SEED videogame; and the serialization of the official spin-off Gundam SEED MSV Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Eclipse manga and sales of the related GUNPLA.
Moreover, we will be announcing more projects shortly.
Footage of the opening ceremony of the Life-Size Freedom Gundam Statue may be watched on Gundaminfo Ch. starting from noon (Japan local time) on Monday, May 31.
Here we shall introduce the details of the many projects that have been announced.
Regarding the Feature Film
Look forward to good news related to the release date and further details about the movie.
Regarding the Life-Size Freedom Gundam Statue
The Freedom Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, a series popular overseas as well, has been reproduced in the same scale as the one in the anime, standing 18.03 meters tall. It is the first life-sized Gundam statue to have large wings on its back, giving it an impressive silhouette.
Moreover, a new animated video directed by Mitsuo Fukuda and dramatic effects connected to it may be enjoyed on the large LED screens installed on LaLaport’s walls.
An opening ceremony took place today which saw local celebrities as guests.
Regarding Gundam Docks at Shanghai
At the venue, we have prepared a large number of surprises, such as a corner that allows guests to learn about the history of Gundam and the anime, free GUNPLA-building experiences, and limited-edition items that can only be purchased at this event.
Regarding the New Videogame
We shall announce details at a later date, so look forward to more information.
Regarding the spin-off Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Eclipse
Some also call it "the time of peace on thin ice", and others call it "the break before the oncoming frenzy."
This is the story of an interval.
A story that takes place between two large wars in which members of a hollow unit known as ODR risked their lives.
Art: Atsushi Soga
Character Design: Kogado Studio
Mecha Design: Jun’ichi Akutsu (Astrays)
Production Cooperation: BANDAI SPIRITS Hobby Division / Gundam Ace Editorial Dept.
・Tatsumi Hori (17 years old, male)
An ODR MS Pilot
He has average physical strength, IQ, and other skills due to being a naturally born human being, but somehow displays skills that surpass Coordinators when piloting the ECLIPSE GUNDAM.
・Miyabi Oto Kiou (19 years old, female)
Commander of ODR
She is a Coordinator who has various extraordinary abilities, but is pessimistic about the current social situation due to her complicated upbringing. She is a free thinker and an achiever, despite growing up in a wealthy family.
・Ken Norland Suse (18 years old, male)
An ODR pilot who is a Coordinator.
He has an exceptional IQ, physical abilities, and MS maneuvering skills.
He has withdrawn himself from the war between Naturals and Coordinators.
・MVF-X08 Eclipse Gundam
Its most prominent feature is its ability to transform from a flight form to an MS form.
It is equipped with a Mirage Colloid function, and is armed with functions specialized for ODR, an organization that excels in covert operations. Two units have been confirmed to exist.
Japan: Serialization starts on GUNDAM Ace September issue, on sale on Monday, 26 July
Overseas: Serialization starts in July on GUNDAM.INFO
It reproduces this unit’s characteristic, changing from a flight form to a Mobile Suit form, while sticking to the latest MG SEED design. It is also faithful to the story’s equipment changes as it is possible to equip several weapon packs on it.
Other than weapons such as the Beam Saber and the Beam Rifle, it is possible to equip a shield on its arms and reproduce the Beam Shield action thanks to the included effect parts.
・MG 1/100 Eclipse Gundam
Release date: August 2021 at all regular retail shops
Details of the Footage Regarding the Announcements
・Overseas: Official YouTube Channel Gundaminfo Ch.
■What is the GUNDAM Project?
The Bandai Namco Group has launched the GUNDAM Project in April 2021, in order to further advance the intellectual property-centered strategy of the Mobile Suit GUNDAM series.
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