Gundam

Goodbye, Gundam. Life-size mecha statue is leaving Tokyo next spring

But could the sudden farewell have a silver lining?

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Famous Japanese anime director weds Gundam modeler 27 years younger than him

An age difference is no barrier to romance, as long as you both love giant anime robots.

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Japanese anime voice actor touched by fan’s incredibly selfless gift at Animate store

This touching story brings a whole new meaning to the term “fan service“.

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Cradle yourself to sleep with villainous arm pillows from Ultraman, Gundam, and Kinnikuman

Because we all need somebody to lean on.

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Small Osaka company gradually working its way to an 18-meter rideable robot

Of course making a giant robot suit is no easy task, but Hajime Research Institute is 22 percent there.

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This artist will wow you with a skillful modern twist on kirie, traditional Japanese cutout art

Why draw pictures when you can CUT pictures?

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What would Pokémon look like as Gundam mecha? Awesome fan-made models show us 【Photos】

A fresh take on old-school Pocket Monsters and mobile suits.

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Designs inspired by multiple series, including A War in the Pocket, are causing a stir online.

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Crustacean Suit Gundam: man builds MSN-04 Sazabi out of a lobster’s shell

It’s like the saying goes: When life hands you a lobster, make a Psycommu-system-equipped mobile suit with it.

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Star Wars stormtroopers don Gundam armor in fan’s awesome crossover models 【Videos/Photos】

Why show your love for just one great sci-fi series when you can combine two?

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Centuries of tradition and the Mobile Suit designer bring us Gundam and Zaku sake cups

Who said sake cups have to be boring?

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Gundam Breaker 3 officially announced – Video game and model enthusiasts rejoice! 【Video】

There’s nothing we’d rather do in a video game than destroy huge robots and customize an extremely powerful Gundam of our own.

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An in-depth look at the Gundam Suite at Grand Pacific Le Daiba 【Video】

This suite has been open for a while now, but we definitely think you’ve never seen it up close like this before.

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Interview with Yoshiyuki Tomino, the creator of Gundam

The Tokyo International Film Festival (from hereon, TIFF) started on Oct. 22 and is being held for 10 days. This year’s anime feature is none other than Gundam. The show’s creator, Yoshiyuki Tomino, appeared at the talk show hosted as part of this special project and also found time in his busy schedule to give a combined interview to overseas media.

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Red Bull kills Gundam as it dumps anime’s most famous mecha into Kobe’s harbor 【Video】

Most of the events and promotions organized by energy drink maker Red Bull are thoroughly in the “XTREME” category. As a matter of fact, sometimes the names of the events are so intense that we have only the vaguest idea of what happens in them, such as the Red Bull Rampage, Red Bull King of the Rock Tournament, and Red Bull Cape Fear.

However, Red Bull has a bit of a playful, silly side to it too, as shown in a contest it sponsors in which entrants launch their home-made flying machines from a pier and see who can travel the farthest distance before hitting the water. But even then, Red Bull can’t help but do things in the most XTREME way possible, and in the competition’s latest iteration, held in Japan, they killed giant anime robot Gundam.

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Anime meets traditional Japanese porcelain in this beautiful Gundam themed Kutani ware!

Kutani porcelain ware, which has its origins in Ishikawa Prefecture in central Japan, is a craft with a history of nearly four centuries. In recent years, we’ve seen makers of the traditional ware produce more modern and pop looking items in efforts to broaden their appeal to the public, with some beautiful results.

Now, we have another example of Kutani ware with a modern twist and it comes from a someway unexpected source — toy maker Bandai. Yes, in a brilliant case of pop culture meeting traditional craft, Bandai will be coming out with a line of Gundam Kutani ware!

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Mobile Suit Toyota – Japanese automaker makes awesome anime ad for new Gundam-themed car

We’re sure everyone’s first choice for mode of transportation would be giant robot, but there are times when you need something more practical to get from Point A to Point B. Being behind the wheel of a four-door hatchback doesn’t mean you have to give up your mecha jock daydreams, though, thanks to the newest collaboration between Toyota and anime franchise Gundam.

The automaker has just released not only a special model inspired by charismatic anime villain Char Aznable, but also an awesome anime commercial for it that has higher production values than the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV series.

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Twitter users request anime analogies to better comprehend the magnitude of Japan’s rugby win

Last weekend, the rugby world was shaken to its very foundations by a historically massive upset when Japan defeated South Africa. I read that it was an amazing game where the Japanese team did these things called “tries” or something…and then did an “over” at some point…

You might guess that I have no idea how rugby works. I have nothing against the sport—it actually looks interesting—but it and I have never really crossed paths. And apparently I’m not alone, as some in Japan have taken to Twitter to ask that the significance of this win be explained to them in terms they can better understand. Terms like Evangelion and Dragon Ball Z.

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Turn over a new gold leaf with these stylish Gundam dishes from the Gundam Cafe

The age of the geek with expendable cash is truly upon us, as many people who grew up on comic books and cartoons are turning into adults with well-paying jobs. There is also a growing population of people in Japan who are forgoing a traditional relationship and instead spending more money on themselves. These burgeoning consumers might be the reason why you will find geek-centric yet sophisticated household items. That way, responsible adults can still revel in their fandoms but still be refined home decorators.

It’s time to get our wallets ready again, since now you can buy Mobile Suit Gudam plates covered in Kanazawa gold leaf.

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Anime-loving bar owner also philanthropist, offers free drinks, place to chill to typhoon victims

Japan spent most of this last week getting pounded by torrential rainstorms. This wasn’t just a case of people getting their socks wet, either, as flooding caused damage to houses, disruption of train lines and highways left some people stranded away from home, and in some extreme cases residents even had to be evacuated by helicopter.

But while the rains stimulated the craziness in some people, they brought out the generosity in one bar owner in Tochigi Prefecture, because while the rain was falling on Japan, drinks were on the house, as he took to Twitter to offer free booze or a place to rest for victims of the typhoon.

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