Thursday, August 7, 2008

File #15: Gundam Roundup

Gundam 00 Mecha to be Featured in New Toy Line

Robot Damashii, an new toyline announced by Bandai, will be taking over the development of Mobile Suit in Action and In Action! OFFSHOOT product lines.

"Damashii," meaning spirit is a reference to a phrase mentioned by longtime mecha designer Hajime Katoki. Robot Damashii figures will average 12cm in length and will feature mecha from Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Code Geass: Lelouch of The Rebellion, Macross Froniter and Palm of Planets - Eureka Seven.

The first releases in the toyline are:

0001: 00 Gundam
0002: Arios Gundam
0003: Graham Aker Union Flag Custom II
0004: Cherudim Gundam

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Robot Damashii Page

Gundam 00 Season 2 TV Spot 2

Gundam Academic Think-Tank to Launch On Aug. 24

The International Gundam Society, a Academic Symposium c
onsisting of a group of researchers from colleges, will focus on the world setting of the original series.

Subjects of Focus:

- The feasibility of the Universal Century (the possibility of space emigration due to overpopulation)
- Human conflict on Earth and in space (a historical look at elitism)
- The social psychology of spacenoids (the emergence of the Newtype)
- Love of the Earth and home (the praxiology of being away from one's hometown)
- The Zeon revolution (concerning the perpetuity of fascism)
- The politics of the technocrat (Earth Federation)
- The possibility of reforming human consciousness in the battlefield
- The international spread and economic effect of Gundam

The Society has invited all who are interested to join in Hiroshima.


Gunota Headlines
Manichi Daily News
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Mecha Anime To Watch
North America

Code Geass: Lelouch of The Rebellion, Episode 16: "
Nunnally Held Hostage" Saturday, 1:30 A.M. EST, Adult Swim

C.C. departs as a messenger to the Chinese Federation and Milly has a marriage interview with Lloyd Asplund, creator of the Lancelot. Mao returns to kidnap Lelouch's sister, Nunnally, and holds her hostage in the Ashford Academy sewers.

Mecha Anime To Watch

Macross Frontier, Episode 18: "Fold Fame" Tonight, 25:25 - 25:55 JST* on MBS.

Frontier's supplies are dwindling due to the Vajra attacks. Limited energy supplies leads to food and water rationing.

(*Techincally 1:25 - 1:55 A.M., Its Japanese Broadcast Time-of-day notation.)

Code Geass: Lelouch of The Rebellion R2, Episode 18, "The Second Decisive Battle of Tokyo", Sunday 17:00 JST (5:30 P.M.) on MBS

The decisive battle in the Tokyo Settlement begins. With the power out, Tokyo is defenseless against Lelouch and the Black Knights.

Other news can be found at:
The Celestial Blog
Gunota Headlines

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