News of another life-size Gundam, we also have a new animated series on the way and another movie coming out next year.
Starting with the new life-size Gundam statue, the mecha in question will be the RX-93ffν Gundam (pictured above). This being a modified version of the RX-93 ν Gundam from the movie Char Counterattack.
While this variant broadly shares the same proportions as Yutaka Izubuchi’s original design, it instead replaced the range of finned funnels at the rear with a long-throw funnel.
The updated design was also overseen by Yoshiyuki Tomino, who took the more multicolored approach to signify a hope for peace.
The Nu Gundam is the fan favorite design and is in fact the most popular Gundam according to a poll taken a few years ago. So I’m surprised to see that it changed like this, but in the case of finned funnels it’s probably due to the stability in strong wind.
Either way, this new life-size Gundam will be open to the public at Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport in Fukuoka in spring 2022.
Then we have another movie on the way next year directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and based on his manga regarding Zeon pilot Cucuruz Doan.
Doan is a curious figure of Gundam lore, as the original episode called Cucuruz Doan Island is somewhat infamous for its poor quality animation. So much so that Yoshiyuki Tomino removed it from the Western version for the premiere Mobile Suit Gundam.
The episode itself is a bit odd, as Doan takes care of children on a Pacific island after accidentally killing their parents. As a result, he refuses to use firearms in movable suit combat, preferring to adopt something called “movable suit martial arts.”
Anyway, when her story was told in The origin manga, there is much more to him and his legacy in the development of mobile suits.
Again, Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan Island hits theaters next year and I’m glad we’re getting more spinoff from The origin series.
Speaking of spin-offs, we also have a small spin-off series planned for Iron Blood Orphans also. Composed of nine episodes, it will also be linked to Iron Blood Orphans G smartphone app and Urðr-Hunt.
Finally, we also have a brand new Gundam Planned television series called The witch of Mercury, which seems very enigmatic. As the series kicks off in 2022, we don’t know much else. Like the timeline of which it will be a part, for example.
In any case, if you are a fan of Gundam, so next year has plenty in store for you.
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