Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New SD Gundam Sangokuden Project Starts

Ryubi Strike Gundam

A new SD Gundam Sangokuden project has just been unveiled yesterday on Bandai Hobbysite. ^^

The nature of the project (anime, movie, manga, Gunpla-comic) was not mentioned, but a new version of Ryubi Gundam was shown. ^^Interestingly, the design is based off of Strike Gundam from "MS Gundam SEED". ^^ The mechanical design was done by Terashima Shinya (寺島慎也), who worked on the same role in 2010-2011 SD Gundam Sangokuden anime "SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors". The image board illustration shown above was done by Susumu Imaishi (今石進), who was also involved in the design of "SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors". Other staff members working on various BB Senshi series are said to be involved in this new project as well.

A coincident it is that the news broke when I'm currently working on a BB Senshi Sangokuden Gunpla - Asurao Moukaku Gundam, Syukuyuu Gundam and Kyoshin Elephant Set. ^^ A huge fan of the series, I always believe that there's great potential with the series in general. Since the story, be it from the anime series, Gunpla comic or Japanese magazine manga played fast and loose with the actual Chinese literature where all the real-life characters originated. The moment dark evil force, magical weapons and robots (XD) are involved, the story is as fictitious as fictitious can be, ^^ so the potential for that universe to be expanded is definitely there. That's especially true now with the end of "MS Gundam 00" and
"MS Gundam AGE". More than ever, there are various Gundams and other MSs to be chosen as the "actors" for the new project. ^^

Given the advancement in part and assembly design for all Gunpla kits nowadays, it would be very exciting to anticipate what sort of special gimmicks that would be included for the new characters as well. ^^

The development of the new series is highly anticipatable. ^^

Images and information are from Bandai Hobbysite.

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