New Gundam series to be announced on June 13!

From Gundam.Info:

“A new Gundam project begins soon! What’s its setting? Its story? Its mecha? Its setting? Its characters? All these will be revealed at an announcement event scheduled for  1:30 PM JST, June 13th!

This event will be livestreamed and rebroadcast on Bandai Channel Live! Don’t miss the moment a new Gundam story begins!”

Oh boy, a new Gundam series! Which means new merchandise, model kits, action figures, pvc statues…

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I hope it’s good though.

P.S.: It bugs me how they repeated “its setting?” twice, though it’s quite unlikely that it’s going to be set in the Universal Century.

P.P.S.: Yes, I know I haven’t posted Part 3 of my figure collection post series yet. I’ll get to it, one day. Sorry, I’ve been busy/lazy lately.

P.P.P.S.: And another thing, I made a tumblr! Follow me!

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Just some hauls, etc.

I haven’t had a good haul in a while, so I might as well post some pics. XD Here are my recent (and not so recent) gets:

From the left: Revoltech Fraulien Rei Ayanami, GSC 1/8 Yuki Kotonomiya, Kotobukiya 1/8 Louise, GSC 1/8 Sayaka Takai Mizugi Ver., MaxFactory 1/8 Yuki Nagato, SegaPrize Haruhi Suzumiya Clasroom Diorama Figures, MaxFactory 1/8 Ryoko Asakura and Revoltech No.050 Gurren Lagann

Very hawt Gurren Lagann Yoko Artbook! I love Gainax’s art and this surely didn’t disappoint. I can’t wait for the Nia artbook coming in a few weeks!

Thanks goes to the following:
Immaterial for Yuki and Louise, Japutra for Sayaka, Zeroblade for Ryoko, Tenchi for SegaPrize Haruhi, V2 for the Yoko Artbook and Wasabi Toys for the rest! Thanks! XD

And some random stuff…

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Macross F (マクロスF)

Macross F(Frontier) premiered yesterday in Japan! The series celebrates the 25th anniversary of the original Super Dimension Fortress Macross TV series, and is chronologically subsequent to Macross 7. This third TV series features Earth’s latest main variable fighter, the VF-25 and the exploratory fleet called the Macross Frontier. Here’s the opening song “Triangular” sung by Maaya Sakamoto and composed by Yoko Kanno.

Macross F ( マクロスF ) OP -「Triangular」 by Maaya Sakamoto

The story is set on the year 2059 featuring the 25th colonial fleet, dubbed the Macross Frontier, en route near the galactic center. In the first episode, Ranka Lee (Megumi Nakajima) is heading to the concert of Macross Frontier’s top Galaxy Network idol, Sheryl Nome (Aya Endo), and encounters a pilot trainee named Alto Saotome (Yuichi Nakamura) when suddenly mysterious insectoid biomechanical alien mecha (called Vajra in the official site) attacks the fleet. The story will also feature Lanka’s older brother, the veteran pilot Ozma Lee (Katsuyuki Konishi), and the U.N. Forces’ latest main variable fighter, the VF-25.

The first episode was pretty good, and even if it’s almost the same thing we’ve seen in the ‘Deculture‘ edition. They improved the animation and CG from the pilot episode a bit, and some scenes were timed differently making the story flow better. Seeing the Battle 25(?)’s humanoid form in the opening sequence was really cool too, I like how it resembles SDF-1 from the first Macross. I guess I agree with a lot of people that the show will really start picking up next episode, and I’m pretty sure it won’t disappoint!

OP Sequence screencap:
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Links:
Macross F Official Site (Japanese)
Macross F in MBS (Japanese)

Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu

Haruhi Suzumiya and the rest of the gang will be back for a new series next year! This new series will be called “Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu/The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya” and it’s speculated to start in the Fall of 2008. Of course it’ll still be Kyoto Animation handling animation duties, however a new director, Yasuhiro Takemoto, will be taking the helm. They also did a great job of announcing this new series, read more about it at DarkMirage.

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