The Japanese arm of the international conglomerate Unilever is bundling exclusive super-deformed Gundam figures with AXE Fragrance Body Spray and Body Soap for a limited time in Japan. The campaign will begin on September 13 and will run throughout Japan while supplies last.
PansonWorks, the studio behind the Robin with His 100 Friends anime, designed the Gundam, Amuro, Char's Zaku, Char, Gouf, and Mass-Produced Zaku figures (left to right in image below).
Unilever introduced AXE Fragrance Body Spray in Japan in March of 2007, and it has been targeting young males by intimating that the AXE fragrance attracts females. The current marketing slogan accompanying the Gundam campaign is "Rise Up, Men."
AXE Fragrance joined forces with One Piece last year.
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Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Vol.7 Blu-ray(Release Date: Aug. 24th 2012, Price: 7140 yen)\
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE vol. 7 Deluxe and standard Blu-ray
and DVD on sale today!
Episodes 23 "Suspicious Colony" through 26
"Earth, This is Eden" of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, which airs weekly
5PM Sundays nationwide on MBS and TBS affiliates, are available on Blu-ray and
DVD today.. The Blu-ray is available in both a standard version and an
extravagant deluxe pack.
The deluxe Blu-ray is ¥8,190. The standard-edition
Blu-ray is ¥7,140, while the DVD is ¥5,040.
Mobile Suit Gundam AGE vol. 7 Deluxe
Color / Linear PCM (stereo) / AVC / BD50G / 16:9 1080p HD
/ selectable English subtitles / ¥8,190
First press bonuses: 1. Sleeve by mechanical designers
Junya Ishigaki and Kanetake Ebikawa
2. Drama CD "Episode 23.25: Jonetsu no Yukue"
(Written by Noboru Kimura, starring Takuya Eguchi, Koji Yusa, and Daisuke
First-press insert: Production liner note
"AGE-FILE" (16p, illustrated by Michinori Chiba)
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Special Edition screenings begin
at the Hiroki Oda Museum of Art's "Mechanical Designer Kunio Ogawara"
exhibit on 8/26!
The three Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Special Edition films
will be shown at the "Mecha Design For 1/1: Mechanical Designer Kunio
Ogawara" exhibit at Fukuoka's Hiroki Oda Museum of Art beginning August
The screenings will be held every other week, beginning
with The Empty Battlefield on 8/26.
Tickets are included in the exhibit admission. Adult
admission is ¥310, with high school and college students admitted for ¥210 and
children admitted for only ¥100.
Fans who attend all three can also enter to win one of
five shikishi illustrated and signed by Kunio Ogawara.
Kunio Ogawara designed many of the machines of Gundam
SEED, including the Strike Freedom and Freedom Gundam. See his creativity on
display, and then enjoy the Gundam SEED Special Editions!
■ 8/26 1:30 PM:
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: The Empty Battlefield
■ 9/9 1:30 PM:
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: The Far-Away Dawn
■ 9/23 1:30 PM:
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: The Rumbling Sky
Mecha Design For 1/1: Mechanical Designer Kunio Ogawara
The man who designed Gundam. His inspiration, his vision.
at Hiroki Oda Museum of Art (Fukuoka-ken Kama-shi
August 28 - October 8th
open 9:30 - 5:30 (enter by 5:00)
closed Mondays (except 9/17 and 10/8) and 9/18
Admission: Adult ¥310, student ¥210, child ¥100.
[News via Gundam.Info]