Monday, March 14, 2011

C3 Hong Kong 2011 Coverage

C3 Hong Kong 2011 Coverage
C3 Hong Kong 2011 - Photo Coverage (Part I - HERE)
C3 Hong Kong 2011 - Photo Coverage (Part II - HERE)
C3 Hong Kong 2011 - Photo Coverage (Part III - HERE)
C3 Hong Kong 2011 - Photo Coverage (Part IV - HERE)
C3 Hong Kong 2011: Interview with Mobile Suit Gundam UC Author - Harutoshi Fukui
The author of the Mobile Suit Gundam UC novel series, Harutoshi Fukui, was in Hong Kong for the C3 HK 2001 event between March 11th-12th.  It was within this time frame that Japan was dealing with the earthquake/tsunami disaster, but for the sake of the huge number Gundam fans at the event, he stayed for both the screening & signing session for the newly released Gundam UC Episode 3 'The Ghost of Laplace'.  Afterwards he even gave a speech talking about Gundam, in which he also took the time to praise the creativities of the modellers in Hong Kong.  It was a truly meaningful event.

During a press conference, Fukui sensei admitted that he was actually a fan of the UC era in the Gundam series.  And that was the reason why he had decided to write the novel series Mobile Suit Gundam UC.  When Fukui sensei had finished the entire story for Gundam UC, he nervously took his drafts to the orginal Gundam creator/director Yoshiyuki Tomino for his review. Fukui sensei even asked Tomino sensei to freely edit whatever he felt necessary.  But Tomino sensei's respond was simply 'It is very good!'.  This gave Fukui sensei a lot of encouragement.

With regards to the upcoming Gundam UC Episode 4, Fukui sensei revealed that the story will move from space down to earth.  He actually spent quite a bit of time when writing this portion, figuring out just how to deal with the physics for weapons effects & MS operations under earth's gravity, in order to be able to protray a realistic result.  The anime production team of Gundam UC hopes to produce another high quality episode for everyone to enjoy.  And also, to satisfy the older generation Gundam fan, in episode 4 there will be appearance of lots of MSV mobile suits that until now had only been seen in manga / novels.  This really make us all eager for the upcoming episode this Fall.

* Original chinese content was composed by CyberGundam (HERE), translated to english by Gundam Guy *

Support For Japan Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Effort

'Manga creator Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball, Dr. Slump) posted the above message of support for the victims of 3/11 earthquake and tsunami.  The Image had Goku & Arale Norimaki saying 'Ganbare!!', which would mean 'Hang in there!'  Is a great encouragement for both adults & kids during these harsh times in Japan.'
(Image via AnimeNewsNetwork)

For those of us who does not live in Japan, the best way to help is to donate in the relief efforts.  I had placed some links to some non-profit organizations on my side bar.  Pls feel free to donate.  And your contiuous thoughts & prayers for the survivors & relief effort workers is also very important.
My fellow gunplar buddy Sonar @ Gundam Australia will also be taking up a collection to help our ailing brothers in Japan. Please help by spreading the word and giving what you can. No amount is too small!
Donations via paypal to japanquake gundamaustralia com
And I would like to thank those of you whom had sent private emails/messages to me asking/offering to set up a relief fund for Japan via this blog/my store.  Your thoughts & gesture for the people of Japan is certainly well appreciated.  But I feel there are already many sources thru which we can donate, so I would encourage you to donate via Gundam Australia or other non-profit organizations.  Let's help however we can.

HG 1/144 Gunpla Starter Set 2 - Box Art & Image

 HG 1/144 Gunpla Starter Set 2 (Release Date: Mar. 2011, Price: 1500 Yen) 
Images from

MG 1/100 Gundam Deathscythe Hell Custom EW

Review by PSB-Mall (View HERE)
MG 1/100 Gundam Deathscythe Hell Custom EW (Already Released, Price: 4500 Yen)

FW Gundam STANDart 9, Gashapon SD Gundam NEXT Vol.2 & MegaHouse Cosmo Fleet Collection Act 5

FW Gundam STANDart 9 (Release Date: Mar. 2011, Price: 693 Yen each)
Set to include: Unicorn Gundam,Full Armor ZZ Gundam, Char's Zok Custom, Zok Mass Production Type
Gashapon: SD Gundam NEXT Vol.2 (Release Date: Apr. 2011, Price: 200 Yen each)
Set to include: GNX-IV, 00 Qan[T], Gundam TR-6, Z Gundam, Qubeley
MegaHouse: Cosmo Fleet Collection Act 5 (Release Date: Early Apr. 2011, Price: 4600 Yen)
Set to include: Ptloemaios (Gundam 00), Archangel (Gundam SEED), Minerva (Gundam SEED), Dominion (Gundam SEED), Peacemillion (Gundam Wing), and Soleil (Turn A Gundam)

C3 Hong Kong 2011 - Photo Coverage (Part V)

FW Gundam STANDart:9 (Release Date: Mar. 2011, Price: 693 Yen each)
MG 1/100 GN-0000 + GNR-010 00 Raiser (Release Date: May 2011, Price: 6500 Yen)
Tamashii Nation 2010 Limited G.F.F. Metal Composite RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. Ka (Rollout Color)(Price: 12000 Yen)
MG 1/100 XXXG-01S Shenlong Gundam EW (Release Date: Mar, 2011, Price: 3800 Yen)
MG 1/100 Gundam Deathscythe Hell Custom EW (Already Released, Price: 4500 Yen)
Other Gunpla Displays:
Metal Build 1/100 00 Gundam Seven Sword (March 2011, Price: 13800 Yen) 
Revoltech No.103 Z.O.E Jehuty (Release Date: Apr. 15th 2011, Price: 2850 Yen)
Revoltech No.104 Evangelion Evolution EVA-00 (Release Date: May 2011, Price: 3480 Yen)
Medicom - Accepting pre-orders of limited edition items... 12" Action Figure RAH Kamen Rider Faiz Axel Form, also on display is the RAH Kikaider Ver. 1.5
Real Action Heroes Kames Rider Strike & Torque
C3 Hong Kong Limited Edition Items:
Play Arts: Front Mission Evolved Zenith ~Desert Type~ (Price: $380HKD)
C3 Hong Kong 2011 - Photo Coverage (Part I - HERE)
C3 Hong Kong 2011 - Photo Coverage (Part II - HERE)
C3 Hong Kong 2011 - Photo Coverage (Part III - HERE)
C3 Hong Kong 2011 - Photo Coverage (Part IV - HERE)
Images from ToysDaily, ToyWorldForum & CyberGundam

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