News Dot-Anime Has Gundam Flags in US, Char's Robe in Japan
posted on 2007-11-06 14:22 EST
The flag of the Principality of Zeon (the frequent antagonist of the Gundam robot anime franchise) comes with the DVD for the Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War series of theatrical shorts. The Earth Federation's flag comes with the DVD for the Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079 video sequels. Both of the computer-animated MS IGLOO projects recount the pivotal One Year War from the view of the Zeons, as opposed to the Earth Federation's side as most previous versions of the war have done. Bandai Visual USA has also opened a website for MS IGLOO with story and production information, wallpaper, and planned trailers. The Hidden One Year War DVD ships on November 27, while the Apocalypse 0079 DVD ships on January 8. Each DVD retails for US$49.99, with dot-anime offering a 10% discount.
In Japan, Bandai Visual's dot-anime store is offering the bathrobe of the franchise's main anti-hero, Char Aznable, with DVD orders of first Gundam movie trilogy. The bathrobe comes with an embroidered "Principality of Zeon Hotel" insignia and Char's name tag. The Mobile Suit Gundam: Soldier's R&R Set ships on December 21 for 24,800 yen (about US$217). (Drink and female model not included.)