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20 Years Later, G Gundam Fans Remember Death of Master Asia

posted on by Eric Stimson
Commemorative artwork, cosplay, figures and more

Master Asia, the Undefeated of the East, is among the manliest, most bombastic characters in a very manly and bombastic anime series — Mobile Fighter G Gundam. Although the series aired two decades ago, Master Asia has apparently left quite an impression on Gundam fans, since on the anniversary of his death — March 3 — Japanese fans commemorated his unconquerable spirit on Twitter with the hashtag #東方不敗20周忌 (Undefeated of the East 20th Deathday).

"I think we G-Gundam fans should make [today] into a day of looking back at Master and a masterpiece that glitters brilliantly in the annals of robot anime."

"I think I'll try reposting an old picture."

"Master Gundam is fine, but I feel like Haow Gundam was the Undefeated of the East's favorite, and I really like it."

"Look, the east is burning red!!!"

"Before Build Fighters aired I dreamed someone like this would be in it [note says "polo shirt"]."

"This may be an old picture, but it's already been 20 years since a fiery man who loved nature set out on his journey..."


"UNDEFEATED"

"20 years already, huh?... I'm a man, so I had to cosplay Master. I love him most out of the male Gundam characters."

"I know it's bad, because it's a very serious story, but I can't help but laugh."

"I regret not leaving behind a worthwhile picture from that time."

"In middle school, I would often use Sekiha Tenkyouken in fights. It still lives within me 20 years later."

"If you find this mook [magazine/book] in a used bookstore or somewhere, I definitely recommend buying it. It has a manga set right after Episode 45 [in which Master Asia dies] that recounts how Domon met Master Asia. It's written by director Imagawa!"

"MASTEEEER!!!"

Here is Master Asia's death scene as a reference (dubbed version):

[Via Hachima Kikou and Twitter]


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