Gundam Fetches $600,000

Artist Hisashi Tenmyouya’s “RX-78-2 Kabuki-mono 2005 Version”, went for HK$4.8 million (about $600,000) at a recent Hong Kong auction

Artist Hisashi Tenmyouya’s “RX-78-2 Kabuki-mono 2005 Version”, went for HK$4.8 million (about $600,000) at a recent Hong Kong auction; certainly a gorgeous illustration by any estimation. Hisashi Tenmyouya covers both classical and more modern themes in his art, though always in a finely executed classical style.

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  • TheLAG commented on April 2, 2010 13:56

    What the hell?! I want a painting of myself with a stylized trouser dragon flyin' out too!... More

  • exia commented on January 17, 2009 08:46

    Dragonpussy... More

Girly Gundam Redux


The last appropriately tasteless “gyaru” Bandai MG Gyan auction has been joined by a much improved tasteful version. This one apparently strives to incorporate the intense girliness of the original, with the addition of taste and style, it is said; certainly it seems to succeed in that respect, looking splendid indeed, if still on the gaudy side. The glowing lance is definitely a bit much.

The original may have exceeded expectations and went for ¥50,000, but one seems not to be fairing so well, despite its more tasteful finish, as it has no bids after 3 days, and only a day left – perhaps their stating bid of ¥40,000, aiming for ¥50,000, is going too far? Maybe no one wants a tastefully effete gundam, or perhaps their auction strategy is at fault – having the gall to start the bidding at $1 usually has good results. Pictures are below. Source here.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 12, 2010 12:58

    this was so gay.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 19, 2010 13:51

    Come on guys. EVERYBODY knew that M'quve was flamingly gay. Also are total narcissist and in love with himself. Or possibly he's just gay FOR himself... hmm.... More

Gundam 3D CG Anime OVA Decided

Gundam 3DCG Anime OVA Decided:  機動戦士ガンダム MSイグルー2 重力戦線 / Mobile Suit Gundam MS Igloo 2 Gravity Front

In an interesting development for CG anime, Sunrise has just announced the release date of a new 3D computer rendered Gundam anime OVA, 機動戦士ガンダム MSイグルー2 重力戦線 / Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: Jūryoku Sensen, “Mobile Suit Gundam MS Igloo 2 Gravity Front”, with the first disc to be released directly to DVD and Blu-ray on the 24th of September. The story is said to be an original side story set during the One Year War.

It certainly seems to me that the subject matter (giant robots) lends itself well to CG animation, and the success of Appleseed and the previous MS Igloo demonstrates that this can be done well, so it may be interesting to see how it turns out.

  • Anonymous commented on April 23, 2009 01:34

    G Savior sucks that much? No wonder I can't download it.... More

  • Narmi commented on July 24, 2008 18:20

    Awesome and I hope it will be better than G Savior. Gods that movie failed my expectations.... severely.... More

First Share Arrests

Laughing Man

It is being reported that three arrests have been made by Kyoto police for unauthorised distribution of copyrighted material (Gundam anime is mentioned) using anonymous P2P network Share, abortive successor to Winny, and these are the first arrests for using this network. Such reports do deserve critical reception, however, as they are inevitably presented such as to further the interests of law enforcement and copyright concerns, so some more careful analysis is required.

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  • Geerie commented on July 8, 2009 23:13

    this is certainly a time to sit down, chill the fuck out and update your p2p client to something this century.... More

  • kesadisan commented on July 8, 2009 23:11

    nice...boat...... More

Girly Gundam Auction


Original “gyaru” makeover of Bandai’s MG Gyan currently up for auction. Seller is looking for at least ¥50,000, and so far is up to ¥39,000, with 5 days to go. The auction proclaims one of their female staff was inspired to give a more feminine air to the Gyan – and what an excellent job she has done. More pics at the auction, which was brought to my attention at FG. Since the pics will likely go with auction completion, I have taken the liberty of mirroring them below, along with a pic of the original.

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  • Velvet-Star commented on February 9, 2017 08:53

    The skirt around its ankles made me lol.... More

  • Zeta986 commented on December 15, 2011 16:29

    very fabulous!... More

Robot Anime Expo

Robot Anime Expo - Image by Shirow Masamune

The Hiroshima Animation Biennale is set to hold an expo on Japan’s glorious history of robot anime, incidentally marking the 80th year of Tetsuwan Atom creator Osamu Tezuka’s life. The exhibition will run for 20 days from August the 7th, and funnily enough it will be held in Hiroshima. If Hiroshima is too far from the plamo lined streets of Akiba for you, it will apparently tour the whole country after wrapping up in Hirohima.

Screenings of works and giant scale figures are promised; they are apparently hoping for 400,000 visitors across all their related events. No word on if there will be any Tachikoma in evidence. See also interesting revelations regarding an International Gundam Research Society here. Via Anime!Anime!

  • Anonymous commented on October 13, 2013 10:34

    I every time spent my half an hour to read this webpage's posts everyday along with a cup of coffee.... More

  • w334b00 commented on December 22, 2010 16:40

    [size=25][b][color=#FF0000]:0[/color][/b][/size]... More

Gundam Research Society?

Gundam Research Society? Image by Shirow Masamune

A research society with the scholarly aim of studying Gundam? Apparently so – the news is gleaned from details of the upcoming Robot Anime Expo. From the limited details available it appears they will unfortunately be concerned with social and cultural ramifications and the like, as well as such essential questions as how mankind should interact with alien races, rather than the business of building giant robot killing machines. It may be interesting to see how this pans out. Via Anime!Anime!

  • Lost commented on February 11, 2009 02:38

    could have intresting results... More

  • firaku commented on November 16, 2008 21:44

    Sounds interesting, great pic for it too!... More

Yodobashi Camera Akiba Megastore


I had another look around Yodobashi Camera’s flagship megastore in Akihabara recently. It certainly has a excellent selection, and the store itself is very nice, but pricewise it is beaten heartily by Amazon, and any serious seller with or Rakuten (although these two really require a Japanese bank account to get the best deals).

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  • Anonymous commented on March 4, 2014 16:50

    To those who have been :) More

  • Anonymous commented on September 21, 2010 03:17

    I like yodobashi more, since there is a store closer to my relative's house in Kawasaki. I think their prices on Gunpla is not that bad, compared to some other stores...... More

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