Bandai to open large Gunpla shop in Tokyo this summer

Mar 6, 2017

Bandai to open large Gunpla shop in Tokyo this summer

Toy and game maker Bandai Co. says it will open a shop specializing in Gunpla — the plastic models based on the popular "Gundam" anime franchise — in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront area this summer. The Gundam Base Tokyo shop will be the world's largest Gunpla ...

Tokyo bar actually model 'secret base' for Gundam fanatics

Dec 30, 2016

Tokyo bar actually model 'secret base' for Gundam fanatics

A small bar in Tokyo's Nakano Ward is becoming popular with middle-aged men who like to make plastic models of characters from the "Mobile Suit Gundam" cartoon. "It's like a secret base," said Kentaro Nonaka, 36, a company worker who lives in adjacent Suginami Ward ...

Gundam-shaped tofu to go on sale Friday

/ Aug 20, 2015

Gundam-shaped tofu to go on sale Friday

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Sagamiya Foods Co., known for producing Gundam robot-shaped tofu, will put the latest of its unusual tofu series on store shelves Friday. About two years after the last Gundam tofu hit the market, the Gunma Prefecture-based tofu-maker on Thursday unveiled its new tofu whose shape ...

Public asked to help build moving giant Gundam

Jul 11, 2014

Public asked to help build moving giant Gundam

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The life-sized Gundam figurine in Tokyo's Odaiba district is an impressive sight as it towers a full 18 meters above its visitors and has grown into a popular tourist attraction since it was erected in 2009. Built to mark the 30th anniversary of the TV ...

Jan 23, 2014

Manga makers tie with U.S. studio

A producers' group whose members include Yoshiyuki Tomino, director of the animated television series "Mobile Suit Gundam," says it has teamed up with major U.S. special effects studio Legacy Effects LLC. The move is intended to promote works based on Japanese manga and anime series ...