Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gundam Big Expo

Finally, the official announcement of the second component in Bandai Namco Group's three major projects for Gundam 30th Anniversary - "Feel G" Gundam Big Expo.

The details of this event are as below:

Date: August 21st (Friday) to 23rd (Sunday)

Time: 10am - 6pm (Friday & Saturday), 10am - 5pm (Sunday)

Venue: Tokyo Big Sight East Hall 2-3

Admission: admission fee to be charged (amount not disclosed at the moment), some parts are free. *Shown in the map below.

Areas and events:

Red areas - admission charge applies (from left to right):

* Special Stage - appearance of the Gundam anime's seiyuu:
- Shūichi Ikeda (池田秀一), Char Aznable
- Sakaguchi Daisuke (阪口大助) Uso Evin
- Kenichi Suzumura (鈴村健一), Shinn Asuka
- Tomokazu Seki (関智一), Domon Kasshu
- Wataru Takagi (高木渉), Garrod Ran
- Furuya Tooru (古谷徹), Amuro Ray
- Sōichirō Hoshi (保志総一朗), Kira Yamato
- Hikaru Midorikawa (緑川光), Heero Yuy
- Miyano Mamoru (宮野真守), Setsuna F. Seiei
and others.

* 30th Anniversary Film Theater - features a short film commemorating Gundam 30th Anniversary, which was produced with supervision from Yoshiyuki Tomino-sensei.

(top) * Products History Zone - introduces the history of products and items related to gundam, including Gunpla and games.

(bottom) * Amusement Zone - features Gundam games like "Bonds of the Battlefield" and "Gundam vs Gundam NEXT".

* Animation History Zone - introduces the history of Gundam anime, plus news on the upcoming Gundam UC.

Blue areas - free admission (from left to right):
* Experience Corner - allows visitor to experience the world of Gundam - (? - ガンダムワールドに触れることができる体験イベントを実施。I'm not sure what is it about actually. ^^;)

* Latest Item Exhibition & Sales Corner

* Special Item Sales Corner - features event limited items (yet to be announced).

Still quite a lot of information not disclosed at the moment. More updates to come in the future ^^

All images from Gundam 30th Anniversary Official Site.