The anime event C3 in Shanghai, part of the Asian-based C3AFA convention circuit, was held this past weekend from April 5th to April 7th at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing. The Gundam franchise had a significant presence at the event with various attractions.
A two part special stage show was held for the lead Gundam protagonist voice actors, Amuro Ray’s Toru Furuya from Mobile Suit Gundam, and Jona Basta’s Junya Enoki from the recent Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative. Gundam writer Harutoshi Fukui and producer Naohiro Ogata were also in attendance.
Bandai Spirits’s Collector and Hobby Divisions set up booths at the event displaying merchandise from their latest model kit and figure lines such as Metal Robot, Gundam Fix Figuration Metal Composite(GFFMC), Gundam Universe, SD Gundam World Sangoku Soketsuden and the latest exclusive Gunpla from The Gundam Base Tokyo.
Harutoshi Fukui during his stay in Shangai for the event visited the first flagship Gundam shop in mainland China, The Gundam Base Shanghai.