To celebrate the Volume 5 release of Mobile Suit Gundam Walpurgis, official Gundam publication Gundam Ace and publisher Kadokawa are holding a mobile suit design contest under the theme of “Witches and Wizards”. Volume 5 of Walpurgis will be released in the April 2020 issue of Gundam Ace on February 26.
The contest began January 24 and will end March 9th 23:59 JST. The entries can be cool, cute, funny, and made with illustrations, gunpla, or game models. Some of the winning designs will be featured in the April 2020 issue. Participants can submit multiple entries but one at a time.
The idea arose from the manga’s namesake “Walpurgisnacht” or “Walpurgis Night”, a folk event on April 30 to May 1 with ties to Christianity and paganism, but interestingly in German folklore it’s the night described as when witches and other evil entities are the most active across the land.
Mobile Suit Gundam Walpurgis began serialization August 2017, drawn by Hiyon Katsuragi and penned by Reiji Kaito.