In conjunction with the release of the Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island film, Tamashii Nations is adding the Zaku II and Zeon’s Reconnaissance Aircraft Set to their ROBOT Spirits ver. A.N.I.M.E line of high end Gundam action figures. The “ver. A.N.I.M.E.”(Action New Imagination Memory Emotion) series features dynamic anime proportions and dense sculpting, as well as a state-of-the-art articulation system that allows fans to recreate the impressive action scenes from the figures’ respective anime works.
The figure set is based on the original “Cucuruz Doan’s Island” episode from the 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam series, directed by Yoshiyuki Tomino.
The episode is notorious for its lackluster animation quality, but tells a heartfelt story where protagonist Amuro Ray meets Principality of Zeon deserter Cucuruz Doan. Stricken with guilt over accidentally killing civilians, Doan has secluded himself on an island in the Pacific swearing to protect the same children orphaned by that battle.
Director Yoshikazu Yasuhiko remade and expanded the story into a feature-length film, which premiered June 3, 2022 to theaters.
After enduring the battle at Jaburo, the Earth Federation Forces plan to launch a major counteroffensive to capture Odessa, a major base of Zeon’s Earth Attack forces. The White Base, with Amuro and his fellow crew aboard, head towards Belfast to receive the last resupply before the operation. White Base is then given a mission. The mission is to mop up the remaining Zeon enemies on an uninhabited island, commonly known as the “Island of No Return”. Amuro and his team embark on a search for the remaining agents, but what they see is a group of children and a Zaku that should not be there. After losing his Gundam in a battle, Amuro meets a man who calls himself Cucuruz Doan. Will he be able to uncover the secrets of the island, and will Amuro be able to find the Gundam again and escape safely……?
Zaku II and Zeon's Reconnaissance Aircraft Set
- Zaku II figure
- 5 exchangeable left and right hands
- 120mm Zaku machine gun
- Principality of Zeon Reconnaissance Aircraft (Luggun)
- Principality of Zeon Reconnaissance Aircraft Landing Gear set
- Various joints
- Hand storage deck
The ROBOT Spirits <Side MS> Zaku II and Zeon’s Reconnaissance Aircraft Set ver. A.N.I.M.E. is priced at 8,800 yen with a November 2022 release date.
Source: Premium Bandai