HGUC Nightingale Releasing this July

Bandai Namco’s hobby business subsidiary, Bandai Spirits has released product information for the Nightingale appearing in the High Grade Universal Century (HGUC) line of Gundam model kits. The gunpla was first revealed last November during Gunpla Expo Tokyo 2020.

Designed by Yutaka Izubuchi, the MSN-04II Nightingale is piloted by Neo Zeon leader Char Aznable in the 1988 Yoshiyuki Tomino-penned Mobile Suit Gundam Char’s Counterattack: Beltorchika’s Children novel series, and its subsequent 2014 manga adaptation of the same name.

Novel illustration by Haruhiko Mikimoto

Beltorchika’s Children serves as an alternate retelling of the 1988 Mobile Suit Gundam Char’s Counterattack film. The novel features a storyline based on Tomino’s rejected original version of the film’s script, in favor of an adaptation of his 1987 novel Mobile Suit Gundam High- Streamer, as requested prior by Sunrise.

Manga illustration by Takayuki Yanase


  • Large Mega Beam Rifle × 1
  • Beam saber × 4
  • Beam Tomahawk x 1
  • Effect parts for beam tomahawk × 1 set Shield × 1
  • A set of additional hands (left and right), rifle hand (right), open hand (left)
  • Foil seal × 1
  • Marking seal × 1

The HGUC 1/144 MSN-04II Nightingale is priced at 7,700 yen with a July 2021 release date.

Source: Bandai Hobby

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