Initially announced in October during Bandai Namco’s “GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE” event, Bandai Namco’s hobby business subsidiary, Bandai Spirits will be releasing the Cucuruz Doan’s Island version of the RX-77-02 Guncannon appearing in the High Grade Universal Century line of Gundam model kits.
The RX-77-02 Guncannon appears in the Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island film, piloted by White Base crew members Kai Shiden and Hayato Kobayashi. The mechanical design team for the film consisted of renowned designers, Hajime Katoki, Kunio Okawara, and Kimitoshi Yamane.
Cucuruz Doan’s Island is a recent anime film directed by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, the character designer and chief animation director of the original 1979 Mobile Suit Gundam series, as well as chief director of the 2015-2018 Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin series. The film is a remake and new perspective on the fifteenth episode of the same name from the original series. Since its release on June 3, 2022, the film has grossed 1.08 billion yen with 550,000 attendees.
The model kit includes newly sculpted backpacks for Kai and Hayato’s respective versions of the Guncannon. The enhanced mobility of the HG format allows for impressive poses of the Guncannon, such as lying on the ground and shooting cannons, or mid-back launching poses. The coloring of the Cucuruz Doan’s Island version for the Guncannon is executed by color molds, with all of the details of the unit faithfully recreated from the anime film.
- Backpack parts x 2(Kai and Hayato)
- Beam Rifle
- Hand parts set x 1
- Beam Saber
- Marking stickers designed by Hajime Katoki
The HGUC 1/144 Guncannon(Cucuruz Doan’s Island) is priced at 2,530 yen with a May 2023 release date.
Source: Bandai Hobby