Hiroko Moriguchi, known as the “Gundam Goddess,” has performed many songs for the Gundam series, such as the opening theme song to the 1985 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam series, “Mizu no Hoshi e Ai wo Komete”(“From the Aqueous Star with Love”) and the theme song to the 1991 film Mobile Suit Gundam F91,”Eternal Wind ~Hohoemi wa Hikaru Kaze no Naka~”.
The songstress will be collaborating with anime studio Sunrise and the Bandai Namco hobby subsidiary Bandai Spirits to release one of three possible Gundam models that Moriguchi herself color-coordinated. The model kit will be chosen via poll, voting ends October 17, 2021 at 23:59 JST. The release date, sales method, package contents, and price will be announced at a later date.
The selected plastic models are High Grade Universal Century versions of the lead Gundam type mobile suits which appeared in the works with Moriguchi’s theme song performance, each labeled [Ver. HIROKO MORIGUCHI].
HGUC 1/144 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver. HIROKO MORIGUCHI
Moriguchi performed “Sora no Kanata de”, the theme song for Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin: Eve of Destiny. Based on the RX-78-2’s original colors, she subtly colored the model with her favorite pastels, noting the gentle macaron-like colors.
HGUC 1/144 Zeta Gundam Ver. HIROKO MORIGUCHI
Moriguchi began her career with the debut single “Mizu no Hoshi e Ai wo Komete”(“From the Aqueous Star with Love”), serving as the theme song for the 1985 TV anime series Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. She colored it with various shades of blue based on the concept of the Earth being an “Aqueous Star” as referenced in the song title.
HGUC 1/144 Gundam F91 Ver. HIROKO MORIGUCHI
Moriguchi performed the theme song “Eternal Wind ~Hohoemi wa Hikaru Kaze no Naka~”(“Eternal Wind ~ Smile in the Shining Wind~”) for the 1991 film Mobile Suit Gundam F91. The model kits is colored based on Cecily Fairchild’s normal suit from the film and the one illustrated in Moriguchi’s Gundam Song Covers 2 album cover art.
In recent years, the songstress has released two cover albums targeting adults with new renditions of popular fan voted Gundam songs, titled Gundam Song Covers. The album series has become a huge hit, selling over 200,000 copies. The first Gundam Song Covers awarded Moriguchi the “Planning Prize” at the 61st Japan Record Awards.
Source: Moriguchi Gunpla