The Gundam Base Tokyo opened in 2017, replacing Gundam Front Tokyo at Diver City Tokyo Plaza in Odaiba, Tokyo as Bandai’s premier Gundam plastic model store in Japan. The next major Japanese location in The Gundam Base store chain was The Gundam Base Fukuoka in 2019. To celebrate the venue’s fifth anniversary, they have announced a “5th Anniversary Project” that will include special decorations inside the stores, mainly at the Tokyo location, as well as an exhibition of works by famous Gunpla modelers and a display of The Gundam Base limited edition items from the past five years.
The Gundam Base Tokyo and Fukuoka locations will also be hosting “Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans World”. Beginning March 26, the attraction will feature:
- 1/10th scale ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos statue (Tokyo)
- Tekkadan Photo Session (Tokyo) (Fukuoka)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans: Story- a look back at the world of Iron-Blooded Orphans through Gunpla (Tokyo)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Art Reproductions Corner- Rare artwork from the series (Tokyo)(Fukuoka)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Gunpla Competition (Tokyo)(Fukuoka)
During the event The Gundam Base Tokyo and Fukuoka will be selling limited edition “Iron-Blood Coating” versions of the HG 1/144 Gundam Hajiroboshi and HG 1/144 Gundam Marchosias, priced at 4,180 yen and 5,280 yen respectively.
Directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai and scripted by Mari Okada, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans began airing October 2015. Set in the bleak Post Disaster era, the series follows a group of child soldiers—Mikazuki Augus, Orga Itsuka, and several others as they are hired to protect a young aristocrat, Kudelia Aina Bernstein, seeking to liberate the Martian colony from Earth’s rule. When the tyrannical Earth peacekeeping force Gjallarhorn threatens those involved, Mikazuki must head into battle using a Calamity War-era relic—the Gundam Barbatos. Michinori Chiba and Yu Ito designed the characters for the series, with a mechanical design team consisting of Naohiro Washio, Ippei Gyōbu, Kanetake Ebikawa, Kenji Teraoka, and Tamotsu Shinohara. Masaru Yokoyama provided the music composition for the series.
A special edition of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans was announced during the 2nd Gundam Conference in September 2021 to coincide with the release of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans G. Revealed in 2019, Iron-Blooded Orphans G is a new smartphone app developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment, set to release spring 2022 where fans can re-experience seasons one and two of the TV series through gameplay and anime components, as well as a new spin off story, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans- Urðr-Hunt.
The special edition totals nine episodes and is described as a “digest” version of the series, set to premiere on the MBS, Tokyo MX, and BS11 Japanese TV stations starting April 5, 2022.
Produced by Sunrise BEYOND, Urðr-Hunt takes place between seasons one and two of the Iron-Blooded Orphans series, set on the Venus colony of Radonista, following protagonist Wistario Afam piloting the mysterious Gundam Hajiroboshi. Urðr-Hunt will see staff members from the original series such as Tatsuyuki Nagai and Masaru Yokoyama returning to their roles for the spin-off game.
Source: Gundam Info