“Witches and Wizards” Mobile Suit Design Contest Opens for Mobile Suit Gundam Walpurgis

To celebrate the Volume 5 release of Mobile Suit Gundam Walpurgis, official Gundam publication Gundam Ace and publisher Kadokawa are holding a mobile suit design contest under the theme of “Witches and Wizards”. Volume 5 of Walpurgis will be released in the April 2020 issue of Gundam Ace on February 26.

The contest began January 24 and will end March 9th 23:59 JST. The entries can be cool, cute, funny, and made with illustrations, gunpla, or game  models. Some of the winning designs will be featured in the April 2020 issue.  Participants can submit multiple entries but one at a time.

The idea arose from the manga’s namesake “Walpurgisnacht” or “Walpurgis Night”, a folk event on April 30  to May 1 with ties to Christianity and paganism, but interestingly in German folklore it’s the night described as when witches and other evil entities are the most active across the land.

How to Enter

  1. Follow the official Gundam Ace Twitter account @gundam_ace.
  2. Prepare to Tweet your original mobile suit illustration or photo on Twitter, the account must be public to be seen.
  3. Add the hashtag “#PRヴァルプルギス5巻2月26日発売企画” with the name  of the mobile suit and a brief description, then post it.

Early Entries

Mobile Suit Gundam Walpurgis began serialization August 2017, drawn by Hiyon Katsuragi and penned by Reiji Kaito.

Source: Gundam Ace

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