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GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA Reopens in July with Big Events

Yokohama's walking Gundam

 

Fans of Yoshiyuki Tomino's hit franchise Mobile Suit Gundam can immerse themselves in the mecha series at GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA. The event space has stores, screenings, tours, and the RX-78F00: a life-sized, moving Gundam statue. The venue kicks off a new season next month, and it's pulling out all the stops to welcome back fans.

 

Those eager for upcoming TV anime Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury can get a first look in the building's conference room. A prologue episode will be screening there July 16-31, so visitors can be among the first to witness this highly-anticipated series.

 

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury screening

 

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There will also be a stamp rally around the grounds. Winners can get an RX-78-2 Gunpla Trial Kit (a kid-friendly beginner's model kit used in BANDAI SPIRITS' "Gunpla Academia" grade school program) and a sheet of stickers to use on the completed kit:

 

RX-78-2 Gunpla Trial Kit

Gunpla Stickers

 

Of course, there's the giant walking Gundam itself. In addition to the usual showcase, there will also be a special "RX-78F00 HMT" showcase. This presentation reimagines the RX-78F00 as a high-mobility, armored unit. And if you're wondering if there will be new merch based on this concept, of course there will be:

 

RX-78F00 HMT figure

RX-78F00 HMT

 

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Speaking of this big mobile dude, it'll be part of the upcoming GUNDAM NEXT FUTURE -LINK THE UNIVERSE- event. The statue will be linked in real-time to Tokyo's transforming RX-0 Unicorn Gundam, Shanghai's ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam, and Fukuoka's RX-93ffν Gundam.

 

 

GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA opens its doors for summer 2022 on July 16.

 

© Sotsu / Sunrise

© Sotsu / Sunrise / MBS

 

Source: Anime! Anime!

 

Watch Mobile Suit Gundam on Crunchyroll!

 

 

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Kara Dennison is the book reviewer for Sci-Fi Magazine and a regular features writer for Otaku USA Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @RubyCosmos, and read more at KaraDennison.com.

Source: Crunchyroll

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