Collectors and fans of Japanese popular culture are in for a rare treat, as organisers of Gundam Docks at Singapore shared details of the highly-anticipated overseas showcase. Kunio Okawara, Japan’s first mechanic designer who designed Mobile Suit Gundam, will be in Singapore to meet the fans on 6 June 2015, the exhibition’s first weekend. Fans will also be able to meet the seiyuus and Japanese rock band, BACK-ON, on 20 June.
A series of limited edition merchandise will also be available for sale in Singapore during Gundam Docks at Singapore, the iconic exhibition held from 4 to 28 June in celebration of the 35th anniversary of GUNDAM model kit and in conjunction with Singapore’s Golden Jubi-lee.
Special Stage Information and Schedule
June 6th (Sat)
Time: To be announced
Stage Talk Show with Mr. Kunio Okawara, a Legendary Mechanic Designer of Gundam series
June 20th (Sat)
Time: To be announced
Special Stage Talk Show with 3 main voice casts of GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY
Special Music Performance by BACK-ON
Meet the Legend himself – The Pioneer of Mechanic Designers
Fans will get a chance to meet mechanic designer Kunio Okawara in person. The highly-respected pioneer is Japan’s first mechanic design-er, and started his career in 1972. Since then, notable works include Mobile Suit Gundam, Yatterman, The Unchallengeable Daitarn 3, Fang of the Sun Dougram, and Brave Fighter Exkiser. For more information on Kunio Okawara, please refer to Annex 1. Kunio Okawara will meet fans in Singapore on 6 June, during the offi-cial opening of the exhibition at Takashimaya. Fans will be able to hear more about his experience during a live talk show.
GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY Stage in Singapore
On 20 June, fans will be able to meet the voice actors and actresses (seiyuu) from the anime, GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY in Singapore too.
Kazuki Togashi (Voice Actress for Sekai Kamiki)
Yuuma Uchida (Voice Actor for Yuuma Kousaka)
Yui Makino (Voice Actress for Fumina Hoshino)
The 3 voice actors and actresses (seiyuu) will be in Singapore to meet the fans on Saturday 20th June.
Japanese rock band, BACK-ON, who composed and performed three theme songs for GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS and GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY, will join fans in Singa-pore on 20 June as well.
They will perform on stage at Takashimaya Square. This is their debut appearance in Singapore.
First time in Singapore – Exclusive Limited Edition Merchandise
In addition to the over 200 models of the Gundam series brought in for the exhibition, fans and collectors can check out a series of limited edition merchandise, some of which are ex-clusively available only in this exhibition.
With over 10 booths, the limited edition merchandise include:
RG 1/144 RX-78-2 GUNDAM Ver.GUNDAM DOCKS AT SINGAPORE
RG 1/144 MS-06S ZAKUⅡ Ver.GUNDAM DOCKS AT SINGAPORE
Pricing of these merchandise will be announced on a later date.
An exhibition that will delight and awe everyone
Leading up to the exhibition, members of the public can look out for a special surprise during the weekend of 30 and 31 May. A special Gundam transporter will be out on the streets to surprise lucky fans. More details on this as well as the programme line-up for the exhibition will be shared closer to date. Gundam Docks at Singapore is presented by Bandai Namco Asia, one of the leading toy makers and arcade, mobile and home video game publishers in Japan, and Takashimaya Department Store.
Admission for the exhibition is free, and the exhibition will open from 10am to 9.30pm daily. For more updates and details on the exhibition, please check out www.gundamdocks.sg.
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