|Looking for your next mecha fix once IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS ends? Here’s one that spins a different twist from the usual offerings. Knight’s & Magic is based from another light novel of the same title and tells the story Ernesti Echevalier, a mecha otaku who gets transported to a magical world where large humanoid machines called Silhouette Knights exist. Along with his friends, they aim to become Knight Runners and pilot these machines.
The series is set to premiere this July and will be directed by Yusuke Yamamoto (Welcome to the NHK) with Michiko Yokote (Genshiken) for the series composition.
And just to get it out there, that’s a dude with feminine features.
|Not totally the latest news out there but still worth mentioning. It’s natural to the point of almost expected that they’ll be doing Iron Man Mark 2 after releasing the Mark 3, being only a silver repaint with additional rivet detailing.
The release is still part of the "Hall of Armor Project", aiming to bring the original seven Iron Man suits to the S.H.Figuarts line. Being a repaint also meant that this will be a Tamashii Web Exclusive figure.
Definitely looking forward to both Mark 1 and 5 right after this figure.
|The second season of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt has started with episode 5 being released online. It showed a bunch of new characters, new enemies, and of course — new mobile suits to make Gunpla from.
What’s not yet seen in the animation is the Gundam Ground Type S, which shouldn’t be confused with the Gundam Head, a Thunderbolt GM with a Gundam head for all its psychological effects. Now do take note that based on the released images, there are subtle differences between these two designs. Either those are because of the transition from graphic novel to animation or those are what makes the "Type S" variant.
|Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS
Streaming via Gundam Fan Club
|Mobile Suit Gundam Twilight AXIS is a currently running light novel from Sunrise’s Yatate Bunko imprint. It’s set after the events of Gundam Unicorn and revolves around two civilians participating in the investigation of the asteroid base Axis drifting outside the Earth Sphere. Now there have been rumors saying that it will get an anime adaptation following the broadcast run of IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS. Nothing’s confirmed as of yet, but what’s confirmed is that there will be Gunpla based on that story.
This is the HGUC Gundam AN-01 "Tristan" and from the get go, it looks like a mixture of various mobile suit designs. The extremities (i.e. arm and leg units) are quite the derivative from those of the Gundam NT-1 "Alex" then the main torso has similarities with that of the Nu Gundam. Heck, even the backpack unit resembles that of the Gundam Mk-II, especially with those beam saber racks.