Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Gundam Docks at Singapore - Meet Gundam's Legendary Mechanic Designer and more!

Meet Gundam’s Legendary Mechanic Designer and Check Out
Exclusive Merchandise at Gundam Docks at Singapore
Image courtesy of © SOTSU - SUNRISE

Singapore, 19 May 2015 – 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 Jubilee.

Meet the Legend himself – The Pioneer of Mechanic Designers (6 June 2015. Time to be announced)

Kunio Okawara

Fans will get a chance to meet mechanic designer Kunio Okawara in person. The highly-respected pioneer is Japan’s first mechanic designer, 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.

Kunio Okawara will meet fans in Singapore on 6 June, during the official 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 (20 June 2015. Time to be announced)

Kazuki  Togashi
Yuuma  Uchida

Yui  Makino

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) and Yui Makino (Voice Actress for Fumina Hoshino) will be in Singapore to meet the fans.


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 Singapore on 20 June as well. They will perform on stage at Takashimaya Square. This is their debut appearance in Singapore.

BACK-ON members include:
  • SHU - Guitar
  • KENJI03 - Vocal / MC / Guitar
  • TEEDA - MC
  • GORI - Bass

They performed the opening theme songs to GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS, "Nibun no Ichi" and " wimp ft. Lil’ Fang (from FAKY)" as well as GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS TRY, " Cerulean".

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 exclusively available only in this exhibition.

With over 10 booths, the limited edition merchandise include:



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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