Can you believe it’s only about a week until Gundam: The Witch From Mercury comes back? I barely managed to avoid finding out what happens before I watch the second season after the official website briefly posted some spoilers! (Rest assured, this link is spoiler-free.)
We’ve also gotten an update on what’s next for the Gundam Build franchise following the conclusion of Gundam Build Divers. This fall, the series is becoming even more high-tech with a 3-episode “Metaverse” series for the 10th anniversary of Gundam Build Fighters. The metaverse is a buzzy concept right now, and I’m psyched to see how Gundam treats it.
Of course, it isn’t just new anime that we have to look forward to, but new Gunpla kits as well! Here are the latest releases for March and the latest preorders for April:
Gunpla New Releases for March 2023
1/144 HG Gundam Aerial (Modified Type) (pictured above)
The repaired version of the Gundam Aerial looks better than ever with a slick new design and a kit construction that really lights up! The bits can be built individually or connected all together to form the Aerial’s new weapon, the Gambit Rifle.
This is such a heavily modified version of the original Lfrith, it’s almost hard to see the resemblance! Its long arms and short legs give it an unusual silhouette while its low center of gravity makes it more stable for posing.
1/144 HG Gundam Lfrith Ur (pictured at top)
Is it just me or does this Gundam’s pilot, Sophie Pulone, look like Amuro Ray, while the pilot of the Lfrith Thorn, Norea Du Noc, looks like Kamille Bidan? Unlike her sister, the Lfrith Ur, which is designed for maximum defense, this one is primed for maximum offensive capabilities.