“Oooh! Is that a villain I see there in the background?”
So wait a sec. A Gundam series that will feature Gundam kits instead of the usual boy-finds-and-pilots-a-giant-robot plot? Unbelievable at first, but hey, this is Bandai we’re talking about. They can do whatever they want with their franchise. If they decide to dress up a Gundam in a tutu and call it Ballet Gundam then they can.
But seriously, little has been revealed about this new series that will feature a trio of GunPla enthusiasts. What the heck is “GunPla,” you might ask? Gunpla is the portmanteau of “Gundam Plastic,” referring to the wide range of Gundam plastic models (which by the way has its own portmanteau: “plamo”) produced by Bandai. The details on the main Gundam itself, called the Beginning Gundam, has not yet been revealed. Whether or not it’s going to be the group’s main GunPla project or a man-sized robot or whatever, our guess is as good as yours.
Let’s hope it doesn’t turn out into another toy anime…