Nike and Bandai have introduced a brand new collaboration that options each Gundam Unicorn-themed sneakers and Nike-themed Gundams.
The brand new collaboration additionally options professional skaters Paul Rodriguez and Yuto Horigome, who not too long ago took residence the primary gold medal for skateboarding on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Video games. A brand new illustration and animated quick have been produced to advertise all points of the collaboration, which options animated variations of Horigome and Rodriguez piloting the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam and its brother unit, the Banshee Gundam, which have been redesigned with new Nike-branded paint schemes. The quick additionally showcases Nike’s newest restricted version sneakers, that are patterned after every cellular go well with’s “Destroy Mode” and have the present’s Unicorn emblem in addition to a Nike brand that has been redesigned to resemble to the pinnacle crests of every unit. The brand can be indifferent to recreate the Gundams’ extra subdued “Unicorn Mode” look.
The brand new Gundam Dunk Highs will probably be out there at choose Nike SB shops and on Nike’s SNKRS web site on Sept. 24 for 13, 200 yen (roughly $120 USD). The Nike branded mannequin kits for the Gundam Unicorn and Banshee will go on sale on the Premium Bandai web site on Sept. 23. Each the sneakers and the Gunpla kits are being produced in restricted portions.
Cellular Go well with Gundam Unicorn started as a novel collection by Harutoshi Fukui, which was tailored into an anime in 2010. The collection is ready after the occasions of Char’s Counterattack and offers with a renewed battle between the Earth Federation and a faction of Neo-Zeon, who are actually led by a masked man recognized solely by the identify “Full Frontal.” Just like the franchise’s authentic protagonist Amuro, Unicorn‘s new lead Banagher unintentionally turns into the pilot of his household’s secret weapon, the reworking Unicorn Gundam, throughout an assault on his residence colony.
The Gundam Unicorn anime acquired a optimistic reception upon its launch, the place it was praised for its lovely animation and visible type and was broadly thought to be a return to type for the long-running sci-fi anime franchise. The anime adaptation was directed by anime trade veteran Kazuhiro Furuhashi, who beforehand labored on collection resembling Ranma 1/2 and Hunter X Hunter. The collection was adopted up in 2018 with Cellular Go well with Gundam Narrative, a film which largely incorporates a new forged of characters and is ready one yr after the conclusion of Unicorn. Narrative acquired a extra combined reception than its predecessor.
Cellular Go well with Gundam Unicorn is out there for streaming on Netflix and Hulu.