SKY-HI Digitally Releases Gundam Build Divers OP Theme ‘Diver’s High’
SKY-HI is a standout in the hip-hop community as not only does he garner attention from the hip-hop scene, but the music scene as a whole.
The Japanese rapper and singer has written the song Diver’s High for the anime series Gundam Build Divers. The song was released digitally on April 13, 2018.
The song was produced by music producer veteran Seiji Kameda. SKY-HI drove a tight beat into the track. That coupled with the unparalleled high tone vocals of Saito Kousuke, a thunderous guitar, and groovy bass provided by Kameda give the song an exhilarating, scampering feel. It’s an absolute must-listen.
Inspired by the script for the track, the lyrics SKY-HI wrote are embedded with a fiery message for those fighting forward. A rock tune that expresses his feelings, the technical rap performed by SKY-HI in this track could be called his best, together with some powerful singing.
“I was very pumped with writing a song for Divers, the sequel to the popular anime Gundam Build Fighters. I compared the world of the anime to my own life. ‘Fighting alongside someone, and diving into a new world. These things can change days when we’re having a hard time or feeling impatient into something exciting and heart-pounding.’ That is the feeling I wrote into the song.
It was the same with the song for the New Gundam Breaker game. But although I respected and maintained the worlds [we have seen from the series] to now, I wrote those feelings in to present a new kind of world.
Oddly enough, the important theme of ‘bonds’ in the Gundam Build Fighters shines through strongly. I’m thankful from the bottom of my heart to Saito. Thank you very much! Please let me treat you to lunch sometime! (laughs)”
Make sure to listen to Diver’s High and hear SKY-HI’s soul poured into the track!
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Collaborates with GiRLS by PEACH JOHN for Apparel Collection
Japanese lingerie brand PEACH JOHN has begun selling a new collaboration with the popular anime series Mobile Suit Gundam 00. These items are available at select PEACH JOHN stores and online, and consists of two lingerie sets, loungewear, and a reusable bag. Those wanting to buy these pieces in-store will need to go to the Shibuya, Shinjuku Sanchome, or Osaka locations.
Peasy001 / Peasy Panties
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Bra Set (No Wires)
Oversized PJ Set
Haro Reusable Bag
Many popular emblems and logos from the popular series appear on these pieces. The Peasy001 set features a non-wired bra top that is extremely comfortable, with fabric made of glossy stretch satin.
The soft and warm pajamas are available in pastel tones matching the image colors of the main characters, and all are available in loose sizes to make them extra cozy.
The reuseable bag is large enough to hold A3-sized items, and is made of a light and durable polyester fabric with the beloved character Haro printed all over it. It also includes a storage pouch which can be used as a coin purse or small accessory case.
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 x PEACH JOHN
Now on Sale
Where to Buy:
GiRLS by PEACH JOHN Official Site: https://www.peachjohn.co.jp/girls/
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Collaboration Collection Special Site: https://www.peachjohn.co.jp/pj/special/pj21wi/gundam/
GiRLS by PEACH JOHN Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsbypj/
Official Site: http://www.peachjohn.co.jp
Earthenware Pot Shaped Like Char’s Z’Gok from Mobile Suit Gundam Released
07.December.2021 | ANIME&GAME
Premium Bandai is now accepting orders for a new Earthware Pot resembling Char’s Z’Gok from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. This is perfect for cooking up some stew this winter season!
Char’s Z’Gok Earthenware Pot: ¥7,480 (Tax Included) *Shipping and Handling not included
The pot is large enough to make food for 1-2 people and is designed to look like Char’s Z’Gok from the “ascending from underwater” scene in the Battle of Jaburo. The pot’s steam vent is the Mobile Suit’s missile launch port!
This product is available to purchase at GUNDAM Cafe locations around Japan and online at the Premium Bandai store. Items ordered online will ship in December.
Char’s Z’Gok Earthenware Pot
Dimensions: W210 x D187 x H126mm
Materials: Pot, Heat-resistant Ceramic / Lid, Porcelain
Made in Japan
Where to Buy: Bandai Namco’s Premium Bandai Website (https://p-bandai.jp) /
GUNDAM Cafe’s Nationwide
*Now available to order, items will ship in December.
Product Details: https://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000167119/
Gundam World Contrast Touring Event Starts at Nagoya PARCO
Nagoya PARCO will host the Gundam World Contrast event from December 24, 2021 until January 16, 2022. The event will feature a deep-dive of Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED from various perspectives and will show the contrasts between the two popular series. The event will then travel nationwide after finishing in Nagoya.
Plastic Model for Advanced Ticket Holders
Bonus: Gundam World Contrast Limited Design Special Promo Card
Special Photo Spot
Exhibition of Katsumi Kawaguchi’s Contrast Diorama
Only at Gundam World Contrast
MG 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver 3.0 (Event Exclusive)
1/100 Aile Strike Gundam Ver.RM (Event Exclusive)
ENTRY GRADE 1/144 Strike Gundam (Event Presale)
Clear Folder (Set of 2, Gundam World Contrast Exclusive)
Pop Socket (Gundam World Contrast Exclusive)
Acrylic Stand (10 varieties, Gundam World Contrast Exclusive)
Choco Crunch (Gundam World Contrast Exclusive)
Mug (Gundam World Contrast Exclusive)
Visitors can enjoy the exhibition corner, which shows the history of both works including famous scenes and the emotional growth of the main characters. The merchandise corner will feature a number of goods only available at the event including Gunpla. Fans of the franchise shouldn’t miss this, as visitors will get a promo card to use for Bandai’s latest arcade card game Mobile Suit Gundam Arsenal Base, scheduled to release in spring 2021.
Boy Band BE:FIRST to Hold First Photo Exhibition
BE:FIRST is a seven-member dance and vocal group created during THE FIRST boy band audition. Organized by BMSG, a company founded by popular rapper SKY-HI, the group immediately amassed an army of fans who immediately fell in love with the member’s incredible perseverance and passion during the audition program.
Long Sleeve T-Shirt: ¥5,800
Hand Towel: ¥900
Rubber Keychain: ¥700
To commemorate the group’s major debut on November 3, PARCO will play host to the ‘BE:FIRST Photo Exhibition “We Just Gifted” event starting on October 22 in Shibuya and November 13 in Nagoya. The showing will feature unreleased photos and videos of the audition process, and original merchandise and materials will only be available at the event. There are plans for an online photo exhibition and regional tour in the future, so keep an eye out for details!
BE:FIRST Photo Exhibition “We Just Gifted.”
Running: October 22 – November 8, 2021
Address: :Shibuya PARCO B1F Gallery X (15-7 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Running: November 13 – December 5, 2021
Address: Nagoya PARCO East Building B1F Event Space (3-29-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya)
Admission: ¥500 (Tax Included) *Advanced Tickets Required
How to Reserve Tickets: https://art.parco.jp/galleryx/detail/?id=740
Reservations for Shibuya: http://t.livepocket.jp/t/2asx9
Reservations for Nagoya: http://t.livepocket.jp/t/t616h
Winning Group of SKY-HI Audition BE:FIRST Releases Pre-Debut Track
19.August.2021 | MUSIC
BE:FIRST, the 7-member boy’s group created from winners of SKY-HI’s 6-month “THE FIRST” audition, has released their pre-debut song titled Shining One. Initially, the song was performed at the final screening of the audition process.
The group is made up of members SOTA, SHUNTO, MANATO, RYUHEI, JUNON, RYOKI and LEO. Hip-hop group m-flo’s ☆Taku Takahashi, who initially produced the track, added some finishing touches to this official release.
The BE:FIRST version of Shining One hit #1 on iTunes, LINE Music, Rakuten Music, AWA’s trending list, mora, and mu-mo. The group credits the success of the track to a blend of incredible quality, creativity, and artistry.
The BE:FIRST version of the track and an accompanying music video were released on August 16. Performed against a white backdrop, the members perform impeccably, and the video has been a hot topic on social media since its release. Following their final audition, the members were tasked with learning a new dance in only 30 minutes, after which they were immediately filmed performing on stage. If you pay attention, you can see bits and pieces of this incredible choreography!
BE:FIRST Shining One Music Video
What do you think of this new group?
SKY-HI’s Boys Group Audition Project THE FIRST Releases ‘Move On’ Single
13.July.2021 | MUSIC
THE FIRST is a boys group audition run by SKY-HI’s music management label BMSG which he himself has invested over 100 million yen into. The latest song to release as part of the project, Move On, dropped on July 5. The track before it, Be Free, was released just last week.
Move On shot up in the Japanese music charts upon its release, making it to No.3 on iTunes and AWA as well as No.1 on mu-mo. The song continues the success that Be Free enjoyed last week.
Move On is a song about breaking out of your shell and not subscribing to the existing framework. It’s a full-on, energetic song, the first of its kind to be released by THE FIRST. The sound and choreography mark a significant different from the boys group until now.
The song was written by SUNNY BOY and SKY-HI. SUNNY BOY has worked with not only some of Japan’s biggest artists, such as Namie Amuro, but South Korea’s biggest K-pop groups too like BTS, BLACNPINK, BIGBANG, and more. In 2018, the song SUNNY BOY wrote for BTS hit No.1 on Billboard.
[THE FIRST] Move On (Prod. SUNNY BOY) / Shota, Ryoki, Ran, Rei, Shunto, Ryuhei
Check out a performance of the song above, which has reached nearly 1 million views since its release on July 5. Be Free also broke 1 million in just five days.
Mobile Suit Gundam Coffee Bottle Keeps Your Caffeine Kick Nice and Hot
Japanese lifestyle brand CB JAPAN has released its new Gundam Coffee Bottle online at Village Vanguard.
Gundam Coffee Bottle | ¥3,850 Each (Tax Included)
Available in Zeon Green and Zeon Red, the bottles are designed specifically for coffee.
The bottles are marked with the Principality of Zeon emblem using a laser which gives it a high quality look and shimmer.
Keep your coffee freshly brewed with the new Gundam Coffee Bottle.
Gundam Coffee Bottle
Buy Here (Japan): https://vvstore.jp/feature/detail/15512/?utm_source=press
Brew Yourself a Gundam Tea With the Zaku Japanese Iron Kettle
Premium Bandai released a Japanese nanbu tekki iron kettle last week which fuses traditional Japanese craftsmanship with the internationally-celebrated Mobile Suit Gundam franchise. Available via Bandai Nambo’s ecommerce site, the kettle can also be picked up in Japan at the Gundam Cafe and all GUNDAM SQUARE stores starting in late June.
Nanbu Tekki Zaku (Green)
This green model is one of several nanbu tekki kettles released in the Discovery-G line, a series of products that combines the world of Gundam with Japanese tradition. It’s an upgrade of the green Zaku kettle previously released in 2018.
Nanbu tekki is a form of metalwork from Japan with a long history dating back to 1088 where it originated in Oshu. The name ‘Nanbu’ originates from a feudal clan known as the Nanbu-han who established the cast iron industry in the northeastern part of Honshu. Since the region had easy access to the resources required to make ironware, the industry was quickly established. In 1975, the nanbu tekki made in Morioka and Oshu were officially registered as a Traditional Craft of Japan by the Minister of Trade and Industry in Japan. This technique was most prevalent in the ’30s as items such as iron pots and Buddhist altars and ornaments were in high demand.
These teapots are lauded for their high quality and last a lifetime. This Zaku version allows Gundam fans to enjoy the tradition of the nanbu tekki with a cup of tea alongside their love of the anime franchise.
Nanbu Tekki Zaku Green
Released: May 12, 2021 (Limited-Edition)
Shipping: June 2021
Price: ¥27,500 (Tax Included/Shipping & Handling Fees Not Included)
*Also available at Gundam Cafe and GUNDAM SQUARE in Japan
SKY-HI Produces New ‘Sexual Healing’ Reed Diffuser Set
Ueni Trading has opened pre-orders for a new reed diffuser set by RADSKY, a perfume brand with SKY-HI acting as the brand ambassador. The set is available to pre-order at LOFT, both in-store and online.
RADSKY Sexual Healing Coffret Set | ¥3,850 (Tax Included)
The new fragrance gets its name from the title of SKY-HI’s new song Sexual Healing. The fragrances captures the fragrance of a ‘sexy man’ with tempting white musk, which users can have around their home wherever they like with the sleek reed diffuser bottle which has a handwritten-style logo on it. The clear case is also made from a biodegradable material.
The first fragrance collaboration continues to enjoy sales
SKY-HI’s first collaboration with the brand was the RADSKY Neon Eau De Toilette perfume which is still enjoying sales for its “Night Fruity” aroma. It’s a more natural, refreshing smell balanced by sweet fruity notes.
Mobile Suit Gundam Gamer Merchandise Collection Releases in Japan
ASUS JAPAN release a collection of Mobile Suit Gundam items for gamers on Friday (March 26) including a PC case, gaming mouse, and more. There are also two t-shirts available exclusively online at ASUS Store.
ROG Strix Helios GUNDAM EDITION PC Case
TUF Gaming GT301 ZAKU II EDITION PC Case
ROG DELTA GUNDAM EDITION Headset
ROG Strix Scope TKL GUNDAM EDITION Keyboard
ROG STRIX IMPACT II GUNDAM EDITION Mouse
ROG Sheath GUNDAM EDITION Mousepad
ROG T-Shirt ZAKU II EDITION T-Shirt
ROG T-Shirt GUNDAM EDITION T-Shirt
Mobile Suit Gundam Gaming Collection
Japanese Product Name:
Released: March 26, 2021 (Limited-Edition)
ASUS Store: ttps://jp.store.asus.com/
Gundam x Hello Kitty Collaboration Merchandise Now Available to Buy Outside Japan
Online Japanese proxy shopping service ZenPlus is now stocking items of the ongoing Gundam x Hello Kitty collaboration by the anime apparel brand R4G. This means if you’re outside Japan, you can now finally get in on this unique and exciting collaboration.
Gundam x Hello Kitty
Gundam x Hello Kitty T-Shirt / Field Coat
Gundam x Hello Kitty Anime Scene T-Shirts
The Gundam x Hello Kitty collaboration began in 2019 to tie in the 40th anniversary of the popular Mobile Suit Gundam franchise and the 45th anniversary of Sanrio’s most popular character Hello Kitty. Now the project is heading overseas for fans worldwide to enjoy the collaboration.
GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA x my route Launch Collaborative Campaign
Japanese company @YOKOHAMA is helping to promote the regional development of Yokohama by collaborating with GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA using the multimodal mobility service app “my route” with the launch of a campaign.
The campaign is taking place for residents of Yokohama, running from February 8 to 28. All people need to do is download and open the app and fill out the form. Fifty lucky people will have the chance to win a free ticket to GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA, an amusement park themed on the popular Gundam franchise.
my route is an app that lets users search for the most affordable way to travel as well as letting them book and buy tickets. @YOKOHAMA’s portal site is also now linked to the app, offering information about local stores, events, and other information regarding Yokohama.
GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA Collaboration Download Campaign
Running: February 8 – 28 2021
GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA
Open: December 19, 2020 – March 31, 2022
Location: Yokohama, Yamashita Futo
Address: 279-25, Yamashitacho, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Access: Minato Mirai Line
7-minute walk from Motomachi-Chukagai Station (Minatomirai Line)
Yokohama BAYSIDE BLUE Bus: 3-minute walk from Yamashitafuto Bus Stop
GUNDAM FACTORY YOKOHAMA Official Website: https://gundam-factory.net/
Special Edition Website: https://www.at-yokohama.net/topics/article20210208_02.html