Character creator Jet Inoue collaborates to design nashi pear robot character
Kunio Okawara, mechanical designer of many Gundam projects including the first television anime series, has created a robot mascot character for Inagi City in Tokyo Prefecture.
At the city's request, Jet Inoue, an episode director for the Gintama and SD Gundam Force anime, collaborated with Okawara to create the nashi pear robot mascot. The nashi fruit, a large apple-shaped pear, is a specialty of Inagi. Local citizens will choose a name for the new character who was introduced to the public on October 22.
Okawara also designed a robot mascot character for Minami Uonuma City in Niigata Prefecture earlier this year. The old lady robot Basama Robo's ultimate weapon was kirizai, a local specialty food made up of minced pickled vegetables and fermented soybeans (natto).
This item was sold out within a short time after we got them in last week. Glad that I was able to keep one of these kit for my own collection. Not sure if I would ever have the time to build it. Perhaps this would be a great prize for our upcoming G-Shot gunpla photo contest. =)
The instruction manual for the kit is the same as the regular MG 00 Raiser, but this exclusive release does come with a sheet of MG Trans-Am Raiser information sheet.
The kit is nicely molded in Trans-Am gloss injection colors