Mecha Fridays: Would you drink a Heero Yuy Latte and why a movie about the Calamity War needs to happen

We’re obviously running out of stuff to write here.

Gundam Wing is one of those Gundam series in the whole of the Gundam franchise that people both love and hate, having a fare share of both fans and haters ever since the show first aired back in 1995. Though story wise it may not have the best to offer when compared to other Gundam classics, it does have its own memorable mecha designs, and, well, “interesting” characters and memorable scenes that are iconic to the series alone.

I mean how could you not recognize this scene?

Speaking of Gundam Wing, it’s accompanying movie, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and as such the Gundam themed cafes in Akihabara, Tokyo Plaza, and Osaka is celebrating by bringing in Gundam Wing themed food and items as well for Gundam fans who wish to visit starting TODAY, and since it’s a Cafe what better way to celebrate Gundam Wing EW’s 20th anniversary year than a latte with Heero Yuy’s face in it.

You thought we were kidding?

The designs are not limited to Heero though as you can request to have the faces of Gundam Wing’s own “Fab 5” imprinted on your latte such as Duo, Trowa, Quatre, and Wufei, just don’t ask about any side-effects of drinking them such as ripping apart birthday invitations or self destructing to “complete your mission”.

In addition to the other food and beverage themed after Gundam Wing, there are also limited edition items such as a set of glasses, coasters, and illustration cards up for grabs but only if you purchase certain food items.

Now, enough of pandering to your nostalgia and more on to the recent stuff, earlier this month Kengo Kawanishi, the Voice Actor for Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans’ Mikazuki Augus, teased fans of an upcoming movie based on the series by saying “See you in the movie version” during the final special live stream for the IBO series titled Ano Hito to Tekkadan. While many have been speculating as to what the movie will be all about, even though both Bandai and Sunrise still hasn’t confirmed if there is a movie coming out, the fact that Kawanishi stated it might mean that he and the character that he voiced, Mikazuki, might be part of it…which we really hope is not the case.

No offense Mika, but hey maybe Kawanishi will be playing another character?

But why though? Back in January we listed that one of the most baffling things in IBO is that it was never really stated how Orga and Mika ended up being together in CGS, and as to what dark, twisted past Mika went through that forged him into a merciless killing machine and an expert Mobile Worker and ultimately a Mecha pilot. However as the series progressed it is evident that there is a bigger question that has to be answered and a bigger origin story that needs to be made and that is the Calamity War.

The Calamity War, which was stated  multiple times in the series, became a pivotal battle for the survival of humanity and one that led to the creation of the Gundam Frames, with the few surviving ones, such as the Barbatos, Gusion, Kimaris, Flauros, and the Bael, and also the foundation of one of the series main and perhaps the biggest faction Gjallarhorn. A movie that details the Calamity War will also help answer some of the biggest questions in the IBO universe such as the very origins of the Alaya-Vijnana system, what roles Earth and Mars played during the war, one that resulted in Mars supposed oppression during the post-disaster era, and who Agnika Kaieru really is and as to how he secured a victory against the powerful Mobile Armors that wiped out a quarter of the world’s population, aside from “creating” the Gundams of course.

Again, could it be this man?

Again, both Bandai and Sunrise still hasn’t confirmed if an accompanying movie is to be made for Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, as the next Gundam series in line would be Mobile Suit Gundam: Twilight Axis, which has some weird time formatting by the way, and the 2 new Gundam Build Fighters shows, although as we have initially stated, should there be one, hopefully, it will be about the Calamity War.

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