On the Uniqlo US website, the long-awaited Mobile Suit Gundam X Uniqlo UT collection has just launched!
The original designs feature silhouettes of the RX-78-2 Gundam from the Mobile Suit Gundam anime, and characters from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED anime. The Unicorn Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam UC anime and iconic visuals from the latest anime movie Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway.
What are the designs for the Mobile Suit Gundam-inspired collection?
The T-shirt color 00 White, features a design of the Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and the quote, “But what should we really be fighting against? Come with us, Athrun. We’ll search for the answer. Together.”
One of the most memorable things in Mobile Suit Gundam Seed is the friendship between Kira and Athrun, and how through a series of chaotic events they’re forced to fight each other even though it pains them both. Kira ends up piloting the Strike Gundam and siding with the Earth Alliance, and Athrun ends up stealing a Gundam from the Alliance and piloting it for ZAFT (a group composed of genetically modified humans known as Coordinators). The shadows of Kira and Athrun are shown as the shadow of the Gundam on the T-shirt because their fates became intertwined due to the Gundam.
The T-shirt color 09 Black features an outline illustration of the original design of RX-78-2 Gundam from the Mobile Suit Gundam anime. This is the anime that started it all. The Earth Federation is at war with the Principality of Zeon and the only way to stand against them is to create a mobile suit called the Gundam. A 15-year-old civilian named Amuro Ray ends up piloting the Gundam and facing off against the enemy’s ace pilot, Char Anzable.
The second 00 White color T-shirt design features the Unicorn Gundam from Mobile Suit Gundam UC. Mobile Suit Gundam UC revolves around the mystery behind the Unicorn Gundam, “Laplace’s Box” and a hundred-year curse of the Universal Century.
The final T-shirt color 18 Wine features an iconic visual from the latest movie Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway. Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway centers on Hathaway Noa – the son of Bright Noa, an officer of the Earth Federation Forces who once participated in the One Year War. The events take place 12 after Char’s Rebellion. With knowledge of the ideals of Amuro Ray and Char Aznable, Hathaway becomes a warrior following in their footsteps. A wrench is thrown into his plans, however, when he encounters Federation Forces officer, Kenneth Sleg, and a mysterious beauty named Gigi Andalucia.
What other anime collaboration does Uniqlo UT have in the works?
Uniqlo has also done a collaboration with the anime One Piece. You can find out more about that here: One Piece Film: Red X Uniqlo UT collab and sneak peek of the collection.
Uniqlo has also done a collaboration with the anime Spy X Family. You can find out more about that here: SPY X FAMILY X Uniqlo UT’s collection has launched in the US [Review]
What is your favorite design in the Mobile Suit Gundam collection? Let us know in the comment section below!