The annual anime event C3AFA Hong Kong was held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center from February 22 to February 24.
At the event, companies from various genres in the industry exhibited booths displaying their latest merchandise and announced their latest projects.
On Saturday, February 23rd, the “Gundam Special Stage” was held on the main stage with Yusuke Kobayashi(Riku Mikami from Gundam Build Divers) in attendance to discuss the charm of the Build Divers series.
The new SD Gundam project SD Gundam World Sangoku Soketsuden was announced, introducing the gunpla and displaying the trailer and teaser visuals. Sunrise producer Hiroomi Ikeya and Bandai Spirits’s Yutaka Abe were also in attendance.
On Sunday the “Gundam Anison Special Stage” was held featuring performances by Iris and BACK-ON. Iris performed four songs, including the Gundam Build Divers ending theme “Ashita e”. BACK-ON performed seven songs, including the Gundam Build Fighters opening theme “Nibun no Ichi” and Gundam Build Fighters Try opening theme “Cerulean”.
Sunrise Inc. and Bandai Namco Pictures had a joint booth displaying posters and the works commemorating the Gundam franchise’s 40th anniversary, as well as large-scale exhibits of popular characters.
Bandai, Bandai Spirits, Bandai Namco Asia, and Banpresto, with a joint booth exhibited gunpla for Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative and SD Gundam World Sangoku Soketsuden, the new Gundam Universe figure line, and exclusive event gunpla and items for sale. Gundam apparel store STRICT-G also attended the event.