On the Uniqlo US website, the long-awaited Mobile Suit Gundam X Uniqlo UT collection has just been launched!
The original designs feature silhouettes of the RX-78-2 Gundam from the anime Mobile Suit Gundam and characters from the anime Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. The unicorn Gundam from the anime Mobile Suit Gundam UC and iconic images from the latest anime movie Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway.
What are the designs for the Mobile Suit Gundam inspired collection?
The 00 White t-shirt features a design of Mobile Suit Gundam Seed’s Gundam and the quote: “But what should we really fight?” Come with us, Athrun. We will search for the answer. Together.”
One of the most memorable things about Mobile Suit Gundam Seed is the friendship between Kira and Athrun and how a series of chaotic events force them to fight each other, despite the pain of both of them. Kira ends up piloting the Strike Gundam and sides with the Earth Alliance, and Athrun ends up stealing a Gundam from the Alliance and piloting it for ZAFT (a group made up of genetically modified humans known as the Coordinators). Kira and Athrun’s shadows are shown as the Gundam’s shadow on the t-shirt because their fates were intertwined through the Gundam.
The 09 Black color t-shirt 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 develop a mobile suit called the Gundam. A 15-year-old civilian named Amuro Ray eventually pilots the Gundam and faces off against enemy pilot ace Char Anzable.
The second t-shirt design in the color 00 White 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 centennial curse of the Universal Century.
The final t-shirt color 18 Wine features an iconic image from the latest Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway movie. Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway centers on Hathaway Noa – the son of Bright Noa, an Earth Federation Forces officer who once took part in the One Year War. The events take place 12 after Char’s Rebellion. With the knowledge of the ideals of Amuro Ray and Char Aznable, Hathaway becomes a warrior who follows in their footsteps. However, his plans are thwarted when he meets Kenneth Sleg, a Federation Forces officer, and a mysterious beauty named Gigi Andalucia.
What other anime collaboration does Uniqlo UT have in the works?
Uniqlo has also collaborated with the anime One Piece. You’ll find more about it here: One Piece Film: Red X Uniqlo UT Collaboration and Collection Preview.
Uniqlo has also collaborated with the anime Spy X Family. You’ll find more about it here: SPY X FAMILY X Collection of Uniqlo UT launched in USA [Review]
What is your favorite design in the Mobile Suit Gundam collection? Let us know in the comment section below!