Sunday, March 21, 2010

MG Strike Freedom Gundam English Manual & Color Guide

Bandai Master Grade ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Translated English Construction Manual

ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam of Kira Yamato in Gundam Seed Destiny. This mobile suit was given to him again by Lacus Clyne after his Freedom Gundam got shot down by Shinn Asuka using the Impulse Gundam. Although outwardly similar to the Freedom Gundam, this is an entirely new bird.

But yeah, I often ask myself why the designers of Strike Freedom decided to keep the design similar when it could have been an opportunity to produce something spectacular. Then again, maybe creativity decided to take a month off during the time that they had to submit the final designs to the director for the Strike Freedom Gundam... but yeah, that's just me thinking out loud again... hehehe

And speaking of Kira Yamato, I only found out recently that the voice actor of Kira Yamato and Brera Stern of Macross Frontier are one and the same. None other than Souichiro Hoshi. I mentioned before that I am impressed with voice actors who can change their voices in order to make a unique voice for each specific actor that they portray and not just rely on their one voice. Souichiro Hoshi definitely makes my list as I couldn't tell so easily that Kira Yamato and Brera Stern were voiced by him.

The selling price of the Strike Freedom Gundam is 4560 yen at Hobby Search, 3,520 yen at Amiami, 3360 yen at HWJapan and 4800 yen at Hobby Link Japan. Over at Amazon, 3rd party sellers are selling it for $59.95


Bandai Master Grade (MG) ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam from Gundam Seed Destiny English Translation of Color Guide

Construction manual was translated to english from the Japanese manual posted at Dalong. Translated Color Guide for the MG Strike Freedom Gundam can be found here.

MG ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Construction Manual

Bandai Master Grade ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Translated English Construction Manual

Bandai Master Grade ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Translated English Construction Manual

Bandai Master Grade ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Translated English Construction Manual

Bandai Master Grade ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Translated English Construction Manual

MG ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Construction Manual

MG ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Construction Manual

MG ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Construction Manual

MG ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Construction Manual

MG ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Construction Manual

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Bandai Master Grade ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Translated English Construction Manual

MG ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Construction Manual

MG ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Construction Manual

MG ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Construction Manual

Bandai Master Grade ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Translated English Construction Manual

MG ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Construction Manual