Hochi Shimbun (Sports Hochi) Launches 'Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM' Special Issue

Commemorative Poster Included

In a huge treat for Gundam fans, Hochi Shimbun (Sports Hochi) has announced the release of the "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM Special Issue," a tabloid newspaper dedicated to the popular film "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM." Starting today, January 27th, this special issue is available for 600 yen (including tax).

This publication is intended to capture the charm and appeal of the hit film. It has a plethora of content, including unique interviews with the key cast members, which offer depth and insight into the universe of Gundam. Soichiro Hoshi (Kira Yamato), Rie Tanaka (Lacus Clyne), Akira Ishida (Athrun Zala), Kenichi Suzumura (Shinn Asuka), Hiro Shimono (Orphee Lam Tao), Maaya Sakamoto (Lunamaria Hawke), and Nanako Mori (Cagalli Yula Athha) will share their opinions and experiences.

An intriguing section of this issue is an interview with Takanori Nishikawa, the voice behind the theme song "FREEDOM." This exclusive conversation provides a unique peek into the creative process and inspiration for the film's renowned music.

Toshikazu Naka and Hiroomi Ikeya, the producers, also share their insights in an in-depth chat, giving light on the film's production dynamics. The publication also features a retrospective look at the TV shows "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED" and "SEED DESTINY," retracing the steps that lead to the development of this cinematic masterpiece.

One of the standout features of this special edition is a newly created large poster, which is included as an A1 bonus among the 20 pages of full-color content. This collector's item will undoubtedly be sought after by Gundam lovers.

The "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM Special Issue" is available not only in major convenience stores (with some restrictions) in specific places, but also at the Hochi Entertainment Market in Ikebukuro and via its e-commerce site. It will also be sold in movie theaters across the country, giving fans plenty of opportunities to get their hands on this exclusive content.

Product Details:
  • Release Date: Sequentially from Saturday, January 27, 2024 (Subject to change in some areas)
  • Price: 600 yen (tax included)
  • Contents: 20 pages, tabloid format, all color, A1 size extra large poster included
  • Available At: Major convenience stores in some areas (excluding some stores), Ikebukuro P`PARCO 2F "Hochi Entertainment Market (HOEM)" and the same e-commerce site.
Main Contents:
  • Newly drawn oversized poster
  • Cast interviews with Soichiro Hoshi, Rie Tanaka, Akira Ishida, Kenichi Suzumura, Hiro Shimono, Maaya Sakamoto, Nanako Mori
  • Theme song interview with Takanori Nishikawa (TM Revolution)
  • Producer interviews with Toshikazu Naka and Hiroomi Ikeya
  • Retrospective on "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED” and “SEED DESTINY”
  • Fans and collectors, make sure to grab your copy of this special issue to dive deeper into the world of "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM"!
Fans and collectors, make sure to grab your copy of this special issue to dive deeper into the world of "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM"!


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