Sanrio and SEED Characters Unite in Whimsical Illustration Collaboration

In an intriguing blend of renowned pop culture, the official Gundam SEED X Twitter account has begun publishing a series of one-of-a-kind photographs featuring a creative collaboration between characters from the beloved Gundam SEED series and the universally appreciated Sanrio characters. This unique initiative is being launched to commemorate the imminent screening of "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom," which is slated for January 26th, 2024.

A sneak peek into this collaboration has revealed character illustrations that pair popular Gundam SEED characters with Sanrio counterparts:
  • Lacus Clyne with My Melody
  • Athrun Zala with Hello Kitty
  • Kira Yamato with Cinnamoroll
  • Cagalli Yula Athha with Pompompurin
  • Shinn Asuka with Pochacco
These intriguing combinations can also be viewed on their Twitter page, here.

image: SEED_HDRP
image: SEED_HDRP

image: SEED_HDRP

image: SEED_HDRP

This partnership comes at an important time, since both franchises are celebrating big anniversaries this year. Gundam will celebrate its 45th anniversary on April 7th, while Hello Kitty, Sanrio's flagship mascot, will commemorate its 50th anniversary on November 1st, 2024.

It's worth noting that these two entertainment business titans have previously crossed paths. In 2019, Bandai Spirits and Sanrio collaborated to commemorate Gundam 40th, and Hello Kitty's 45th anniversary. The cooperation was a big success, with exclusive Gundam model kits (GunPla) based on Hello Kitty and a special TV short that brought Hello Kitty and Gundam together in an unprecedented crossover.

Fans of both Gundam SEED and Sanrio characters are ecstatic about this unique partnership. The combination of Gundam's renowned mecha designs and the charming, timeless appeal of Sanrio characters will undoubtedly provide something unique for fans of all ages. As both franchises continue to mark key anniversaries, this partnership exemplifies their lasting popularity and the delight they bring to fans everywhere.

The combination of Gundam SEED's sci-fi intrigue and the lovely, ageless look of Sanrio characters is generating a lot of excitement among fans. With both franchises celebrating milestone anniversaries, this partnership is a lively celebration of their long-standing appeal and cultural significance.

Fans are eagerly awaiting additional information about this collaboration, notably the announcement of Cagalli Yula Athha's Sanrio partner and exclusive illustration. The collaboration between Gundam SEED and Sanrio is a beautiful merging of two treasured universes that promises to deliver unique joy and nostalgia to a large audience.


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