Akiba Space 6.0 Harutoshi Fukui talk show & signing eventDengekiOnline.com
and Akiba Hobby
covered Harutoshi Fukui's appearance at Akiba Space 6.0 to commemorate the grand opening of SuperModelers
the day before. Over 100 fans showed up to hear the Gundam UC author speak alongside Dengeki Hobby's editor-in-chief and a representative from the Bandai Hobby Division. A variety of upcoming Gunpla were also on display at the event.
When asked for hints about upcoming developments in the story, Fukui said, "Since you know its Gundam, it'd be a mistake not to drop in on Earth". He also remarked that an aquatic mobile suit will be needed in the Summer and that he wanted a new GM-equivalent mobile suit to appear as well as a walking mobile armor. Upon hearing that, the other two guests jumped in on the idea, rapidly conversing back & forth with Fukui until they finally somehow ended up talking about a giant, 4-legged GM.
Later, Fukui threw an age-old question out to the gathered audience concerning Amuro Ray who, of course, is never described in detail following the events of Char's rebellion: "Do you think Amuro is alive? Do you think he's dead?" Many in the audience raised their hands for the former question while some others felt he was dead. Fukui said of this, "Very interesting response."
Near the end of the talk, it was asked if there were going to be any more Gundam UC kits. The Bandai Hobby Division rep answered, "I can't say which but I think I want merchandise of the machine designated as the Gundam Unicorn's rival." When asked for a show of hands regarding whether those present wanted the Sinanju or the Kshatriya as a Master Grade, the Kshatriya won out.