“HELLO KITTY VS. GUNDAM”
ANNIVERSARIES FOR BOTH FRANCHISES CREATE CROSSOVER MINISERIES
The two franchises could not be more different and yet the fates of Hello Kitty and Mobile Suit Gundam will collide. Partially sponsored by CrunchyRoll, a crossover event will take place when Hello Kitty meets the cast of the original Mobile Suit Gundam anime. As a way of celebrating the 40th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam and the 45th anniversary of Hello Kitty, the interactions between both franchises will take place in a miniseries.
The miniseries is called Hello Kitty vs. Gundam and will not only involve the two clashing in anime, but also in real life. According to CrunchyRoll, fans will have the power to influence the victor:
“Although the full details of ‘Hello Kitty vs. Gundam’ have not yet been revealed, it is known that the project involves a LINE campaign where fans can vote for their favorite characters from each franchise and earn prizes. Real-life promotions with restaurants and retail stores featuring this new rivalry- a “real mystery solving game” (sponsored by SCRAP) are scheduled for Summer of 2019; and an animated preview video in which Kitty and the Gundam crew meet.”
The crossover campaign may be exclusive to Japan, but that won’t stop fans worldwide from taking part. The first episode of the miniseries is already out and despite only being in Japanese, it actually looks worth watching.
Check out the first episode below: