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News: Gundam Musou 3 DLC Acguy Attacks!

Posted on : 11-01-2011 | By : | In : News

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4Gamer once again delivers the goods, this time with an announcement of some interesting DLC for Gundam Musou 3, including a mission consisting solely of Acguys. The lowly mass-produced aquatic unit from the original Mobile Suit Gundam has developed a cult following of sorts over the years, mostly due to its bizarrely incongruous cuteness. Most people – the lucky ones -gloss over the unit on first impression, but eventually you start to see the big ol’ teddy bear underneath that gigantic undersea Zeonic death machine, and nothing ever looks the same again. Welcome to the cult of Acguy.

Bandai, never one to ignore their fanbase, have a very special version of the Acguy in the new Gunpla Builders line, although I dare say that they are playing with fire. You can’t try to modify a cosmic horror/cuteness like the Acguy without putting your very soul into peril. Whatever vein of madness Kunio Okawara struck upon should remain forever undisturbed.

And on the opposite side of the cute/awesome spectrum: there’s also a stage featuring the Einerad support unit from Victory Gundam, because nothing says ‘manly’ like taking your giant bug-eyed robot and putting it inside a giant racing tire, complete with giant guns on the top. It’s a damn shame that Victory Gundam was produced as a cartoon series and not as a heavy metal concept album, because a picture of this as the cover art would have made it go triple platinum. People say that Victory Gundam can be the most depressing Gundam series, but if you think about it, it’s really just the most metal.


Comments (7)

This is one of the most entertaining news posts on this blog yet.

Is L. Gaim as metal as its name implies?

Well, I liked L. Gaim, but I’m not sure how metal it is.

As for the Acguy, it’s amazing how much of a fan following this mech has for only having appeared twice in animation (well, there is the Bear Acguy as the third showing, and four if you count the MSG Series and movies separately). It was an awesome unit in GVG Next Plus, so I’m hoping for that to be true in Musou 3 as well.

I’ve always been a Z’gok kind of man myself.

Is it just me, or is that Acguy being piloted by one of the Purus?

That’s Haman -though she doesn’t looks that different from the grown up Elpe Puru (Pool?) clone from Unicorn.

I thought 5p was talking about the way the Acguy was running, with his (her?) hands behind its back, which looks about as crazy as the way Puru 1 generally moved around, i.e. a hyperactive kid hopped up on ten pounds of sugar.

Puru in the Acguy would likely be considered a weapon of mass destruction, and thus would be against the Antarctic Treaty…which no one bothered following after the One Year War anyway.

I totally overlooked his posture XP

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