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Prototype PG Strike Freedom

Bandai has just released pictures of a full prototype of the upcoming PG Strike Freedom designed by Katoki Hajime and Co. While the previous prototype did not display Strike Freedom’s signature wings which the whole Gunpla world has been going on about, this one finally has and it’s no let down. One look and the difference in the wings are obvious compared to the other versions of Strike Freedoms, well partly cause I’m a Strike Freedom fan. XD

The 3 most noticeable differences are,

1. The overall design – The current design for the wings follows Katoki Hajime’s “expose-more-frame” style which is great considering Strike Freedom has a gold frame. More good news, similar to MG Strike Freedom Full Burst Mode, this one will also have Extra Finish Gold Frame Parts on all exposed joints and frame. In order to prevent the gold parts from being scratched off by movements in the wings, there will be a special sliding mechanism for seamless change of the wings from Normal Mode to Full Burst Mode.

2. The proportions – Without me having to tell you, this is going to be the biggest PG so far and with such a dramatic wing span, you wonder how come you haven’t noticed it on a MG Strike Freedom yet. The truth is, length wise, I believe both the PG and MG wings are more or less the same length when scaled down. The key to it is the proportions, which as you can see, Katoki Hajime has taken the liberty to sharpen and reveal more frame to give it a more majestic look and feel. I must say I am impressed.

3. Wing gimmick? – This took me so time to notice. As you can see from the above picture, the PG Strike Freedom’s are currently in Full Burst Mode. On closer inspection, you’ll notice the gap is a little large and there seems to be a locking mechanism within the wings. My take? Wings of Light, definitely. But, for the price tag, I’m pretty sure the wings will not come bundled with the kit. More likely, it’ll be a special parts issue like every other PG launched so far. oh, the price if you ask?

25, 000  Yen (exclusive of tax)

Yup, it isn’t going to be a chap kit especially since it will be coming with 55 Runners, LED mechanism, spring (not sure if it is spring lock) mechanism and clear stickers. :D

Comparatively, PG RX-78-2 has 24 runners (including beam sabers)

While, PG Astray Red Frame has 36 runners (including beam sabers of 1 runner each and katana)

Not forgetting the most recently launched, 00 Raiser has 32 runners (inclusive of beam sabers and beam swords)

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Lyrics: You Resemble Me (4th Ending Song)
August 31, 2010, 10:20 am
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Kimi no sugata ha boku ni nite iru
Shizuka ni naiteru you ni mune ni hibiku

Nani mo shiranai hou ga shiawase to iu kedo
Boku ha kitto manzoku shinai hazu dakara
Utsuro ni yoko tawaru yoru demo
Boku ga eranda ima wo ikitai sore dake

Kimi no hayasa ha boku ni nite iru
Hadome no kikanakunaru sora ga kowaku natte
Boku ha itsu made ganbareba ii no?
Futari nara owaraseru koto ga dekiru

Doushite mo raku ja nai michi wo eranderu
Suna ni mamireta kutsu wo harau koto mo naku
Konna fuu ni shika ikirenai
Waratte unazuite kureru darou kimi nara

Kimi ni boku kara yakusoku shiyou
Itsuka boku ni mukatte hashitte kuru toki ha
Kimi no shisen wo hazusazu ni iyou
Kitto dare yori jouzu ni uketomeru yo

Kimi no sugata ha boku ni nite iru
Onaji sekai wo miteru kimi ga iru koto de
Saigou ni kokoro nakusu koto mo naku
Boku wo suki de irareru
Boku ha kimi ni ikasareteru

Lyrics (English Translation):

Your appearance looks like mine
It echoes in my chest as I cry silently

They say that it is better to know nothing
But I’m not satisfied with that
Even in this night lying down in emptyness
I decided to live now – that’s all

Your speed resembles mine
I become afraid of a sky uneffected by any brake
How long do I have to hold out?
We can end this together

I had to take the difficult road by all means
I can’t dust these shoes stained with sand
I can only live this way
You will smile and nod, won’t you if it’s you

Let me make a promise
When you come running to me
I won’t look away from your eyes
And I will catch you better than anyone else

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Lyrics: I Wanna Go To A Place… – Gundam SEED Destiny (3rd Ending Song)
August 3, 2010, 11:26 am
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I wanna to a place where I can say
That I’m all right and I’m staying there with you
I wanna know if there could be anyway
That there’s no fight, and I’m safe and sound with you

And everytime I look, I thought you were there,
But it was just my imagination
I don’t see it anymore cause I see thru you now

imademo kidzukanai deshou kono shizuka na sora ni
itsudemo omoidasu kedo mou doko nimo modorenai

soshite zutto kokoro de samete sotto kidzuite
itsuka kitto yasashisa mietekuru you ni

What’s stopping me? I get stuck again
Is it really OK? It’s never OK for me
What’s got into me? I get lost again
Is it really OK? It’s never going to be

soshite motto sagashite me no mae ni kidzuite
asu wa kitto kazamuki mo kawaru you ni
kaze ga sotto sasayaku ugomeku nowa kono daichi
mayawanaide yasashisa mietekuru you ni

And every time I look, I thought you were there,
But it was just my imagination
I don’t see it anymore cause I see thru you now

I wanna go to a place where I can say
That I’m all right and I’m staying there with you



Lyrics: Life Goes On – Gundam SEED Destiny (2nd Ending Song)
August 3, 2010, 11:00 am
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namida de nijinda kono sora [1] wo miageru tabi
hakanai aosa ga mune wo shimedzuketeku

sadame [2] nara kanashimi no hate made
tatakaitsudzuketa hibi wo ato ni

Life Goes On moeagaru
inochi ga aru kagiri
shinjitsu no jibun sae miushinaisou soredemo
Life Goes On mamoritakute
kokoro wa kudakarete
hontou no kanashimi wo shitta hitomi wa
ai ni afurete

fuyu ni saku hana ga kasumu keshiki irodoru
“tsuyosa wa yasashisa” sou utaikaketeru

nan no tame dare no tame ni kimi wa
tatakaitsudzukeru no darou ima

Life Goes On umarekawari
itsushika deaeru nara
kore ijou mou nido to ushinaitaku wa nai demo
Life Goes On kono toki [3] ni
umaretekita kagiri
kono ude de kono mune de ima uketomeyou
ai wo shinjite

[4] I can feel your heart in motion, deep down in your mind and passion.
Life goes on and on, we love each other in the sadness of time.

Life Goes On moeagaru
inochi ga aru kagiri
itsu no hi ka mou ichidou hikari wo wakachiaitai
Life Goes On mamoritakute
inori wo sora ni hasete
hontou no kanashimi wo shitta hitomi wa
ai ni afurete….

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Lyrics: Reason – Gundam SEED Destiny (1st Ending Song)
August 3, 2010, 10:44 am
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tooku hanareteru hodo ni chikaku ni kanjiteru
samishisa mo tsuyosa eto kawatteku… kimi wo omottanara

machi mo hito mo yume mo kaeteiku jikan ni
tada sakaratteita
kotoba wo kasanete mo wakari aenai koto
mada shiranakatta ne

kimi dake wo dakishimetakute nakushita yume kimi wa
“akiramenaide” to itta

tooku hanareteru hodo ni chikaku ni kanjiteru
samishisa mo tsuyosa eto kawatteku… kimi wo omottanara
setsunaku mune wo sasu sore wa yume no kakera
arinomama deaeteta sono kiseki mou ichido shinjite

kimi ga inai hibi ni zutto tachitomatta
demo arukidashiteru
kimi to wakachiatta dono guuzen nimo imi ga
sou kanarazu atta

sorezore no yume wo kanaete mata meguriau toki
guuzen wa unmei ni naru

yabureta yakusoku sae mo chikai ni kaetanara
ano basho de deau toki ano koro no futari ni nareru kana?
“yasashisa” ni niteiru natsukashii omokage

me wo tojite mieru kara te wo furezu arukoto wo shiru kara

asu ni hagurete kotae ga nanimo mienakute mo
kimi ni au sono tame ni kasaneteku “kyou” to iu shinjitsu

tooku hanareteru hodo ni chikaku ni kanjiteru
samishisa mo tsuyosa eto kawatteku… kimi wo omotta nara
setsunaku mune wo sasu sore wa yume no kakera
arinomama deaeteta sono kiseki mou ichido shinjite

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Lyrics: Wings of Words – Gundam SEED Destiny (4th Opening Song)
August 1, 2010, 2:46 pm
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nagusamenagara fukinshin dakedo
naiteru kao mo kirei de aseru yo
tomodachi no kyori sukoshi chichimetara
kimi wa itoshii kowaremono datta

kujikezu yume wo miru koto wa
jibun to tatakatteru koto wa
higoto ni fueru surikizu wo
jiman shite mo ii kurai sa

sora wa tobenai kedo tsubasa nara ageyou
sore wa “mou hitori jyanai” to
kimi no kodoku hagasu kotoba
donna PESSIMIST mo koishite kawaru
eranda michi ga moshi ikitomari nara soko de
mayoeba ii

“kagen no tsuki ga KNIFE no you dane”
sou iinagara DEJA VU kanjiteru

yokan to tomadoi no naka de
hitomi wa kimi wo sagashiteta
futari jyanai to hirakanai
tobira ga aru kono sekai de

sora wa tobenai kedo tsubasa nara aru no sa
sore wa futo fureta shisen de
kimi ga sasayaiteta SIGNAL
itsuka REALIST wa shounen ni modoru
sono toki boku wa kimi no tame ni donna yume wo
miru no darou

nazeka tagai no tsubasa wo mette
bokura wa umaretekita
mirai eto mukau tame ni
You know love has a gift
The Wings of Words…

sora wa tobenai kedo tsubasa nara ageyou
sore wa “mou hitori jyanai” to
kimi no kodoku hagasu kotoba
donna PESSIMIST mo koishite kawaru
eranda michi ga moshi ikitomari nara soko de

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Lyrics: Bokutachi no Yukue – Gundam SEED Destiny (3rd Opening Song)

bokutachi wa mayoinagara
tadoritsuku basho wo sagashitsudzuke
kanashikute namida nagashitemo
itsuka kagayaki ni kaete…

tozashita kako ga ima mune wo yusaburu kara
motomeru hodo tooku okizari no kokoro
bokura wa ikiru hodo nanika wo ushinatte
soredemo ashita eno yume wo sutetakunai

kanashimi no riyuu de sae mo tsuyoku dakishimeteitai
toorisugita kisetsu no sono saki ni nani ga aru no darou

bokutachi wa mayoinagara
tadoritsuku basho wo sagashitsudzuke
kanashikute namida nagashitemo
itsuka kagayaki ni kaete
‘Cause I’m Never Gonna Stop Streakin’ My Dream

dareka no yasashisa ni senaka wo muketa nowa
sabishisa sore sae mo tsuyosa ni shitakute
deai to onaji kazu wakare ga aru no nara
futatabi aeru hi wo bokura wa shinjiyou

subete ni kakusareta imi wo hitotsu hitotsu mitsuketai
bukiyou sugita ano hi no sayonara mo wakariaeru darou

bokutachi wa kawatteyuku
yume mo kokoro mo mitekita keredo
doregurai toki ga nagaretemo
kawaranai omoi ga aru
‘Cause I’m Never Gonna Stop Streakin’ My Dream

mayottemo toomawari shitemo soko ni dake aru nanika ni
kidzuita nara hashiridaseru

bokutachi wa mayoinagara
tadoritsuku basho wo sagashitsudzuke
kanashikute namida nagashitemo
itsuka kagayaki ni kaete
‘Cause I’m Never Gonna Stop Streakin’ My Dream
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