Gackt To Release A Mobile Suit Gundam Tribute CD

Singer and actor Gackt is to release a full album of songs from the hugely popular "Kidou Senshi Gundam" (Mobile Suit Gundam) anime series. He chose yesterday to make the announcement in honor of the 66th birthday of Gundam director Tomino Yoshiyuki. A longtime fan of the series (he's even said to have memorized most of the lines by the main characters), Gackt has recorded songs for the trilogy of "Kidou Senshi Z Gundam" movies released over the last couple of years. In addition to those five tracks, the album "0079-0088" will include three covers of tunes from the original 1981-82 "Kidou Senshi Gundam" movie series ("Suna no Jujika", "Ai Senshi", and "Meguriai"). The album is scheduled to go on sale December 19 and a DVD box set of the original series will be released on December 21, and are sure to be big sellers over Christmas. Fans who couldn't wait can get a sneak preview of Gackt's version of "Ai Senshi" were treated to a special appearance on Fuji TV's "Hey! Hey! Hey!" music show on November 12.

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