It's Namie Amuro vs Gundam In The Music Video For 'Defend Love'

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Japan Today

This years 30th anniversary of the animated series "Gundam" is quite a 'big deal' in Japan. and from all the happenings in the 'land of the rising sun' it is easy to see how the show has impacted that countries pop culture.

When "Gundam" first aired, way back in 1979, there was one little girl who was mesmerised by what she saw. That little girl is all grown up now, and has fans of her own. I am, of course, talking about 32-year-old, Japanese pop star, Namie Amuro, who has chosen a special way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the show she loved so much as a child.

For the first music video from Amuro's latest album, entitled 'Past Future', the vocalist took a look back at the original "Gundam" series. In the video, for the song 'Defend Love', pop star Namie Amuro goes toe-to-toe with the classic hero Amuro Ray.

Yes, it's Amuro vs Amuro music video style.

This past summer, Sunrise, who produces the "Gundam" series, agreed on the collaboration which features both characters and mecha from the shows early days, along with an animated Namie Amuro, who now has the distinction of being the only living person to enter the "Gundam" universe.

"Past Future" went on sale this past Wednesday in Japan.

Here is the video:



See Also: Yoshiyuki Tomino Celebrates 30 Years Of Gundam With 'Ring Of Gundam' / Gundam 00 GN-X 1:144 Scale Model Kit / Gundam SDCC 2008 Exclusive Clear Gundam RX-78 2 Figure / Life Size Gundam Statue Set To Be Erected In Tokyo Park / Japanese Teen Model Akina Minami Appears In A Gundam Costume At Premiere / Could The Japanese Anime Series Gundam Shape Our Future? / Nothing Perks Up A Train Station Like A 3 Meter Tall Gundam Statue / Masamitsu Hidaka To Appear At Anime Expo / Bandai To Replace Defective Gundam DVDs / Gackt To Release A Mobile Suit Gundam Tribute CD

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