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Gundam-Themed Wedding Outdoes Every Nerd Wedding Ever - Featured

To all of you who ever secretly nurtured thoughts of having a nerdy theme wedding, be it Harry Potter-themed, Ren Faire-styled, or the perennially popular Star Wars-themed wedding, take a look at the ultimate geek wedding and weep. Over 500 Japanese couples competed for the right to have a Gundam -themed wedding at the feet of a life-sized Gundam statue, which was erected in Tokyo's Odaiba area as part of the 30th anniversary of the Gundam series. The lucky couple was wed on August 25 with hundreds of giant robot fans and well-wishers on hand, as well as Yoshiyuki Tomino, the director of the classic anime. The groom dressed in a Federation uniform for the occasion, while the bride was a bit more traditionally garbed with their newborn baby Seira (like Leia for the Gundam set) in tow. Shibuya246 has more photos of the event available, but we'd like to ask - how nerdy would you be willing to get for your own wedding? Would you be willing to make your bride a green Orion slave girl, or have Dumbledore read your vows? Or would you rather play it straight and traditional?

Naoki Urasawa's Monster Anime Joins Syfy Ani-Monday

Starting October 12th, Naoki Urasawa's critically acclaimed Monster anime will air on Syfy , replacing Gundam 00 on the Ani-Monday programming block. New episodes will air each week, then be re-broadcast on Chiller, Syfy's horror/suspense sister channel. Monster is a taut psychological thriller that follows Doctor Kenzo Tenma, who risks his career to save the life of a young boy named Johan only to find out years later that the boy has become a dangerously charismatic killer. When suspicion turns to him, Dr. Tenma must unravel a twisted tale of conspiracy, murder, and inhumane experiments to find Johan and put an end to his monstrous reign. Source: VIZ Media

AX08: Bandai Brings Gundam Back To Television

Anime Expo 2008 has brought a number of announcements, but one of the most significant came from Bandai on Friday afternoon. While most in the United States were firing up the grill, officials from the company were confirming that the Gundam series would be returning to television. In April, at the New York Comic-Con, Bandai announced that it had secured the license for the latest Gundam series, Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Today it confirmed that in addition to the usual DVD releases the series would hit the airwaves on the Sci Fi channel. The first season, which consists of 25 episodes, will premiere on Sci Fi on November 17, 2008. Two chapters will air each week for a 13 week run. No specifics on DVD releases were mentioned during the panel, but a vague timetable of early 2009 was mentioned. Other Gundam hype at the panel came from the Gundam Seed Destiny series. Bandai officials mentioned that the first television movie had already hit store shelves and that the second would be coming soon. Much of the panel was used to promote series that were either already released to some extent or were right around the corner. What about older Gundam episodes? The panelists mentioned that a committee in Japan determines the availability of the various iterations of Gundam. Bandai looks into their options and negotiates accordingly. When asked about post-00 series, the group said any information was "Classified!" For now fans can check out Sci Fi this Fall when 00 hits the airwaves, and then stores nationwide early next year when the DVDs are released. Source: