In 2019, singer Hiroko Moriguchi released an album of Mobile Suit Gundam song covers to celebrate the franchise’s 40th anniversary. Since then, she’s released a second with even more songs from across the many series. In March, she’s dropping one more, marking GUNDAM SONG COVERS 3 as “final chapter” in her series of song covers.
Moriguchi’s connection to Gundam goes all the way back to 1985, when her debut single “Mizu no Hoshi e Ai wo Komete” served as the second opening theme for Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. For this album, she’ll be covering songs originally performed by male vocalists: the openings of the original Gundam series, Turn A Gundam, and many more.
Guitarist Kotaro Oshio and violinist Naoko Terai, who both appeared on the previous two GUNDAM SONG COVERS albums, return as performers. Keep an ear out for more collaborators across the album — including rock band TM Network, who will join Moriguchi for a new version of their theme to Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack.
Lots of special editions and bonus goods will be up for grabs. Fans have their pick of an LP release, a box to hold all three albums, a Blu-ray containing extra music videos, and a clear file of the new album’s cover art. For fans who want to go really big, there’s even a set that includes a Zeta Gundam (Hiroko Moriguchi ver.) plastic model kit:
GUNDAM SONG COVERS 3 comes out March 22. LP editions and special-edition model kits will be available for pre-order starting December 21.
Source: Comic Natalie