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McDonald’s Japan Will Feature Gundam’s Char Aznable

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Gundam's Char Aznable in McDonald's Japan

McDonald’s Japan will have a special collaboration with Mobile Suit Gundam‘s Char Aznable. Exclusive meals and drinks modeled after the mecha anime show will appear in Japanese outlets for a limited time starting from June 22, 2022.

The new tie-up will introduce two new meals inspired by Mobile Suit Gundam. The Red Garlic Teriyaki burger will place pork patty and smoked bacon in red garlic buns. The Newtype White Triple Cheeseburger, modeled after the “White Devil” Gundam, will have creamy white cheddar cheese separate the beef patties.

The Double Cheeseburger Sausage Muffin and the Spicy Double Cheeseburger, which had appeared on previous occasions, will also re-appear on the Japanese menus at the same time.

The collaboration will also feature McFizz and McFloat drinks with a Red Energy flavor that combines honey with guarana seeds. The staff will pour these drinks into cups that feature either Char Aznable’s Zaku II or Z’Gok.

The Japanese McDonald’s YouTube channel has also uploaded new commercial videos featuring the tie-up with Char Aznable. The Spicy Double Cheeseburger, Red Garlic Teriyaki, and the Newtype Triple Cheeseburger each has its own 15-second video. There is also a 30-second trailer where Char shows all three meals in the same video.

These exclusive meals will start appearing at McDonald’s Japanese outlets on June 22, 2022. While McDonald’s Japan stated that the meals would appear for a limited time, it has not specified a date when it will stop selling them.

Two new Gundam games for PC and consoles are under development as of this writing. The action RPG SD Gundam Battle Alliance will release on August 25, 2022. The free-to-play first-person shooter Gundam Evolution will be available sometime in 2022.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.