Singer Namie Amuro’s new album “PAST FUTURE” went on sale Wednesday and the music video for one of the songs – Defend Love – sees her suit up in pink gear to battle with Amuro Ray, hero of the first Gundam animation series Mobile Suit Gundam, which aired in 1979-80.
Amuro, 32, said that she has loved the Gundam series since elementary school when she learned she had the same name as Amuro Ray. The series celebrated its 30th anniversary this year and producers Sunrise Incorporated erected an 18-meter-high figure in Odaiba in summer, with over 4 million people stopping by to check it out.
Amuro and Sunrise agreed to collaborate at around the same time, and she is the first living person to make an appearance in the series. Production took two months, and the theme of the song and video is world peace.© Japan Today