For nearly four decades Gundam has defined high-tech anime and toy culture with innovative design work and masterful storytelling with unparalleled attention to detail. Fueled by Yoshiyuki Tomino’s creative vision, the Tokyo, Japan-based franchise spread anime culture globally, transforming the medium and spawning a passionate following and devoted collector culture.
In the wake of the historic Tokyo summer games, Nike SB and Gundam reach back into their collective stories to create two Dunk High SB Pro colorways that infuse Gundam’s sci-fi take on uniform design with the Dunk’s iconic heritage. Using metallic hues, bold colors, and stylized detachable Swooshes, the Gundam Dunk is customizable, distinct, and destined to become a grail with SB aficionados and Gundam fanatics alike.
“Japan Diary,” chronicles Asuza, Sara, Rio, and Ari, Four women in Tokyo, Japan using their own personal style to express themselves through skateboarding.
We talked with the athletes that descended upon Tokyo to compete in history. Follow along with Nyjah, Pamela, Yuto, Sky, Keet, Oski, Rayssa, Shane, Hayley, Leticia, and Aori as they talk about what it was like skating on the world stage.