If you any kind of fan of Gundam then you’ll need to book a stay and check into the official Gundam themed suite at the Grand Pacific Le Daiba Hotel. Their “Room-G Special Type” rooms will open June 29th and you can begin reserving them on June 11th.
Each room will feature special room service and goods, with furniture and art to match the theme. The rooms will go for ¥26,000 per person for double occupancy. So $600 will be the going rate for this grand otaku haven.
An 18-meter-tall "life-size" statue of Gundam, a giant robot featured in the classic Japanese sci-fi animation series, made a fresh appearance Saturday at an event in Shizuoka City to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the first Gundam plastic model kit.
The statue was erected at the Shizuoka Hobby Fair outside JR Higashi- Shizuoka Station in the city’s Aoi Ward after first appearing in the Odaiba waterfront area in Tokyo last year to mark the 30th anniversary of the broadcasting of the "Mobile Suit Gundam" TV series, which started in April 1979.
It has been officially announced, the Giant RX-78 Gundam Statue/Model will make a comeback this year, but this time it will be located in Shizuoka City, 125 miles west of Tokyo. A Bandai spokesperson said Gundam will come to life once more in June, at the East Higashi-Shizuoka Station near the local Bandai factory in which there is a guided tour(with previous reservation) that could complete a touristic itinerary.
Originally this incredible real scale statue was erected in Tokyo’s artificial island Odaiba, to commemorate the 30th aniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam. The statue was dismantled last September, but it was so successful (4 million visitors approximately) that the people from Bandai decided to bring it back to life again.
Almost ready…This giant 35-ton, 18-meter tall, full-scale Gundam is in Shiokaze Park within Odaiba, Tokyo to commemorate 30 years of Mobile Suit Gundam. The Gundam sports a moving head and is able to shoot mist and light from fifty points on its body. Check out the cool video below.
This giant 35-ton, 18-meter tall, full-scale Gundam is being built in Shiokaze Park within Odaiba, Tokyo to commemorate 30 years of Mobile Suit Gundam. Once complete sometime in mid-July, the real show will begin. The Gundam is to sport a moving head and be able to shoot mist and light from fifty points on its body.