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18 Meter Gundam RX-79-2 to Rise at Tokyo's Odaiba Island in July

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"The official website for the 30th anniversary of Sunrise's Gundam robot anime franchise has announced on Wednesday that an 18-meter-tall (59-foot-tall), "life-size" statue of the title robot will be built at Tokyo's artificial Odaiba island this July. The website proclaims that as part of the "Mobile Suit Gundam 30th Anniversary Project," "Gundam will rise from the ground." The "Real na Gundam" statue of the RX-78-2 Gundam model from the first anime series (1979) will be built at Odaiba's Shiokaze Park at the beginning of July.


The statue will be free for viewing, but it will only stay up for two months. It will be built with fiberglass-reinforced plastic over a steel frame so it can be disassembled later. The head unit will move and the body will have 50 points that will emit light. Mist can shoot forth from 14 locations on the body. The park is just four trains stops from Tokyo Big Sight, the home of the Comic Market dojinshi convention and the Gundam Big Expo convention that will be held from August 21 to August 23. Bandai Namco Group is still determining what to do with the statue after its allotted two months in the park are over.


Until now, the largest official Gundam replica in Japan was a 2/3-scale LM312V04 Victory Gundam built at 10 meters (33 feet) tall during the 1990s. A fan made a 1/3-scale MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam statue in Japan that stands seven meters (23 feet) tall.


Bandai Entertainment displayed a life-size head of the Gundam F91 robot from the 1991 film of the same name at Comic-Con International and later in San Francisco's Metreon entertainment center. Bandai Entertainment eventually auctioned that head on the eBay website in 2005. A different 1/1-scale RX-78-2 Gundam bust (from the chest up) now rests in the Bandai Museum.

The only other official life-size replica of a full RX-78-2 Gundam robot was built at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park at the foot of Mt. Fuji in 2007. However, it was built lying on the floor of a building for an interactive attraction, not standing up like the planned Odaiba statue. A life-size Tetsujin 28-g? (Gigantor) statue is still being planned at the Kobe birthplace of its creator, Mitsuteru Yokoyama, although it has been delayed from its previous 2008 opening.

The theme of the overall Mobile Suit Gundam 30th Anniversary Project is "Always Beginning." The life-size Gundam represents the "Real G" phase of the project, while the Gundam Big Expo convention represents the "Feel G" phase. "Soul G" will be a planned collaborative music event based on the Gundam franchise.

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Source ANIME NEWS NETWORK
Image © Sotsu, Sunrise via Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web"

19 comments:

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Any Gundam fans would love it. 1/1 scale Gundam. Impressive!

RiP666 said...

@dennis
yes it is, i hopes they build in my town too

LEon said...

Will they do a Godzilla or Ultraman as tall as that for their anniversary?

RiP666 said...

@LEon
i hope that so...wow, our world will be filled by monster statue..

riRiN! said...

buset dah... so so big, ripp..
is it real?

oo.. oo.. just gundam, right? hehehe

Dhe said...

(speechless)..

kabur dulu..^^

tripzibit said...

Sayang gak bisa digerakin ya. Nice post bro hehe...

aphied said...

what a big gundam!

RiP666 said...

@ririn
still planing rin, buat dekorasi di taman tokyo hahahah..

@dhe
uiii jgn kaburrrr...(ikutan kabur)

@tripzibit
hhehee iya, tp lumayan klo bisa masuk ke cockpit

@aphied
sure it is phied hehehe

Ifoel said...

waw.. besar amat...
it's a real..??

Senoaji said...

doh! apaplagi kalo statue nya bisa jalan hebooohhhh kerennn!!!

RiP666 said...

@ifoel
yup, rencana mo dibuat kayak ukuran aslinya...

@Senoaji
hihihihi...bisa perang ntar

ads ifat said...

keren banget RIP, tapi kok gk bisa gerak segh?

ifat said...

wah...keren..ada yang mo ngasih ifat gk yah?buat kado ultah adek

RiP666 said...

@ifat
heheheh rencana tu mo dibuat jadi kayak tugu gitu, anggap aja monas nya jepang hehehehe

wih buat kado ultah adek??

Kristina Dian Safitry said...

yaelah..gede amat..

RiP666 said...

@gadisrantau
yohoho...mayan jadi kayak monumen hehe

@ Coy said...

coba bisa digerakin pastinya banyak yang ingin membelinya hehehe.....

RiP666 said...

@ @coy
jiakakakakak... gw suka bahasa lu sob.
"pasti banyak yg ingin membelinya"
hihihi...klo bisa gerak mah bakal muuaaaahhhaaaalll banget,,paling yang mo beli negara2 buat alat perang wehehehe

 
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