Gundam Taking Flight in Odaiba

Aug 26th, 2009 | By Shane Sakata | Category: Photo Gallery

The full scale replica of Gundam is quite a sight and one that can only be seen in person until the end of this month in Tokyo’s modern Odaiba area.

Gundam Odaiba Japan Tokyo

Gundam is quite an impressive sight towering over surrounding trees and appearing to be larger than the buildings on the horizon.   At intervals he turns his head in each direction as his laser beam eyes scan the crowd below before finally looking upward as steam is emitted from the jet packs on his heals and back and look so be set to fly off to the heavens on his next mission.

Based on the popular anime and manga series, the name is a combination of the English word “gun” and the last syllable of the word “freedom”, and is not a person but a “mobile suit”  that is operated from a cockpit in the located in the torso of the suit by a real person who is aided by technology to guide Gundam in the fight against injustice and for freedom.

Other great Gundam images online:

Image Credit:  Personal Collection

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  1. Thanks for linking to shibuya246 pictures of Gundam, Shane. Appreciate it :)

  2. [...] to Nagoya. In true geek style we hit Odaiba to see the life size Gundam (with the lovely Shane from the Nihon Sun) and spent some time in Akihabara where we purchased a wireless all-in-one mouse and keyboard for [...]

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