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Life Size Odaiba Gundam PhotoBook

Real-G_photobookShueisha has launched a photobook, 「Real-G~1/1scale GUNDAM Photographs~」, that documents plenty of gorgeous photographs of the statues conceptualization, construction and unveiling.

The book, being sold for 1,050yen and released this July 30th, contains 96 pages of Gundam epic-ness. The photobook also includes interviews of the staff that were involved in the project.

The book can be found at but is currently sold out. A MUST HAVE FOR ME so I hope they put more copies back in stock soon, otherwise I’ll have to special order it from Sasuga Books or something.

Moeyo | Akiba Blog

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Odaiba Gundam Opening Ceremony

65-1I was going to post about this yesterday but it totally slipped my mind, orz.

After all the hard work that was put into building the 1/1 scale (18 meter tall, 35 ton) life size Gundam, the statue was finally unveiled in the opening ceremony that was held this past Friday, July 10th.

The event was attended by Amuro Ray’s seiyuu, Tohru Furuya, who opened the ceremony with “Green Tokyo Gundam Project, Ikimaasu!”. GACKT was also included among the special guests. More pics of the ceremony at Mainichi Mantan.

Again, the Gundam will be standing from July 11th to August 31st.

A few youtube videos of the opening ceremony after the jump; vids ganked via DannyChoo & Japan Probe. The ceremony looked amazing. Wish I could’ve seen it with my own eyes!

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Odaiba RX-78 Gundam Night Clip

Why yes, this is another RX-78 post. Found this recent video while browsing Akiba Hobby just now. It shows Odaiba’s Gundam lit up at night with the jet mist coming out of its chest and legs (which looks way more epic than the day video I posted a few days back) along with some awesome neck movement. Unfortunately there is no SFX. It also seems the fence has been removed. I love it when the people go into awe as soon as the head/neck moves upward. Aaaaah!

Via; Akiba Hobby

ETA: Extensive photoshoots at;
Cutanews (has nice close-up shots)


Odaiba RX-78 Gundam Moves w/ SFX

Odaiba’s Gundam now moves! And they’ve finally added the mist and SFX too; it sounds like it’ll take off any minute! IT’S ALIIIIVE! I’m in awe.

Via; DannyChoo


Odaiba RX-78 Gundam Lit Up

003After sunset, Tokyo Gundam comes to life. Yes, RX-78 now lights up at night. Can’t put into words how epic this is. I love the lighting. FUCKIN’ BEAUTIFUL. Now all that’s left is movement and the mist that’ll come out from the joints of the body. A couple of pics after the jump.

Via DannyChoo; more pics over at Pink Tentacle.

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RX-78 Life Size Gundam Complete

finished-rx78The 1/1 scale, 18 meter tall (59 foot tall), RX-78 Gundam being built in Odaiba as part of Mobile Suit Gundam’s 30th anniversary is finally complete! It looks absolutely stunning. The amount of detail on this thing is incredible.

I’ve been following the progress of this statue ever since they began construction on it and to see it finally completed has made me one very, very happy Gundam fangirl. It’s like a little kids dream come true, to see one of their long time favorite mecha’s come to life–well, not life per se but to see an actual scale of something this grand–that you love–being built (you get it). Now, it would be most amazing to see this in actual person but well, can’t, which is a shame, really.

And it’s amazing how fast they finished assembling the rest of the parts in just two days. Then again, many of the parts were already completed and all but needed to be put up. I’m hoping that they’re moving it elsewhere and not dismantling it for good, after August 31st that is. This thing needs to stay up forever.

Again, the official site states the opening for RX-78 will be the 11th of July and will be on display until the 31st of August. If I could, I would buy myself a plain ticket just for this…

A big thank you to Punynari who’s been posting monthly progress photos of RX-78. His posts of the completed RX-78 Gundam can be found over at Moe Passion; part one & part two. DannyChoo has also posted some gorgeous photos of RX-78 on his blog. More at kenleewrites, too.

An extensive photoshoot after the jump. Very image heavy.

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June Progress on RX-78 Life Size Gundam

rx-78-005So it’s time for some June progress on Gundam RX-78! The waist has been put into place, which looks hella awesome btw! The arms are completely finished as well, but still need to be put up. The feet are finished too; they aren’t very visible due to the fence being in the way but you can almost make out the red paint on the feet. The chest piece looks like it’s almost done too! Everything seems to be coming along nicely! I’m anxiously awaiting to see the head now; no visible sign of it yet tho but I’m sure that’ll be the most epic piece of them all!

It’s amazing how much detail they’ve put into this (love the decals). Seeing this thing completed in the end will make me one happy Gundam fangirl.

Just over 4 weeks to go until the official opening on the 11th of July. The official page for the project states that it’s going to be on display until the 31st of August. Not sure what it’ll happen to it after that. They should just keep it up forever, orz.

Again, thanks to Punynari over at Moe Passion for the amazing pictures! More pics over at his blog~

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