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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Life-size Gundam in Odaiba and its adoring visitors

After hearing so much about the life-size Gundam statue in Odaiba, I finally decided to visit it. It was the evening of the 4th of July, which is more than a week before its official unveiling. But already many have gathered over there to take photos of it.

Crowd surrounding Gundam at Odaiba

The lifesize Gundam statue in Odaiba

I was never actually much of a Gundam fan, during my childhood I've only seen the Mobile Suit Gundam F91 film and the Gundam Wing series. That was it. Macross/ Robotech remained the most important mecha anime of my childhood, then as I grew up, I was more into the likes of Nadesico, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Rahxephon, Escaflowne etc. the space opera of Macross just didn't feel like my cup of tea.

But nonetheless, I was excited to see the bloody life-size Gundam statue!

And to be there during sunset was cool too!

Gundam statue in Odaiba during sunset

Lots of people checking out Gundam in Odaiba

People of all ages were there to take photos.

Group of people taking photos of Gundam

Mature woman taking photo of Gundam
The Gundam statue and its legion of fans

Even the little girl below was infected by her parents' contagious excitement over the Gundam.

Parents are more interested in Gundam statue than little girl

That's me, looking pretty in front of the Gundam.

Me in front of the Gundam statue

I wonder whether I should shoot my next project there. Hm.

Gundam statue looks heroic

Gundam statue from behind