Odaiba district is a popular destination in Tokyo today. Among many old towns inside Tokyo, Odaiba is a new place which has been developed for some years. The 4 big shopping centers, amusement centers, Fuji TV Station and the iconic Giant Wheel attract so many people including international travelers and Japanese locals. In the beautiful place, there was something that everyone stops to see – it is the Full Scale Gundam in the garden of DiverCity Tokyo the shopping center.
To our sadness, the display of Full Scale Gundam ended on 5 March, 2017, at the same time Gundam Front in DiverCity closed.
But it’s too early for you who had a dream to front it to get disappointed – a NEW Full Scale Gundam is coming in the same place in autumn in 2017!
So I’d like to keep the photos for memories and summarize the information of the NEW one in this article. Enjoy!
Memorial Album of Previous Full Scale Gundam
Gundam series is a Japanese anime which has been loved for decades. Some visitors are Gundam fans who longed to see it in the full scale and others are just visitors who got stunned at the HUGE ROBOT. I admit I don’t know Gundam well, but I remember the moment I found the Full Scale Gundam in Odaiba – it was just AMAZING.
Talking exactly, it is RG 1/1 RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.GFT – I think it is important for fans all over the world.
It was attractive for photographers, too. Use some art filters of your camera, and the world becomes a real SF.
It MOVES some times a day!
Undoubtedly it is amazing, isn’t it?
See How Big Full Scale Gundam is!
Let’s compare it with other things to feel its size!
Some people believe Tokyo is a city without any wide space, but Odaiba is an open place. Walking on the beautiful broad bridge, we find a huge robot!
(This has nothing to do with Gundam, but did you realize that Mt. Fuji is in this photo? There is a long golden object in the right of Gundam, and there is something white in the right of the object. It’s Mt. Fuji seen from Tokyo when the air is clear.)
When the Giant Wheel is in the frame, I really feel the atmospheres of the amusement area.
Compare its foot with humans. SO BIG!
Evening Lighting Up
Gundam Front sometimes lighted up the Full Scale Gundam in the evening. When I came across the event, there were many people watching it.
Although I am not a big fan, I would meet and shoot the Full Scale Gundam whenever I went to Odaiba. So it’s sad for me it has gone. But…
About the NEW Full Scale Gundam
Actually, the end of the display is a beginning. According to Gundam Info, Full Scale Unicorn Gundam will start to be on display at the same spot of DiverCity Odaiba in autumn, 2017. In summer, THE GUNDAM BASE TOKYO is going to replace the closed Gundam Front. It will be the biggest fan base of Gundam which focuses on plastic models.
When the Full Scale Unicorn Gundam appears, I’ll go there and hopefully share it with you!