We posted recently about the new Unicorn Gundam being assembled at Diver City, Odaiba. It was a sad day to see the original Gundam being taken down and away to a new home but the new Gundam more than makes up for it. Just take a look at it down below!
Voice actor Kouki Uchiyama handled the MC duties introducing the Gundam to the crowd. Kouki Uchiyama’s character pilots the Unicorn Gundam in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 and he also showed the crowd how the Gundam transforms from Unicorn Mode to Destroy Mode.
There was also a performance from J-Rock band, Sugizo, who have penned the ED for the anime, Drifters, a massive hit in Japan.
If you’re reading this from Japan then make the trip to Odaiba, say hello to the Gundam and check out the Diver City shopping mall. There’s some amazing stores inside and there’s also a Gundam Base Tokyo on the 7th floor for all your gunpla needs!
If you were lucky to visit Japan in recent years, you would have see the awesome RX-78-2 Gundam at Odaiba standing proudly outside Diver City. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end and the Gundam was dismantled. *tears*
BUT…there’s a new Gundam in town, it’s a Unicorn Gundam which stands nearly twenty metres tall. The previous Gundam stood 18 metres tall so this is a upgrade in more ways than one. This new Gundam first showed up in 2010’s Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.
Some locals have snapped pictures of the assembly in process and they caught a good look at the head.
Despite the freezing weather today, we headed out to Comiket, eager to check out another con in Japan which didn’t fail to disappoint with the high level of cosplay that was on display. Such cosplay! We had a quick look inside the actual venue which was very interesting but we weren’t able to grab any footage 🙁 Gomensai 🙁 We then caught the train to nearby Diver City to grab a bite and to see the amazing Gundam statue before he gets disassembled in March 2017 🙁