Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gundam Front Tokyo at Odaiba

For Japanese people, robots act as heroes in our life.  The real size, 18m high robot, Gundam at Odaiba Tokyo is not the exception.  After the TV animation show "Mobile Suit Gundam" launched in 1979, it has been so popular among Japanese boys and men. 

The reason why Gundam is still so loved by Japanese men is that the story of the animation is actually beyond kid's understanding and is deep drama for adults. The story is about the future, in which the earth population reaches more than 10 billion people.  In such circumstances, some people have to live in space colony away from earth.  And one of the colony, Zeon rebels against Earth Federation for their independence.  This is a serious story of the war which could happen in the future. 

The theme park of Gundam opened in Odaiba, Tokyo in this year. It is Gundam Front Tokyo. 
This is the entrance of Gundam Front Tokyo.  It has free zone and admission zone.

In the free zone, there are over 1,000 kinds of the plastic models of Gundam, "Gunpla" manufactured since 1980.  Gundam Front Tokyo has exclusive merchandise. Find your favorite one!

In the admission zone, you can take digital photo with your favorite character in the story.  There is 1/1 scale Strike Freedom Gundam.  And more attractions are waiting for you!

This is the last scene of first series of Gundam, Core Fighter.

Why don't you touch Japanese love to robots and its animation?

Admission Fee
In advance  : Adult/College/High School : JPY1,000   
At the gate : Adult/College/High School : JPY1,200   
Open year-round 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM weekdays, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM weekends and holidays. You can buy the ticket on Internet in advance.

Experience Japan!