Gundam towers over a transforming Tokyo

National | AT A GLANCE Nov 4, 2017

Gundam towers over a transforming Tokyo

by Yoshiaki Miura

Every day, the towering full-scale Unicorn Gundam statue in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district undergoes a transformation, eliciting shouts of joy from visitors young and old, many trying to snap good photos with their smartphones. The 19.7-meter, 49-ton statue of a mobile robot from the popular ...

Gundam's 20-meter replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba

National Sep 24, 2017

Gundam's 20-meter replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Gundam's upgrade was unveiled in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district on Sunday, giving hope to its corporate sponsors that the giant robot statue will become a new tourist attraction ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The towering, full-scale 19.7-meter Unicorn Gundam replaces the previous model, which ...

Tokyo bar actually model 'secret base' for Gundam fanatics

National Dec 30, 2016

Tokyo bar actually model 'secret base' for Gundam fanatics

A small bar in Tokyo's Nakano Ward is becoming popular with middle-aged men who like to make plastic models of characters from the "Mobile Suit Gundam" cartoon. "It's like a secret base," said Kentaro Nonaka, 36, a company worker who lives in adjacent Suginami Ward ...

Gundam-shaped tofu to go on sale Friday

Business / Corporate Aug 20, 2015

Gundam-shaped tofu to go on sale Friday

by Kazuaki Nagata

Sagamiya Foods Co., known for producing Gundam robot-shaped tofu, will put the latest of its unusual tofu series on store shelves Friday. About two years after the last Gundam tofu hit the market, the Gunma Prefecture-based tofu-maker on Thursday unveiled its new tofu whose shape ...

Public asked to help build moving giant Gundam

National Jul 11, 2014

Public asked to help build moving giant Gundam

by Kazuaki Nagata

The life-sized Gundam figurine in Tokyo's Odaiba district is an impressive sight as it towers a full 18 meters above its visitors and has grown into a popular tourist attraction since it was erected in 2009. Built to mark the 30th anniversary of the TV ...