Gundam is one of the U.S.'s favorite anime series. Now you can enjoy Gundam in various ways!
From July 24, 2010, to January 10, 2011, a 54-foot-tall Gundam standsin RG1/1 GUNDAM ZONE in Shizuoka Hobby Fair*. The Gundam has a beam saber, moves its head and sprays mist from its body. You can also enjoy "touch & walk" which you can get on its pedestal and touch the Gundam. Original goods such as plastic Gundam models (Gumpla) and T-shirts can also be purchased. Shizuoka Hobby Fair, open until March 27, 2011, explores and exhibits the history and works of plastic models. Shizuoka has many plastic model factories and calls itself the World Capital of Plastic Models. Shizuoka can be reached by bullet train from Tokyo in 1 hour.
http://www.gundam-shizuoka.jp/ (only in Japanese)
http://www.shizuoka-hobbyfair.jp/ (only in Japanese)
*From October 10 to November 30, performance of the GUNDAM, official shops, food booth, and "touch and walk" will be closed.
*It is possible to view GUNDAM after January 11, 2011 until the Shizuoka Hobby Fair is over.
ANA has introduced the 'ANA X GUNDAM JET,' in service starting July 16, 2010, which carries special livery with graphics of Gundam. It will fly on ANA domestic routes until March 2011. ANA will also retail special-edition "Gumpla", exclusively designed with ANA corporate colors. For further information please visit: For further information please visit: www.ana.co.jp/gundam
In Akihabara, the center of Japanese pop culture, the official Gundam Café awaits you. The interior is designed in a futuristic manner reminding customers of the Gundam world, and you can also enjoy Gundam-themed foods, drinks and so on.
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