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Gundam, Odaiba

The 1/1 scale model of the RX78 Gundam robot at Odaiba (お台場) has created a large amount of attention. Japanese and international travelers in their thousands have found their way to Shiokaze Park in Odaiba to view the Gundam which lights up and gives off steam at night.

As the sun sets, Gundam awakes
As the sun sets, Gundam awakes
A Beautiful Sunset as the backdrop for Gundam to begin to stir and notice the crowd that has gathered
A Beautiful Sunset as the backdrop for Gundam to begin to stir and notice the crowd that has gathered
The blue sky highlights Gundam's blue body armour
The blue sky highlights Gundam's blue body armour
Stepping out of the full sunshine. Looks like an explosion has gone off in the background
Stepping out of the full sunshine. Looks like an explosion has gone off in the background
Steam starts to come out of the vents. Action is imminent. Stand back please
Steam starts to come out of the vents. Action is imminent. Stand back please
Gundam steps out of the fireball behind him to take on the next battle
Gundam steps out of the fireball behind him to take on the next battle
You don't want to mess with this hand. It looks like it has quite a bit of strength in those metal claws
You don't want to mess with this hand. It looks like it has quite a bit of strength in those metal claws
More great body armour here. 'Critical Bolt Torque See Maintenance Manual'
More great body armour here. 'Critical Bolt Torque See Maintenance Manual'
Those jet engines will make for a quick getaway if the crowd turn into an angry mob
Those jet engines will make for a quick getaway if the crowd turn into an angry mob
Showing off some Shoulder Armor. 'SCV-70 White Base'
Showing off some Shoulder Armor. 'SCV-70 White Base'
As the steam starts to come out of his body armor, the head of Gundam tilts back
As the steam starts to come out of his body armor, the head of Gundam tilts back
More firey skies for Gundam as he stalks the night
More firey skies for Gundam as he stalks the night
The mid-drift section of armor. Very colorful and drafty with those steam vents
The mid-drift section of armor. Very colorful and drafty with those steam vents
Gundam steps out and almost treads on us
Gundam steps out and almost treads on us
The bright orange sky gives a sense of foreboding
The bright orange sky gives a sense of foreboding
One glare from the eyes almost knocks us down
One glare from the eyes almost knocks us down
Closeup of some body armor. Lots of Warning and Caution signs here. Careful what you touch
Closeup of some body armor. Lots of Warning and Caution signs here. Careful what you touch
Is there someone inside this suit of armor?
Is there someone inside this suit of armor?
Back in the daytime with no-one about, Gundam contemplates scaling the Odaiba Nikko hotel
Back in the daytime with no-one about, Gundam contemplates scaling the Odaiba Nikko hotel
Earth Federation Space Force EFSF
Earth Federation Space Force EFSF
Through the haze and the clouds, Gundam approaches
Through the haze and the clouds, Gundam approaches
Gundam's head turns to take a closer look at the crowd assembled before him. Are their intentions friendly?
Gundam's head turns to take a closer look at the crowd assembled before him. Are their intentions friendly?
Towering above the buildings, the sky alone is on Gundam's eyeline
Towering above the buildings, the sky alone is on Gundam's eyeline
'Only Qualified Pesonnel Are Authorized to Service' on this hand
'Only Qualified Pesonnel Are Authorized to Service' on this hand
WE almost catch a wink from Gundam as we sneak a close-up of his helmet
We almost catch a wink from Gundam as we sneak a close-up of his helmet
We approach Gundam from below his line of sight, hoping to gain the advantage
We approach Gundam from below his line of sight, hoping to gain the advantage
DANGER, Fast Moving Door. Not a good idea to hang about near this
DANGER, Fast Moving Door. Not a good idea to hang about near this
A few people risk being trodden on by Gundam here as they take a photo of his boots
A few people risking being trodden on by Gundam here as they take a photo of his boots
The sky turns a deep orange and Gundam's eyes flash red
The sky turns a deep orange and Gundam's eyes flash red
More wonderful engineering in this armor
More wonderful engineering in this armor
A green tinge to the armor given off by the Odaiba lighting
A green tinge to the armor given off by the Odaiba lighting
Catching a glimpse over the tree tops we can see the jet rockets ready for take-off
Catching a glimpse over the tree tops we can see the jet rockets ready for take-off
A close examination of the jet power pack shows no problem for flight later this evening
A close examination of the jet power pack shows no problem for flight later this evening
The crowd marvel at the structure from below
The crowd marvel at the structure from below
Gundam stands resolute, strong as ever
Gundam stands resolute, strong as ever
Gundam, Odaiba
One last one (tried loading this one from my Flickr account, strange how my photo is 80k compressed, flickr make it 280k)

This is my first set of photos I took where I didn’t crop or change anything in the photos at all. What you see above is straight out of the camera.

Which is your favorite Gundam photo from above. Please tell me in the comments which one you like and why you liked it.

If you liked these you might also want to see the Gundam Wedding Photos
Gundam watches over the wedding ceremony below

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52 Comments on this Post

  1. I like them all. Excellent photos'

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  2. awesome pics shibuya246! best gundam ones i seen so far!

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  3. Well done. I dont know why but i just cant get enough of the oda78 pictures. I reckon they should even dismantle the tokyo tower and turn 'em into a massive gundam diorama. The giant metal tower thing is so 1990's. :P

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  4. Pleased to hear you like them. I hope Gundam stays around for a while. His location is really good :)

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  5. Awesome=Epic Win I bow to you sir! Your photos are the Best buy far of any out there. Your camera captured all of the fine details of the Gundam in every aspect.:D Of all the photos i like the orange fireball shots also, it reminds me of a phoenix rising. @ other photos i like are ; # 19 & 35. Did you get enough responses from people on where to put the Gundam after August? I sent a message on twitter to let folks know about it. Hope it helps;)
    Well on to the next great article.

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    • Thanks for your help. Much appreciated. Not a lot of response so far. The Gundam will be in Odaiba Shiokaze Park until August 31 only

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  6. It is really good to see Gundam up close :)

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  7. #19 Is my favorite becuase if I was living in that mansion, I would wake up every morning and see him.
    I then could join my my hands and say, help me through one more day.
    Your picture are soooo Amazing, I love them all.

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  8. Yes, that would be a great place to live :)

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  9. Without contest, the best photos I’ve seen of the Odaiba Gundam.

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  10. flickr automatically sharpens the photos you upload, so the size would sometimes increase dramatically!

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  11. Dr Kirk

    Magnificent pictures, especially the orange sunset images. Definately the best I’ve seen online. My wife and I took a long trip across Tokyo to see the Gundam at the start of this month: a must-see.

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  12. Amazing shots! Me and husband went to see it before it officially opened and it is just a wonderful sight to behold! :)

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    • Thanks. It is amazing how so many people have gone to see the Gundam at Odaiba. It has been a wonderful tourist attraction for the area and for Tokyo

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  13. My cousin had the chance to see it in odaiba!!
    I WANNA DO THAT TOO!! XD

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  14. Shibuya! I applaud you on such a great selection of photos. I think you captured the energy and imagination of generations of Gundam aficionados the world over! These photos are awesome.

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  15. Amazing shots. To be able to take a shot that close, which lens did you use ? 200 mm ? 300 mm?

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  16. Truely amazing pictures! I gotta go to Odaiba, the next time i go to Japan, and see that thing. Too bad I don’t have the money to travel at the moment. Shashin de arigatou gozaimasu.

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  17. angelcandy.baby

    this is so awesome! amazing photos!! thank you for sharing with us ^^

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