Monday, 13 July 2009

Gundam over Tokyo


This illuminated Gundam robot newly dominating the Tokyo skyline above Odaiba makes Gormley's Flasher of the North seem pathetic. Look at the bottom of the picture and note the human heads, which give you an idea of the height of this monster: 59 feet! (That's 18 meters, according to the BBC, if you're into those damned Euro thingies.) It's been created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Japanese Mobile Suit Gundam TV series about kids inhabiting robots and saving the planet from aliens (title link). Sheer fantasy, of course. We need to save the planet from human greed and overpopulation, not aliens.

2 Comments:

At 14/1/10, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gundam was always about the futility of war. Also, there were no aliens in any of the Gundam series (just humans)

 
At 22/1/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Thanks for the correction. I never saw the original series.

 

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