Last year we had the magnificent 1/1 scale Gundam in Odaiba. I’m sure you seen the news plastered all over the net – maybe you even went there! So what do we get this year? This July 2011 the 1/1 scale Gundam will be back in Shizuoka, and also, a GUNDAM JET. OMG? With some help from ANA (All Nippon Airways), Gundam is going to take over the skies. Called the “ANA x Gundam Sky Project”, a Boeing 777-300 jumbo jet will be decorated with the iconic Gundam robot head on the left side and a “life-size” image of the RX-78-2 Gundam mobile suit on the right side. The life-size image will depict the Gundam “lying” on its back, as if it was being stowed aboard the White Base mobile suit carrier ship from the first Gundam anime series.
The ANA x Gundam Jet will embark on its first flight from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to Osaka’s Itami Airport on July 16, and ANA will hold a commissioning ceremony for the jet on that day. Passengers on the first flight will receive a (tentatively named) “original passenger certificate” as a gift. The jet will stay in service until the end of March next year, and will fly to other cities such as Fukuoka and Sapporo.
People who fly a domestic ANA flight from July 1 to August 31 can buy an ANA original color version of the High Grade 1/144 Gundam G30th plastic model kit (seen below) at a price of 3,000 yen. People who fly any ANA flight from July 1, 2010 to February 28, 2011 can buy an ANA original color version of the 1/48 Mega-Size Model Gundam at 8,500 yen.
The power of Gundam is too strong ^^.