Interest Life-Size Gundam Rises in Cup Noodles Commercial
posted on 2011-07-15 23:57 EDT by Egan Loo
The life-size statue of the Mobile Suit Gundam's title robot appears (with some enhancements) in a 30-second television commercial for Nissin's Cup Noodles instant ramen. The commercial features the song "Number One Yarō!" by The CRO-MAGNONS (not to be confused with the former Hyouge Mono band cro-magnon). It began airing throughout Japan on Thursday.
A life-size Gundam statue once stood on Tokyo's artificial Odaiba island in 2009, but it moved to the central Japanese city of Shizuoka, the self-described "model capital of the world," last year. Shizuoka ended its display of the statue in March, shortly after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster.