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"Gundam World" Debuts in Japanese Theme Park

posted on 2007-04-15 19:24 EDT
Exhibit previously displayed in Osaka area reappears in Nasu Highland Park in eastern Japan

Starting Saturday April 21st, the city of Nasukogen in Ibaraki Prefecture will see the arrival of a new exhibit at their local amusement park: an exhibit featuring "life size" Gundam robots.

The attraction, which will appear in Nasu Highland Amusement Park, will be laid out on a "giant diorama" that features a 4-meter (approx. 14 feet) tall Gundam, a model of Char Aznable's Zaku robot, models of the cockpits for robots from the Gundam and Zeta Gundam anime, and a 1/144th-scale "White Base", based on the location of the same name from the anime.

The attraction was previously featured in an Osaka-area park, and has never appeared in eastern Japan before. Nasu Highland Park is better known for its 9 rollercoasters and other attractions. The park will likely see a large number of visitors shortly after the Gundam exhibit opens; "Golden Week", the week-long period in early May where most people are on vacation from work and school in recognition of a number of national holidays, begins one week after the exhibit opens.

Source: Tokyo Anime Center

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