35-Year Gundam Saga Projected Onto Life-Size Gundam Statue
posted on by Eric Stimson
Naked Inc. is screening a 3-D projection mapping show onto the life-size Gundam statue in Tokyo's Odaiba district. Called "Tokyo Gundam Project 2014: Gundam Projection Mapping G-Party35'RISE!'," it depicts the many different mobile suits that have starred in the various incarnations of the Mobile Suit Gundam series over the years in honor of its 35th anniversary. It will use imagery, light, and a song ("G35") composed by Yasutaka Nakata to bring the world of Gundam to life with the life-size replica as a backdrop.
Naked has screened a previous projection mapping show this year, "'Industrial Revolution' -to the Future-," in March. Although it also took place against the life-size Gundam, its theme was a future industrial revolution in which a form of mechanical energy evolves that coexists with the natural world.
Future ambitions for the giant Gundam include plans to make it move by 2019.
Images are from March show.