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ANA Jumbo Jet Painted with Life-Size Gundam Image

posted on by Egan Loo
"ANA x Gundam Jet Project" marks 30th anniversary of Gundam plastic models

Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: The Japanese air carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) and the Japanese entertainment conglomerate Bandai have announced their "ANA x Gundam Jet Project" on Tuesday. The project will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Gundam plastic model kit with a Boeing 777-300 jumbo jet 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 (pictured at left). 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.

Images © Sotsu, Sunrise

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