• [JAPAN] 5 metre RX-78-2 Gundam and Char's Zaku II battle in Osaka's newly-opened Gundam Square

    The very first official Gundam shop has finally opened in the Kansai region, and it can certainly give its Kanto counterparts a run for their money, as this new store, called the Gundam Square, features a dynamic monument to the Gundam franchise’s most iconic rivalry.


    Measuring in at 5 metres in height, the monument features a duel that many Gundam fans are very familiar with – between Char Aznable’s dreaded Red Zaku II commander unit, and Amuro Ray’s legendary White Devil of a mobile suit, the RX-78-2 Gundam. It can be found right in front of the new Gundam Square, which can be found at the EXPOCITY Osaka.


    Though it may not be as tall as the 18-metre life-size RX-78-2 in front of Diver City Odaiba in Tokyo, this display can also be quite impressive at night.


    Bandai’s YouTube channel has also streamed a video, which gives a nice preview of the new Gundam Square, together with the 5m monument:

    As you can see in the video, The Gundam Square also features a Gundam Cafe, which serves some scrumptious Gundam meals and drinks. Inside the store, it also features a 1/10 scale version of the Gundam Barbatos from the latest addition to the franchise, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans.



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    • Aj Sora Floyd December 28, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      Lol it’s been open a while now