The Gundam 35th Anniversary celebrations have now kicked into full gear, and part of the celebrations include the Art of Gundam exhibit over in Osaka which was just opened last Saturday, July 12, 2014 with Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino serving as the guest of honor.
Gundam fans of all ages visited the exhibition and witnessed the evolution of a franchise which has taken the world by storm.
Original mecha artworks and character deigns from way back in 1979 were all displayed during the exhibition along with some very special artworks from Mobile Suit Gundam The Origin.
The exhibition also featured other great Gundam-inspired exhibits. like many exhibitions, they also provided a guidebook.
And what’s a Gundam exhibition without GunPla?! Several Art of Gundam-exclusive gunplas were sold during the event and they included an all clear version of the MG 1/100 RX-78-2 Gundam and the Zaku II, metallic HGUC 1/144 Zaku IIs (Char’s version included) and a clear Mega-Size RX-78-2.
And as the exhibition is held in Osaka, which is considered as Japan’s gastronomic capital by many foodies, it also featured several exclusive Gundam-themed Osaka food as well as some Gundam potato chips.
And yes, there were plenty of other event-exclusive merchandise around.
According to the official description,
The Art of Gundam is a major exhibition which introduces the fascinating world of “Mobile Suit Gundam,” the first monumental story of Gundam series, in the largest scale ever. The newest film will be shown in a virtual theater and more than 1000 items, which were used in the process of making TV programs and theatrical films, will be displayed. Furthermore, a part of the most recent production will be introduced before going on public! It’s full of highlights!! The Art of Gundam, which will display works from 35 years ago to the most recent, is an ultimate exhibition where you can fully enjoy Gundam’s timeless attraction and continuous message to the future.
The exhibit can be found over at the Osaka Culturarium from July 12 until August 3, 2014.
Source: Tag Hobby
The Art of Gundam exhibition brings artworks and exclusive GunPla to celebrate the series" 35th Anniversary