Posted by meronpan on July 13, 2009
Didn’t really do too much new this trip and the weather was awful so I was less inclined to carry around my camera ^^; Nevertheless, snapped some pics of the odaiba gundam of course ^^
Evidently it officially opened just after I left though besides the light show and such I’m not sure there was any else different.
Hotel this time was close to the hamamatsuchou station, 5 stops away from akiba on the yamanote line ^^
Also lucked out it that it was pretty close to the yurikamome monorail – which goes to odaiba.
After getting off, just head into the park and prepare to catch your jaw.
Sooo awesome to see it in person. Was very lucky to get this random trip thrown on me.
Just love all the details on the panels.
Now if only the weather had been better ^^;
Booths for snacks set up around the perimeter.
Just kinda surreal with seeing the whole spectacle
Or an otaku’s wet dream :P
Alrighty, I’m sure you’ve seen a billion other pics already so I’ll thumbnail the rest of the gundam ones ^^;
Some lady was interviewing people at the time.
As you leave, make sure to get the awesome view of the gundam peaking out over the trees ^^
In other areas of the park families were out enjoying themselves~
Had half a mind to romp around in the water too ^^;
Only other pics were were of my usual rounds~
went to pick up a traffic charm for relatives, happened upon a wedding (‘course that seems to happen everytime i go ^^;)
Weather had actually cleared up that day, though it was still humid.
Not really sure why I visit practically every time but it is nice and relaxing ^^
Also some nice benches to sit down at to change lenses.
Charm purchased, time to head to akiba :P
Lots of miku advertisements everywhere~
All that blue is miku ^^;
Sooo wish I coulda picked up the game orz
Ah well, will have to resort to online stores .
Explored a bit more off the main strip for once, though for my purposes I suppose it’s mostly more of the same :P
Maid cafe with a balcony for maids to lure you in ^^
Also forgot to look up that eva cafe -_-
Gamers was as usual ^^
Didn’t recognize this lonely set of stands though.
Still really miss the hokousha tengoku (where they would close off the main road). Only got to experience it once, but that was definitely one of the most memorable akiba experiences I’ve had.
Guess until they come back we’ll still have maids :P
Kind of wish I had some pics of the movie theatre I saw eva at… though it was pretty unimpressive. Found a random one in shibuya… was a tiny one screen deal on the 5th (6th?) floor of tokyuu hands I think? Pretty chaotic waiting to sit down, mostly I guess because there was no need to line up (assigned seating) so everyone was milling around in the lobby with the previous showings’ patrons bursting out of the room. Was an amazing experience though. New eva content + seeing it in the theatre was epic!
Alrighty, guess that wraps up most everything from my trip then… now just gotta work hard to save up for another one :P