Athletes taking part in the Tokyo Olympics triathlon were treated to the view of the huge RX-0 Unicorn Gundam as they cycled. Japan’s hopes for tourism during the Olympics has been quashed with COVID, but they did incidentally get a big plug for future tourists while showing off the mobile suit during this event.
Japan’s TV channel NHK made note of it, saying, “The athletes are now riding past, with the mobile suit looking down upon them.”
Quite a few people shared images on Twitter. Too bad the athletes don’t get a good chance to look for themselves as they raced!
— ゆめげつか (@yumegetuka) July 27, 2021
— 羽田空港離発着機に注目 (@haneda__rjtt) July 27, 2021
If you want to check out the over-64-feet-tall RX-0 Unicorn Gundam when it’s safe to travel again, it’s located in the Odaiba district in Tokyo Bay.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.