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Get Married to a-- err, On a Gundam

Oh, ANN's not-so-daily link of the day-- they picked up word that Sunrise is allowing couples to have their wedding ceremonies hosted at the feet of the “life-size” 18-meter Gundam in Odaiba during its brief stay (the statue will vanish around August 31st, which is also the deadline for weddings).

A particlar wedding coordinator, Take and Give Needs, and wedding planner Akemi Ariga are working with the Green Tokyo Gundam project to make the weddings happen...which means that such a wedding will cost some SERIOUS dough.

Speaking of serious dough, that photo op on the Gundam's shoulder? Yeah, the auction ended at ¥2.6 million (about $27,800 USD). Yowza!
 
(On a random note, I just liked the poster on the right, which is why it's here.)
N15PCAon July 17, 2009 at 7:06 a.m.
That's like Japan's equivalent of getting married on the Starship Enterprise at the Hilton Hotel. 
HeeroYuyon July 17, 2009 at 11:26 a.m.
Heh, I'd prefer being the fashionably late groom who shows up PILOTING the Gundam...assuming I even get married. :(

Getting married at the bottom of one though? The Gundam isn't some sort of monolith, it's a badass giant robot designed to kick ass....then again, I guess this would be comparable to having Kamina be the priest that hosts the ceremony.
Nikoon July 17, 2009 at 12:19 p.m.
I wonder how many people applied to marry the gundam.
GrandMarshalon July 17, 2009 at 12:43 p.m.

ow, so thats why they built it. Suddenly it all makes sence

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