by Chris MaGee
This past year we've had the life-sized RX-78-2 Gundam towering over Odaiba, and then we had "Battle Royale" and "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" starlet Chiaki Kuriyama making her singing debut for the "Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn" OVA series. That's a decent amount of news for Mitsuteru Yokoyama's "Mobile Suit Gundam". If the giant Gundam and the pop songs (and the cosplay, and the models...) aren't enough for you though you can always sate your appetite for all things Gundam by heading to the newly opened Gundam Café in Akihabara.
Yes, Bandai Entertainment has thrown their hat into the food service ring by opening the 60-seat café that has Gundam-themed decor and of course waitresses. Bandai president Kazunori Ueno was on hand at a press conference on Thursday and said that the Gundam Café "has the capability to entertain core and lighter Gundam fans, children, and female customers as well as customers from overseas.’‘ You can check out more shots of the waitresses and interior of the restaurant here, but I'm more curious to take a look at a menu, aren't you? And I'd like to know whether or not the cooks in back are 4-storey tall robots because if they aren't I'm not going.