(Image from Kotaku)
Sometimes news comes about Japan being all about anime and manga, and most times we at Tokyo Creative like to challenge that– that Japan isn’t obsessed with anime and manga, but is just prideful of what they have built. But sometimes, it’s kind of a no-brainer that a part of Japan is fascinated it’s otaku culture, like the life-sized moving Gundam statue that’s currently in the works.
Taking the already Odaiba Gundam statue to another world, the Gundam Factory in Yokohama released a statement that they are currently building a functioning Gundam statue for the Gundam Project’s fourth anniversary. This 18 meter walking Gundam statue will be erected in summer of 2020, at the peak of the Olympics at Yamashita Pier in Yokohama, just outside of Tokyo. Unfortunately, details of the statue’s movement has not been described, but we can guess that it’ll feature a broader range of movement than previous Gundam models, such as the recently installed Unicorn RX-0 model that featured moving helmet pieces. Whether it’s able to beat Zeon or the Earth Federation, we’ll just have to find out!