A Giant Denial For Gundam Rip-Off Claim

A theme park in China's Szechwan province constructed a large orange statue that looks similar to the RX-78 Gundam erected in Tokyo last year. While the Gundam lawyers are going into mobile lawsuit mode, the park's operators say theirs is original.

The Japanese media is quick to point out obvious similarities, but China's Floraland Park is rejecting the claims that their 15-meter mecha copies Gundam. Can't you tell, it's totally different!

The statue was constructed for the Christmas season, Kyodo News reports. It is being held up by a series of wires.

Debuting in 1979 in Gundam, the Gundam mecha franchise also has a devoted following in China.

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