Behold, Japan's Newest Giant Mecha

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After six years, Japan’s Sakakibara Machinery Works Co. has unveiled its newest giant mecha.

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Back in 2005, the company had a mecha rolled out the Landwalker, which could be piloted and fired tennis balls. It followed that up with a $20,000 mecha for kids. Now, Sakakibara has introduced its latest creation: LW-Mononofu.

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[Image: Sakakibara]
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It’s 27.8 feet high and weighs 16,314 pounds.

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According to Yahoo! Japan, the company spent six years developing this project.

The LW-Mononofu is aimed at those who grew up watching Mobile Suit Gundam and is available to rent for events or to save the universe.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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errolstaffordd
errolstaffordd

I still say that Japan’s giant Gundam “statues” are actually functioning mecha just waiting to be called into battle.