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Japan really loves Gundams

If you’re an anime fan who’s had the pleasure of visiting Japan, odds are fair you put “visit the giant Gundam statue” on your itinerary. The enormous RX-78-2 Gundam statue is one of Japan’s many must-see tourist attractions. In fact, Japan has a total of four life-size Gundam statues on display for tourists and fans alike to visit, according to Anime News Network.

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Japan takes its Gundams seriously. Before the RX-78-2 finished construction, Shinto priests blessed the robot’s head before it was anchored onto its 59-foot tall frame. The new Gundam even had its own scandal, in the form of doctored photos of the giant mecha flipping the bird at visitors.


Hopefully the technicians over at Gundam Factory Yokohama will host a future event for visitors in which they can witness the RX-78-2 show off its movement with a choreographed TikTok dance. You know you want to see it.