Let's Check In On Japan's Latest Giant Gundam Statue

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Japan’s newest giant Gundam is being erected near Yokohama’s Chinatown in the Yamashita Futo harbor in a special area that will be called The Gundam Factory.

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The 59-foot moving Gundam will have walkways, allowing visitors to get up close to the statue.

Above is a CG video imagining what the finished giant Gundam will look like.

Previously, we saw test footage of the giant Gundam’s frame moving at the Ibaraki Prefecture warehouse where it was being assembled. The enormous Mobile Suit is now being put together at the Yokohama location. 

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Twitter users have been cataloging the progress.

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Gundam Factory Yokohama was originally scheduled to open this October, but this has been postponed due to the global pandemic out of safety concerns for staff and visitors.

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“We apologize to all of our fans who were looking forward to our grand opening and ask for your understanding,” reads a notice on the official site. “In the meantime, we will be making preparations so that all of our visitors can enjoy themselves in safety.”

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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DISCUSSION

The Japanese people will not rest until they make an actual full sized, moving Gundam, are they? I mean, they keep making bigger ones every time they are done with the last one they built.