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Last fall, a new giant Gundam statue was announced. At the time, it was said the statue would move. This week, more details were revealed about the upcoming life-sized Gundam.

According to The Mainichi, the Gundam will be erected near Yokohama’s Chinatown in the Yamashita Futo harbor in a special area that will be called The Gundam Factory.


The 18-meter tall Gundam will have walkways, allowing visitors to get up close to the statue.

And will apparently do this.

The Gundam Factory will consist of two sections: the giant statue and an exhibit area explaining how it works. There will also be a gift shop and a cafe.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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