Twitter user Yokkun has posted a public service announcement: the viral image of the giant Gundam flipping the bird is not real.
The original image was taken by Yokkun, but was altered. “This image is fake,” Yokkun wrote, adding, “Others have modified the images I took.”
Here are Yokkun’s unaltered photos.
This latest giant Gundam has gone up near Yokohama’s Chinatown in the Yamashita Futo harbor in a special area that will be called The Gundam Factory.
Gundam Factory Yokohama was originally scheduled to open this October, but the opening has been postponed due to safety concerns for staff and visitors during the covid-19 pandemic.
For more unaltered and excellent Gundam photos, be sure to follow Yokkun on Twitter.