Many of us familiarize with the Gundam, Japanese robotics anime. The Gundam official company in Japan has announced that 18-meter-tall (59-foot-tall), “life-size” statue of the title robot will be built at Tokyo’s artificial Odaiba island this July 2009, the biggest ever. The project is as part of the “Mobile Suit Gundam 30th Anniversary Project,” “Gundam will rise from the ground.” Japan as usual is always do things beyond our imagination.
The statue will be free for viewing, but it will only stay up for two months. It will be built with fiberglass-reinforced plastic over a steel frame so it can be disassembled later. The head unit will move and the body will have 50 points that will emit light. Mist can shoot forth from 14 locations on the body.
The park is just four trains stops from Tokyo Big Sight, the home of the Comic Market dōjinshi convention and the Gundam Big Expo convention that will be held from August 21 to August 23. Bandai Namco Group is still determining what to do with the statue after its allotted two months in the park are over.
Will this Gundam statue will protect Tokyo from outside attack? We will see about it. The Gundam itself is probably actually just a “mask” of Japan government to hide their new millitary weapon. Who knows right? It’s possible