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Gigantor Goes Large

| 1 Aug 2009 18:20

Gundam? Pah! Why don't you try a real space-aged robot?

Life-sized versions of anime robots seems to be the big thing in Japan right now and it's Gigantor that's getting the 'Giant Robo' treatment next.

Gigantor was created in 1956 as Tetsujin 28, a manga written by Mitsuteru Yokoyama. The manga was later turned into an anime, Tetsujun 28-go, which was renamed Gigantor when it came to the US in 1964. The Gigantor cartoon proved to be popular with young people, as did the sequel series released in 1993.

At a construction site in Kobe, the legs of the statue - which is likely to be a major tourist attraction - are ready to be erected as work continues on the rest of the project. As you can see from the video, just the head alone is taller than a person.

They really aren't kidding when they say 'bigger than big'.

Source: Japan Probe

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