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Life-Sized Tetsujin 28 is Finished!

Take a look at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.


Japan adds another notch to their giant robot statue belt, because as of today, the Tetsujin 28/Gigantor monument in the Wakamatsu Park in Kobe is officially open. I have for you the video of the ribbon-cutting ceremony (unfortunately, not the Ribbon cutting I’m thinking of), where the 78-year-old voice actor Minoru Yada, who played Dr. Shikishima led a bunch of people in cutting this ribbon. The statue stands at 18 meters and weighs in at 50 tons; which is roughly the same size as the Gundam statue.

It was built because of two important reasons. The first is because it honors the creator, Mitsuteru Yokoyama and his home town. Second it is also a monument to the earthquake that hit Kobe, and will be used to help attract tourists to this city. I believe this statue will be permanent, unlike the Gundam, and will remain standing long after the human race dies out. Hopefully, because this statue was a success, more cities around Japan will take the plunge and construct their own giant robot statue; come on, do it for God Len.  Now time for me to ask (beg) Chicago to build a life-sized GaoGaiGar.





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king_mon Oct. 4, 2009 at 10 a.m.
wow awesome
reinon Oct. 4, 2009 at 10:15 a.m.
mine is bigger
cfatalison Oct. 4, 2009 at 10:25 a.m.
will korea copy it again?

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