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Travel Warning: Giant Robot Water Dragon Roaming the Waterways of Osaka

Don’t worry, I already called the local super sentai team.


It’s name is the “Lucky Dragon”, and it’s a sort of animatronic statue created for the Aqua Metropolis festival in Osaka. Do not worry, even though it can breath fire and maybe eat people off of bridges, it is very friendly and down to earth. This beast is created from a 15-meter aluminum boat by artist Yanobe Kenji.

If you are looking to see him (I’m assuming it’s a him), it will be roaming the waterways of Osaka until October 12. Here’s a fun fact (actually it’s a sad and depressing fact), the dragon is named off of the Lucky Dragon No. 5, a fishing boat that was exposed to the nuclear fallout of the Castle Bravo nuclear test on Bikini Atoll. About 23 people on the boat were contaminated, with one dead. This disaster helped inspire the Kaiju films, like Godzilla. After the festival, sources tell me, that the government will outfit it with guns and send it over to America as part of their robotic army corps.

[Via Pink Tentacle]

 
 
darkcyderon Sept. 7, 2009 at 1 p.m.
Puff the magic dragon that lives down by the sea~
 
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>_>
JackSukeruon Sept. 7, 2009 at 1:58 p.m.
Majestic...
FLCL1on Sept. 7, 2009 at 2:05 p.m.

    
 
W007
CapeBarneson Sept. 7, 2009 at 6:19 p.m.
*Sticks a cigarette in the air* 
What will Japan think of next? 0_o
cfatalison Sept. 7, 2009 at 6:24 p.m.
real gundam, no less , then they will send it to korea, and says "  try copy that now!"
N15PCAon Sept. 8, 2009 at 12:18 a.m.
It just like that episode of Jeffy the Sea Serpent from Tom gose to the Mayor.

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