The giant statue of Tetsujin-28 (aka Gigantor) in Kobe, Japan’s Wakamatsu Park finally wrapped up construction and received its official unveiling last Sunday. Posed like its ready for battle, the monstrous pile of metal stood tall amidst hundreds of spectators. Originally intended to see the light of day last year, the larger-than-life statue was delayed after multiple problems with funding. However, the immense attention received by the Gundam robot, which towered over Tokyo, prompted organizers to push for Gigantor to eventually claim his place.
Unlike the corporate-commissioned Gundam statue, which was taken down a few weeks ago, the Tetsujin-28 monument is meant to stay as a tourist attraction for the long haul. Erected as both a tribute to the robot’s creator (Mitsuteru Yokoyama) and a symbol of the area’s reconstruction, it was funded by efforts from local shop owners, who raised more than ¥135 million ($1.5 million USD) for its construction.
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Fun Stuff -
On August 25, 2009, there was a special wedding event held at Odaiba, the place where the giant 1:1 Gundam RX-78 standing. The couple was chosen out of over 548 entries by T&G wedding planners. They were previously married. The interesting part is that they named their new born daughter, Seira, one of the character from from the Gundam series (most likely is Sayla Mass, char Aznable's sister) And the groom dress like Amuro Ray!
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