Interest Daily Video: Chinese 'Gundam' Gets Fan-Made Video
posted on 2011-02-05 18:33 EST by Egan Loo
On Friday, an individual named 'Taka-F' posted this tongue-in-cheek opening animation video for the orange statue with a striking resemblance to Sunrise's Gundam robotic mecha . According to Taka-F, it took 12 hours to create the 'Mobile Suite Guantam' video after seeing "Sichuan Gundam," the statue at an amusement park in the central Chinese province of Sichuan, on the news.
The Floraland (Chengdu Guosetianxiang) park had erected the statue last year, and then insisted that it was "not an imitation but an original [design]. It is not an copy of Gundam, but a design we came up with." A public relations representative added last December, "Since there are reports of similarities, we are currently working on modifications."
Days later, the statue was suddenly removed, and park officials denied the existence of the statue to the news agency Agence France-Presse. The park's website also removed the image of the statue from one of its pages. The statue reappeared at the park with modifications last month.