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momogoldfish



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:08 am Reply with quote
First the gundam and now this? I hope Japan is not thinking that constructing giant robots in real life can really solve their social and economic problems...
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Brass2TheMax



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:51 am Reply with quote
No, but I think it would certainly be a sort of morale booster for the people in general. Something to feel proud of.
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Myaow



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:05 am Reply with quote
Awesome, now the Gundam and Gigantor can duke it out in the streets of Japan!
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DavidShallcross



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:21 am Reply with quote
This is small as giant Japanese statues go. They have a 110 meter-tall Buddha statue in Ibaraki Prefecture, built in 1995, if Wikipedia is to be trusted.
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kaizen-dono



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:15 am Reply with quote
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Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell, Mobile Police Patlabor, The Sky Crawlers) wrote and directed a stage play adaptation of the manga with a six-meter-tall (20-foot-tall) robot replica earlier this year

Oh man, I wish I could've seen that.

The statue is awesome too, it feels a little odd watching people working on something like that.
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Zin5ki
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:10 pm Reply with quote
Myaow wrote:
Awesome, now the Gundam and Gigantor can duke it out in the streets of Japan!

As exciting as that would be, if there was to be a clear victor out of the two belligerents, there'd be an outcry from fans of the loser.
(Much like the Conan vs Lupin film, only larger in physical scale.)
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Mushi-Man



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:36 pm Reply with quote
Japan is being dominated by giant statues one franchise at a time! Next The Super Galaxy Dai-Gurren statue, fallowed by the giant space ship boat (Starlight) from Odin. One at another japan will run out of land mass because of over sized statues. But seriously, I really want to see this someday. It's crazy to think someone actually spent 1.40 million dollars on this project. Who ever thought up this idea must really love Gigantor.
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dangerwhat



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:54 pm Reply with quote
Mushi-Man wrote:
Who ever thought up this idea must really love Gigantor.


And how can they not? Tetsujin 28 is one of the greatest Anime ever xP

Anyway, seriously though, it only takes one statue to get the ball rolling and then it just snowballs from there. Japan it seems though does have a desire to commemorate the "local person done good" and such. Statues seem to be a good way to that, sure. And perhaps it whould lead to increased tourism too, I don't know. Anyway, it looks awesome.
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