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YotaruVegeta



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:16 am Reply with quote
That is so damn cute, I don't mind saying.

(BTW, ANN, spell check!)
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Highway Star



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:10 pm Reply with quote
I was expecting something typical like Astro Boy in some sort of action-ey pose, but this is a nice suprise!
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:30 pm Reply with quote
That's pretty touching, actually.
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aluria



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:12 pm Reply with quote
It's beautiful.
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Zin5ki



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:37 pm Reply with quote
His hair tapers to a point. Health and safety risk there.
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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:11 pm Reply with quote
Zin5ki wrote:
His hair tapers to a point. Health and safety risk there.


I'd agree with you, but I really don't think anyone is actually stupid enough to touch the sharp point of Astro Boy's hair. Considering Japanese people probably have more sense than people in the US (at least I hope so).

I wonder if Tezuka is still alive to see this grand display of work?
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Kiyoko



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:47 pm Reply with quote
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:
I wonder if Tezuka is still alive to see this grand display of work?


His ANN profile says he died in 1989.
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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:38 pm Reply with quote
Kiyoko wrote:
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:
I wonder if Tezuka is still alive to see this grand display of work?


His ANN profile says he died in 1989.


Sorry, I must have missed the part of the article where it said he died in 1989.

Still, this is quite impressive for even the "God of Manga" to have a statue build after a character of his. Doramon is the only other anime character that I know of that has a statue built after him.
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zawa113



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:02 pm Reply with quote
Oh, I hope they release minis of it for commercial sale, my Tezuka fandom really wants one.
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The Unknown 24



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:05 pm Reply with quote
That is awesome. And really cool for them to honor Tezuka with the statue.


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Earth_Wyrm



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:20 pm Reply with quote
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:
[Doramon is the only other anime character that I know of that has a statue built after him.

The robot from Laputa has a pretty cool 1:1 statue on the roof of the Ghibli museum.
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Hi no Neko



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:32 pm Reply with quote
There's also a nice lil' statue in honor of KochiKame!

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_XKTplQmBe80/RaXbi49evjI/AAAAAAAAAg0/h4GpfiwojNU/IMG_0715.JPG
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Wyvern



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:07 pm Reply with quote
Nice inscription, but they should really add "BOOM-DI-ADAH BOOM-DI-ADAH BOOM-DI-ADAH BOOM-DI-ADAH" to it.
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abynormal



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:31 pm Reply with quote
Zin5ki wrote:
His hair tapers to a point. Health and safety risk there.


Heck, the thing's made of concrete. Someone could run into it at full speed and really hurt themselves!
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eviltimes



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:17 pm Reply with quote
Quite beautiful.

and I want a mini, too
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