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New Life-Size Gundam Nears Completion in Tokyo

The denizens of Tokyo can breathe safe again, as a Gundam mobile suit once more stands in defense of the city.

Fans of the mecha franchise were heartbroken last December, when it was announced the RX-78-2 statue in Odaiba, Tokyo would be scrapped. It was announced this March, however, that a brand-new model, based on the RX-0 from Gundam Unicorn, would take its place.

Now thanks to a few camera-wielding Gundam observers, we’ve got a glimpse at the nearly-complete RX-0.

Today two Twitter users, @ShonenPai and @nittchansan, both uploaded snaps of the statue which, apart from a pair of arms and feet, appears to be nearing its final form. In March, it was announced the RX-0 would debut this fall, so it appears everything is on schedule.

The statue stands at the foot of Gundam Base Tokyo, which houses a huge collection of Gunpla models.

Gundam fans: you may now safely visit Tokyo again.

Source: Nippon.com

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.