Last year fans were psyched to see a giant moving Gundam in Yokohama, and now there’s another giant Gundam for fans to see! The Freedom Gundam is a statue (meaning it doesn’t move like the one in Yokohama) and it is located in Shanghai, China.
The official opening ceremony won’t take place until May 28, but it’s out there for public viewing. (It’d be hard to miss it.)
Why a Gundam statue here? Well, a Gundam Base gunpla store just opened up right by it at the Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Jinqiao, and this would be a great grabber to get people into the store.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.