Gundam Factory Yokohama was supposed to open next month and show off his giant, moveable RX-78 Gundam anime mecha. While the opening has been postponed (yet again because of COVID-19), we are able to catch some sneak peeks of the nearly 60-foot mecha during a test run.
SoraNews24, which covered the story, shared some videos from @nansei2’s Twitter page. The first shows the robot slowly getting into a kneeling position, a scene that more than 55,000 people have liked.
The next video, shared a day later, shows the robot moving its right arm up and down and flexing its fingers.
Here the robot a gives an appearance of looking around. To your right (the robot’s left) you can see people and get a better idea of the sheer size of this thing.
Whenever Gundam Factory Yokohama can finally open, this giant Gundam robot is sure to be a hit!
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.