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Yokohama’s Giant Moving Gundam Robot Gets a Debut Date

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Otaku USA was one of the first American outlets to cover the 59-foot tall, giant moving Gundam robot in Yokohama. Since then the story’s been picked up by everything from CNN to The New York Post to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. And we’re finally getting more information on when we can see this robot in real action.

According to Anime News Network, the Gundam will have its official debut on December 19. “The statue executes a new demonstration of its capabilities every half hour from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and the staff plans to run special seasonal shows from time to time,” ANN reported.

And it’s not as expensive to see as you might expect. Adults will pay under $16 (1,650 yen), kids 7-12 cost about $10.41 (1,100 yen), and kids under 6 get in free as long as you don’t bring too many of them. The biggest cost (about $30) is if you want to go up to the observation deck and be head to head with the robot.

Here’s Colbert mentioning the giant moving Gundam for those who missed it:

Is this something you’d go see?

Source: Anime News Network


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.