Let's Check In On Japan's Latest Giant Gundam Statue

By Brian Ashcraft on at

Japan’s newest giant Gundam is being erected near Yokohama’s Chinatown in the Yamashita Futo harbour in a special area that will be called The Gundam Factory.

The 59-foot moving Gundam will have walkways, allowing visitors to get up close to the statue.

Previously, we saw test footage of the giant Gundam’s frame moving at the Ibaraki Prefecture warehouse where it was being assembled. The enormous Mobile Suit is now being put together at the Yokohama location.

Twitter users have been cataloguing the progress.

Gundam Factory Yokohama was originally scheduled to open this October, but this has been postponed due to the global pandemic out of safety concerns for staff and visitors.

“We apologise to all of our fans who were looking forward to our grand opening and ask for your understanding,” reads a notice on the official site. “In the meantime, we will be making preparations so that all of our visitors can enjoy themselves in safety.”

Screenshot: ガンダムチャンネル