“I know that many people were waiting so long for this day to arrive. I was one of them,” Toshinobu Maeda, managing director of Tokyo Port Terminal Corp., which is in charge of the project, said at the media preview Saturday evening.
“The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are coming up in three years, and the waterfront area has been chosen as one of the sites for the games,” he said. “I expect this Unicorn Gundam . . . to become the source of further revitalization for the waterfront area.”
I own a Unicorn Gundam figure and loved the anime. I now live in Japan (albeit quite the distance from Tokyo) but you best believe a pilgrimage to this glorious statue is on the cards and when I do you will hear from screams anywhere you are in the world. Stay turned for my visit. If Japan’s engineers can make such a contraption can you imagine if they “really” tried to make a weaponized robot?
Kirk is a proud Jamaican who started Jamaipanese.com in February 2006 and now lives in rural Japan. He enjoys sharing his experiences learning about Japan, personal milestones in life as well as interests such as photography, gaming and travelling.