One other yr, one other life-sized reproduction of a strolling testomony to the atrocity of mechanized warfare. Sure, Japan has one other life-sized Gundam statue on the way in which quickly, and to rejoice, Dawn has taken the most recent cellular go well with to hit the actual world and animated it… for the primary time.
The official Gundam YouTube channel has launched a short teaser for the upcoming public debut of the fourth present life-sized mecha statue from the franchise. Set to open to the general public in April, the statue relies on the Mitsui Procuring Park LaLaport in Fukuoka, Japan, and depicts an authentic riff on one of many collection’ most iconic cellular go well with designs. The RX-93FFν Gundam is an authentic design closely primarily based on the equally named RX-93 Nu Gundam, the primary cellular go well with piloted by the Gundam franchise’s authentic protagonist, Amuro Ray, within the basic 1988 film Char’s Counterattack. Apart from numerous design tweaks to the primary physique of the Nu Gundam and a brand new colour scheme, the main departure for this latest design is in its back-mounted weaponry.
The Nu Gundam depicted in Char’s Counterattack was geared up with a “wing” of mentally managed beam cannons known as fin funnels; they indifferent from the primary go well with and served as singular drone turrets to help the Gundam in house fight. Maybe deemed a contact impractical to copy in actual life, within the new design it’s been changed by a bigger, singular “Lengthy Vary” funnel, which could be seen being fired within the teaser above.
The transient animation is the primary time that the brand new design has truly been depicted outdoors of its “actual” self as a statue, in contrast to earlier Gundam statues, which have all been primarily based on designs already featured throughout many years of Gundam animated collection. The FFν Gundam statue, the biggest to this point at just below 25 meters tall, joins three extra statues from the collection throughout Asia: a mechanized “strolling” model of the unique Gundam, the RX-78-2, primarily based in Yokohama; a reproduction of Gundam Unicorn’s titular mecha in Tokyo; and one among Gundam SEED’s Freedom Gundam in Shanghai, China.
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