Gundam is a fictional giant robot (Mobile Suit, as it was called in the series) featured in a Japanese animation series with the same name. The series started in 1979 and it was perhaps the most successful Japanese animation series. Dozens of sequels and spinoffs have been made and “Gunpla” (Gundam Plastic Model) is extremely popular amongst model enthusiasts.
In 2009, the 30th anniversary of the Gundam series, the animation company built a 1:1 Gundam statue to celebrate. After it’s completion it has been moved to several places and it is now placed near the DiverCity (a shopping centre) in Odaiba, Tokyo.
I watched Gundam when I was small so naturally I am a fans. Comparing to other cities in Japan, I am not too interested in Tokyo so when my wife and I had a trip to there late last year, it was the only landmark I wanted to visit. It did not disappoint me as the statue was crafted in fine details. I believe if Japan has a better economy and the company can have a larger budget for this, they can probably make it movable.