A Mechanical Suit


This is a statue of a mechanical ‘Gundam Suit’ from a very well-known Japanese manga, television show and video game series called Gundam. The statue is located in front of the main entrance to a shopping mall on Tokyo’s Odaiba Island called Diver City. There’s a Gundam CafĂ© and a Gundam museum called ‘Gundam Front‘ in the shopping mall too. The Gundam stories and battles are set in a different universe to ours and in this universe people in huge robot suits (like in the picture) battle each other. This robot suit statue is about 18 metres tall (‘life size’ according to the makers!). It lights up at night and steam comes out of its chest. It’s very impressive even if you don’t know anything about the Gundam stories!