Bandai announced that they will build an 18 meter high 1/1 scale statue of Mobile Suit Gundam (RX-78-2) and put it on public view in July in Tokyo. The statue is made of steel frames and FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastics), and has a mobile head part, 50 luminous parts, and 14 mist-shooting devices. This is one of the special projects to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Gundam Series.
ji_hyun_jun said: ^Because the U.S. would attack them on the basis that they have WMDs XD.
but yea, they should definitely work on building mobile suits. that'd be pretty neaaat.
If you think about it, mobile suits are like the least efficient design. The only advantage in battle is that you can imagine your movements better because it replicates the human body. I know I'm being a bit too literal with this, but I would much rather fight in something like a jet than a mobile suit (not taking into account the complete awesomeness of a MS, of course. if it were a choice to pilot one, not a fight, then I would pick the MS 10 out of 10 times).
"Next year dozens of engineers, astrophysicists, doctors, anthropologists, linguists — even town planners — will begin discussing how to convert the science-fiction series Gundam, created by Yoshiyuki Tomino, 66, into reality. "
"One aeronautics expert involved in the project said that, as a serious scientist, he can see clearly which parts of Gundam are technically feasible and which are not.
Bah, I can't find some old news about the new college that opened in Japan that is dedicated to develop all the anime technology.
However, while a real Gundam would be awesome-fantastic, it's power as war machine would also be awesome-fantastic. And I don't want to be killed by Gundam. I certainly doubt Japan will develop these war mechas, since they turned pacifists after the war, but Chis and stuff are to be expected.