The city of Inagi, Tokyo is celebrating Mobile Suit Gundam and they are erecting statues in honor of the classic 1979 mecha series which has been loved by people all over the world across many generations.

The city will not only be honoring Gundam but also one of their most beloved sons as Inagi is the birthplace of famed mecha designer, Kunio Okawara, who is famed for designing various mobile suits for the Gundam franchise including the Zaku II and the RX-78-2 Gundam.

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The proposed RX-78-2 Gundam and Zaku II statues will measure in at approximately three to four meters in height and will be erected at the JR East Inagi-Naganuma Station. The statues are planned to become tourist spots to be visited by passengers arriving or leaving Inagi via train.

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This won’t be the first time a Gundam statue would be erected in a train station however as there is also a Gundam statue over at Kami-Igusa Station which was erected back in 2008. Here is the statue along with Mobile Suit Gundam creator, Yoshiyuki Tomino. The Kami-Igusa Gundam statue is now considered a tourist spot visited by fans all over the world.

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Source: Yomiuri, Kami-Igusa statue image via Gundam.info

 

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