Netizens were left ecstatic after the Gundam Factory in Yokohama, Japan, decided to take their life-sized Gundam robot replica, named RX-78, for a ride. Standing at 60 foot and weighing 25 tonnes, the robot is a recreation of the fictional character ‘Gundam’ from the Japanese animated series of the same name.
Gundam is a very popular animated series that originated back in the ‘70s and is believed to be the inspiration behind the popular Transformers series.
A video of the robot, which has now gone viral on social media, was shared by a user @catsuka along with a caption that read, “Life-sized Gundam in Yokohama is now in testing mode.” Viewed over 3 million times, the viral clip features the robot kneeling down and getting up and then using its fingers to point towards the sky.
Watch the video here:
Life-sized Gundam in Yokohama is now in testing mode.pic.twitter.com/51HVoraPb7
— Catsuka (@catsuka) September 21, 2020
Since being shared online, the post has been flooded with netizens reacting to the giant robot.
Meanwhile…..were struggling to wear masks https://t.co/2oOOWRcirU
— LeftStyleArts (@ArtistiqJay) September 22, 2020
This is so very, very cool. https://t.co/e8Uos2vWzn
— Brandy Sinclair (@RabbitDance) September 22, 2020
Would’ve been my dream to see it move personally with my own eyes. I guess I’ll never get to have that luxury… https://t.co/rJQOnyR4XD
— Akai Neko (@redworldNeko) September 22, 2020
One of the best things that came out this year
A 3 story tall giant robot form the gundam anime series. https://t.co/XSlXW5Pury
— Jay (@JalinPhillips) September 22, 2020
2020 last defense and hope https://t.co/BIj0D8SSzU
— Jacob Williams (@num1jacob) September 21, 2020
Alright. Moving to Japan and getting surgery to become a Gundam pilot. See ya later. https://t.co/YluktR67SU
— Choco (@ChocoTheChocobo) September 21, 2020
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