The Kobe Testujin Project.


After suffering heavy damage in the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, Kobe City’s Nagata Ward has managed to rebuild and recover quite well. To celebrate its revival, Nagata Ward is planning to erect a statue of one of Kobe’s local heroes, the anime robot Testujin 28 [Gigantor]. The statue will cost 135 million yen (about 1.1 million US dollars) to build, 45 million of which the city government has promised to provide. Local citizens are collecting donations for the project. If completed the statue will rise to a height of 18 meters, which is about the same as a 5 story apartment building.

As seen on Japan Probe.

For more info click here [The Kobe Testujin Project].

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Wow, I was just singing the Gigantor theme to my co-workers!

"Gigantor the space aged robot,
He is at your command!
Gigantor the space aged robot,
His power is in your hand!"
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