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18-meter moving Gundam robot towers over Yokohama port

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There are a number of performances involving the Gundam statue at a newly opened attraction in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)   © SOTSU/SUNRISE

YOKOHAMA, Japan -- An 18-meter kinetic statue of Gundam, a famous anime robot, was revealed to the public at the Gundam Factory Yokohama complex southwest of Tokyo on Saturday.

Hundreds of people lined up outside the complex to see the giant robot before the opening at 10 a.m. Some fans had face masks emblazoned with pictures of Gundam, others dressed as their favorite characters from the anime series, such as Char Aznable.

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