Now, i’m a fan of Gundams. For those who don’t know what a Gundam is, it is a Generation Unsubdued Nuclear Drive Assault Module……or basically a giant 60-foot robot that kicks ass. Now i’m not sure whether to be awe-struck or scared by what i’ve heard, but i’ll tell you anyways.
According to Kotaku.com, members of Japan’s LDP (Liberal Democratic Party) are in talks about the possibilities of building a real life gundam. This isn’t a joke, party members Masaaki Taira and Hideki Niwa are slated to discuss how the LDP is “seriously considering the development of Gundam.” It was estimated that a working Gundam, one-to-one size and not a simple mock-up, would cost US$725 Million for parts and materials.
Now, replicas of giant mechs are common all over Japan, what these guys want to do is try to create mecha contraptions that could be used by the country’s Self Defense Force. Whether or not giant Gundams are actually seen as being ideal in a real life battle is anyone’s guess at this point.
With files from Kotaku