At Shinjuku’s Kamiigusa train station

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Gundam is an odd duck, even for an anime series.  The “classic” world and characters that began it all aren’t what drives the engine anymore.  Instead, each series is a different “alternate reality” reboot that remixes the archetypes and plotlines of the original series, usually centering around a troubled teenager given control of a powerful robot, and a fascist empire bent on controlling the destiny of humanity.

The statue here is of Gundam NT-1, the mobile suit that started it all.  Perhaps someone will uncover it 2,000 years from now and end up totally perplexed at what exactly it was we were worshipping…

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