Tetsujin 28 Statue in Kobe

Finally got around to piecing together and uploading my videos of our visit to the Testujin 28 (Gigantor) statue in Shin-Nigata, Kobe last December.
For those that don’t know, Testujin 28 (or Gigantor as he’s known in the west) is a very long running anime (cartoon) in Japan.

Following on from the Gundam statue in Tokyo, there’s been a spate of these giant anime/pop culture related statues cropping up recently to boost the local economies.

This is Kobe’s…

Gigantor

Tetsujin 28


This is him at night.

Tetsujin 28 at Night

Tetsujin 28


Just next to the statue is a small mall and on the first floor (second floor if you’re Japanese/American) is a cool little souvenir/toy shop selling retro Tetsujin 28 goods and other Japanese pop culture stuff like Godzilla toys, etc. Worth checking out if you’re into that sort of thing – and odds on you won’t have come to see the statue if you weren’t!
Tetsujin Souvenir Shop

Tetsujin outside the Shop


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