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Tetsujin 28-gō Statue in Shin-Nagata, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

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Tetsujin 28-gō, also known as Gigantor, is Manga/Anime character which is very popular in 1950’s and 1960’s. It is categorizes into “Giant Robot” Manga/Anime, and influenced many Robot Anime in Japan.

Gigantor

Tetsujin 28-gō (鉄人28号 Tetsujin Nijūhachi-gō, lit. “Iron Man No. 28”) is a 1956 manga written and illustrated by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, who also created Giant Robo. The series centred on the adventures of a young boy named Shotaro Kaneda, who controlled a giant robot named Tetsujin 28, built by his late father.
The manga was later adapted into four anime TV series, a Japanese television drama and two films, one live action and one animated. Released in 1963, the first series was among the first Japanese anime series to feature a giant robot. It was later released in America as Gigantor.

Tetsujin 28-go – Wikipedia

And in Shin-Nagata, Kobe, Hyogo, there is a giant statue of Tetsujin 28-gō, built in 2009.

Tetsujin 28-gō Statue in Shin-Nagata, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Tetsujin 28-gō Statue in Shin-Nagata, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

You take JR Train to Shin-Nagata Station, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan.

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