Japanese Politicians Considering Building Real Gundam

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    The Liberal Democratic Party are slated to discuss the possibility of building bipedal battle mechas in an upcoming live broadcast of NicoNico Live. The 12-hour-long broadcast will take place on the official LDP website on Thursday, June 28, at 12:00pm (Japan Standard Time).

    The actual Gundam debate will begin at 8:00pm JST. This might help if anyone is actually going to watch it.


    In every Japanese source I've looked at, there seems to be a public outcry against this idea. Looks like the Japanese citizens aren't willing to pay the taxes that would be necessary to fund something like this. My verdict: nothing will come out of it...yet. Just posted it for the lulz.

    [​IMG] Source 1 (Japanese)
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    Oh god I love Japan so much sometimes.
    Its like every crazy idea you have ever had goes there and becomes not only reasonable but something they actively pursue
     
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    As 20th Century Boys so aptly put out, Gundam proportions are impossible, short of using unobtainium alloys. The feet just cannot support the weight of the torso, much less any ordinance.

    However, if they're aiming for much more realistically possible proportions, they should look at Front Mission and Mechwarrior (but this one's western so...). blocky robots that look like trucks.
     
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    It would be kick ass if they did
     
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    If they did this, I would have a reason to visit Japan.
     
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    If only Politicians all over the world wanted to build real Gundams.
     
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    Why isn't the rest of East Asia this cool? All the rest has is military police, mass population and whatever North Koreans are.
     
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    China will immediately copy the resulting robot, color it red and yellow, and then accuse Japan of copying their design. Then on the maiden voyage of China's prototype, it falls apart majestically, killing dozens of collateral damage civilians.
     
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    Funny, but shame on you for the racism :creep:
     
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    Laugh all you want, they already have a working prototype in their hands.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Gentlemen, you are looking at the future of warfare.
     
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    No, no. That's the AMERICAN prototype. Cant you see the state-of-the-art armor and weapons?
     
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    Global economic crisis?
    Fuck that we've got Gundams.
    Best. Idea. Ever.
     
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    I guess South Korea can defend itself by creating the Zerg
     
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    I fucking love this thread, so hilarious XD
     
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    Haven't you heard? They're going to make it out of Gundanium alloy found only by mining asteroids in space.
     
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    No, for real.

    Is this REAL? They REALLY are planning to build giant bipedal robots? Are inflatable replicas not enough?
     
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    I think we can all agree that the real things are so much better than inflatables.



    :creep:
     
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    What's the U.S. release date and where can I preorder one?
     

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