SHINTO, Japan (Reuters) – Japanese operative Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting adult as a drudge from “Mobile Suit Gundam”, his favorite animation array flourishing up. Now he has done it a existence by formulating a hulk humanoid desirous by a scholarship novella franchise.
Developed during Sakakibara Kikai, a builder of tillage machinery, LW-Mononofu is an 8.5-meter (28-feet) tall, two-legged drudge weighing in during some-more than 7 tonnes. It contains a cockpit with monitors and levers for a commander to control a robot’s arms and legs.
“I consider this can be incited into a business opportunity,” Nagumo, 44, told Reuters, observant a recognition of a iconic array that has spawned movies, manga, video games and more.
Sakakibara Kikai has grown other robots and party machines alongside a categorical cultivation apparatus business and rents them out for about 100,000 yen ($930) an hour, for kids’ birthday parties and other entertainment, he said.
The association has combined robots as sundry as a 3.4-metre high Landwalker, a smaller Kid’s Walker Cyclops and a MechBoxer fighting appurtenance – though a strong Mononofu towers over them all and executes some-more formidable movements.
It can pierce a fingers and spin a top body, and travel brazen and backward. It is no speedster, however, relocating during reduction than 1 km per hour.
But what it lacks in pace, it creates adult for with power: a bazooka-like atmosphere gun on a right arm shoots consume balls during around 140 kph (87 miles per hour).
“As an anime-inspired drudge that one can ride, we consider this is a biggest in a world,” pronounced Nagumo.
Mononofu, however, competence be a bit too large: it is incompetent to leave a bureau but being distant since it was built taller than a entrance.
Reporting by Megumi Lim; Writing by Chris Gallagher