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A boy looks back at a 18-meter-high giant statue titled "Tetsujin 28 Go" or "Gigantor" in Kobe, on Sunday.

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Has he lost his mind? Can he see or is he blind? Can he walk at all? Or if he moves will he fall?

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So funny and so cool. i prefer Tetsujin-28 to the American Iron Man. That kid looks like he want to pick a fight.

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i prefer Tetsujin-28 to the American Iron Man.

Um...... it's the same thing!

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Iron man is correct. It's most definitely NOT Iron Man.

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Where in Kobe is this? porttown? and how long will it be there? Bit blurry picture no?

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@ Papigiulio

Check out http://www.kobe-tetsujin.com/

I think the photo here as been enlarged from the original, so that is why it has pixelated a bit. Click the photo to see the original size.

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@ Papigiulio

not far from JR shin Nagata station

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Could do with one of those at Fukushima now!

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Boy, this brings back memories. I watch it on TV (black and white) when I was living in Japan in the mid 60's.

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Wow! I want this boy to defeat Iron man.

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@pappasmurf & dennis bauer: thanks for the info :)

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This place looked like a war zone after the Kobe quake and fires. Audible gasps from people as they rode the JR line through the area where Iron Man now stands. Seeing the results of a decade and a half of rebuilding makes it easier to feel confident about the future of the areas destroyed in the March 2011 tsunami.

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Kokeshi

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I used to watch "Gigantor" back in the '60s. It was fun.

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@Mark_McCracken

there are still spots near shinnagata that are bare due to the earthquake (homes not rebuilt)

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If you look closely, it looks like the kids left hand is pulling a dolly in a slingshot to hit Ironman in the nuts and bolts area.

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A pot bellied stove as a superhero? Um...okay.

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Looks hot enough to fry an egg on.

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It definitely looks bigger than big and perhaps taller than tall too.

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.. but is he ready to fight for right, against wrong..?

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Matt of 'Where the Hell is Matt?' fame danced there this past spring...

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He should go to Fukushima.

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They should have also included a statue of Shotaro, the kid who controlled Tetsujin with his remote control, in the same scale. Tetsujin could not move around on his own.

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its only a matter of time till there is one built in china like with the gundam.

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