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Engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from “Mobile Suit Gundam,” his favorite animation series growing up. Now he has made it a reality by creating a giant humanoid inspired by the science fiction franchise.

Developed by Sakakibara Kikai, a maker of farming machinery based in Gunma Prefecture, LW-Mononofu is an 8.5-meter (28-feet) tall, two-legged robot weighing in at more than 7 tons. It contains a cockpit with monitors and levers for the pilot to control the robot’s arms and legs.

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