As a part of the official unveiling of Japan's newest life-sized statue set to debut in Fukuoka later this year, Bandai has published a promotional film. Recently, NHK aired a behind-the-scenes video of the new Gundam monument, which will be installed at Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Fukuoka in Spring 2022.

The promotional video is in the style of a brief anime film published to the Gundam YouTube channel, which appears to showcase the updated Nu Gundam toy. The Gundam fires off its single, long-range funnel against a capital ship before engaging in battle with a New Zeon Geara Doga unit.

The massive monument will stand at 150 meters tall with a total weight of 700 tons. Guests can walk around inside the body of the statue and get an up-close look at Gundam‘s inner mechanics through windows on each side.

A life-sized RX-78 Gundam was erected in 2009 near Tokyo’s Odaiba island, but was taken down in 2017.

The newest Gundam statue will be built in Fukuoka’s Hakata ward where many Gundam anime and game titles take place.

The new figure is currently under construction and slated to open this summer. Visitors can get an up-close look at the statue until mid May when it will be covered for construction before eventually being unveiled again this summer.

Gundam fans are looking forward to the new Gundam statue‘s second debut in Japan after it was first built outside of Shizuoka Prefecture for Universal Studios Japan in 2015, showcasing a transformed Hi-v unit.

The new statue is expected to attract over 4 million visitors within its first year. The new Gundam statue is part of Japan‘s 40th anniversary for the Gundam franchise. It is also the first major Gundam installation to be publicly displayed since Sunrise, Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., and Sony Music Entertainment signed a contract in January 2018 authorizing an anime project celebrating 35 years of Mobile Suit Gundam.