Above: Armored Trooper VOTOMS director Ryosuke Takahashi (left) and mechanical designer Kunio Okawara (right) pose with the 1: 1 scale Scopedog statue during the unveiling ceremony on March 15, 2020, in Inagi Pear Park.
As part of an on-going project to revitalize Inagi, the home town of mechanical designer Kunio Okawara, the city has unveiled a 1: 1 scale statue of the iconic "Scopedog" robot from the beloved 1983-1984 Sunrise mecha TV anime, Armored Trooper VOTOMS.
The monument is located in Inagi Pear Park in Inagi, Tokyo, Japan, and it was revealed to the public in a ceremony on March 15, 2020.The ceremony was attended by Armored Trooper VOTOMS director Ryosuke Takahashi as well as mechanical designer Kunio Okawara.
The Scopedog statues stand 4 meters tall (about 13 feet), and it joins a similar monument for the RX-78-2 Gundam and the Zaku from Mobile Suit Gundam, which was installed at the nearby Inagi Information Base Pear Terrace.
Respect the robot.
Source: Comic Natalie
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