It is said that the man possessed an amount of about 2,600,000 Japaenese Yen or 25,500 US dollars.
Guess what was the money for? Yes, you got it right, the money was for Gundam! It was actually for Gundam arcade.
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"I'm from the Gundam generation," Nishikawa is quoted as telling authorities, referring to those who grew up on the mecha in the late 1970s and early 80s. "I used the stolen money to pay for gaming." - quoted from kotaku.com
The accused man is a huge Gundam fan, who actually spends his time playing Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield, five hours a day.
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Youki Nishikawa loves the Gundam franchise so much that he apparently called and nicknamed himseld "Gundam."
ABOUT THE ARCADE GAME
Mobile Suit Gundam: Bonds of the Battlefield is a Japanese arcade game that was made by Banpresto and Bandai Namco games Japan and was sold to different countries. It was launched on November 7, 2006.
The game became available for PlayStation Portable on March 26, 2009
This arcade machine was also used in Mobile Suit GunPla Builders Beginning D, G and J