The Gundam Factory Yokohama Bids a Heartfelt Farewell to the RX-78F00, Inspiring Hope for the Future

Amuro's AI memory sent a message to all Gundam fans

The Gundam Factory Yokohama honored the closing ceremony of the RX-78F00 Gundam with an outpouring of emotion and appreciation, touching the hearts of Gundam fans all over the world. This historic event was broadcast live on the Gundam official YouTube channel, giving fans all around the world a front-row seat to the emotional farewell.

The ceremony lasted almost an hour and was a heartfelt tribute to the Gundam series' legacy. An interview with Gundam Global Challenge directors Wataru Yoshizaki, Akinori Ishii, and Masaki Kawahara, as well as media artist Yoichi Ochiai, touched Gundam fans with their inspiring challenges and endeavors throughout the production of the moving Gundam. Yoshiyuki Tomino, Gundam designer and director, also conveyed his heartfelt appreciation to the millions of fans and visitors that supported and marveled at the moving Gundam in Yokohama. Their statements underscored the close connection between the Gundam universe and its devoted fans.

In case you missed the live stream, you can catch up here. GUNDAM YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The event's highlight was a special presentation showcasing the RX-78F00 Gundam's final test experiment. Attendees were surprised and moved when they received an audio message from Amuro Ray, the original pilot of the RX-78-2 Gundam, through his AI memory. This message, infused with hope and longing, spoke of a new era of peace in which Mobile Suits and Gundams would be forces for good. It served as a strong reminder of the Gundam series' long-standing values of peace and humanity.

"When I wake up again... It will be an era of peace, where MS and Gundams will contribute to people's happiness..." - Amuro Ray (AI memory)
The ending event featured additional pyrotechnics and drone performances, as well as theme songs from the "Gundam Witch from Mercury" series and the most recent "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Freedom" film. These performances, particularly the drone-captured silhouette of Gundam, struck a chord with fans, recalling the famous vision of the original 1979 "Mobile Suit Gundam" anime.

As we bid farewell to the RX-78F00 Gundam, it's time to reflect on its colossal influence. It was more than just a technical marvel; it represented the Gundam community's devotion and dedication. After witnessing this moving Gundam in person, I am filled with gratitude for the experience and the opportunity to share my journey with other fans.

We'd like to thank the RX-78F00 Gundam creators for giving us Gundam fans a taste of what we love. I'm pleased that I was able to see the moving Gundam at least once in my life and share my experience with you, my readers. Let us reflect on the live stream's message and continue forward with positivity, carrying Gundam's legacy inside us.

Thanks, Gundam. Thank you, and farewell! Until we meet again!


The Gundam RX-78F00, a life-size moving replica of the legendary RX-78-2 Gundam, was unveiled at the Gundam Factory Yokohama in Japan. This massive project was officially unveiled to the public on December 19, 2020, allowing fans and visitors from all over the world to experience this incredible work of mecha engineering and design. The Gundam Factory Yokohama, which includes the Gundam-Dock and an exhibition hall, was built not just to honor the Gundam series' continued popularity, but also to showcase cutting-edge robotics and engineering innovations. The installation was supposed to debut earlier in 2020, however it was postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The Gundam Factory Yokohama, which was set to close in March 2022, was given an extension due to its great popularity and the travel and attendance delays created by the COVID-19 epidemic. This change was made to suit the strong demand from fans and visitors who wanted to see the life-sized RX-78F00 Gundam in action, as well as experience the immersive displays and attractions that delve into the Gundam universe. As a result, the exhibition's run was extended, allowing it to stay open until March 31, 2024. This extension expanded the opportunity for fans from all around the world to experience the magic of the Gundam Factory Yokohama, honoring the Gundam series' legacy and contributions to both pop culture and technological advancement in robotics.

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