Who wouldn’t want their own giant robot? Masaaki Nagumo dreamt of it, became an engineer, and then actually built it.
Inspired by the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, his LW-Mononofu mech stands at 28 ft tall and weighs around 7 tons.
It was built by Nagumo in association with developer Sakakibara Kikai. Sakakibara mainly builds farming equipment, but they have also invested in “amusement machines” like the Mononofu and other smaller robotics. They rent their other robots out for just under $1,000/hour.
They have a kids walker bot and a dueling boxing machine, in case you’re interested.
The slow giant, Mononofu, can move its fingers, walk in both directions and even turn its body (albeit at the speed of 0.6 mph). They have at least armed it with an air cannon that can fire balls at about 87 mph (no laser swords or buster cannons yet).
Mononofu’s controlled from a high cockpit where the pilot can look through multiple monitors and swing the arms and legs by manipulating dual levers.
As an anime-inspired robot that one can ride, I think this is the biggest in the world.
In case you’re wondering, Mononofu towers above both of the battle robots that participated in the giant robot duel earlier this year between Japan and the U.S..
The only challenge? If you wanted to rent this big bot for your next party it would have to be taken apart… because they built it taller than the doors on the warehouse where it is stored.