A big robot primarily based on a character from a classic anime series has gone through testing in the Japanese metropolis of Yokohama.

The large humanoid resembles a robot from “Mobile Suit Gundam,” a well-liked Television set collection from the late 1970s, and can be observed walking, kneeling and gesticulating in a video of the exam posted on Twitter on Monday.

The robotic, which has been in the works considering that 2014, stands virtually 60 feet substantial and weighs 24 tons, with extra than 200 items manufactured from a combination of metal and carbon fiber-strengthened plastic, in accordance to the organization that developed it.

It was owing to element at the Gundam Manufacturing unit Yokohama, a new attraction that will let supporters to get up shut and private with the creation and study about how it was created.

The attraction was owing to open in Oct 2020 but, simply because of the coronavirus pandemic, site visitors will now have to wait a bit lengthier.

“This selection was produced to guarantee the overall health and safety of our supporters and personnel in reaction to the worldwide unfold of COVID-19,” the corporation that operates the internet site reported in a assertion.

“We apologize to all of our admirers who ended up on the lookout ahead to our grand opening and check with for your knowledge.”

The staff expects to open the manufacturing unit “inside the 12 months,” and details will be introduced on the company’s web page.

Anime arrived about in the early 1900s when Japanese artists like Oten Shimokawa began experimenting by means of trial and error to build short animated movies.

But back then, animations were costly to generate and is effective from Japan were being overshadowed by Disney’s achievement.

Through Environment War II, the style expanded as Japan’s armed service government purchased animators to develop propaganda films to influence the masses.

text by Jack Dude and Yoko Wakatsuki, CNN