After suffering heavy damage in the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995, Kobe City’s Nagata Ward has managed to rebuild and recover quite well. To celebrate its revival, Nagata Ward has planning to erect a statue of one of Kobe’s local heroes, the anime robot Testujin 28 [Gigantor]. The statue will cost 135 million yen (about 1.1 million US dollars) to build, 45 million of which the city government has promised to provide. If completed the statue will rise to a height of 18 meters, which is about the same as a 5 story apartment building. Hmmm, can’t wait to see that. Check out their official site for more information.