Japan finally made a Moving Gundam

Japan finally made a Moving Gundam

 

ガンダムは日本にほん一番いちばん成功せいこうしたロボットアニメです。
Gundam is the most successful robot anime in Japan.

1979せんきゅうひゃくななじゅうきゅうねんに「ファーストガンダム」とばれる一番いちばん最初さいしょのガンダムが放映ほうえいされて以来いらい続編ぞくへん派生はせい作品さくひん次々つぎつぎつくられ、玩具がんぐ関連かんれんグッズもたくさんつくられました。
Since the first Gundam, called the “First Gundam”, was broadcast in 1979, a lot of sequels and derivative works have been made one after another, as well as many toys and related goods.

とくに、「ガンプラ」とばれるガンダムのプラモデルは非常ひじょう人気にんきがあり毎年まいとし数百億すうひゃくおくえんげ、コンテストや世界せかい大会たいかい展示会てんじかいなどもひらかれています。
In particular, the Gundam plastic models known as “Gunpla” are extremely popular and sell for tens of billions of yen every year, and contests, world championships, and exhibitions are held, too.

先日せんじつついに、神奈川県かながわけん横浜よこはまで「本当ほんとううごく」1/1いちぶんのいちスケールのとうしんだいガンダムがつくられました。
The other day, finally, a 1/1 scale Gundam that “really works” was made in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.

まだ製作せいさく途中とちゅうのようですが、うご様子ようす下記かき動画どうがることが出来できます。
You can see how it moves in the video below, although it still seems to be in the process of being built.

一番いちばんnumber onefirstfirst placebestmostgameroundboutas a testas an experimentby way of experimentby way of trialtentativelysong (e.g. in noh)piece
成功せいこうsuccesshit
呼ぶよぶto call out (to)to callto invoketo summon (a doctor, etc.)to inviteto designateto nameto brandto garner (support, etc.)to gatherto take as one’s wife
最初さいしょbeginningoutsetfirstonset
放映ほうえいtelevisingbroadcastingairing
以来いらいsincehenceforth
続編ぞくへんcontinuationsequel
派生はせいderivation
作品さくひんwork (e.g. of art)productionharvestcultivationfarmingcropyieldtechnique
次々つぎつぎin successionone by one
作るつくるto maketo produceto manufactureto buildto constructto prepare (food)to brew (alcohol)to raiseto growto cultivateto trainto tillto draw up (a document)to make outto prepareto writeto create (an artistic work, etc.)to composeto coin (a phrase)to organizeto organiseto establishto foundto have (a child)to make up (one’s face, etc.)to fabricate (an excuse, etc.)to give a (false) appearanceto feign (a smile, etc.)to put on a show of emotionto form (a line, etc.)to set (a record)to commit (a sin, etc.)
玩具がんぐtoyplaything
関連かんれんrelationconnectionrelevance
特にとくにparticularlyespeciallyin particularexpressly
非常にひじょうにveryextremelyexceedingly
人気にんきpopularitypublic favorcondition (e.g. market)tonecharacternature
毎年まいとしaverage (normal, ordinary) yearevery yearannually
世界せかいthe worldsocietythe universespherecircleworldworld-renownedworld-famousrealm governed by one Buddhaspace
大会たいかいmass meetingconventionrallyconferenceassemblygatheringtournamentcompetitioncontestmeetgrand event
展示会てんじかいexhibition
開くひらくto opento undoto unsealto unpackto bloomto unfoldto spread outto open (for business, e.g. in the morning)to be wide (gap, etc.)to widento hold (meeting, party, etc.)to giveto opento found (nation, dynasty, sect, etc.)to open (a new business)to set upto establishto startto open (ports, borders, etc.)to open (an account)to open up (new land, path, etc.)to clearto developto open (a file, etc.)to extract (root)to reduce (equation)to cut open (fish)to change (kanji into hiragana)to flare (e.g. skirt)to slacken (into a poor posture)
先日せんじつthe other daya few days ago
神奈川県かながわけんKanagawa prefecture (Kanto area)
横浜よこはまYokohama city in Kanagawa prefecture
本当ほんとうtruthrealityactualityfactproperrightcorrectofficialgenuineauthenticrealnaturalveritable
動くうごくto moveto stirto shiftto shaketo swingto operateto runto goto workto make a moveto take actionto actto go into actionto be touchedto be influencedto changeto varyto fluctuateto waverto be transferred
等身大とうしんだいactual sizelife-size
製作せいさくmanufactureproduction
途中とちゅうon the wayen routehalfwayin the middle ofmidway
様子ようすstatestate of affairssituationcircumstancesappearancelookaspectsignindication
下記かきthe following
動画どうがvideomoviemoving pictureanimationanimated cartoonin-betweens (animation)
見るみるto seeto lookto watchto viewto observeto examineto look overto assessto checkto judgeto look afterto attend toto take care ofto keep an eye onto experienceto meet with (misfortune, success, etc.)to try …to have a go at …to give … a tryto see (that) …to find (that) …
出来るできるto be able (in a position) to doto be up to the taskto be readyto be completedto be madeto be builtto be good atto be permitted (to do)to become intimateto take up (with somebody)to growto be raisedto become pregnant

 

 

↑This is how they built (You can actually visit there. See Yokohama Factory)

↑I highly recommend to watch this video if you’re a gundam fan! He made that mini-moving-gundam using a 3D printer, CAD system, and robot-kit called KHR-3HV

 

The Very First Gundam’s Bad Translated Film in the U.S. 

ところで、ガンダムにはひと言語げんご学習者がくしゅうしゃにとって面白おもしろそうなエピソードがあります。
By the way, there’s one episode of Gundam that might be interesting to language learners.

1980せんきゅうひゃくはちじゅう年代ねんだい初期しょきに、ファーストガンダムがアメリカの映画館えいがかん上映じょうえいされたときはなしです。
It was back in the early 1980s when the First Gundam was shown in American cinemas.

ガンダムの権利けんりっていたサンライズという会社かいしゃは、あるアメリカの翻訳ほんやく会社がいしゃ英語えいごへの翻訳ほんやく依頼いらいしました。
The company that owned the copyrights of Gundam, Sunrise, asked an American translation company to translate the film into English.

しかしじつはその会社かいしゃ日本語にほんごかるひとだれもいませんでした。
But actually, no one in the company knew Japanese.

また、サンライズがわにも英語えいご理解りかいできるひとがいなかったので、内容ないようがちゃんと確認かくにんされないままその翻訳ほんやくばん上映じょうえいされてしまいました。
Also, no one in Sunrise could understand English, so the translated version was shown without a proper confirmation of the content.

しかし、じつ翻訳ほんやくはすべてデタラメで、まるで子供こどもかんがえたスタートレックのわる同人どうじんアニメみたいなめちゃくちゃな翻訳ほんやくがされていたそうです。
But actually, the translation was all bullshit, and it was like a messed up translation of a bad Star Trek fan anime like a kid thought up.

当然とうぜんガンダムのアメリカでの最初さいしょ挑戦ちょうせん大失敗だいしっぱいしてすぐに上映じょうえい中止ちゅうしになってしまい、それ以来いらいながあいだ海外かいがい展開てんかいには消極的しょうきょくてきになっていたそうです。
Naturally, Gundam’s first attempt in the U.S. flopped and was quickly cancelled, and they’ve been reluctant to expand overseas for a long time ever since.

いま日本にほんのアニメや漫画まんが英語えいごへの翻訳ほんやく非常ひじょうしつがっています。
Nowadays, the quality of Japanese anime and manga translations into English has improved immensely.

それはきっとみなさんのような日本語にほんご学習者がくしゅうしゃ一生懸命いっしょうけんめい頑張がんばってくれたからだとおもいます(笑)
I think it’s probably because of the hard work of Japanese language learners like you, hehe.

 

ガンプラ文化 (Gundam ‘s Plastic Models Culture)


↑こんなふうに、毎年まいとし日本にほんではガンダムのプラモデルの大会たいかいひらかれていて、結構けっこう人気にんきがあります。
Every year in Japan, there are Gundam plastic model competitions like this, and they are quite popular.


↑これは2017ねん優勝ゆうしょう作品さくひんです。CGや特殊なカメラ効果こうか使つかわれているようにえるかもれませんが、普通ふつう実写じっしゃです。
This is the 2017 winner; it may look like they used CG and special camera effects, but it’s just a normal live film.

 



 


↑こんなふうに、ピンセットでびんなかちいさなパーツをひとひといれていき、びんなかてしまう「ボトルガンプラ」というジャンルも存在そんざいします。
There is also a genre called “Bottle Gunpla” where you put small parts one by one into a bottle with tweezers and assemble them in the bottle.


↑「ボトルガンプラ」のれい(Example of “Bottle Gunpla”)


まるでアニメみたいですが、CG加工かこうなど一切いっさいされていない完全かんぜん実写じっしゃです。2017ねんにある日本人にほんじんガンダムファンが考案こうあんした特殊とくしゅかたで、まるでアニメのがそのままげんじつになったようにせることができます。
It looks like an anime, but it’s completely live-film with no CG processing whatsoever. With a special painting method invented by a Japanese Gundam fan in 2017, you can make it look as if it’s an anime drawing come to life.

 

 


↑I guess you expected this from Japan, right? lol

 


↑Actually there are some gunpla manga!

 

ガンダムコスプレ (Gundam  Cosplays)


↑In Japan, you might see a walking stranger gundam with a map sometimes.

 


↑He cosplays like a pro…


↑Some Japanese girls seem to enjoy gundam in their own ways.

 


↑Cool couple, right? ^q^


↑Some foreign people cosplay gundam, too. The pic is pretty old (They went viral around 2008), but still popular as a meme in Japan, lol.

6 comments on “Japan finally made a Moving Gundam

  1. This is really cool!!! 😀 😀

  2. ガンプラつくってみたいです

    1. コメントありがとうございます。最近のガンプラはただ普通に組むだけでも十分にカッコいいのでおすすめですよ~(^^)

  3. “Char Aznable, launching!”

  4. Amuro…. Is it you?

  5. This is really nice!

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