Now this is super cool! These are video clips of the making of the giant metal robot that stands on the roof of the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan. It's a very large and very impressive replica of the giant robots from "Castle in the Sky," which is itself a slight reworking of the giant metal robot from "Lupin III: Farewell, Beloved Lupin," which is itself an homage to the giant metal robot from the Superman cartoon.
In addition, the giant Superman Robot (as I call it) was swirling around in Hayao Miyazaki's sketchbook for years. He was bound and determined to use it somehow, before finally settling on his premier movie for Studio Ghibli.
I do wish there was more footage of the sculptor creating this statue. The person who uploaded these videos to YouTube has only posted these three so far. I would love to hear the artist discussing the project in greater detail. In any event, this is very, very cool.
daniel thomas Categories: castle in the sky, video