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“It’s a GUNDAM!” BBC Olympics learns that RX-0 at Tokyo Olympics is not a Transformer
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Not all transforming robots are Transformers, anime fans are quick to explain. Pandemic protocols mean the Tokyo Olympics are taking place without spectators, so there’s far less star power in the stands than you’d ordinarily find at the world’s premiere sporting event. But there’s one famous figure who can’t be barred from watching some of the events, and that’s giant anime robot Gundam. The first-ever Olympic #SportClimbing medals will be awarded today pic.twitter.com/nQrsPh2HSb — Olympics (@Olympics) August 5, 2021 Tokyo’s Odaiba district is serving as the venue for a number of competitions, but even before the Olympics rolled into town...