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Edmonton featured as backdrop for latest Gundam anime series

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One of anime’s longest running series has picked a pretty familiar location for its latest giant robot showdown.

The latest episode of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans features an epic battle in the capital of a fictional territory called Arbrau, in a city called… Edmonton.

This is no coincidence.

The opening scene shows an empty downtown, locked down for the upcoming Arbrau elections. But a sharp-eyed anime site called Nopy’s Blog noticed that City Centre Mall and the Don Wheaton YMCA are both clearly visible.

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Forget New York, let alone Tokyo: as reader Greg Whistance-Smith points out, the wildly popular Japanese anime show Mobile Suit Gundam has rather bizarrely chosen quiet Edmonton, Alberta as the backdrop for its two-part season finale

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