Back in June of 2009 I did a post about a 59-feet tall life-size Gundam replica to be unveiled at Tokyo’s artificial Odaiba island. That attraction was epically shown to the public, and I speculated on how all these monumental statues across the world will come to life and destroy the planet in the same post. That’s right. World War III will be fought with controlled giants resembling popular Anime franchises and religious figures like Buddhas. To quote myself (self-indulging):
It’s only a matter of time before they build life-size EVA units to take over the world, colonize the moon while harvesting minerals from Mars and refurbishing Pluto as a gigantic nuclear explosive to repel Angels from invading. AH! [TBT - 59-Feet Tall Life-Size Gundam to unveil in July]
That was almost a year ago. Lone and behold, they went and built a life-size Evangelion Unit 01 replica from the bust up, to be unveiled at Fuji-Q HighLand amusement park at a new pavilion called “Evangelion: World – Life-Size EVA-01 Construction Project“. They asked the fans which Eva unit should be built, and to no surprise, of course Unit 01 was chosen and built. [Source - AnimeNewsNetwork]
No matter how anti-Anime you are, you have to admit that it’d be pretty amazing to stand in front of this monolith… and maybe wonder if it was a waste of resources. Look! There are people walking in front of it! Just like the screen-shot of the Anime shown above! Fuji-Q HighLand was also home to the aforementioned 59-feet tall Gundam but it would be lying down this time. The giant will stand again at Bandai’s main Gundam plastic model factory later on this year.