Japan has many huge characters that are famous worldwide and actual-size statues of these characters are becoming more popular and can be seen in different areas in Japan. These spectacular statues may make you feel as if you were one of the characters in a show.
Mobile Suit Gundam (Tokyo/ Diver City Tokyo Plaza)
“Gundam” is a character in a megahit anime “Mobile Suit Gundam”. An actual-size statue is in Odaiba in Tokyo! Its head moves at a scheduled time and you can enjoy special effects with an image projection.
Godzilla (Tokyo/ Shinjuku Toho Building)
The head of the monster “Godzilla” has popped up in Shinjuku Kabukicho! You can see its figure among the buildings standing in a row in a big city is just like a movie. The hotel in the building where the head is placed has a guest room in which you can see the face of Godzilla up close.
“Tetsujin 28-go” (Gigantor) (Kobe/ Wakamatsu Park)
“Tetsujin 28-go” (Gigantor), one of the pioneers of Japanese robot animes, has appeared in the park in Kobe City. It is very popular among children.
EVANGELION (Yamanashi/ Fuji-Q Highland)
In Fuji-Q Highland amusement park, there is a pavilion where you can enjoy the world of an animation film “Rebuild of Evangelion”. The actual-size EVA Unit 01 looks extremely powerful.
The power of actual-size statues of characters will surely amaze everyone including those who are not a fan. You should definitely stop by if you are in the area.
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