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World’s Largest Evangelion Statue Debuts in Shanghai

If you assumed the world’s largest Neon Genesis Evangelion statue would be in the anime’s native Japan, you would’ve been right – until January 3, that is, when a new Eva statue in Shanghai, China was unveiled.

The giant figure of Eva Unit-01, which was created by Chinese game developer Heitao, is 24.8 meters high. But, as Anime News Network points out, the new world record (seriously, Guinness gave them a certificate and everything) is a bit dubious, considering it’s the replica Lance of Longinus, not the Eva itself, that reaches 24.8 meters.

Oh well.

Japan-based Eva fans shouldn’t get too discouraged: they’ve still got the Unit 01 replicas in Hakone and at amusement park Fuji-Q Highland.

Source: ANN, Minna no Eva Fan

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.