News Life-Size Evangelion Bust's Grand Opening Streamed Live (Updated)
posted on 2010-07-22 18:34 EDT
Japan's Fuji-Q HighLand amusement park is streaming the grand opening of the world's first life-size bust of the Evangelion anime's Unit-01 at 4:30 p.m. PDT today. The "Evangelion: World - Life-Size Unit-01 Construction Project" pavilion recreates the scene where the anime's main character Shinji Ikari encounters the unit in its 7th Cage hangar for the first time. Besides the 16-meter-wide (52-foot-wide) bust, the pavilion also has a life-size Entry Plug cockpit of an Evangelion unit, life-size figures of the character Kaworu Nagisa and the Seele monoliths, a miniature video theater, a museum, two studio galleries for taking photographs, and a shop. The construction costs of the whole facility eventually added up to 150 million yen (US$1.6 million).
Image © 2010 Fujikyuko, Co., Ltd. & Fujikyu Highland
Update: Ustream is now hosting a series of archived videos from the event.
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