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RedLeader



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:00 am Reply with quote
SACRALIDGE!!!! If ANY replica should be built at the foot of Mt. Fuji, it should be the Photo Atomic Research Institute! Anime hyper j/k

Still, it's pretty neat. They should build MORE robot replicas! Wink
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Greed1914
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:07 am Reply with quote
RedLeader wrote:
SACRALIDGE!!!! If ANY replica should be built at the foot of Mt. Fuji, it should be the Photo Atomic Research Institute! Anime hyper j/k

Still, it's pretty neat. They should build MORE robot replicas! Wink


No, they should make real mechs already. I think we're due for something. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:20 am Reply with quote
this has to be distracting if you're a native of the country. It's like putting Ronald Mcdonald on Mt. Rushmore.
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DrizzlingEnthalpy



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:23 am Reply with quote
Daw, it's just a bust? I wanted to see a full, 80 meter Evangelion.

Still, it looks rather wonderful.
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samuelp



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:40 am Reply with quote
"At the foot of Mt. Fuji" is highly misleading.

What is this, sankaku complex?

It's in an _amusement park_ that's located in the _foothills_ of Mt. Fuji.
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Hunter Sopko



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:44 am Reply with quote
Wow. Japan's entry in this year's diarama-rama is pretty strong.

We just may have to pull George Lucas into this year's so we can counter with giant Star Wars figures in their original packaging.
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Egan Loo



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:44 am Reply with quote
v1cious wrote:
this has to be distracting if you're a native of the country. It's like putting Ronald Mcdonald on Mt. Rushmore.


The park is not actually on the mountain itself, and the previous Gundam attractions were housed in buildings, so even the park's roller coasters stood out more against the landscape.
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Megiddo



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:48 am Reply with quote
"See that Shinji? That is... a babe magnet"
"I get to pilot this? Do I get a watch?"

Heheh, always fun to see more giant mech homages being made.
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AiddonValentine



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 5:16 am Reply with quote
dear god I thought the GUNDAM recreation was nuts.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 5:21 am Reply with quote
Hunter Sopko wrote:
Wow. Japan's entry in this year's diarama-rama is pretty strong.

We just may have to pull George Lucas into this year's so we can counter with giant Star Wars figures in their original packaging.


A life size Death Star would do nicely I think or full sized Sand Crawler, that'd be sweet.
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Kiyoko



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 7:23 am Reply with quote
I'm surprised they picked a statue of Kowaru instead of Shinji. But even if they used Shinji, I would be a bit surprised.

I would expect Rei or Asuka. Complete with panty-shot poses.
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evilnekohilda



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 8:49 am Reply with quote
Kiyoko wrote:
I'm surprised they picked a statue of Kowaru instead of Shinji. But even if they used Shinji, I would be a bit surprised.

I would expect Rei or Asuka. Complete with panty-shot poses.


They probably did it on purpose lol. Just think of all the otaku who would flock to Rei and Asuka... and likely take creepy pics XD
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_V_



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 9:19 am Reply with quote
DrizzlingEnthalpy wrote:
Daw, it's just a bust? I wanted to see a full, 80 meter Evangelion.

Still, it looks rather wonderful.


wait...did they ever definitively state, with finality, the official height of the Evas?

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I'm surprised they picked a statue of Kowaru instead of Shinji. But even if they used Shinji, I would be a bit surprised.


Kaworu is really popular with female fans. To the point that its a joke in the Addition Audio Drama that "quick, we need a ratings boost...bring in Kaworu!' etc.

Apparently, as has been explained to me by female fans, and I only vaguely understand this on an academic level...female fans think yaoi and bishounen stuff is really exiting. Something along the lines of their version of what for guys would be "OMG, Angelina Jolie kisses Gwyneth Paltrow in upcoming movie"
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HJSoulma



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:07 am Reply with quote
From a strictly psychological perspective, Kaworu is also an interesting character because he's the only person in the series who ever openly expresses any affection for Shinji-- yes, Misato is kind to him, Asuka is tsundere at him and Rei is... Rei, but Shinji can (and does) rationalize all of their potential care for him. Kaworu has no reason to like Shinji, but he does, and he's open about it. So I think that part of what makes him an interesting character is that he offers Shinji a (very brief) moment of potential emotional rescue, and in the end his death seems to be a very major cause of Shinji's worsening depression throughout the last two episodes and End of Eva-- all despite his short screen time. I mean, really all Shinji wants is to be loved, and Kaworu offers that-- he's kind of the only not-broken character in the series (despite his true identity).

So I dunno, totally aside from any potential hoyay, I'm really not too surprised they'd use Kaworu as a statue. He's a pretty neat character.
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firedragon54738



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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 11:31 am Reply with quote
So this is what people in japan do with extra moneys build life size robots from mecha anime
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