Interest See Life-Size Dragon Ball & One Piece Statues Fight & Turn Tokyo Street Into Rubble
posted on 2014-03-17 09:00 EDT by Adrian Lozano
J-Stars Victory Vs., the crossover fighting game that pits characters from 32 Shonen Jump manga against each other, debuts on Wednesday, and to celebrate the launch, Bandai Namco Games erected life-size statues of Dragon Ball Z's Son Goku duking it out with One Piece's Monkey D. Luffy on the streets of Tokyo.
Son Goku is about to unleash a Kamehameha, as Luffy slams his Gum-Gum Elephant Gun down on the shattered pavement. Off to the side, a car lies crumbled and overturned.
The 10-meter-wide (about 30-feet-wide) art piece will stay on the sidewalk outside the Shibuya Parco department store from Monday until March 23. A oversized version of the Sony PlayStation 3's DualShock 3 Controller buttons lets visitors activate sound effects and make the characters shout their attacks.
Bandai Namco Games also "hijacked" the JR Shibuya train station by plastering it with 20 different posters, depicting different "dream match-ups."