Typhoon Takes Out Colossal Titan at Oita Train Station

posted on 2015-08-25 18:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge

The monsters of Hajime Isayama's manga are no match for nature's wrath.

The Colossal Titan at Oita Station was thwarted by Typhoon Goni as the storm crashed into Japan over the last 24 hours. The storm, which besides upending the display, has also lead to 200,000 homes being evacuated, power outages, and cancelled flights. Numerous injuries were also reported.

The typhoon first hit Kumamoto Prefecture and has since moved away from Japan.

The Titan head above the station first went up on August 1 as part of the Attack on Titan Exhibition: Wall Oita exhibit running this month. Oita is the home of series creator Hajime Isayama and the exhibit shows the human monsters stomping through Kyushu landmarks. The head is one of 13 displays erected throughout Oita. Below is news coverage of the Titan head being built above the station.

[Via Hachima Kikō, The Asahi Shimbun]

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