Universal Studios Japan's Haikyu!! Statues are Highly Realistic

posted on by Eric Stimson
... Maybe a little TOO realistic....

This month, Universal Studios Japan inaugurates Universal Jump Summer, a celebration of Japan's most popular manga magazine, Weekly Shonen Jump. Among the attractions is the Universal Jump Exhibition, which showcases exhibits from various Shonen Jump series: a quiz to prove your knowledge of Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo, trick art of My Hero Academia, augmented reality images of Boruto, and concept art and rough drafts from various series. But attention has mostly focused on the exhibit's "Clone-oids" (highly realistic, almost clone-like mannequins) of Shōyō Hinata and Tobio Kageyama from Haikyu!!, because when we say "highly realistic," we mean it.

Hinata's fingers even have hair.

Universal Studios also dabbled in the Uncanny Valley with its Attack on Titan Clone-oids last year. Aniplex opted for a more subdued, manga-style look with its life-size statue of Megumi from Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend.

Sources: Universal Studios Japan official website and Hachima Kikō

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