While they are taking down that life-size RX-78-2 in Odaiba, ChinaJoy, Heitao, and Hideaki Anno’s Studio Khara constructed one gigantic Evangelion statue.
The ChinaJoy Gaming Expo in Shanghai features one gigantic statue of Neon Genesis Evangelion’s Eva-01, and it has finally made its official debut on 3 January 2017.
The statue holds the spear of Longinus, which measures 24.8m. This adds to the statue’s overall height, and because of this, the statue won a Guinness World Record for being the tallest Evangelion statue in the world.
The 24.8m statue trumps the 6m one built in Hakone, the supposed site of Neo-Tokyo, which is the setting of the anime. The Guinness certificate listed Studio Khara as the owners in cooperation with the Shanghai Character License Administrative Corporation (SCLA) and Heitao Interactive. Here are photos of the statue, as well as a few from its construction: