Shanghai Sets Guinness World Record For Tallest Evangelion Statue
This week in obscure Guinness World Records, Shanghai has snagged an award for having the largest statue of Evangelion Unit-01, a character from a popular Japanese anime show (also called Evangelion) -- which begs the question of how many of these things there are. The figurine made a cameo at last year's ChinaJoy Digital Entertainment Expo before it was dismantled and rebuilt, bigger and better in Jing'an.
Unlike the original, the Evangelion 2.0 totes a giant spear, which has almost doubled its height. Now towering at 24.8 meters, it stands head and spearbutt above the next largest statue in Japan, which is a mere six meters tall.
The statue was designed by Heitao, the developers behind the Evangelion smartphone game that's become a hit in China.