Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.  

In Japanese anime, they don't get much bigger than Rei Ayanami from Neon Genesis Evangelion. Starting this month, I mean that literally.


Between July 25 and August 26, an 18.5-meter (61-foot) version of the Eva heroine will be erected along side a slide in Tokyo's Shiodome as part of a summer event. Visitors can ride the slide free of charge.

Could this be the year Japan shifts gears from giant mecha statues to giant anime heroine statues?

Advertisement

エヴァ・綾波レイが巨大化! 汐博に『綾波レイスライダー』登場 [ぷりそく!]