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The Tallest Evangelion Statue In The World

[Image: Weibo via Livein China]
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And it’s not located in Tokyo-3, but Shanghai, China. 

With the Spear of Longinus, this official EVA-01 Test Type statue measures 24.8 meters (81.36 feet) high. 

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The making-of photos are awesome.

[Image via Viper 2ch]
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[Image: Weibo via Livein China]
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As pointed out by Viper 2ch, the recently erected statue is even Guinness World Record certified!

[Image via Viper 2ch]
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[Image via Livein China]
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[Image via Viper 2ch]
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[Image via Viper 2ch]

Twitter user Livein China notes that a similar statue, minus the Spear, went up last year during gaming expo China Joy.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.