There's a Giant Deadpool Statue in Japan

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Joining the likes of other giant statues that have appeared in the country (here and here, for example), this latest jumbo-sized work depicts a reclining Deadpool.

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The statue, which takes up a truck’s flatbed, measures around 7 meters (22.96 feet).

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Former sumo champ Akebono introduced the statue, which just went on display today in Osaka.

Shame the weather is so crummy today.

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After Osaka, the giant Deadpool will go onto to Nagoya and then Tokyo, building up to the film’s June 1 release in Japan.

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In case you missed it, read what Kotaku liked and did not like about the film.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DavyJones777
Davy M Jones

The really stupid, baseless, ludicrous reasons to travel to Japan just keep mounting, ever higher.