This record-breaking 81-foot Evangelion statue rules Shanghai

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Jan 15, 2017, 1:52 PM EST (Updated)


China has a longtime love affair with giant robots, and here's another example of that sci-fi affection in the form of a colossal 81-foot-tall Evangelion statue permanently erected in Shanghai.

The epic Unit-01 machine was originally created to use as a promotional tool for Chinese developer Heitao's Evangelion mobile game and was christened last week at its new home. This colossus is equipped with the legendary Spear of Longinus, and its impressive measurements scored a new Guinness World's Record for the largest Evangelion ever.

Take a peek at these images below and tell us if you are duly impressed by the towering Neon Genesis Evangelion tribute.

(Via Nerd Approved)