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Dragon Ball vs. One Piece Street Battle

Posted in Places, Stuff by tokyobling on March 19, 2014

One of Japan’s biggest toy companies, Bandai, teamed up with 45th year anniversary Shonen Jump comics magazine to produce an epic multi-player fighting game, J-Start Victory Vs., featuring some of the most famous comics and anime characters in Japan in set battles. To promote it, they created an installation in front of the PARCO department store in Shibuya, a giant diorama if you will. We are pretty used to anime and manga characters coming alive in statues and life sized figure recently, but this one takes it a step further by working with props and the pavement itself. Very fun and very popular with both adults and kids walking past. You can see the official homepage of the game here. The characters in this unlikely stand off are Dragon Ball Z’s Goku (孫悟空) and One Piece’s Monkey D. Luffy (モンキー・D・ルフィ). The characters will be duking it out until the 23rd of March, so if you are in Tokyo during the week and the weekend, there’s still time to see this!

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  1. boorito said, on March 19, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Reblogged this on wtfunktion and commented:
    Seriously super dope! Add one more reason to want to go to Japan :p

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  2. amadl said, on March 19, 2014 at 7:01 am

    *gasp* Epic! Now a Gundam street battLe doesn’t seem so impossibLe anymore ^^

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  3. lovelycomplex22 said, on March 19, 2014 at 8:27 am

    This looks absolutely amazing! I’m so sad I’ll never get to see it :(

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    • tokyobling said, on March 26, 2014 at 12:53 am

      It was great fun to see! Too bad it wasn’t made more permanent somewhere…!

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  4. azlansyah100 said, on March 19, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Reblogged this on azlansyah100 and commented:
    Totemo, sugoii desu!!

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  5. maikaefer said, on March 22, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Reblogged this on Maikaefer's Weblog and commented:
    Dragon Ball Z’s Goku (孫悟空) und One Piece’s Monkey D. Luffy (モンキー・D・ルフィ) battlen sich jetzt in einer wilden Kampfszene mitten auf der Straße vor dem PARCO Department Store in Shibuya, Tokyo.

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