One of the goods packaged with the Nintendo 3DS is a pack of six cards with Nintendo items printed on them. These are the Augmented Reality cards. Players use the camera on their 3DS to view one AR card at a time, then a card specific virtual item is projected onto the screen in front of the user. So, now players are looking at and augmented version of reality.
A group of Japanese citizens decided to apply scaling to one of the cards and attempt to make a gigantic Mii. And, for good measure, they head out to Kobe, Japan at 6AM with a massive card in order to stack their mega-Mii up against one of Japan’s iconic towering robot statues.
The statue in question is of a character from the Gigantor anime series. It stands 59 feet tall and weighs more than 50 tons. It was built in Kobe for two reasons: the series creator, Mitsuteru Yokoyama, was born and Kobe and the statue serves to attract tourists to a recently rebuilt city. In 1995, Kobe was decimated by one of the strongest earthquakes to ever hit Japan. The city itself, and the small towns that surround it, is littered with earthquake memorials and empty remembrance parks. Gigantor is, far and away, the most unique.
We’re hoping the same group of people that made this massive card decide to make a fleet of massive cards and film that. We’d love to see a few dozen Miis blown up and scattered over a large field. We can’t be alone in that desire.
[via Tiny Cartridge]