Sapporo Snow Festival 2015 Cooler Than Ever

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Sapporo’s seasonal Snow Festival has arrived yet again, boasting an impressive amount of finely crafted snow sculptures much like years previous – and with Snow Miku’s new design being the subject of numerous works in particular, along with an abundance of other anime inspired pieces.

Some of the stellar sculptures on exhibit, hopefully incapable of causing anyone bodily harm:

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    Comment by Anonymous
    06:24 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I wanna hit that damned QB one with a fucking RPG.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:33 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You will join the Otaku Empire! Pray I do not alter the deal any further!

    They should actually use SnowMikupers... I mean Snowtroopers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    In the Evangelion one, the Eva is awesome but Asuka and Rei..oh God why?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:48 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I thought I was getting tired of all things Star Wars, but that tribute sculpture is epic.

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    Comment by Daniel Park
    13:43 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah that has got to be the best one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh god, merchandise booths. They're very slowly turning this into another moe festival.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:58 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    No giant snow penises? Japan disappoints us.

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    Comment by Chortos-2
    04:39 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why is Kyubey’s name written with a hiragana e?

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    Comment by MuChaDo
    18:26 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thanks for pointing that out.

    I read it as キュウベス - mistook the え for ス

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ask Urobuchi Gen?
    It's just how his name's spelled. Why does your nickname uses the arabic numeral "2" instead of the roman one "II" or the word "two"?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:17 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is katakana, so everything is normal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:22 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, not really. The rest of it is katakana, but the e is in hiragana and it's kind of weird like that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:25 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea, right. MyAnimeList says: "His name is written in both Hiragana and Katakana as キュ(kyu)ゥ(u)べ(be)え(e). So the more acceptable Romaji for his name is Kyuubee/Kyuubey."
    But why? We have to go deeper and investigate it.

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    Comment by Nessiah
    07:50 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMG, lots of cool sculptures! :)

    Darth Vader looks so damn badass!

    The first phrase I thought after seeing theo ne related to Mario was "It's a me, Ice-Mario!" XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:39 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wheres the Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:56 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or the Elizabeth slide lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:09 09/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or the giant Hasegawa-san with wings...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:59 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hey look! Our very own Manila Cathedral is there!

    Comment by Anonymous

    This is sad. I'm sure there are plenty more sculpture than what was shown here but several years ago when I saw these they weren't taken over by otaku culture and instead displayed more magnificent art works like castles and buildings that would required days and weeks of work.
    Otakus ruin everything.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:05 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    You're... pretty confusing.

    "I'm sure there are plenty more sculpture than what was shown here" - Duh!
    "but several years ago when I" - word pattern of an old hag.
    "taken over by otaku culture" - culture is not property of one or another group, nor a zero-sum game. If you add to culture, you're just creating new stuff, not destroying the old one.
    "that would required days and weeks of work" - as opposed to this, which probably took like 5 minutes each, right? (that's sarcasm).

    "Otakus ruin everything" - and that's why you're visiting a website most people would associate with the word "otaku".

    Moreover, if you don't like what an artist creates, create something yourself, or comission art, but complaining that the art produced by society at large does not take into account your niche interests displays entitlement and lack of self awareness.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yet their the only ones making art like this. We Americans should be making those Frozen and Star Wars structures but were just to lazy. orz

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:56 08/02/2015 # ! Neutral (0)

    to each their own



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