A comic book series called “Attack on Titan” that is popular with both adults and young has sold a total over 23 million copies. To mark the occasion of the sales launch of Volume 11 in the series, this sand sculpture was created on a beach near Enoshima, a small island in Kanagawa Prefecture. In principle only sand and water can be used for the sculpture, with no inner core or other materials. It is, however, permitted to mix in milk or some other natural ingredient as a binder to prevent the sculpture from eroding quickly
The sculpture here required some 80 tons of sand. It measured some 5.4 meters in length and 3 meters high. It was due to be removed on August 15, but it was viewed by many beachgoers and attracted a great deal of attention.