I finally pulled the trigger on this set. I can't resist unusual Statue of Liberty figures.
Anyway, I am wondering what it says under or next to each figure.
I hope they are not overtly anti-USA somehow! Haha.
Please let me know if you can translate.
I am super curious to see what a Japanese designer had to say about such an iconic American landmark.
The second picture is just to give you a better look at the figures -- if you are curious.
This is not my photo, I just bought the set today! Eagerly anticipating their arrival!
Found this on a blog:
In Japan, the Statue of Liberty is known as the Jiyuu Megami or "Freedom Goddess."
As such, Takara Tomy Arts has named their symbol of her the Jiyuu Sugiru Megami or "Too Free Goddess,"
or as we might call her here in the states, "Lady with Too Much Liberty."
The word jiyuu can also refer to "unrestricted" or "as one pleases."
The English text on the promotional poster says this:
"Be free from all restraints that bind you.
Wreck all the old ideas that tie you.
Even more, be free from the idea of 'free' itself.
The usual 'liberty' is not perfect freedom."
I think they are trying to say that freedom means more than liberty.
The Freedom Goddess is also free to do as she pleases... to be playful, shy, seductive, etc...
Of course, I am interested in more specific and intentional translations for each figure.
Edited by steverotters, 09 July 2015 - 06:55 PM.