Evangelion fans in Japan will soon have one more way to show their love and dedication of the cult classic show. The Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp is in the process of putting the finishing touches on the Evangelion Visa credit card. The card will be launching in Japan on May 17th and will be available in two different designs.
The bank has decided to go with a more retro look with the art on the cards instead of the newer art seen recently in the movies. Who wishes we could get these here?
In yet another reason why Akihabara is Ground Zero for Otaku heaven, recently a female sales assistant was spotted taking sales to a whole new level.
Idol and character good store, Lammtarra Media World Akiba, also known for carrying ero items had a new way of attracting customers last week. It was all for the home release of Evangelion 3.33 where they utilised the services of a model called Luna Amemiya who was decked in Rei Ayanami cosplay.
Proving that Evangelion is a passionate love affair for some fans goes no further than this example below. Moko, a devout builder who uses Lego blocks as his tool, has put together an impressive 4 foot tall Eva Unit-01 weighing 9.4kg.
A couple of new commercials in the current Evangelion x Schick collaboration running in Japan. This one features a couple of tv spot featuring Shinji’s father, Gendo IKari, illustrating the best way to get a killer smile.
Love the Evangelion store from Harajuku in the background!
With the home release of the 3rd Evangelion movie, Evangelion 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo, one of the features included on the disc is a special preview of Shin Evangelion Gekijōban:||.
The special symbol at the end of the name represents the end of a musical note for repetition which gives the viewer ample time to prepare for the climax of the Rebuild series otherwise called Evangelion: Final!
Evangelion 3.33 is coming out on home DVD and Blu Ray soon in Japan prompting many collaborations and cross overs with the Evangelion franchise. But Japanese fast food chain, Lotteria, has pulled out all the stops for the latest burger inspired by the series. They have produced what would have to be a heart attack inducing burger called the “Q Dan Cheese Burger” measuring in with a mammoth 9 beef patties and matching slices of cheese.
The name is a play on words with “kyu” being 9 in Japanese transferring as the “Q” in the name. The burget goes on sale from April 24th and also comes with a Spear of Longinus fork to help you eat this monstrosity of a beef burger!
Japan is only a few days away from the release of Evangelion 3.33 on April 24 for the home market on DVD and Blu Ray. The Blu Ray edition will set you back ¥6,090 while the DVD will cost ¥5,985.
No matter which edition you have your eye on, neither comes with English subtitles although a cool addition is the tokusatsu, ‘God Warrior Attacks Tokyo, which is actually an homage to the works from Studio Ghibli. The disc does come with Linear PCM 5.1 and Linear PCM 2.0 tracks with Japanese subtitles for beefy sounds.
If you’re lucky enough to purchase a first edition of the movie, you’ll be getting the OST which includes the theme track while the standard releases will ship with a box and a booklet. Included on the movie disc are the Rebuild of Evangelion 3.33 film, previews, a script, TV CM’s and a trailer
Hot on the heels of the reporting of the collaboration between Evangelion and athletic show company, K-Swiss, now we hear of a new collaboration between Evangelion and razor company, Schick.
The Evangelion x Schick Razor campaign has made a comeback for 2013 starting this month with a Phase One spiky haired silhouette. The promotional website and products won’t go live until April 25, the store displays have revealed that the character is none other than Gendo Ikari, appearing as if in the middle of a mid-life crisis.
Special promotional items for this part of the collaboration include ear jack plugs displaying the Eva characters.
Japan is full of collaborations and this time it’s the turn of the Evangelion franchise teaming up with a shoe maker. American athletic footwear maker, K-Swiss has teamed up with Radio EVA brand (“meeting new quality via Evangelion“).
The collaboration has created a range of Evangelion themed sneakers. The kicks will be limited and be available between now and May 10th. The shoes will be known as the K-Swiss The Classic shoes which have been designed using Eva 01 as inspiration which will come with two different colour schemes. Shoes with a 00 and 02 flavour will also be available and will also come with a unique postcard for ¥1,0290, very affordable.
And in another movie tie-in, beauty company Creer Beaute, will be joining up with cult classic anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion in releasing a new product.
That product is to be a series of body sprays for men timed to coincide with the home release of Evangelion 3.33, You Can (Not) Redo. The campaign is entitled “COSMETIC with EVANGELION 2WAY Fragrance Mist” and will run between March 25 and April 24th home release. The campaign will entail advertising on billboards with NERV branded sprays.
There will be three different sprays, Type-R (aqua citrus), Type 01 (musk) and Type-A (red citrus) bottles for ¥1,280 ($USD13.40). The sprays will be on sale at cosmetic counters and drug stores in Japan.