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Sometimes collaborations go down in Japan that you know just can’t be real, this isn’t one of those examples. Evangelion and Fist of the North Star are meeting up together in a parody crossover event. There’s a spin on the Evangelion world where Shinji and his crew are re-imagined as gamers in a title called “Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend of the Piko-Piko Middle School Students” and Thouzer/Souther from Fist of the North Star is cast as a bit of a dude character in “ Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor.”
There was a recent crossover collaboration in Japan between highly acclaimed cult classic anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion and, of all things, the Shinkansen service. It gets better with the reveal that travellers on the Evangelion service will also be able to purchase some very cool crossover goodies. Details below!
It’s a fair statement to say that most of the anime storylines occur in Tokyo however one major series took place in the Kanagawa Prefecture.
That series was Neon Genesis Evangelion. And the area that looks suspiciously like Tokyo-3 is Hakone. So commencing on March 25, citizens that have a registered vehicle will be able to attach an Evangelion themed licence plate to their car, scooter, motor bike or any other road vehicle. As you can see from the pics below, they look pretty cool and very much an otaku must have. The plates come in four different colours with well known landmarks such as Mt. Fuji, Hakone Shrine and Lake Ashinoko.
There are only 390 plates to pick up but given that there are only 769 registered drivers, availability shouldn’t be a huge issue.
THE KISS is a Japanese based jewellery and accessories company who have been busy lately working with the Rebuild of Evangelion feature films who have recently released some fashion works for couples.
They have used inspiration from the characters and the Eva units in the movies and released a range called, THE KISS COUPLE’S. Their latest effort shows off Evangelion 13 in the form of a silver ring and necklace from, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. In the latest movie, Shinji Ikari is the pilot of Evangelion 13 and helped along by Kaworu Nagisa. Both jewellery pieces feature an engraving from Kaworu, “I realize now that I was born to meet you”, on the ring while the necklace features, “Good things come when we play together.”
The ring will be priced at ¥12,600 while the necklace will carry a price tag of ¥13,650. Both can be picked up from the official stores of THE KISS or at EVANGELION STORE TOKYO-01 store. The online stores for both will also carry the pieces.
Tokyo is currently host to a new exciting Evangelion exhibition. The event is being held at Matsuya Ginza, Tokyo with works on display totalling 1,300 and many original drawings form part of it.
Aside from the original drawings there are also comic’s copy drawings created by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, model sheets and approximately 30 new and never before seen drawings from, “Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo”. The sales corner has the EVANGELION STORE GINZA” which is stocked up on limited pre-sale items as well as picture books.
The exhibition has no less than 4 different areas called chapters. “Chapter 1: History of Evangelion” groups together characters and stories which are broken down for beginners to Evangelion. There are also cel illustrations and manga drawings.
“Chapter 2: Making of Evangelion” features 5 minute battle scenes from “Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone”. More than 1000 items such as story boards, image boards, landscape layouts, moving images and original drawings. You’ll be able to witness the “actual field of film making” where the makers have devoted all their efforts which is on display to the public.
“Chapter 3: Settings of Evangelion” includes a life size statue of Rei Ayanami while “Chapter 4: ‘Rebuild of Evangelion” shows off artwork from featured scenes from 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0.
You can catch the exhibit between 10AM and 8PM, adults cost ¥1000 while uni/high school students are ¥700. The exhibit will run until August 26th. For more info, check out the Evangelion Exhibition website.
Time to hit the streets of Akihabara and see which ads are doing the rounds and in circulation around the Mecca for Otakus worldwide. Judging by how much coverage we’ve been giving it, the latest thing to be found everywhere you look is Evangelion 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo. Anime voice actress and singer, Yukari Tamura, has been hiting around town as well with her single, “Fantastic future” playing in stores.
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.
Would this be allowed where you live?