Evangelion Shinkansen Transformer by Takara Tomy

By Aaron Clark on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 in Japan, Merchandise, News.

Takara Tomy, who produces Transformers toys in Japan, is releasing an Evangelion Shinkansen Transformer, referred to as a “Shinkalion”.  The Shinkalion transforms from the 500 Type Eva Shinkansen into a robot, with one locomotive serving as a shield, and also wields a Spear of Longinus.  For added measure, the Shinkalion can also combine with the […]

Hideaki Anno Stars in Honda Civic Commercial

By Aaron Clark on Friday, September 1st, 2017 in Japan, Mildly Evangelion, Video.

Hideaki Anno stars in a newly released commercial for the Civic, Honda’s flagship sedan line.  Anno appears and provides voice over for the commercial, as does the Tokyo-based Japanese rock band ONE OK GO.  This is not the first time that Anno has appeared in a commercial, let alone a car commercial.  Sometime back around […]

Evangelion Roller Coaster Event at Sega’s Joypolis Theme Park

By Aaron Clark on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 in Japan, News.

From November 22, 2016 to January 9, 2017, the Tokyo branch of Sega’s Joypolis theme park chain will be celebrating its 20th anniversary by collaborating with Evangelion for the “Evangelion × Joypolis Impact” event.  For a limited time, the Geki-on Live Coaster, an attraction which is part roller coaster and part music game, will be rebranded into an […]

Hakone to issue Evangelion license plates

By Aaron Clark on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 in Japan.

In an effort to encourage tourism and capitalize on its ties to Evangelion, the town of Hakone will soon be issuing Evangelion-themed license plates to residents.  You may know that in Evangelion, Tokyo-3 is located where Hakone used to be. I’m reminded of something one of my friends said of their first trip to Japan.  […]

"Let’s Die Together"

By Aaron Clark on Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 in Japan, Neon Genesis Evangelion.

I was poking around the internet last night, entering into Google various terms like evangelion, article, interview, and hideaki anno. And usually, given enough time between Google searches, something interesting is bound to show up. Last night was no exception, as I came across an article about anonymous group suicide in Japan entitled “Let’s Die […]

Murder in Japan blamed on Neon Genesis Evangelion

By Aaron Clark on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2003 in Japan, Neon Genesis Evangelion, News.

Apparently there has been a murder in Japan that is being attributed to Neon Genesis Evangelion, in which the accused came to the belief that human existence would eventually lead to ruin, and so he did not hesitate to bring it about by his own hands. If the link below doesn’t work, search their archives […]