After thirteen years since his official announcement, the last part of the film project Rebuild of Evangelion finally premiered in Japanese cinemas on March 8. To commemorate this, the Aonami-Line, the line of trains traveling between Nagoya and Kinjo-Fueto seasons, was adorned with the character Rei Ayanami.
With the wagons decorated with one of the most popular characters of the franchise, and possibly also of the entire anime industry in general, the fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion are more than satisfied with this collaboration, which started on March 13.
Engravings with the upper part of Rei Ayanami on the side and forehead, train wagons are wrapped in purple and green dark sea. Paper tickets emitted for the train will contain Rei and the EVA-00 unit stamped on the front, and will also come with a poster printed on resistant paper.
Special limited edition merchandise based on Rei Ayanami itself will also be offered. From a case for your train pass to a cord, there are several ways to take you to one of Evangelion's most popular characters in future daily trips. Also, if you buy the five limited editing items, you will receive a set of postcards consisting of five with different Evangelion Theme designs. People can still receive a postcard as long as they accumulate more than 1,000 yen (about $ 9) in total for their purchases.
The Ayanami-Line will be running until May 31, 2021. The limited edition merchandise, except for the entrances with the theme of Rei Ayanami, will be available from March 20 to 28, although it is possible that the products are running out before the end date.
Synopsis of Neon Genesis Evangelion
In 2015, the world is on the verge of its destruction. The last hope of humanity resides in the hands of NERV, a special agency under the command of the United Nations, and its Evangelions, giant robots capable of defeating Los Angeles who announce the ruin of Earth. Gendou Ikari, head of the organization, looks for compatible pilots who can synchronize with the Evangelions and take out their true potential. Help in this defensive effort are the talented Misato Katsuragi strategist, head of tactical operations, and Ritsuko Akagi, the chief scientist. Face to face with her father for the first time in years, the life of the 14-year-old boy, Shinji Ikari, has to change irreversibly when he is taken to the NERV facilities and discovers his dyeing destination: it must become the pilot of the Evangelion Unit -01 with the fate of humanity in your hands.
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