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Attack on Titan and Evangelion attractions at Universal Studios Japan

Ever wanted to get your picture taken before being devoured by a titan? Or want to experience an angel attack first hand? Universal Studios Japan in Osaka has unveiled a number of new exhibits as part of Universal Cool Japan based on the Attack on Titan and Evangelion animated series.

The Attack on Titan The Real attraction includes statues of Eren and the female titan locked in battle, a massive titan head with mouth open where visitors can pose in the creature’s hands while park staff dressed in Survey Corps gear take photos, and food for sale in the form of rationed bread, soup and potatoes. Also making an appearance are the most realistic representations of Levi, Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert as clonoids, brought to life using the most advanced technology available.

Evangelion The Real is a 4D is a sensory immersive performance designed to recreate the Eva units fighting off an angel with moving seats, wind, mist, and smells. After the battle, snacks can be purchased, including an angel curry bun, angel core dessert and a drink complete with the Spear of Longinus.

Of course, souvenirs are available for purchase including Eren’s key necklace, replica 3D manoeuvre gear bracelets, and hair clips modelled after an Eva pilot’s interface headset.

Additional attractions include Biohazard The Escape and Monster Hunter The Real. Universal Cool Japan runs January 23rd through May 10th, 2015.

Sources: Crunchyroll, Universal Studios Japan

Raise your glass with Evangelion champagne

Why not ring in 2014 with a bottle of Evangelion champagne? The popular sci-fi/mecha series has seen a lot merchandise hit store shelves lately, but now you can pour yourself a glass of Brut Cuvée bottled by French champagne house Cattier.

Rei Ayanami bottle and box Kaworu Nagisa bottle and box Asuka Soryu bottle and box

Of the three elegant 750mL black bottles available, each one comes engraved with a golden illustration of either Rei Ayanami, Kaworu Nagisa or Asuka Soryu, and set with a small Swarovski crystal. A charm with the NERV logo is fitted around the neck of the bottle. Should you feel the need to showcase your investment, the bottle can be displayed in an stylish crimson lined charcoal-coloured case.

Rei Ayanami Kaworu Nagisa Asuka Soryu

Bottles of Cattier’s Evangelion champagne can be purchased through Japanese online retailer Rakuten for ¥31,500 JPY (approximately $324 CAD). Cattier is based in Chigny les Roses, in the heart of France’s Champagne region.

Sources: Anime News Network, Rakuten

Third Evangelion movie dates in Canada

Canadians will be able to catch Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo in theatres on two dates next month: January 11th and 16th, 2014 at limited Cineplex locations. A detailed listing of theatres and showtimes has not yet been made available.

Last month, ELEVEN ARTS and FUNimation had issued a press release announcing the third film would hit silver screens across Canada and the United States in January 2014. American Evangelion fans will get to enjoy Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo at select theatres on January 10th, 2014.

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo in theatres January 2014

It’s finally coming to North America! The third movie of the Evangelion reboot, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, will be screened in theatres across Canada and the United States January 2014 in English with select locations showing the movie in Japanese with English subtitles.

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo picks up where Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance left off. Eva pilot Shinji Ikari has awoken some fourteen years following the the Third Impact. While his appearance hasn’t changed, the rest of the world has, with humanity struggling to survive. Forming a relationship with Kaworu whom he encounters at NERV’s base of operations, Shinji’s mental state begins to disintegrates and threatens the stability of life at a whole.

First shown in Japan in November 2012, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo has amassed more than 5 billion Yen. Directed by Hideaki Anno, the latest in the Evangelion movie saga, revisits the popular Neon Genesis Evangelion science-fiction anime series from the mid-1990s.

Check your local theatre listings for showtimes.

Evangelion skateboards

Adding to the growing list of merchandise from the reboot of the Neon Genesis Evangelion series, comes two new skateboard decks. A collaboration with FTC Tokyo, intheyellow and RADIO EVA, the decks are based on the first two movies: Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone and Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance.

The designs are simple and crisp; outlines of the Eva units — almost something that you would want displayed indoors rather than the streets. The top side of the Evangelion: 1.0 board is painted red with the movie logo, while the bottom features Eva Unit 01 posing with an assault rifle over a white background. The same goes for the Evangelion: 2.0 deck; instead it’s painted orange on the top with a greyish illustration of Rei Ayanami up against Eva Unit 01 over a white background underneath. As these are the decks only, no additional hardware is included.

Retail price of the decks are an astounding ¥13,440 JPY (or approximately $151.00 CAD). If you’re still interested, they can purchased at FTC Tokyo’s store in Shibuya or online. Alternatively, you can grab some t-shirts with the same images if you’re not in the market for a new skateboard.

The Evangelion Cafe

In anticipation of the next Neon Genesis Evangelion movie, the Animate Cafe in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district will be serving up Evangelion-themed food for the month of November as the aptly titled Evangelion Cafe.

The menu includes a variety of drinks and snacks designed with the hit anime series in mind. Take the latte that is cleverly poured to look like the fourth angel. Or the parfait stylized like the Unit 01 with sweet potato and green tea ice cream. Even a tall glass of Misato Katsuragi’s beer is available, complete with a side of peanuts.

Postcards featuring a number of the characters in waitstaff uniforms will be handed out along with unique coasters decorated with an angel and the Evangelion Cafe logo. Additional merchandise and promotional items will be available for purchase in the cafe’s store.

A lottery system will be used when the cafe gets too busy during peak hours. More information is available on the cafe’s web site.

This limited time collaboration will be available from Thursday, November 1st, 2012 until Friday, November 30th, 2012. Similar events have occurred for the Naruto and Fullmetal Alchemist movies.

Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo arrives in Japanese theatres on Saturday, November 17th, 2012.

Source: Natalie

Evangelion NERV headquarters humidifier

Evangelion NERV Headquarters Humidifier

The humidifier is lit up while in operation

Now you can bring NERV headquarters into your own home with the stylish Evangelion Humidifier. Based on the designs by Gainax’s Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, the humidifier is is quite the conversation starter.

The device emits a plume of steam from the top of the pyramid, with EVA Unit 01 looks on. A band of blue LED lights decorates the structure and can produce an eerie effect when the room is dark. As such, the humidifier function can be turned off to allow for the headquarters to be used as a light. A red NERV logo occupies the top portion of the structure above the control panel.

The Evangelion humidifier will be available for purchase on starting November 30th, 2012 in Japan for ¥9980 JPY.

Source: Natalie

EVANGELION 2.0 Canadian release dates

FUNimation has posted the for the Canadian screening schedule for EVANGELION 2.0: YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE, the second of four movies retelling the story of epic series NEON GENESIS EVANGELION. Visit the FUNimation web site for a complete listing in both Canada and the United States.
View the Canadian screening schedule


The second Evangelion movie of the four film series, EVANGELION 2.0: YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE, is being screened at select theatres in the United States starting January 21, 2011. FUNimation is posting new locations on their web site, but fans who are far from the announced locations are encouraged to ask their local theatre send an email to

The most up to date schedules for the movie is available on FUNimation’s web site.

Canadians will be able to partake in the epic fight when FUNimation announces their schedule in January.

Anime Footwear

Most anime series have loads of merchandise featuring images of the main characters or logos and replicas of items used in those series. There’s a lot of apparel from some of the more popular series; Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Bleach, to name a few. Among the t-shirts, hats and hoodies are the elusive pairs of shoes. While Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! have sneakers tailored towards younger kids, UK based T.U.K. made skate shoes for Fullmetal Alchemist and Bleach along with Fullmetal Alchemist slip-ons. Nike and Bandai teamed up as well to create a limited edition pair of runners based on Naruto for the Japanese youth market.

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