When the unpainted images of Namco Bandai's NERV base trading figures based on "Neon Genesis Evangelion" made their way to Web earlier this month, fans knew they were in for a miniature diorama that transformed into the organization's signature pyramid shape, but the new painted images present the blind-boxed imported collectibles in a much radder light. All it takes is a glance to affirm that the set is totally a friggin' Mighty Max-style adventure kit stock
We dig wheeled vehicles forged in the likeness of "Neon Genesis Evangelion's" monstrous EVA units, namely Shinji Ikari's toothy, unicorn-horned EVA-01. The thing just lends itself to appropriation and nobody knows it better than Run'a Entertainment, the folks who brought fandom the EVA-01 race car and, now, a new EVA-01 racing
Maybe we're just spoiled by our observations of past bento box amazingness, but there's something about the new NERV bento box that has us saying, "Neon Genesis Evangelion" bento box? More like "Neon Genesis EvBLANDgelion" bento box!
Sure, the NERV-themed box is branded as a kind of "ration" for members of the extra-dimensional fighting organization, which may have something to do with its simplistic nature, but for $15 I don't think I'm alone when I say fans deserve to see an angry monster robot rendered in vegetables, soy and sea creatures.
As Sankaku Complex points out, the quality plastic lunchbox (complete with several pairs of chopsticks) may look n
Japan's racing circuit isn't much different than America's in many ways. Big budget superhero movies have resulted in numerous Superman, Spider-Man and Batman-themed NASCAR sponsorships over the years much the same way anime and manga have translated into stylized Japanese racing vehicles
As hard as I try to remember (and search on YouTube), I can't recall a single scene in the original "Neon Genesis Evangelion" anime depicting Eva Unit 01 pilot Shinji Ikari tooling around Tokyo-3 on a bicycle
A pair of shoes modeled after Unit 01 from the classic anime series "Neon Genesis Evangelion" are going on sale in Japan in August, following the June release of the second NGE film, "Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance