Evangelion’s Five Eva Pilots Reunite For New Anime Art

Shinji, Asuka, and Rei share a rare moment of happiness in a new poster promoting an upcoming Evangelion art exhibit.

evangelization released new art of its five Eva pilots.

Shinji, Asuka, Rei, Mari, and Kaworu are reunited in a new poster for the upcoming evangelization Crossing Expo, a massive display of art, production materials, and other goods from the highly influential anime series. According to the event’s promoters, the exhibit will showcase more than 4,000 pieces from across the series’ history, ranging from the development of the original 1995 TV anime to last year’s release. Evangelion 3.0 + 1.01: Once Upon a Time.

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The exhibition will open at Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo on July 15 and will remain there until August 26. She will then move her massive memorabilia collection to Osaka next winter, before touring the rest of the country throughout 2023.

Neon Genesis Evangelion was created by writer and director Hideaki Anno and first premiered in 1995. The series was an immediate hit thanks to its imaginative, post-apocalyptic setting, thoughtful deconstruction of classic mecha anime tropes, and themes. psychological studies that delved into topics such as depression and trauma. The show is widely regarded as one of the best and most influential anime of the 1990s, and despite its somewhat austere tone and often gloomy outlook, it spawned a merchandising empire of evangelization brand name toys, video games, clothing and even personal care products.

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The story of evangelization finally came to an end with the critically acclaimed 2021 release Evangelion 3.0 + 1.01: Three Times Upon A Time, which provides a definitive conclusion to the entire series. As the film wrapped up Shinji’s personal struggles and humanity’s battle with the angels, Anno teased these new entries in the series, which could potentially take place in parts of the series timeline that were skipped in the original show and its sequel. films, can be created without its direct participation. The director said he now wants to work on live-action projects and doesn’t see himself returning to the world of animation in the near future. Anno wrote the next ShinUltramanwhich is set to be released in Japan this year, and is currently directing Rider Shin Kamena reboot of Toei’s long-running tokusatsu series.

the original Neon Genesis Evangelion anime is available to stream on Netflix and on GKIDS home video. All Rebuilding Evangelion The film series is available to stream from Prime Video.

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