Peach John Releases Evangelion Lingerie (Premium Bandai) and it’s stylish, amazing and a must-have in your wardrobe! All items are high quality and a delight. Beware though: all sets are selling up fast! Buy yours without hesitation if you want to make sure to have yours! This lingerie line was originally available for pre-order back in October 2015 to celebrate Evangelion’s anime 20th anniversary. However, it has been so popular, that Peach John and Evangelion have decided to make another run, and all items are available for general purchase till items last! This means that you can get your favorite set only if you are fast enough. Pre-orders were closed pretty fast, and so this new re-run will sell out fast as well!
Panasonic has announced its upcoming release of electric car and plug-in hybrid car charging station, ELSEEV, for January 2014. A couple of functioning stations have been already installed in town of Hakone, and since Hakone is where Evangelion is set (as Tokyo 3), it gets to have Evangelion-themed charging stations!
Evangelion Art Exhibition is being held at Matsuya in Ginza, Tokyo since August 7th, 2013. Three hundred gengas and one thousand layouts, sketches, settei, douga are being displayed along with life-size Evangelion character figures.
Cool gengas, huh?
One of the souvenirs sold at the exhibition is a set of art prints featuring the new character art drawn for the event, Asuka, Kaworu, Shinji, Rei, and Mari. This set or prints are so popular they sold out within 2 hours from the grand opening.
Using the above artwork, each print will be delivered in a frame, as shown below.
The prints are made to order, so they will be shipped in September once ordered (in which order slots are already full). Not many of them can be found on Yahoo Japan Auction even, so get them while listings last!
Some other cool merchandises from the event include: Evangelion Exhibition exclusive figures, mugs, rubber coasters, and more!
Evangelion Exhibition Exclusive Rei Ayanami Figure
Wonder Festival, the largest event for figures and garage kits, for Summer 2013 season took place on July 28th. A lot of limited edition items were sold at the event and are already showing up on Yahoo Japan Auction!
Today let’s take a look at Medicom Toy’s WonFes Summer 2013 Collection, and I’ll give you links to finding those items on Rinkya.
Today we have a couple of really cool Sailor Moon books!
If you know about Saraba Sailor Moon and Pretty Soldier, you are probably quite an expert in Sailor Moon, and chances are you’ve been looking for them!
Saraba Sailor Moon: Gekitokushu Hasegawa Shinya is a doujinshi collecting selected genga work of Shinya Hasegawa, edited by Hideaki Anno.
Shinya Hasegawa was the art director of Sailor Moon anime series, known for his very specific (cute and sexy) style and consistent, quality art. He later created characters for Revolutionary Girl Utena and drew the legendary intro sequence of Evangelion. So all the selected genga included here look amazing.
What makes it even more interesting is that the editor who compiled this doujinshi is Hideaki Anno, who later directed Evangelion (This doujinshi was published 1994, a year before Evangelion hits TV). Anno was not part of Sailor Moon production staff then, but he absolutely loved the show and Sailor Moon universe to the point he independently published Hasegawa’s genga book. It’s interesting that you can kind of tell Anno’s Eva style showing up on the cover design, isn’t it?
Here are some photos taken from previous auctions (since the auction currently running does not show what’s inside), so you can see what kind of genga is included in this book.
This settei (model sheets), “Pretty Soldier” is a book published by Kodansha in 1999 (and of course long sold-out) collecting gorgeous full-color artwork and sketches by Naoko Takeuchi. These model sheets were used as a reference to guide art direction for Sailor Moon TV anime series. Plus, it includes an exclusive manga you can only see in this book!