Interest Evangelion Sparkling Wine Arrives This Month
posted on 2011-06-21 18:00 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge
The online shop for the anime production company Animate is taking orders for limited-edition Neon Genesis Evangelion-inspired sparkling wines, to be sold in mid-June. The wines come in three flavors, with each flavor featuring either Unit 01, Asuka Langley, or Rei Ayanami. Only 333 bottles of each wine type will be produced for 50,000 yen each (US$624), and each bottle will be numbered.
"Evangelion Sparkling Eva 01 BRUT Karakuchi" is a dry, not very sweet wine; "Evangelion Sparkling Eva 00 SEC Nakaguchi" features Rei Ayanami and is a semi-sweet wine; and "Evangelion Sparkling Eva 02 DEMI SEC Amakuchi" is a sweet wine featuring Asuka Langley. All three bottles feature the characters drawn in gold print on a black bottle.
The bottles are available at Animate's online shop, as well as the Animate stores in Yokohama, Akihabara, Ikebukuro, Sendai, and Nagoya.
Hideki Anno's Neon Genesis Evangelion science-fiction television anime series originally aired in 1995-1996 and continues to see new collectible memorabilia produced. The series is currently being adapted into a four-part theatrical remake by Khara. The second film, Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance, was released in theaters in Japan in 2009. Funimation Entertainment released the movie on DVD and Blu-ray in North America in March.
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Source: Comic Natalie