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Neon Genesis Evangelion Water Coolers Revealed

posted on 2012-10-23 02:00 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
Cooler with 4 limited-edition design panels can also heat water for tea

Japanese water cooler manufacturer Aqua Clara revealed its Neon Genesis Evangelion-themed water coolers in a "Human Water Instrumentality Project" collaboration with the anime franchise on Monday. The water coolers in the "Dress-Up Server" model line are available with four different decorative Evangelion-themed panels: Rei, Pilot, EVA-01, and Nerv. Only 250 of each panel will be made.

The coolers are available now for rent with a monthly refill and maintenance fee of 1,575 yen (about US$20), while each Evangelion cooler panel costs 8,400 yen (US$105). Aqua Clara advertises this water cooler model as energy-saving, with electricity for powering the cooler costing 7,000 yen (US$88) at the most per year. The machine also has a RO filter and an anti-bacterial ultraviolet lamp for purification, a water-heating feature for tea, and a built-in digital clock. The machine stands at 966 millimeters (about 38 inches) tall or 1,242 millimeters (49 inches) with the water bottle.

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The original Neon Genesis Evangelion anime aired in Japan from 1995 to 1996. The first of Khara's new four-part Evangelion film project, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, opened in 2007, with Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance following in 2009. Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo will open in theaters in Japan on November 17.

Evangelion has just recently done another tie-in with JINS eyeglass-maker, and also with the JRA (The Japanese Racing Association). Funimation released the first two of the new Evangelion films in North America so far.

Source: Oricon


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