News Evangelion Films' 'Nerv Only' Phone to Be Sold in Japan
posted on 2009-05-17 22:39 EDT
Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: A page on the official Japanese Evangelion website has revealed that the mobile phone provider NTT Docomo will offer a special "Nerv Only" phone model to tie into next month's Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance anime film. Director Hideaki Anno and his Studio Khara company supervised and participated in all aspects of the phone's design (including the accessories and packaging), since the phone was specifically designed for use in the new Evangelion films. Evangelion: 2.0 is the second of Anno and Khara's four theatrical remakes of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion science-fiction television anime series, and Nerv is the secretive multinational organization of the main characters. NTT Docomo will provide more details on the phone in the near future.
Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Shōnen Ace magazine offered an official Evangelion cellular phone in the 1990s, but that earlier phone was just a regular model (already available on the marketplace) with a logo added on the case. The second film will open in Japan on June 27. Funimation announced on New Year's Eve that it will release the first film in the remake, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, in North America this year.
Images © Khara