Life-Size EVA-02 Head, Evangelion Hotel Room Planned
posted on by Egan Loo
Japan's Fuji-Q Highland amusement park announced on Wednesday that it will unveil "the world's first life-size head of the EVA-02 unit" on March 19 to accompany the bust of the EVA-01 unit it already built from the Evangelion anime franchise. The park's official hotel, Highland Resort Hotel & Spa, will also start offering "Japan's first Eva-themed guest room" on March 1.
Unlike the EVA-01 bust, only the head of the EVA-02 unit will be built. It will be in "The Beast" mode as it bursts through the Nerv headquarters' wall, as seen in the anime. Accompanying the EVA-02 head will be "the world's first life-size statue" of the new Evangelion character Mari.
"On orders from Misato Katsuragi," the Nerv headquarters section surrounding the original EVA-01 bust will be revamped for EVA-01's launch test. As part of the renovation, more passageways and rooms from the anime's Nerv headquarters will be recreated in the pavilion. The additions will include the headquarters' entrance, elevator, and rest area.
The hotel room will feature an entry plug-shaped bed where guests can watch DVDs while lying on their backs. Guests can also wake up to a morning call exclusively recorded with the character Rei Ayanami's voice, and an interactive "voice touch panel" and telephone will emit comments in Rei's voice. Lines of dialogue and graphics will appear on the walls with the use of black light lamps, and there will be a statue of Rei as well as replicas of original Evangelion artwork and other features. Guests will receive exclusive amenities and a badge as presents during their stay. The hotel will begin accepting reservations for its only Evangelion room for 37,000 yen (about US$450) a night (subject to seasonal price changes).
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