Interest Evangelion Classroom to Be Recreated in Hakone
posted on 2011-02-18 23:58 EST by Egan Loo
Year 2 Class A, the classroom of Shinji and the other characters in the Evangelion anime franchise, will be recreated in the city of Hakone for an event this March. The fictional Tokyo-3 First Municipal Middle School room will be made in the former Sengokuhara Junior High School in Hakone — the actual school and city that inspired the fictional school and city setting in Evangelion.
The recreation is part of a bigger "Evangelion x Hakone-machi x Toyota Electric Power Instrumentality Project in Tokyo-3 First Municipal Middle School" event, which will run on March 12, 13, 19, 20, and 21. The event will also feature the official Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid vehicles in the colors of Evangelion and the anime's Nerv organization, as well as an augmented-reality version of the giant Evangelion Unit 01 weapon on the school grounds (via a mobile app).
Shinji voice actress Megumi Ogata will appear onsite for a live broadcast of FM Yokohama's Air Cruise radio program on March 12 at 1:00 p.m.
In a separate development, Evangelion character designer/manga artist Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is collaborating with the uniform retailer Conomi to offer official high-quality Evangelion school uniforms. For the World Seifuku Project, Sadamoto personally supervised the design process and create enhanced details not seen in the simplified anime designs.
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