Reports on Upcoming Eva Train Surface On Twitter, Video Shows Off Interior
posted on by Carlos Cadorniga
In honor of Neon Genesis Evangelion's 20th anniversary, the brand new Eva bullet train will soon be departing from its station.
Announced back in July, the train—designed after Eva Unit-01—is currently awaiting departure at Hakata Station to travel across the Sanyo Shinkansen Line. According to the official Eva Info Twitter, the train will begin making its rounds on November 7.
Japanese Railway news site Tetsudo Shimbun, among other news sources, has recently tweeted about the train. Their posts include several detailed photos of the train's exterior and interior designs. The sleek, techno design of the train truly speaks to its source material of the giant mech. The travel cars themselves have been designed after Unit-01 as well, with the window covers and other fixtures featuring other various elements from the anime, including an AT field and even cutouts of the characters placed around the train.
Far from being simply a train, some cars are home to various displays and diagrams, such as this model of Unit-01 stationed in the maintenance bay.
One car is even modeled after Unit-01's cockpit and provides a motion-control game for patrons in which they can combat Angels from the anime.
The video above provides an overview of the train and its basic anatomy and shows off the train's extra features.
[Via Minna no Eva Fan]
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