Enable Misato's Drinking by Buying Her Sake on the Eva Train
posted on by Carlos Cadorniga
Join Misato Katsuragi in getting plastered with her own brand of sake.
On December 4, the Eva Train will sell bottles of Evangelion-approved Dassai sake in its cars. The three bottle set (topped off with colors that refer to elements within the anime) costs 2700 yen (about US$22.06). While similar trains have tried and failed to sell this sake brand in its cars, the Eva-themed bottles have seen approval.
The bottles serve as an homage to bottles of Dassai sake seen in the background of scenes in Rebuild of Evangelion in which Misato can be seen drinking.
The train itself began service on November 7, running between Hakata Station and the Sanyo Shinkansen Line. It was announced back in July and is designed after Eva Unit-01.
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. 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.