This year Australia had it’s own little slice of obscurity with the Evangelion Art Exhibition that toured our great land, well now a similar, yet noticeably bigger, exhibition has opened up in Matsuya Ginza, back in Tokyo and it is looking incredibly cool. It boasts the display of over 1,300 production materials from the new Rebuild of Evangelion movies and that also includes original drawings and designs. The exhibition is said to have everything for the art-loving fans of Evangelion. Original art pieces from Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, model sheets and image boards by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, over 2,00 pieces of Evangelion merchandise which will be sold at the Evangelion Store in Ginza, which just so happens to neighbour the exhibition, and so much more.
The exhibition is set out in four different areas, all labelled by chapter and what the area will include. The first is “Chapter 1: History of Evangelion” where the stories and characters are explained. Basically this area is meant for people who are new to the Evangelion phenomenon. “Chapter 2: The Making of Evangelion” is exactly how it sounds, this area shows all the “behind the scene” aspects of the series/movies and even includes a looping, 5-minute battle scene from the first Rebuild of Evangelion movie.
The third area of the exhibition is labelled; “Chapter 3: Setting of Evangelion” and it will be host to an abundance of model pictures of the Evangelion cast as well as a life-size figure of Rei Ayanami who is displayed in some sort of large tubing, suspended above the ground. The final area, “Chapter 4: Rebuild of Evangelion”, will show original drawings from famous Evangelion scenes which are said to be displayed publicly for the first time.
The exhibit is set to be open from 10am until 8pm daily, with entrance fees being 1,000 yen (US$10) for the adults, 700 yen (US$7) for College and High School students and the little ones, Junior High students and younger, will be getting in for free. The Exhibition is set to be open until August 26 so if you’re reading this from somewhere in Tokyo; head over there right now! For those of you not in Tokyo go ahead and check out the pictures of the exhibition in our gallery section below.