Translated by The Asahi Shimbun from the website of Anime Anime Japan Ltd.
The Evangelion Store Tokyo-01 in Tokyo’s Harajuku district is highlighting Nagisa Kaworu from the popular “Evangelion” anime series in the first half of March and motor racing items related to the anime in the latter half of the month.
Until March 15, the voice of the mysterious boy character greets customers during the opening and closing of the store, and he can also be heard occasionally during business hours.
A life-size statue of the character, as well as a large tapestry featuring Kaworu and the Evangelion Mark 06 robot, will also be on display.
A wide variety of Kaworu-themed goods, some of which are offered for a limited time, are being sold at the store.
In addition, select items from Eva Custom, a web-based service that provides customized Evangelion goods, are also for sale. T-shirts and mobile device cases are among the items available.
Using iPads at the venue, visitors can customize products with designs inspired by scenes from the anime.
Previously, the Evangelion Store has featured Rei Ayanami and Asuka Shikinami Langley, two other characters from the series.
From March 16-31, the store will highlight Evangelion-inspired motor racing items usually available only at racing venues. Promotional models, known in Japan as “race queens,” are scheduled to appear on March 25.
The store is also offering a scavenger hunt, where visitors look for anime characters hidden at various spots.
Each character bears a clue that can be combined to create a word, and winners will be given a special prize.
For detailed information, visit the Evangelion Store website at (http://www.evastore.jp/).
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