Once again, I find it terribly amusing that a series so infamously defined by its violent, nihilistic existentialism continues to be the source of such a plethora of merch.
Surely, you haven’t forgotten the earlier reports of an EVANGELION 3.0 smartphone and its tie-ins to a busy Japanese airport? Well, as it would naturally follow, AVN says that the store devoted to all things EVA in Tokyo just recently announced that they’ll be putting the gnostic, mecha Apocalypse's stamp on all sorts of products starting in June.
The wares include…
- A (mildly-slashfic) Shinji and Kaworu towel
- (Mildly-slashfic) Shinji and Kaiji cases for PSP and iPhone
- “Assorted” Shinji-related merchandise
…and all with the reassuring presence of a six-foot-tall EVA Unit 01 statue.
It doesn’t sound so far off from all those T’s with Taz wearing a Raiders jersey, and the sight of a springy EVA unit running to catch a baseball isn’t actually too hard to picture… but still… this is a series centered on emotionally-damaged head-cases. This sort of happy-go-go cross-promotion for it is hilarious.