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Japan Tries to Win us Over by Making Evangelion Map

I’m not sure if it’s working.



Not only does Japan need more babies in the up coming years, they also need money. A great way to make this money is through tourism. JNTO, the Japan National Tourism Organization decided to help attract tourists by making an Evangelion themed map for the town of Hakone. They previously had a Japanese version of this map, but now decided to create an English version as well, to attract all of us Otaku.

This map, rightfully named, “Evangelion Hakone Instrumentality Map: English Version” will feature points of interest for overseas anime fans, all in glorious English. Why Hakone? According to Gainax, Tokyo-3 was actually placed in the Hakone area. Which means that you will walk on the ground that Rei walked on, and sleep on the bed Shinji never wept on, amazing! Now if Japan would only pay for our plane tickets, le sigh.

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FLCL1on Feb. 7, 2010 at 7:34 p.m.
they won over my heart lol
Mikenon Feb. 7, 2010 at 7:56 p.m.
That might just be fun~  *checks wallet*
 *moths fly out* ...Never mind...>_>;;
giaon Feb. 7, 2010 at 8:34 p.m.
One of the figures they presented at WonFes today was that Rei :) 
 

Zeouterlimitson Feb. 8, 2010 at 2:26 a.m.
That is amazing. Hopefully can get our hands on some of the booklets.
constanzadellarosaon Feb. 8, 2010 at 4:49 a.m.
Nice move, Gainax. Who thought the shyest girl in Tokyo-3 would turn into Japan's favorite poster child (Rei has appeared in posters promoting other governmental stuff). I bet Asuka is so envious right now.
John_Martoneon Feb. 9, 2010 at 1:23 p.m.
You know, maybe they should build a 1:1 sized Evangelion unit... I'm just saying...

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