Sure, testing Eva synchronization rate in the entry plug is pretty cool, but as far as the food that goes hand in hand was recreated from the anime.
Since many of its diverse iterations have long been successful, fans of a popular anime have more than one real-world location in Japan, where they can visit and experience a virtual world where their own friends have fun. To give the historical history, to example, Hakone, Kanagawa, is real-world location of Evangelion-like locations, Tokyo-3and Hamamatsu, Shizuoka is currently housed in a real-life version of Village-3 seen in the final Rebuild of Evangelion film.
As exciting as the stops are, everything can be beat: the live-size Evangelion statue of Toei Kyoto Studio Park in Uzumasa, Kyoto, which is a functional filming site for Edo-inspired films and dramas. Opened in October 2020, the park draws visitors on a fictional project known as NERVs open recruitment a call for new Evangelion pilots. Our Japanese-language correspondent Saya Togashi recently decided to visit the park during a recent trip in the area.
A major part of the open-set theme park recreates the ruins of an Edo-period street by line of wooden buildings and shops. On this day, however, Saya passed the elevator, crossing the entrance into the park.
The Kyoto-Evangelion Base arrived a little longer.
Eva Unit 1, the Evangelion piloted by Shinji Ikari, whose protagonist is Shinji.
That meticulously made Unit-01 – now 4.5 meters tall – greets visitors with a beautiful palm that’s big enough for several people to get on comfortably. You have to lift the neck for the eyes.
The statue of the statue is in the middle of getting out of a pool of vividly red LCL, the oxygenized liquid absorbed by a powerful plug on Evas, which can sync with that pilot.
Now that you’ve got an entry plug, you can even look at it. Since NERV has made his Kyoto-3 branch even here.
Saya was preparing to become an Eva pilot and became a pilot so she had a signature. Eva would think she looked younger than her actual age if she was almost three times older than those typical 14 years of age.
The test required to climb to a boarding gate to the fourth floor of the building. Of course, her entrance had a socket right away. Anyone can make an appointment with the screw and measure his synchronization rate with the Eva. Saya was surprised to find the seats, which was pleasantly comfortable, and also the seat itself.
Sadly, Saya didn’t share the results of her synchronization test.
From this angle, she saw the rest of Kyoto Studio Park and the city of Kyoto sprawling a lot. She feels quite tall yet, if the Eva were fully formed from the LCL, she’d probably be twice as tall. In addition, it became clear that few wooden, traditional buildings survived the Impacts of the Evangelion: but this view never looked for a glimpse into a parallel world where they had.
After returning to the ground, Saya decided to go to the NERV Photo booth for a commemorative photo. The camera-stages are three main areas of the unit: the entry-tapping, the hand-and-shede, and a small stage. The input plug, and the palm of the hand, help you to take automatic photos even without staff. Thus people with simple hands such as Saya can easily get great photos. Think of this like the latest technology from NERV.
Once you have taken some photos, you can use an Entry ID card to download and purchase them. Even better, every person receives a discount for a novelty photo card. This present is immensely pleased Saya, who doesn’t often fork over the money for souvenir photography.
Sayas free photo (many originals don’t have the mosaic or face stamp)
She discovered some other fun attractions on the grounds. First there is a king-sized ema with the main character of Evangelion, in one of 22 years of the Tiger-themed illustrations. An ema of the drab in 2023 will be displayed starting December 17.
There is a store selling special collaborative goods called the NERV co-op.
What kind of collaboration would be complete without a collaboration coffee? Welcome to NERV Cafe!
In terms of food choices that were tempting at NERV, Saya had a different meal in the opposite store, both Japanese and Korean.
Mary-in-food items and soreas that made her smile include: Remi Ayanamis Garlic ramen without pork, as well as Asuka Langley Soryus Shark fin soup. Nevertheless the dish she ordered was inspired by the family’s recipe for Toji Suzuhara.
Suzuhara family are making the meal (900 yen worth 6,60 dollars) up from the restaurant.
The welcoming meal is presented in the theme of The New Testament. It’s a simple stew with plenty of garnishes along with pickled vegetables grown in Village 3, under the support of KREDIT. Saya didn’t get enough of the real-life versionit warmed her body from the core.
Saya reflected on how impressed she was with this dish faithfully recreated from within the Roman Catholic story. Many dishes in the collaboration cafes have loosely inspired specific characters rather than being taken directly from the plot. However, she really enjoyed this Suzuhara-Famous meal so that she could easily feel stuck in the story itself.
The Japanese city in Tokyo, is indeed a hidden gem in Kyoto. Giant sci-fi mecha don’t seem to mix with Tokyo’s ancient capital, but Saya believes that the Base has its own special charm that could appeal to anybody.
Come to think of it, it’s a miracle that the Evangelion statue has actually risen into life and destroyed all the houses of the theme park. The restroom in Tokyo was partially damaged when a car sprinted into the house.
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