Bullet train decorated like Eva Unit-01 will run from Hakata to Shin-Ōsaka
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the JR West Sanyō Shinkansen line and the 20th anniversary of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the "500 Type Eva Project" will be decorating a bullet train with an Evangelion theme.
The project will include a decorative design overseen by series director Hideaki Anno and mechanical designer Ikuto Yamashita. The interior of the train will also feature an Evangelion theme, and various special events and limited edition character goods will be implemented throughout the course of the project.
The project is scheduled to begin in mid-Autumn of 2015 and to continue running until March of 2017. The train will run from Hakata Station in Fukuoka to Shin-Ōsaka in Osaka. More information can be found at the official "500 Type Eva Project" Japanese home page here.
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