Feb 11, 2021
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January 8, 2021
[Shock] When I went to buy "EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME" theatrical goods "EVA Unit 01 arm-shaped drink holder", I found something amazing on sale!
The Evangelion series is riddled with emergencies like a storm. EVANGELION: 3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME", which is the conclusion of the four-part Rebuild of Evangelion, is also not going smoothly, and is going through a complicated process. It was supposed to be released in 2013, then 2020, and now 2021 due to the new Corona. Will it really be released on January 23?
I'm sure there are many fans who are anxious about this, but for now, today, January 8, 2021, the pre-sale of original theater goods has started properly.
I want the EVA Unit 01 arm-shaped drink holder.
EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME theater original goods that have been announced to be sold in advance at some theaters. Please check the official website for details on the theaters and products, but I (Nakazawa) am aiming for the "EVA Unit 01 arm-shaped drink holder".
Aside from the fact that it was a hot topic on the Internet when the goods were announced, I really like the fact that it is designed to be wearable.It's a strong excitement to be able to use one arm as EVA Unit 01. I immediately went to TOHO Cinemas Ueno, and sure enough, they have EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME merchandise for sale! But...
There is no "EVA Unit 01 arm-shaped drink holder"...
By any chance, have they sold out already? No, the movie theater just opened and that's not possible. I was a little confused, so I asked the lady at the TOHO Cinemas kiosk, and it seems that TOHO Cinemas doesn't sell the EVA Unit 01 arm-shaped drink holder.
Shinji at a movie theater in Shinjuku.
It's true that the website states that it's only available at food and beverage outlets at theaters scheduled to show the film nationwide (excluding some), but I didn't expect TOHO Cinemas to be excluded. It's like Asuka not being included in Children. It looks like the number of places to get it will be more limited than I thought.
So I called "Shinjuku Wald 9" (*1), a movie theater in Shinjuku, and asked them if they had it. And the answer was very encouraging: "I think we have the most stock." As expected, they never run away.
*1) This space is where the latest video was secretly shown before "Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance." was released in 2009.
I ordered at the drink counter.
I went to Wald9 and found a poster of "EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME" in the middle of the hall. They were already on the ready. The "EVA Unit 01 type drink holder" is sold at the drink counter as a set with drinks.
But this is the first time I've bought merchandise at the drink counter, will it work? It would be embarrassing if I said the name of the product and the clerk said, "What?" It's very embarrassing.
I have to be very careful. "Um, can I buy that ...... Evangelion, EVA Unit 01 type drink holder here ......?" I gathered up my courage and asked the lady at the drink counter. Then!
It came out as normal.
Oof. This is pretty good. It's about as good as the Dragon Ball toy "Dragon Bo" that Bandai used to sell. The plastic polish tickles my inner childish heart. By the way, the price is 3500 yen(approx.$35) including tax.
I found something amazing in the merchandise section.
Of course I'll buy it. Moreover, if the "EVA Unit 01 Drink Holder" is so great, I'm sure I'll be interested in the other goods. Just to be sure, I took a peek at the goods section. Then, I saw... What is this?
Soft toy of The Spear of Longinus!
Obviously, its size of about 1 meter is too much. And since it's a soft toy, it looks like a Baguette. I mean, what does it mean to turn a spear into a soft toy? I don't know what Kaworu means by that.
By the way, the price is 12,100 yen(approx.$120) including tax. That's too expensive!
Yes I bought it.
On the contrary, I bought it.
The unexplained mystery that arose lifted my energy. It's a good thing we don't know what Kaworu means. I immediately took it back to the editorial office and tried the "First Plane Drink Holder". Then...
The stability of the drink is incredible.
I don't know what the difference is between holding it by hand and holding it by hand, but for the time being, it is very stable. Leaving aside the fact that you have more freedom without it, it's just so stable. By the way, you can hold not only a drink, but also a soft toy of the Spear of Longinus!
These two goods look like they might open the Doors of Guf. I don't know what it all means, but it's definitely EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME merchandise that gets me excited. Now, what kind of story will unfold in the main story? I think I'll wait for it with Force Impact.
(Written by Seiji Nakazawa)
<Original JP site: https://rocketnews24.com/2021/01/08/1451171/>