Thank Evangelion for Tokyo's Latest Nerd HotspotBrian Ashcraft11/23/11 3:00amFiled to: Culture smashNeon Genesis EvangelionTokyoAkihabaraJapanGallerynatsuki katoTop751EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Harajuku is famous for its fashion. Stylish young Japanese women flock to its boutiques, snapping up the latest trendy threads. But now, a new crowd is coming: The anime nerds.AdvertisementToday, a Neon Genesis Evangelion themed shop, dubbed Evangelion Store Tokyo-01, opened up in Harajuku. Neon Genesis Evangelion is an iconic Japanese manga and anime that launched in the mid-1990s.On hand for a Nov. 21 event was actress and cosplay dork Natsuki Kato. Dressed as the character Misato, Kato said, "When you say 'otaku hotspots', the standard places are Nakano and Akihabara, right? I think this place will go on to be the third otaku hotspot."ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.