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Japan Has A New Evangelion-Themed Train

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This isn’t the first Neon Genesis Evangelion train. It probably won’t be the last, either.

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Back in 2015, there was an Evangelion bullet train that ran between Osaka and Fukuoka. There was also this Asuka-themed Fuji Railway train.

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Starting this month, an Evangelion-wrapped train is running from Chubu Centrair International Airport in Aichi Prefecture to Meitetsu Gifu Station in Gifu. Like the bullet train, this latest one is designed after Evangelion Unit-01.

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This latest Eva train ends service on March 9. The Chubu Centrair International Airport also has a golden Evangelion statue as does Nagoya as part of the promotions for the upcoming Evangelion:3.0+1.0.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Randy Randerson

A part of the experience, the train only be operated by emotionally fragile 14 year olds who often skip work, making everyone extremely late. Also, this train sometimes eats other trains to gain their power.