Japan Is Getting a Neon Genesis Evangelion...Bullet Train

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You might be looking at concept art, but this is really happening.

I imagine the inside is a rather-looking bullet train, but damn, the outside is striking. It’s designed after Evangelion Unit-01.

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Illustration for article titled Japan Is Getting a Neon Genesis Evangelion...Bullet Train

[Photo: 500 Type Eva]

Don’t see it? Here’s a comparison.

Illustration for article titled Japan Is Getting a Neon Genesis Evangelion...Bullet Train

[Photo: 500 Type Eva]

According to Buzz News, the Neon Genesis Evangelion-covered bullet train will begin service this fall from Osaka to Fukuoka. It will run until March 2017.

Top photo: 500 Type Eva

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DISCUSSION

I will admit I know nothing of trains, but isn’t it a little weird to make a train that will only be used for 1.5 years, from this fall to March 2017? My phone can’t translate the linked story so I have no context.

It looks pretty damn cool though.