These Covid-19 Warnings In Japan Look Inspired By Evangelion

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In the Tenjin area of Fukuoka, Japan, warnings about the novel coronavirus pandemic look like something out of Evangelion.

Pointed out by writer and translator Jim Rion, the warnings, which are from Fukuoka Prefecture, remind people that there is a state of emergency and to wear masks, wash their hands, and social distance.

If you’ve seen any of the Evangelion anime, the font and style should be instantly recognizable.

I guess these warnings are eye-catching and will hopefully grab people’s attention and motivate them to comply. But all this certainly does feel rather dystopic.

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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reginaldpsmoothkawk
Reginald.P.SmoothKawk

Could you maybe provide a sample of the comparison for those of us who have not actually seen it?