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KANTO

‘Evangelion Exhibition’

Matsuya Ginza

by Alisa Yamasaki

Staff Writer

The hit anime series “Neon Genesis Evangelion” has expanded its franchise far and wide since it was first aired in 1995, to include films, novels, comic books and plenty of merchandising.

In anticipation of the final of its current film series, Matsuya Ginza is holding an exhibition of more than 300 original sketches and storyboards from both the animation and film series.

The creation process of the series, beginning from its image board to generating computer graphics is documented though panel boards and videos. There will also be a collectors’ goods shop offering around 2,000 items; Aug. 7-26.

Matsuya Ginza, 8F Exhibition Hall; 03-3567-1211; 3-6-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Ginza Station, Ginza Line. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Aug. 26 till 5 p.m.). ¥1,000. www.matsuya.com/m_ginza