Chinese fans flock to ‘Evangelion’ show in Shanghai

JIJI

A long line developed at the entrance to the first large exhibition in China to feature the popular Japanese anime “Neon Genesis Evangelion” as it opened in Shanghai on Saturday.

Among the items on display are a model of the head of the Evangelion machine controlled by the main character, large models of other characters, and motorcycles like the ones in the cartoon series.

Fans, mostly young people, took photos and bought Evangelion merchandise.

“Japanese anime drawings are very beautiful and different from that of Chinese anime,” said a 20-year-old university student from Zhejiang province dressed as an Evangelion character.