Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Evangelion cell phone - gear up for Evangelion 2.0!

It seems amazing, but about 15 years after the series first debuted, Neon Genesis Evangelion is still going... and going... and going. The 26 episode (plus two movies) series is now being retold in the form of four new films officially dubbed "Rebuild of Evangelion", the first of which was released a couple of years ago, with the second coming next month. I was lucky enough to see Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone in Japan on our last trip there, and it was amazing - if you were already a fan of the series. (Anyone else would have missed a lot of what made the original series so great, as the new movies are just all action.)

Anyway, the marketing blitz for Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance is in full swing. This cell phone was just unveiled today - do want!

Follow the link to see more of the Sharp SH-06A NERV Evangelion phone. And still more on NTT DoCoMo's official site.

What's so cool about this? First of all, how about a 10 megapixel camera? (I know, megapixels aren't everything... but they're something.) The display is WVGA - 854x480, and capable of 16.7 million colors (no dithering). No western phone comes close to that. Of course, things like GPS, bluetooth, microSD expansion, etc. are all standard.

I'd actually buy this if it were available here. Yeah, I admit that sometimes I'm kind of a dork.

By the way, while Evangelion trailers are always a bit of a letdown (I guess they figure they're not aiming to capture new audiences anymore), here are a couple for the new film for those who are interested. There have been at least two official ones released in the last couple weeks - and yeah, that's Utada Hikaru singing in the second one. Her version of "Fly Me to the Moon" was actually a B-side to the single for "Beautiful World", the theme song to Evangelion 1.0.

Can you tell I'm in full Japan mode as I get ready for our trip later this month?

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This is increasingly not a blog about Alphabet City, New York. I used to live in the East Village and work on Avenue B, but I no longer do. Why don't I change the name if I'm writing about Japan and video games and guitars? Because New Yorkers are well-rounded people with varied interests, and mine have gone increasingly off the rails over the years. And I don't feel like changing the name. I do still write about New York City sometimes.


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