Today was the day the Japanese finally get to see the second title in the Evangelion Rebuild series of movies subtitled, “You Can (Not) Advance” and Famitsu dropped by Shinjuku, Kabuki District to cover the première. There were over 1000 people queuing outside by half 6 in the morning where some of the SEELE “Sound Only” monoliths appeared.
Needless to say, there was plenty of Evangelion franchise on sale on the day too, including this limited edition “Eva Combo Set” composed of a bag of popcorn, a drink and a figure of Asuka for 1500 Yen (US$16).
A pamphlet was also sold with the message, “WARNING! Do not open this before watching the movie!” In other words, spoilers ahead as we take a peek inside.