By YUKI SHIBATA/ Staff Writer
October 27, 2020 at 07:30 JST
KYOTO--The world's first attraction that lets fans climb inside the Evangelion Unit-01 robot of the Evangelion anime franchise was unveiled with much fanfare at the Toei Kyoto Studio Park in the city's Ukyo Ward.
Called the Evangelion Kyoto Base, it features a 15-meter-tall statue of the robot's upper body rising from a pool filled with red water.
Visitors can stand on its palm to take photos and hop into the "entry plug," a capsule-like cockpit for the robot's pilot.
Singer Yoko Takahashi, who provided the main theme song for the "Neon Genesis Evangelion" animated TV series, attended the grand opening ceremony on Oct. 3 at the movie studio's theme park.
Clad in a dress modeled after an "uchikake" kimono, she sang "A Cruel Angel's Thesis" while standing on Evangelion's palm.
The theme park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until November). Admission is 2,400 yen ($23) for adults, 1,400 yen for junior and senior high school students, and 1,200 yen for children aged 3 or older.
For inquiries, visit the park's official website at (https://www.toei-eigamura.com/global/en/).
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