Photo/Illutration“Evangelion and Japanese Swords + Evangelion Artwork Collection” (c) Khara

An exhibition devoted to replicas of swords featured in the “Evangelion” reboot film series is returning to Tokyo for the first time in about six years.

Traditional swordsmiths from across Japan forged the weapons on display at “Evangelion and Japanese Swords + Evangelion Artwork Selection,” which also includes original anime drawings from the anime series.

The art event will be held from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9 in the capital’s Shinjuku Ward at a special venue on the 11th floor of the Takashimaya department store.

Works on display will include the Makorogu Sword and the Lance of Longinus, fictional weapons recreated with traditional techniques. An original blade inspired by the popular characters and robots from the anime and exclusively forged for the exhibition will also be on show.

In addition, a “naginata” long-handled spear called Natayanagi, created by “Evangelion” mechanical designer Ikuto Yamashita and forged by famed swordsmith Kozaemon-Yukihira Miyairi, will be exhibited.

About 200 original drawings from the “Evangelion Exhibition,” which has been touring Japan, will also be featured at the Tokyo event as the “Evangelion Artwork Selection.”

Original goods and popular items from the series will also be available.

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