Wonder Festival 2020 [Evangelion] [Event Report]

Legendary determine conference Surprise Pageant returned to Makuhari Messe on Dec. 6 for a really particular occasion: Surprise Pageant 2020 [Evangelion], or EVA WonFes! True to its identify, it centered on figures and statues impressed by Hideaki Anno’s iconic Evangelion franchise.

As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, it was held on a smaller scale than earlier occasions. The ambiance was additionally a little bit totally different resulting from strict measures upheld to guard its attendees, however this definitely didn’t change the followers’ ardour for Evangelion and superb figures! Learn on for a fast tour of EVA WonFes!

Attendees had been greeted by one more attractive official WonFes illustration by Kiyohiko Azuma.

Cubicles had been spaced out this yr as a part of the occasion’s many measures towards COVID-19 transmission.

Indicators posted across the occasion reminded attendees to chorus from talking loudly and consuming, in addition to to take a seat down when watching occasions, maintain a secure distance from others, and put on a masks.

The reveals included an official Evangelion sales space, the place guests might take pleasure in a PV for Evangelion: 3.0+1.Zero Thrice Upon a Time (slated to open in Jan. 2021), in addition to varied product shows.

The Kaiyodo sales space showcased a unbelievable collection of earlier Evangelion merchandise, with reruns of storage kits additionally up for grabs.

Do you know that Evangelion is carefully linked to the event of Japanese storage kits and Surprise Pageant? Within the late 1990s, Evangelion triggered a growth in storage kits for each followers and creators. These creators went on to encourage and compete with one another, an element which led to higher high quality within the general determine business.

An Evangelion Unit-01 storage equipment produced in 1997. Reruns restricted to EVA WonFes had been additionally up on the market.

Kaiyodo additionally displayed figures of characters from upcoming film Evangelion: 3.0+1.Zero Thrice Upon a Time. Organized as a battle scene, it raised anticipation for the long-awaited finish to the Rebuild of Evangelion collection.

Kotobukiya was additionally at EVA WonFes with a sales space illustrating its lengthy historical past of making high quality Evangelion merchandise.

A timeline on the Kotobukiya sales space displaying over 20 years of Evangelion figures.

A determine of Rei Ayanami produced within the 90s. This explicit determine has been discontinued.

BANDAI SPIRITS, famous for manufacturers like Ichiban Kuji and TAMASHII Nations, introduced reveals that spotlighted figures and plamodels for characters from the upcoming film.

In fact, we will’t neglect concerning the sellers who got here to indicate off their superb indie figures! A WonFes custom, this stuff are usually accessible on the market to the general public solely on the day, with sellers receiving permission from the official franchise beneath these circumstances. Just like the business part, there have been fewer cubicles than previous occasions, however that made it all of the extra simpler for particular person sellers to face out with their distinctive creations.

A transparent determine of Rei Ayanami. Created by Gaianotes.

Asuka trying assured on a motorcycle. Created by Vispo.

Authentic tenugui towels with stamped designs. Created by Epiriri -Epic&Lyric-.

Lilith’s physique. Created by Galaxy-koubou.

Adam, the First Angel… up for grabs for simply 7000 yen! Solely at WonFes. Be aware: Even in case you eat Adam, you gained’t be capable of generate AT Fields. Created by KITTY-HAWK.

We hope you loved this style of EVA WonFes. In fact, you may by no means actually get sufficient of Evangelion nor the gorgeous figures of WonFes, so try our album beneath for much more pictures of all of the motion!

Images and article by Takemori S.