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New Evangelion Watches Are Smart, Sort Of

Okay, so they aren’t exactly Apple Watch-level smart.

But for fans of Evangelion, which turned 20 this year, two new Eva-branded watches from Epson might be just the thing.

They’re a part of Epson’s “smart canvas” brand of wristwatches, which also includes Star Wars, Rilakkuma, Moomin and Peanuts-branded watches.

The Evangelion versions, which come in Nerv and Kaworu types, have several different watch faces which cycle throughout the day thanks to the power of e-ink (think Kindle or Pebble watches).

The Nerv watch includes six modes: active time, Angel, Eva unit, electric tower, synchro, and desktop, which displays the temperature as well as time.

The Kaworu watch includes the following modes: Kaworu, moon, piano, hexagon, DSS choker, and desktop.

According to Epson, both watches also have special images that only appear during certain days.

What’s the damage on these semi-smart Evangelion watches? ¥25,000, which is currently about $205. Additional wristbands go for another ¥4,500, or about $38. As is sadly often the case with these kinds of products, they’re only available in Japan, though we imagine they’ll be stocked at the usual online import shops.

Seems like for $200 you could get your hands on an actual smart watch, but it wouldn’t have Kaworu’s kind-but-mysterious face on it, would it?

Source: Rocket News

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.