In honor of the new Evangelion movie, the Aonami Line has become the Ayanami Line and has received a temporary Rei Ayanami theme. The train debuted this look on March 13, and it will last until May 31.
There will also be special merchandise people can buy, starting with this ticket and poster.
There are also some special cases to hold train passes.
And a special Rei shopping bag.
Buying other Rei merchandise can help you obtain these postcards.
So here’s the question: if you bring the life-size, moveable model of Rei on the train to sit with you, does it cost two tickets or one?
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.