Evangelion is a global hit anime franchise, from the television anime debut of Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1995, it has since expanded into other media such as manga comics, movies, video games, and more, creating a social phenomenon. Released in 2007, Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition has character designs that capture the age, and a mysterious and deep storyline that is captivating yet accessible enough to cater to a wider audience, with younger viewers as its focus. With a new and stylish take on imagery and cinematography, the series leaves an impression on not only regular viewers, but also creators both in Japan and abroad.
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Sightseeing Spot in This Area
Ube City, which was one of the places that served as a model for the setting of the "EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME", is situated in the southwestern part of Yamaguchi Prefecture facing the Seto Inland Sea, and is now known as "A City of Greenery, Flowers, and Sculptures". Tokiwa Park is one of the most recommended sightseeing spots in Ube City, with an amusement park, zoo and plant museum centered on Lake Tokiwa, one of the largest lakes in Yamaguchi Prefecture. It is the venue for the "UBE Biennale (UBE International Sculpture Competition)", the world's oldest international sculpture exhibition held every two years from 1961. About 100 sculptures are scattered in the park, and it is a park where you can experience art right next to you.