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Korin_Mari
11-19-2013, 03:43 PM
Yesterday I received a package from Suisin. I wondered what on earth it could possibly be, because I have never gotten anything sent to me from a vendor before. I thought it might be documents to forward to my mother or a new catalog that they accidentally shipped to me instead of the purchasing department manager.

When I opened the package I found this:
http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/msugai88/Evaswordcover_zps4c71a7a4.jpg
Now if you're not familiar, Evangelion is a extremely famous Japanese cartoon/comic that has an ever growing and hardcore fan base.

http://i895.photobucket.com/albums/ac154/msugai88/page_zps7b775aba.jpg
It was a book of Evangelion weapons turned into Japanese katanas by real Japanese katana craftsmen.

Doubting my eyes, I had to turn to my coworker and confirm that I wasn't hallucinating... :shocked:
Although I've never seen it or know much about the series, a few of my coworkers were very excited when I showed them.

I don't know how many of you on the forum like Japanese cartoons, but I thought it was amazing and really fun. I was so happy that our vendor sent it to me (via EMS even). Such a thoughtful gift, but I have no idea how they knew my secret (but not so secret anymore) hobbies. lolol

Anyways thanks for reading. Just wanted to share. :)

Burl Source
11-19-2013, 03:48 PM
Great gift!

quantumcloud509
11-19-2013, 05:52 PM
That looks like fun, great, I just might get into this cartoon now if it comes with subtitles...who knows, anything mentioned on this website ends up at my house one way or another lol. Mari everyone loves your catalogs BTW!

Nmko
11-19-2013, 06:07 PM
That looks like fun, great, I just might get into this cartoon now if it comes with subtitles...who knows, anything mentioned on this website ends up at my house one way or another lol. Mari everyone loves your catalogs BTW!

It's addictive, go easy.. and there is english dubbed episodes. http://www.dubbedepisodes.org/neon-genesis-evangelion-episode-7-english-dub

Awesome Mari!

brainsausage
11-19-2013, 07:15 PM
I was addicted to Neon Genesis a few years ago. I predict a relapse in the near future...

Crothcipt
11-20-2013, 04:05 AM
So cool.

Korin_Mari
11-20-2013, 04:08 PM
I was addicted to Neon Genesis a few years ago. I predict a relapse in the near future...

I'm glad to see some fan here. :)
Its so old but there is such a big fan base that they keep making movies and stuff. Pretty cool stuff. I need to sit down and watch it.

eshua
11-20-2013, 05:34 PM
I remember watching part of it as a teenager. The abridged is hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJnureuZ6Ts

dmccurtis
11-20-2013, 08:00 PM
I'm not much of an anime fan, but Evangelion is fascinating on both a story and cultural level. I'd heard of these katanas being displayed in a traveling exhibit. I think it speaks to the cultural relevance that Evangelion still has.

brainsausage
11-20-2013, 09:53 PM
It's right up there with Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Great stuff.

Korin_Mari
11-22-2013, 08:58 AM
I'm not much of an anime fan, but Evangelion is fascinating on both a story and cultural level. I'd heard of these katanas being displayed in a traveling exhibit. I think it speaks to the cultural relevance that Evangelion still has.

Oh I didn't realize they have them on display. I wonder if they would still be around next year. I'd be curious to see it.

Korin_Mari
11-22-2013, 08:58 AM
I remember watching part of it as a teenager. The abridged is hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJnureuZ6Ts

:rofl2:

dmccurtis
11-23-2013, 12:26 PM
I believe it's running in Tokyo until the end of the year.

http://www.eva-and-swords.com


Oh I didn't realize they have them on display. I wonder if they would still be around next year. I'd be curious to see it.

cookinstuff
11-24-2013, 12:02 AM
For more similarly nerdy stuff, you should check out Man At Arms Mari, I saw a video linked to youtube off of this site. The guy makes weapons from tv shows, movies and videogames into full sized weapons, I got stuck on his youtube video loop one night, was pretty cool, and sort of similar to this.

Korin_Mari
11-25-2013, 02:06 PM
For more similarly nerdy stuff, you should check out Man At Arms Mari, I saw a video linked to youtube off of this site. The guy makes weapons from tv shows, movies and videogames into full sized weapons, I got stuck on his youtube video loop one night, was pretty cool, and sort of similar to this.

So~ I spent most of last night watching that channel after you recommended it. lol Its was so cool. Thanks for sharing!