Inspired by the mechas from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Japanese train operator JR West is giving one of their super-fast bullet trains a mecha makeover. The design for his 500 Type EVA train will match the mecha Evangelion Unit-01 both inside and out.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the blazing purple and green makeover is scheduled to start in autumn 2015 with completion in March 2017. This date also marks the 40th anniversary of the Sanyo Shinkansen line which connects Osaka and Fukuoka. Aside from the wild “party” decorations for these two momentous occasions, JR West also plans to sell commemorative memorabilia, with Evangelion animator Hideaki Anno supervising the project.
Check out more concept art after the break.