It’s almost Wonder Festival season, and the bi-annual figure event, considered one of the biggest and most important in Japan, is celebrating the 20th anniversary of a certain unforgettable mecha classic – Neon Genesis Evangelion.
The illustration above is the official Summer WonFes 2015 visual artwork, and it features the two WonFes mascots, Wanda-chan and Reset-chan, donning the plug suits worn by Rei and Asuka. It is illustrated by none other than Kiyohiko Azuma, the mangaka behind Azumanga Daioh and Yotsuba&, who also produced a WonFes staple- Danboard.
Scheduled for Sunday, 26 July, this year’s Summer WonFes will be held on its traditional home of Makuhari Messe and will feature a 20th anniversary celebration for Evangelion during the event itself. Several Eva dioramas, exhibits, and new Evangelion figures will be shown.
A limited-edition Asuka figure, sculpted by BOME, will also be introduced during Summer WonFes, as well as a new event-only Sega UFO-catcher, featuring the series. These will also be a part of that Eva 20th anniversary booth.
source: Comic Natalie