NTT Docomo in Japan has unveiled the special edition Android smartphone that will launch in June, in conjunction with the "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo" movie. The SH-06D NERV will be showcased at the NOTTV booth at the Anime Expo 2012 (held at Makuhari Messe in Japan) during the weekend, 31 March and 1 April.
The "Eva mobile" was extremely well received when it was first launched in 2009. And this year, NTT Docomo has come up with the second "NEXT series SH-06D NERV" special edition phone, manufactured by Sharp, and will be launched in conjunction with the movie "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo" in June. The Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo is a Japanese animated film directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and Hideaki Anno, and is the third of four movies released in the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy, based on the original anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.
The SH-06D NERV special edition model reproduces the view of the world in the movie with the same concept of "government paramilitary organization NERV". The body design, built-in content, as well as user interface are made to reflect the world of "Evangelion", and is supervised by the color studio production company. The picture that has been released only shows the the rear panel of the phone – the NERV logo, as well as the FeliCa mark. (FeliCa is the contactless RFID smart card system used in Japan). Details on pre-orders and other information have yet to be released.
The price is rumored to be slightly higher than the original Sharp SH-06D, though the special edition smartphone will only be available in limited quantity. The SH-06D NERV will be showcased at the NOTTV booth at the Anime Expo 2012 (held at Makuhari Messe in Japan) during the weekend, on 31 March and 1 April.