Finally got my hands on my order of Evangelion 1.01. Amazon.jp is impressive. Ordered placed on Saturday, processed on Sunday, delivered on Monday morning, arrived at Tuesday evening. That’s what you call service, eh. But I must say, for the 1,700 yen I paid for the shipping, they could’ve used a much more better packaging. I was surprised at looking at thin boxpack(or whatever it’s called) used for the DVD. I was expecting a box, heh.
Literally had to rip open the top of the packing to reveal my prize, the Evangelion 1.01 LE box. The design is definitely impressively red and elegant. Really nice touch on the “Evangelion 1.01 : You are (not) alone” logo on the front.
Carefully using a blade to cut open the plastic wrapping at the side to unveil out the real thing. The inside case is fully black, with the same “Eva 1.01” logo impressed on it. The quality of the material used for both the red and black boxes are really solid, dispelling any fears of damage to the innards.
Opening up the black case, which unfolds to three portions, two containing disc 1 and disc 2, and one more holding the additional material and booklet. The insides are all fully red, as you can see. The designers surely did an awesome job.
A closer look at both discs. Both are pure red with the labels faintly etched on them, but still pretty visible. My camera can’t capture the details though, :(.
The extra materials. From left to right; the filmstrip holder, two advertisement pamphlets and the movie booklet. The red advert pamphlet contains mostly Gainax Evangelion merchandise promotions. Oh Gainax, you milkers.
The white one, on the other hand, advertises Starchild products… I lol’ed, then orz’ed at seeing the live action Negima class roster in it.
The filmstrip that I managed to get. It’s Misato when she first brings Shinji back home. Sigh, why Misato. Well, it seems like it can sell rather high on the market, so I’m happy with it. Current highest price of the filmstrips being auctioned off is the one of Rei smiling, at the end of Operation Yashima, at the tune of 61k yen. I sure hope I get a filmstrip with Asuka in it for the next installment. I’m so gonna be pissed if I get Misato again, XD.
And that completes my unboxing of the Evangelion 1.01 LE. It’s my first (and hopefully, only) purchase of the year, and the second limited edition DVD (first being the Byousoku 5cm LE) that I can proudly call my own :)).
Now I’m hoping that Evangelion 2.0 will air this year as planned, can’t wait to see Asuka again :).