Since that time, the Reddit community has seen many photos of people wearing and t-shirts with this design, even to school. What the forward-lookings world wants, we capture them all under one banner; s. The most popular item is a hoodie with a collage of multiple faces from various anime placed together. In May 2017, another Redditor posted a currently deleted photo of a person wearing an shirt. They’re approximately as large as the size of your palm and wonderfully sturdy, making them perfect for adorning backpacks, wallets, and so on to give your quotidian life a subtle yet unmistakable EVANGE LION touch. They’re still on sale, but I wouldn’t know since I haven’t gone into a toy shop in about a decade.
There are tons of Evange lion dolls out there. While most items are based on Shinji Ikari’s Evange lion Unit-01 and Asuka Shikinami Langley’s Unit-02, there are also handkerchiefs and pouches colored after Rei Ayanami, Kaworu Nagisa, and Mari Makinami Illustrious. However, enough people are saying this trend is gross and sexist. Comments were controversial. Some suggested this could attract extremely negative reactions when worn in public; others, these designs do not show anything explicit, and people fearlessly showing their love of anime and Japanese culture.
Moreover, this design and the hoodie itself are often used for memes about weeaboo culture. The image of many anime characters with the O-face by artist Hirune has been circulating the internet since 2015. The earliest known picture of a t-shirt based on that design was posted at a South Korean forum on March 16, 2016, along with pictures of phone cases, pillows, and bags of the same design.
Redditors also managed to identify the central face; it was an image from Danke Dankei Revolution by Japanese artist Izanagi. It was in 2015 when the brand Supreme cooperated with famous Japanese artist Toshio Maeda. A user asked for a source of the image used for the t-shirts like the one above. Neon Genesis Evangelion Merchandise Pretty standard. The other one, however, is exactly what we’re looking for: a recondite cut from the series, taking Captain Kishibe’s line ‘Makima is listening’ and placing it behind a barely visible image of the character. If only I didn’t have to eat those damn things looking at me. Available with Shinji or Rei, these 50cm long models have LED lights, and even the cockpit lights up.