In the United States, 7-Eleven is regarded as the premiere spot to buy off-brand beef jerky, diabetes-inducing Slurpees, and all manner of questionable egg salad sandwiches. In Japan, however, 7-Eleven is like an oasis disguised as a convenience store. With its own bank, a variety of delicious Japanese treats, and genuinely friendly employees, it is a much classier version of its western counterpart. How much classier? Well, today they unveiled a one-of-a-kind sports car emblazoned with Neon Genesis Evangelion-inspired art. Dubbed the “7-Eleven Limited Mitsuoka Motors Evangelion Orochi”, this sweet whip will cost you a cool 16 million yen (approximately $138,140).
Using Mitsuoka Motors’ Orochi Gold Premium vehicle as a base, Evangelion mechanical designer Ikuto Yamashita designed the custom itasha car. If you’re considering buying it, you can fill out an application at 7-Eleven stores across Japan from November 14-30 whereupon a buyer will be chosen by lottery. So if you don’t have the money yet, you still have the rest of the month to do a series of increasingly unspeakable things in order to scrounge it up. For those of you still shaking your head in disbelief that a vaunted convenience store like 7-Eleven would sell weird character goods like this, you should also know that this past August, they sold a massive $18,000 Unit-01 Evangelion figure. Now that’s what I call convenient.
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[HT: Anime News Network]