If you are in Japan and happen to be a huge fan of Hideaki Anno’s works, then you will want to hit up the Hideaki Anno Exhibition @ Aomori Museum of Art. The exhibition, which runs from April 22 to July 17, 2023, not only showcases the visionary animator/director/producer’s recent hits like the Shin Kamen Rider and Shin Evangelion but it will also take visitors back to the man’s past, way before Neon Genesis Evangelion puts him on the Japanese pop culture map.
Expect to find valuable materials like manga, anime, and more that inspired the man and his works. The exhibition also follows the creative’s growth, showcasing his other creative works over the decades. The exhibition also introduces the visionary creation’s upcoming projects, including a non-profit organization launched by Anno to archive anime for future generations.
There is, of course, also a special exhibition dedicated to the Shin Kamen Rider which you find movie props, costumes, posters, artworks, and more. In fact, this special event showcases all four Shin properties, marked by the respective logos. The exhibition has four lifts, each leading to the respective Shin properties, namely, Shin Kamen Rider, Shin Ultraman, Shin Evangelion, and Shin Godzilla.
Speaking of which, fans can ogle at the large-size statues of Hideaki Anno’s recent works, including the menacing Shin Godzilla, Shin Ultraman, as well as Shin Kamen Rider. Visitors will be able to pick up merchandise of the respective Shin properties too (but of course).
The Hideaki Anno Exhibition is a traveling exhibition that started in 2021 and the Hideaki Anno Exhibition @ Aomori Museum of Art is the sixth venue. Once Aomori is wrapped, the exhibition will land in Nagano on November 25, 2023. Meanwhile, you may learn more HERE [JP].
Images: Hideaki Anno Exhibition [JP].