If you don’t watch anime, then you probably have never heard of the Neon Genesis Evangelion. Don’t worry, though, because you’re not alone. Over in Japan, anime is about as big as sushi and tempura so we kind of expected that it would cross over into other fields. Now, it looks like it’s about to make its presence in one of Japan’s racing series, at least that’s what the Japanese Super GT300 Toyota Corolla Axio team is hoping for.

The team is currently in the process of inviting fans of NGE to sponsor the team’s race car, which if you still haven’t noticed, is about as colorful a livery as we’ve seen in a race car for quite some time now. The people behind the livery, Team Eva, did a pretty commendable job transforming the Corolla into a fast and running nerd-car and the hope is that some fan - or fans - of NGE with deep pockets will fork over some cash to get the car sponsored.

We’ve talked about the length racing teams will go to to get any kind of attention and the Axio team certainly got the attention of the anime-loving nutwhacks. Whether that translates to sponsorships is another matter altogether, but in any case, any publicity is good publicity, right?


Source: Nihon Car

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  (515) posted on 05.6.2010

I agree, GT-R was inspired by the Gundam wing, Corolla was inspired by the Evangelion, I would me much more appreciated if they Used a SCION TC rather than the toyota Corolla.

  (364) posted on 05.5.2010

hmm I guess their car does looks the Evagelion. This kind of set up has given their car an aggressive looks.

  (406) posted on 05.4.2010

What do you expect to japanese people, absolutely they are all very talented in anime, fortunately fans will increase because it will be sponsored with the anime community.

  (648) posted on 05.4.2010

Just like the GT-R, Japanese wanted to make more japanese cultured car. I’d like to see this kind of paint job on the GT-R and not on corolla.

  (11) posted on 05.2.2010

i just want to say that the work "khara" is in arabic :P :P

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