Netflix has announced that they will take over Shinjuku’s metro station for the ‘Netflix Ani’Me’ Jack@Shinjuku’ event, where anime characters’ eyes from original works like Devilman Crybaby and B: The Beginning, as well as Production IG and Bones‘s tie-up works, will be displayed from 26 February 2018. The event has released a special video with the characters’ eyes. The ‘Me’ in Ani’Me’ (アニ’目’) is the Chinese character for ‘eye’, which can be read as anime’s ‘me’.
The event includes anime works which are currently available on Netflix. Dozens of titles and 280 pairs of characters’ eyes will be displayed at Shinjuku’s metro station’s wall. This event will not only feature Netflix original works like Devilman Crybaby‘s Akira Fudo and Ryo Asuka and Blame!‘s Zuru, but also familiar characters like Mobile Suit Gundam‘s Zaku or Pop Team Epic‘s Popuko and Pipimi.
It seems that this exhibition is going to test animation fans’ love and knowledge, as the characters can only be recognized by their eyes.
Here are just a few titles that were used for this event. First, series that became a social phenomenon, like Girls und Panzer, Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, Attack on Titan; new works like Kakegurui, Skilled Teaser Takagi; and other works like The Garden of Words, Little Witch Academia, and Tiger & Bunny.
The video is just about 30-seconds long, but you might discover a new character each time you see it.
Some gifts will be distributed during the event period. Fans will receive stickers with the characters’ eyes if they take pictures of the venue and share it on social networks. It might be quite fun to guess whose characters’ eyes you’ve got right and from which scene they’re taken.
Netflix Ani’Me’ Jack at Shinjuku Station
Duration: 12:00~20:00 from 26 February to 2 March
11:00~20:00 3 to 4 March 2018
Place: Inside the Shinjuku Station, in front of the wall face poster (Shinjuku Metro Super Premium Set C）
Number of Posted Works: 89
Number of Posted Characters: 280