|Here's where you can find information about what merchandise
featuring Kaworu is available online, and where you can
find it. Links to online stores in no way constitute an
endorsement. In fact, we have never done business with
most of these places. As with any other purchases, caveat
emptor. All prices are current as of October 1, 2000.
Episode 24 of Evangelion -
Here's where you should start, if you don't have it already.
The only episode of the series that features Kaworu.
Available subtitled in English from various places. If you
want the extended version in Japanese with no subtitles, it
is available from CD Japan.
Japan (5403 yen)
Unfortunately, the English-subtitled releases have not yet
reached episode 24. However, the extended version is available
unsubtitled (you must have a Region 2 or region-free DVD player).
Japan (6930 yen)
Laserdisc: With the collapse
of the laserdisc market, it's not likely that it will ever
be available outside Japan. However, the extended unsubtitled
version is available from CD
Japan (5913 yen).
Death & Rebirth/End of Evangelion
- theatrical features
Entertainment has the rights to release these subtitled in
English, but the latest word is that this probably won't be
happening until 2001. So, for now, they are only available
in Japanese, unsubtitled. As above, for the DVD, you must
have a Region 2 or region-free DVD player.
Boxset with both movies:
Japan video (23000 yen)
Japan DVD (9240 yen)
DVD (8800 yen)
Japan laserdisc (24999 yen)
only appears on one Evangelion soundtrack cd, Evangelion Addition.
He appears in a very silly, 21-minute-long sound drama featuring
all of the members of the cast. The cd is long out of print.
The only copies that I have seen are Son May copies, produced
in Taiwan, a country that does not respect international copyright
laws. For those who don't know, Son May copies are illegal
to buy, sell, or possess in almost every other country in
the world. (Just because something is widely available doesn't
mean that it's legal.) If you understand this and want to
take that risk, Son May copies of Evangelion Addition are
available from many different places.
Anime Item GGG-013 ($14.00)
N Joys Online ($14.95)
Soundtrack Inc. ($15.00)
of Excalibur ($14.95)
Kaworu Evangelion Photograph
(90p, ISBN# 4-04-341404-8)
small book telling the story of Kaworu's appearance in episode
24 (in Japanese, of course), with several pictures of him.
Online ($4.50, and likely in Chinese)
Adam (82p, ISBN# 4-04-852681-2)
artbook featuring the male characters of Evangelion, the Angels,
and the Eva units. Kaworu gets his own four-page spread.
Media ($24.50 Canadian)
and Toy Empire ($19.95)
of Anime ($20.00, Taiwan version)
Page Comics ($13.50)
Newtype TV Filmbook #9 (98pp,
ISBN# 4-04-852616-3, eps 23-26)
last in this series of books documenting the anime series,
it features several still shots from episode 24, and character
sketches as well.
Online ($7.80, and likely in Chinese)
The Japanese releases have not gotten anywhere close to the point in the series where Kaworu appears, so it'll
be quite some time before manga featuring Kaworu is available in English, either.
Kaworu hand-painted reproduction cel
decided not to release production cels from Evangelion (only
a few have snuck out), so there are only two types of Evangelion
cels that they have released into the market. The first type
are machine-reproduced cels, and the second are machine-reproduced
but hand-painted cels. Luckily, the Kaworu cel (a shot from
episode 24) falls into this second category, but that also
means that it's fairly expensive.
Knight Comics ($49.95)
Anime Corner Store ($139.98)
(Eva hand-drawn cel 14, currently $63.18)