Mari Illustrious Makinami is an Evangelion pilot strictly introduced into the franchise during the 4-part theatrical remake series Rebuild of Evangelion, in the second installment Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. She is voiced by Maaya Sakamoto in the Japanese version. Little is known about her as of yet except that she is the pilot of the Provisional Evangelion Unit-05 which differs from previous incarnations drastically featuring four mechanical "legs" that end in wheels and a lack of hands which have been replaced with a jousting lance and "claw". Because of its unique design, Mari pilots her Eva wearing a helmet-like contraption and her plugsuit is equipped with several attachments that connect to tubing that apparently help her in moving the Evangelion. Mari's designation amongst the other Children has yet to be revealed. She self destructs Unit-05 to defeat one of the Angels in the films opening but manages to escape unharmed. During the film's climax she steals Unit-02 to battle the 10th Angel.
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A Kotobukiya Japanese import. Following the rerelease of the ultra-popular Rei Ayanami in Plug Suit from Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone and the Asuka Langley Soryu in Plug Suit from Evangelion 1.0: You Can (Not) Advance, comes the third component in the trio of beautiful Neon Genesis Evangelion ladies, Makinami Mari Illustrious. Appearing in the theatrical remake, 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, Mari is the mysterious pilot of the Provisional Evangelion Unit-05. Coyly posed peeking over her shoulder with a cute grin, Mari kneels in her distinctive pink plug suit. The vividly colored outfit is ultra-tight and hugs every curve of her body. The feminine young pilot can be displayed in two ways: with or without her unique removable red glasses. Mari rests with one hand on a miniature rock-like bust of the Beast Mode EVA Unit-02. Her outfit and base perfectly match those of Rei and Asuka, making them three of a kind. Standing 9” tall (in 1/6th scale), Mari was crafted by Bishoujo sculptor Tsukuru Shirahige.