Following the previously announced "Godzilla The Real 4D" and "Sengoku: The Real at Osaka Castle," Universal Studios Japan today revealed details on two more attractions for its upcoming Universal Cool Japan 2017 event to kick off in December 2016, "Evangelion XR Ride" and "Attack on Titan: The Real 4D 2." Hit the jump for more.
Would you wear a kimono will full-color Evangelion graphics on it? Tokyo Otaku Mode is currently taking votes on special designs for just that, as part of its Evangelion x Full Graphic Kimono project up until Halloween, or October 31. Take a look at the designs after the jump!
Back in 2012 The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum presented an Evangelion exhibit with production material, life-sized character figures, models, dioramas and plenty of paraphernalia. Despite this and despite Evangelion's promiscuous approach to crossovers and merchandising, it doesn't seem like its done anime mash-ups with the characters by seminal manga and anime creator Osamu Tezuka. In honor of Evangelion Store Tokyo-01's fifth anniversary, this omission is being corrected.
Hideaki Anno is coming off of the critical acclaim and box office success of Shin Godzilla, which has proven itself to be a unique take on the origin tale of the legendary movie monster, mixing Japanese current events with political intrigue. Hit the jump for his comments on the state of the delayed final entry in the Eva Rebuild film series, and whether he'd direct another Godzilla film.
Following the first Evangelion Unit-01 model in Burning Godzilla's color to be released in the coming November, Kotobukiya has also added another EVA-01 plastic model painted in the 1993 version Mechagodzilla's color for a January 2017 release. The version was appeared in the 1993 film Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. Check the product photos after the jump.
This week, book listings began carrying a May30th, 2017 release date for Dark Horse's recently announced Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend of the Piko-Piko Middle School Students, a parody named for arcade sound effects. The series was recently featured in a Japanese promo-crossover with Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor, another series written by Yushi Kawata. More after the jump.
Last weekend, Australian anime distributor Madman presented their Anime Festival hosting One-Punch Man's Shingo Natsume and Makoto Furukawa, Sword Art Online's Tomohiko Ito and Shingo Adacchi, and voice actresses Sora Tokui, Cristina Vee, Yuko Miyamura and Tiffany Grant. With both the Japanese (Yuko Miyamura) and English (Tiffany Grant) voices of Evangelion's Asuka in attendance, the two were challenged to draw the Unit 02 pilot one minute.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend of the Piko-Piko Middle School Students, named for arcade sound effects, plays with the concept of Shinji and company being adolescent gamers recruited by NERV protect humanity. Fist of the North Star: Strawberry Flavor recasts harsh would-be emperor of the apocalyptic wasteland Thouzer/Souther as a fun-loving/friend-seeking bro. These two parodies written by Yushi Kawata meet in a character in last week's October Young Ace.
Bandai's official online store Premium Bandai and the Evangelion franchise's official store EVANGELION STORE have started accepting pre-orders for "Evangelion Unit-02 Beast G Mode," the new collaboration figure between Toho's Godzilla and the Evangelion anime series, for a February 2017 release. Check the product photos of the series after the jump!