Asuka and Rei were a real yin and yang pair for Neon Genesis Evangelion. Not so much for Rebuild. Kadokawa-DWANGO chair and board member of Rebuild producer Khara Nobuo Kawakami has a new book on the secrets of Studio Ghibli and talent behind it. For this, a discussion with creator Hideaki Anno brought up the subject of Rei versus Asuka in the age of the new movies.
"We accept you, we accept you. One of us, one of us. Gooba-gobble, gooba-gobble." Cartoon Network's Regular Show let its otaku flag fly in this week's season 6, episode 25, "Brilliant Century Duck Crisis Special." Check out the results after the jump.
Earlier this year a truly bizarre and special crowdfunding campaign hit Japanese site ReadyFor. Sadly, the ambitious goal of raising 100 million yen (around $840,000) to send a replica Spear of Longinus from Neon Genesis Evangelion to the moon ended up falling short. Read on for more.
Kaworu, in a way, seems like he'd be pretty cuddly. At least, Shinji seems to think so. Either way, Neon Genesis Evangelion fans wouldn't protest at another chance to pick up some adorable new merchandise featuring Kaworu and the rest of the cast, especially a line from Sanrio! Hit the jump for more!
The Japan Animator Expo is a showcase of 30 shorts presented by Dwango and Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara. This week's 12th returns to the subject of Evangelion and introduces Shinji to Shinji as Shinji Aramaki, the veteran director who worked with Anno on 1988's MADOX-01 and who is best known to international fans for the CG Appleseed movies, helms evangelion:Another Impact (Confidential). More after the jump.
Last December, plans were announced to release Neon Genesis Evangelion in an HD remastered Blu-ray box sets along with an Archives of Evangelion: Neon Genesis Evangelion Broadcast version DVD-box this summer, with original character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto providing art. This weekend, the release information was posted. The two versions are due out in Japan on August 25th at 38,000 Yen for the Blu-rays and 18,000yen for the DVDs. More after the jump.
In time for this October's 20th anniversary of Neon Genesis Evangelion, a crowdfunding campaign has launched with the aims of sending a replica Spear of Longinus to the moon. One day in, with cooperation from Google Lunar XPrize competitor Hakuto, promotion from actress/model/tv celeb/Eva spokeswoman Natsuki Kato and astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, and coverage on NHK, the effort has raised 30 million yen towards its 100 million yen goal.
Eva merch is getting into yet another market with Evangelion Automotive Accessory, set to introduce an AM/FM radio antenna based on Unit 01's trademark horn this year. The retractable piece is designed to fit on most Japanese cars, is tested for aerodynamic low air resistance and high receiver sensitivity, and painted in that famous purple color scheme with high-grade acrylic urethane.
Every other Monday, Man at Arms' team of blacksmiths and craftsmen build fans' favorite weapons, and this week the subject is Ryuko Matoi's Scissor Blade from Kill La Kill. Check out the results after the jump.