Amazon Japan today posted its top-selling product lists for each category for the 12 months from November 17, 2014 to November 15, 2015. The top-selling anime disc of the year was the 1st Blu-ray volume of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin, while the top-selling manga was the premium edition of the 14th volume of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Check the top 10 lists after the jump.
Universal Studios Japan had a considerable hit with this year's extended run of “Universal Cool Japan” attractions. And, like any hit, there's a sequel with Evangelion The Real 4D:2.0, Attack on The Real 2, Biohazard/Resident The Escape 2, and Monster Hunter The Real, running January 15 to June 26, 2016, and joined by a new Kyary Pamyu Pamyu KAWAII World "XR Ride," featuring a 360 degree virtual reality experience set to a up-tempo music from KPP collaborator Yasutaka Nakata. New visuals offer a teaser of what to expect.
If you want to show off how big of an Evangelion fan you are but don't really like T-shirts and accessories inspired by anime or video games, underclothing might be the best path for you. A new collaboration between Radio Eva and underwear creator Radio Eva has a bright new collection of Evangelion-inspired underwear that's just as awesome as it sounds. Hit the jump to have a look!
GungHo Online Entertainment recently kicked off an enhanced Neon Genesis Evangelion collaboration in Puzzle & Dragons. The Evangelion crossover is now live once again, running from November 16 to November 29 and pitting players against nine mysterious Angels in an Evangelion-themed dungeon. Hit the jump for details.
Bandai Namco in North America and Europe has announced that PlayStation Network and Steam are now offering an Evangelion-inspired costume set for RPG Tales of Zestiria. Bundles on PSN support the Cross-buy function and can be used both for PS4 and PS3 versions. More after the jump.
Want to try out some delicious Evangelion-themed snacks? There's an awesome cafe that's opening its doors at JR Hakata Station called 500 Type Eva Café. There's a selection of Evangelion delicacies that would please anyone, from cider to pancakes to curry. Hit the jump for more!
This fall, Japan's 7-Eleven is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the broadcast of Neon Genesis Evangelion with a smartphone, limited to 30,000 units, and life-size Rei Ayanami, Asuka Langley Shikinami, and Kaworu Nagisa statues, limited to 15 units. Returning Eva event MC favorites, actress/model/tv celeb Natsuki Kato (Kamen Rider Ryuki, Battle Royale II) and idol DAIGO, took the stage to introduce the campaign.
Back in July we posted about the 500 Type Eva Project, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the JR West Sanyō Shinkansen line and the 20th anniversary of Neon Genesis Evangelion with a special bullet train decorated in the style of Evangelion Unit-01. You can see some of the first real photos after the jump.
After their recent comments on Anime News Network's ANN Cast that a home video release of the Evangelion 3.33 movie was being planned for early 2016, FUNimation updated the timing at this weekend's New York Comic Con, saying the long-anticipated Rebuild sequel is slated for February 2, 2016. More after the jump.