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!
Every year, husband and wife Hideaki (Evangelion) and Moyocco (Insufficient Direction,Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen) Anno contribute lantern art to Bonbori Matsuri, a midsummer festival at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū shrine in Kamakura. Moyocco always does elegant kimono clad poles. Hideaki does, generally oblique, references to current projects. This year, he raised the question of whether he's actively working on anything.
Ateam's multiplayer real time RPG for iOS and Android, Unison League, has announced its new collaboration project with the Rebuild of Evangelion film series and Evangelion Racing. The game started its service in December 2014 and has been downloaded over 5 million times. Check the PV for the collaboration events featuring the Eva characters after the jump!
Previewed at the recent Wonder Festival figure event and now published online, Yoji Shinkawa, known for his design and art direction work on the Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders series, has offered his take on the idea of NERV Produced G Weapon. This G x Eva x Yoji.S creation is being developed as a pre-painted figure from Sentinel. Get a look after the jump.
Starting on April 1st and leading into the July 29th opening of Toho's new Godzilla movie, co-directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Heisei Gamera series, Attack on Titan), a series of art pieces have matching the series. The latest features Gainax vet Akira Amemiya and Yuji Kaneko's take on Godzilla meeting the pilots. Meanwhile, a new set of merchandise feature Asuka as the King of Kaiju.
Along with Shinji Higuchi (Heisei Gamera series, Attack on Titan), Hideaki Anno is helming the new Godzilla movie, which has meant a lot of Evangelion crossover merchandise, mostly featuring battles between Eva Unit 01 and Godzilla. In an impressive, new figure, they were spliced together with the premise that injected G-cells have "Awakened" in the Eva. Get a look after the jump.
Udon Entertainment had a slate of licenses to announce at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con that included their first prose novel, Street Fighter. The book is written by Takashi Yano (Naruto: Itachi's Story, Naruto: Shikamaru's Story), with art by One-Punch Man's Yuusuke Murate. Their latest manga license is Dragon's Crown, yuztan's adaptation of the Vanillaware/Atlus game. More after the jump.