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.
Anime has certainly had its share of protracted productions. Ask an oldster how agitated they got waiting for Giant Robo. More recently, the wait for the follow-up to 2012's Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo has been the big one trying the patience of fans. Now, on the publicity circuit ahead of the July 29th opening of his Godzilla movie, Eva creator Hideaki Anno has had the opportunity to comment.
As is the case with any fan-favorite property, everything will eventually be mashed together, and since Overwatch exploded right out of the gate it didn't take long for the anime mashups to commence. The latest has YouTuber veselekov mixing the heroes of Overwatch with the "A Cruel Angel's Thesis" intro to Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion TV anime. See the results after the jump.
Anime fashion brand SuperGroupies is back with a second wave of Evangelion inspired lingerie, following up on last summer's 20th anniversary Rei, Asuka and Mari line. Not to be confused with the Bandai Premium/Peach John lingerie/PJs offering. Yeah, there have been a lot of ladies undies inspired by Eva. More after the jump.
Bandai's Life division has listed two cup and saucer sets collaborated by internationally famous Japanese tableware company Noritake and the Evangelion anime franchise, featuring the images of the Eva-01 and 02 units. Pre-orders have been accepted on Premium Bandai since yesterday. Check the product photos after the jump!