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!
Starting on April 1st and leading into the July 29th opening of Toho's new Godzilla movie (Godzilla Resurgence internationally, Shin Gojira in Japan), co-directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Heisei Gamera series, Attack on Titan), a series of art pieces have been imagining clashes between Godzilla and Evangelion Unit 01. A big name has been brought for the latest, internationally recognized modern artist Takashi Murakami.
It's time for your own training arc. Evangelion has teamed up with Army Dumbbell (dumbbell as in the thing you lift, not as in "baka Shinji") for Type-01 and Type-02 modular sets. With plates for adjusting the weight to 5, 7, or 10kg, the polyethylene (promoted for the benefit of not rusting, smelling or getting gold) sets, limited to 180,000 units , with bonus sports towl, go for 5,400yen. Shipping is scheduled for July 9th. More after the jump.
It was the second week of June, which meant, in honor of the birthday of artist/designer/animator mebae (C – Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility and Takashi Murakami's 6♡PRINCESS), it was time for artists to flood Twitter with illustrations of Evangelion's Asuka. Get a look after the jump.
Bandai's official online store Premium Badai today starts accepting pre-orders for two new Evangelion × Godzilla crossover items: 320mm-tall figures of Type 3 Kiryu from the two Mechagodzilla films in the Millennium series, with coloring of Eva Unit 01 and 02. Check the details after the jump!
Friday night's alright for fighting, and this week, the King of Kaiju and Unit 01 renewed their throwdown. In anticipation of the July 29 release of Godzilla Resurgence (known as Shin Gojira in Japan), the new movie co-directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Heisei Gamera series, Attack on Titan) has continued to bring in Anno's Evangelion for merchandise and cross-promotion. Get a look at the new art and plans after the jump.
On May 17th, 2006, Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno founded Studio Khara (based on Greek χαρα, "joy"). In August, they began recruiting and on September 1, 2007 they launched the Rebuild of Evangelion anime movie series. The studio's Twitter thanked for their support and promises to continue to grow over the next decade. With this, they unveiled an anniversary logo by Evangelion mecha designer Ikuto Yamashita. More after the jump.
Toho's new Godzilla movie (Godzilla Resurgence internationally, Shin Gojira in Japan), co-directed by Hideaki Anno (Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (Heisei Gamera series, Attack on Titan) continues its Evangelion tie-ins with a set of Sega arcade prizes. Spotted among these is a 20cm Premium Figure (aka PM Figure) of Rei Ayanami posing with a mini-version of the King of Kaiju. Get a look after the jump.
Promotion for the Hideaki Anno co-directed new Godzilla movie (Godzilla Resurgence internationally, Shin Gojira in Japan) continues to draw in Evangelion as Japan's 7-Eleven has begun promoting advanced ticket sales with a limited edition Unit 01 color version Mechagodzilla figure, based on Bandai's Movie Monsters series. More after the jump.