Married Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno and manga artist Moyocco Anno ( Insufficient Direction, Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen) have made a bit of a tradition of contributing lanterns to the summer Bonbori Matsuri, held at the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū shrine in Kamakura. Moyocco already previewed hers, and now Hideaki's has been unveiled, get a look after the jump.
Singer-songwriter and sometimes voice actor DAIGO and actress and frequent Misato cosplayer Natsuki Kato, along with the series' race queens, were on hand to present the launch of the Japanese 7-Eleven chain's latest Evangelion promotion. They're selling branded snacks, drinks with special Eva caps, and, most remarkably, two meter tall Eva statues!
Figure maker Vertex is ready to send Shinji x Kaworu fans to the moon with a paired set of Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo figures. The pair of non-scale, ready to embrace figures measure 30cm and are on sale now ahead of a November release for 8,424yen. Get a look after the jump.
Between this spring's release of her new album, her role dubbing Transformers: Age of Extinction, and her role in the upcoming Kazuo Umezu movie Mother, otaku idol Shoko Nakagawa, also known as Shokotan has been quite busy lately. She's also been doing some international touring, and after hitting France's Japan Expo earlier in the month, she's made an appearance at Hong Kong's ACGHK 2014.
Medicom Toys Real Action Hero line offers premium figures, upwards of 30cm, with plenty of stitched clothes and accessories. The line has introduced three new figures, coming in 2015: No.682 Girls und Panzer Miho Nishizumi in April, No.683, Kill la Kill Satsuki Kiryuin (Kamui Junketsu Ver.) in May and No.684 RAH NEO EVA-13, also in May. Get a look after the jump.
An Evangelion exhibit opens this weekend at the Sogo Museum of Art. Material for this previewed the bonus story offered with the limited edition of final/14th volume of the manga version of the series, illustrated by the anime character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. Plenty of fans are speculating about the mystery girl appearing with Rei. More after the jump.
NTV's Roadshow has been doing a summer of Studio Ghibli movies with Princess Mononoke a couple of weeks ago, Totoro last weekend, and Arrietty today. However, they will be ending the season with three Evangelion movies, and this has fans speculating. More after the jump.
There are certainly plenty of fan-favorite characters with German backgrounds. So, with that country's FIFA World Cup win, Evangelion's Asuka and the German Strike Witches have been the subject of a lot of soccer fan art in recent days. The ship girls of KanColle also go into the fun with a late night 60-minute drawing challenge. See all that and more after the jump.
This spring and summer, The Japan Foundation (Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris) and Museo ABC (Spain) and the Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum have been presenting a European tour of a set of Evangelion inspired updates on traditional Japanese swords. Get a look inside the exhibit after the jump.
Early yesterday, Takara Tomy began offering their limited run of Transformer / Evangelion Masterpiece Optimus Prime EVA Mode figure, with 1,000 units sold at 2,500 yen ahead of a November release. Well, if you didn't get in the robot immediately, you were out of luck on this one because within an hour it was sold out. More after the jump.
Kadokawa's Evangelion official site today revealed the cover illustration for the premium limited edition of the final/14th volume of Neon Genesis Evangelion manga series illustrated by the anime character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, with a new TV CM narrated by Kotono Mitsuishi. Check them after the jump!