Yesterday, the folks at Australian anime distributor Madman attented the Shin Godzilla vs. Evangelion Symphony at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Shibuya. Madman (and Japanese fans) report that a message let concert goers know "‘Please expect the next installment of Shin Godzilla, and Shin Evangelion Gekijōban:||’"
Noted bishoujo illustrator/figure designer Shunya Yamashita (Kotobukiya's "Bishoujo" line of the super hero, game and movie characters) has teamed up with sculptor Mitsumasa Yoshizawa (REFLECT) for a "glamorous" new take on Rebuild of Evangelion's Rei Ayanami. More after the jump.
It's Godzilla vs. Eva! Kind of! The thrilling music of Evangelion and Shin Godzilla will be coming together in a one-of-a-king orchestral performance later this month. Tickets are now available, as well as limited-edition merchandise. Hit the jump for more info!
Lantis today posted a 160-second preview video for two songs from 50-year-old singer Yoko Takahashi's debut 25th anniversary single "Welcome to the stage!" to be released on March 22. The two songs are based on the soundtrack music for Evangelion and Shin Godzilla, and their original composer Shiro Sagisu rearranged the songs for her. Check her memorial songs after the jump!
Last spring, the Evangelion Store teamed up with concept brand Lowblow Knuckle for a series of shirts meant to evoke hotrodding, motorcycles, surfing and all those classic 50s and 70s American subcultures. Now, they're back for more with an assortment that includes Misato Meets Shinji, Beast Ride Mari and 2Guns Rei, selling for 6,372 yen with a March release planned.
Which anime threw you for the biggest loop? Goo ranking has shared their list, and we have the top ten here for your perusal. How does it stack up to your picks? Hit the jump to find out!
According to Gainax, it's the Year of the Pen Pen! Their Tokyo store is offering limited-edition goods featuring the penguin mascot and fan favorite Rei Ayanami, including clear files, postcards, and a Pen Pen pen. Yes, you read that right. Hit the jump to preview the goods!
Get ready for a new cover of one of the most popular anime theme songs of recent years. Singer Akina Nakamori is bringing back the 90s with a familiar anison on her latest cover album, Belie. See the full track listing and the CM after the jump!
TBS has opened the official website for its upcoming 30-minute TV drama series Rental no Koi/Rental Love and posted a photo and a 15-second preview introducing its 24-year-old lead actress Ayame Goriki cosplaying as EVA-01 from the Evangelion franchise. Hit the jump for more details.
Visitors to Comiket 91, December 29-31 at Tokyo Big Sight, are going to get an early chance to pick up a special anime book. The Art of Tadashi Hiramatsu will be the first volume collecting the works of an important creator who worked on Gainax's '90s notable. He was then back for Rebuild of Evangelion (key animation). And, more recently, he was character designer on Parasyte -the maxim- and Yuri !!! on ICE.