Founding member of Gainax, animator on Daicon IV, Gunbuster and Nadia and character design for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Nadia, FLCL, .hack//Sign, Diebuster, and the Mamoru Hosoda movie, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is the latest big name in anime to join Twitter. He celebrated the launch of his social media presence with some old rough art and his art for the Mike Furuhata CD of Yukari Yuitsuki music offered at Comiket 88.
In celebration of this year's 20th anniversary of the broadcast of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Turner Colour Works has begun offering paint in a shade of blue labeled "Ayanami Blue." The "colder than water, yet warmer than ice" mix of water and frosty blue is available in J Colour interior paint series, suitable for wood, concrete, or wallpaper in case you want your apartment to remind you of Shinji's mom. More after the jump.
In time for this fall's 20th anniversary of Neon Genesis Evangelion and the August 25th release of the series on Blu-ray, Monster Hunter Frontier G is launching a collaboration on July 25th featuring plugsuit costumes, EVA 00 and 01 armors, Spear of Longinus, positron rifle and AT Fields. Check out the preview video after the jump.
Japanese American singer/songwriter Hikaru Utada, known to anime fans for her Evangelion themes, has been the subject of a lot of talk lately, launched by a July 3rd blog post in which she announced she has given birth to a healthy baby boy and that during her pregnancy she was working on her first Japanese album since 2008. The buzz around this might have some hint for the next Eva!
It's June 22, 2015, the date in which, in the first episode of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the third Angel Sachiel attacked. What's cooler than the fact that otaku remebered 6.22-12:30 was that Shinji Ikari voice actress Megumi Ogata did. And, even cooler, she commemorated it by visiting Hokane's sites of Tokyo 3 and the spot where Misato's car got tossed over.
Anime Expo has announced that, to celebrate this fall's 20th anniversary of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the LA event will welcom singer/songwrtier, Yoko Takahashi, who is best known for performing opening theme "A Cruel Angel’s Thesis." More after the jump.