This fall, Neon Genesis Evangelion marks its 20th anniversary and part of the celebration is an August release of an HD remaster of the original TV series and movies. Two versions are due out in Japan on August 25th at 38,000 Yen for the Blu-rays and 18,000yen for the DVDs, and the particulars of their packaging have now been previewed. Get a look after the jump.
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion on an anime or manga, that much is certain. But sometimes, wild-eyed individuals appear to strike back against a series whose positive qualities are almost universally acknowledged. They bare the standard of "Hype Backlash", and today, Shane's taking a deeper look at five different (sorta) Gainax titles in hopes of better understanding this odd breed of media fan. Hit the jump and check it out!
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. Check out the results after the jump.
From June 12th through the 25th, Shaun the Sheep sets up shop at the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku for a Japanese stop on its charity exhibit/auction tour. Hideaki Anno designed an Evangelion take on the character, along with wife Moyocco Anno offering her Sugar Sugar Rune interpretation. Sanrio, calligrapher Tomomi Kunishige and sweets artist Osamu Watanabe also joining in for 130cm statues. Check out the newly unvealed results after the jump.
You know you've secretly longed for Michael Bay to get his explosive mitts all over Hideaki Anno's Neon Genesis Evangelion. Admit it! Okay, well, either way Fox ADHD is here with an animated short imagining what Michael Bay's Evangelion might be like. Hit the jump to watch.
From June 12th through the 25th, Shaun the Sheep, the British stop-motion spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit sets up shop at the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku for a Japanese stop on its charity exhibit/auction tour. Hideaki Anno designed an Evangelion take on the character, along with wife Moyocco Anno offering her Sugar Sugar Rune interpretation. More after the jump.
Historically, the major, twice-yearly figures event Wonder Festival's mascots, Wanda-chan and Reset-chan, were illustrated by Keinojou Mizutama, who sadly passed away at the end of 2014. During her preceding illness, Kiyohiko Azuma, was invited to illustrate the pair for last summer's event. He then drew sheep inspired designs for winter's event. And, with Neon Genesis Evangelion celebrating its 20th anniversary, it's plug suits for summer!
Takara Tomy has begun taking pre-orders for a limited camping tent inspired by the NERV headquarters in Evangelion, complete with angel attack minitor on its interior and 1/100 scale Eva unit stalking the exterior. Two adults can rest in the one pole structure, which measures 140cm high, with 230 cm sides. It sells for 29,800 yen before tax, with an August planned shipping date.
Following the teaser, the special site for Schick x Evangelion 2015: You Can (Always) Be Free, the third collaboration project between the Japanese razor maker and mega hit anime franchise, has posted two more anime promotional videos. Find out about "Shave Impact" after the jump.