Artist/designer/animator mebae (C – Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility and Takashi Murakami's 6♡PRINCESS) sparked quite the social media flood when he decided to celebrate his birthday with fan art tributes to Evangelion's Asuka. Even some notable manga and visual novel artists chimed it. Check out the results after the jump.
While pre-orders don't open until June 12th, some sites have starting launching early listings for the Takara Tomy Transformer / Evangelion Masterpiece Optimus Prime EVA Mode, going for over $300 ahead of a November release. Limited to 1,000 units, the site includes recolored version, including a recolored roller, spike figure and trailer. Get a look after the jump.
During his 10-day trip to six European countries, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the "Evangelion and Japanese Swords" exhibition held in Paris on May 5. After gaining reputation throughout Japan, the exhibition has been invited to France and Spain. Hit the jump for more details.
Kadokawa announced today on April 30 that the final/14th volume of the manga version of Neon Genesis Evangelion illustrated by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto will be released in Japan on November 20, 2014. The manga finished its 18-year serialization last June. Check more information and TV CM after the jump.
Previously the domain of fanfiction writers, according to a scan making the rounds, the worlds of Transformers and Evangelion will be merging. Details about the collaboration aren't specified, with the text instead offering a bit of hybrid mythology concerning the meeting of the Aubots and NERV, but the hobby magazine origins suggest the project relates to some EVA 01 colored Optimus Prime figure. Get a look after the jump.
Sony is now offering solid plans for their Evangelion branded Walkman music player. The special collaboration, based on the Android WALKMAN F series "NW-F887 (64GB)," is scheduled to be available in three models on April 24th. Get the details after the jump.
Time Out New York has consulted an impressive field of animation luminaries to construct a list of the medium's 100 best movies. Akira was named frequently. As were the movies of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki in particular. A few named the works of Satoshi Kon. However, the real interesting inclusion is Fantastic Mr. Fox director Wes Anderson's selection of End of Evangelion. More after the jump.
Asuka Langley has a lot of positive qualities: she can rock an eye patch better than your average pirate, she can pilot an Eva unit and oh, yeah: dat ass. The new Asuka Jersey Version figure from Alter wants to remind you of that. Check out the details after the jump.
Bushiroad, makers of the Weiß Schwarz collectible card and the Evangelion Battle Mission smart phonegame teamed up with New Japan Pro Wrestling and Cospa's Cospatio label to present the launch of a special April Fools' Day puroresu event. Get a look after the jump.
Leave it to Sony to help make sure Shinji keeps his mobile music player technology up to date. There are few early details, but late next month, they'll be taking orders for an Evangelion branded Walkman F series high-resolution audio player. More after the jump.
Starting on Valentine's Day, and through the end of this month, EVANGELION STORE TOKYO-01 in Harajuku has been running a special White Day promotion, offering a card and small gift with purchase over 2,000yen. And, for folks buying presents for their significant others, the shop offered a selection of themed items. Get a look after the jump.
In Evangelion, "Tokyo-3" sits on the location of Kanagawa Prefecture's town of Hakone. Tourist maps have shown otaku pilgrimages the locations for sites from the anime. A special Eva-ya souvenir shop has opened, tying into the local hot spring. And now, they're issuing special Eva license plates. More after the jump.