What happens when the Eva franchise ties up with a Japanese fishing gear brand? A unique collaboration ostensibly to get otaku out and fishing. Hit the jump for details.
This week, on Tuesday, May 23rd, book stores will be getting manga, comic and art book publisher Dark Horse's release of the English edition of Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend Of The Piko Piko Middle School Students, an Eva meets video game comedy from Yushi Kawata (Fist of the North Star: Taste Of Strawberry) and Yukito. To prepare for the release, Dark Horse has put together a special trailer of the double-parody manga. Get a look after the jump.
Happy 50th birthday to Evangelion's Gendo Ikari. We have something special to celebrate. On May 10th, manga, comic and art book publisher Dark Horse will be releasing their English edition of Neon Genesis Evangelion: Legend Of The Piko Piko Middle School Students, an Eva meets video game comedy from Yushi Kawata (Fist of the North Star: Taste Of Strawberry) and Yukito. Check out the preview after the jump.
Character goods maker Groove Garage is ready to bring mankind to the next step in its de-evolution with the Home Security Instrumentality Project, a combination of Evangelion's NERV and the NEET lay-abouts. Along with Velcro patches (1,450yen), the line-up of goods planned for June release includes "We have a house to guard from the Angels" t-shirts and a pun-tastic Sound Only parody 210 ONLY (2,938yen).
Progress on the Rebuild of Evangelion finale continues to look more and more definitive. 2016 went from apologies to Takeshi Honda saying that work was being done, to Hideaki Anno saying that his new Studio Khara was trying their best, without a solid idea of the time frame, to saying that the movie is on its way. Now, Khara has Tweeted that they're meeting about a Shin Eva project that they're hard at work on.
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!