As part of the continuing celebration of the 20th anniversary of Hideaki Anno and Studio Gainax's landmark psychological mecha TV anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion, GroundWorks is releasing a massive artbook filled with reproductions of the animation cels used in the series and its sequel films. Hit the jump to learn more.
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!
The fallen angels of Daten City are coming soon to a smart phone near you, thanks to a new set of digital stickers for the LINE mobile phone app. Hit the jump to check them out.
The official Twitter for the upcoming TV anime Houkago no Pleiades/Wish Upon the Pleiades has announced that its premiere date on Tokyo MX will be at 24:00 on April 9. It will be also aired later on ABC Asahi Housou, BS Fuji, Gunma TV, and Tochigi TV. Hit the jump for more latest information.
The OP/ED artists for the upcoming TV anime Houkago no Pleiades/Wish Upon the Pleiades were announced yesterday. A Nico Nico Douga's popular Uttatemita singer Kano sings the OP "Stella-rium" as her first anime song, while the ED "Koko kara, Kanata kara" is performed by voice actress unit fragments. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese animation studio Gainax has confirmed plans to open a new branch of its animation studio in the Fukushima area of Japan in a bid to boost its own business as well as drive local and international tourism. Hit the jump for details.
The production presentation for the upcoming TV anime Houkago no Pleiades/Wish Upon the Pleiades is scheduled to be held at Subaru Ebisu Showroom in Tokyo at 20:30 on December 16 (JST), 03:30 on December 16 (PST). The event will be live-broadcasted on Subaru's official Ustream site and Nico Nico Live. Hit the jump for more details.