After Evangelion, Hideaki Anno worked on the anime adaption of shoujo manga KareKano. Then, he closed out the '90s with a pair of serious, live-action movies, Love & Pop and Ritual. He returned to live-action in far more lighthearted form with 2004's Cutie Honey adaptation. He's now back in 3D, helping with concept and setting on fall's drama ANDO-LLOYD: ~A.I. Knows Love?~. More after the jump.
Married Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno and manga artist Moyocco Anno have made a bit of a tradition of contributing lanterns to the summer Bonbori Matsuri , held at theTsurugaoka Hachiman-gū shrine in Kamakura. In 2011 and 2012 Mr Anno previewed Evangelion 3.0, while Mrs had some attractive kimono sketches. This year, Hideaki had something different in mind. Get a look after the jump.
Back in June, PBS' Idea Channel "Does Animal Crossing Promote Otaku Citizenship?"Now, in time for Youtube's Geek Week, they're back discussing otaku subjects with the question "Does It Matter What Evangelion's Creator Says?" See them discuss the subject after the jump.
The weird celebrity journey of Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno continues. After being cast to voice the subject of Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises, Anno is now the star of the tie-in campaign by phone company KDDI-au. Along with a aulovesghibli.com site, promotional fan, and Ghibli Forest app for purchasing goods, there's an ad campaign featuring Anno preparing for his voice work and using the phone. More after the jump.
Sankei Sports has revealed the first casting for Hayao Miyazaki's Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Is Rising) with the surprising news that Evangelion's Hideaki Anno will be voicing the anime's subject, Zero fighter designer Jirō Horikoshi. More after the jump.
Evangelion established itself as a landmark in mecha anime, but the series drew considerable influence from creator Hideaki Anno's passion for live action special effects productions, AKA tokusatsu. Now, the legendary genre fan has taken the opportunity to share a list of his five favorite tokusatsu productions. See his picks, and sample some clips of Godzilla, Ultraman, and others after the jump!
A famous voice actress Megumi Hayashibara will narrate Studio Ghibli's new live-action short "God Warrior Attacks Tokyo" planned by Hideaki Anno. She is well-known, of course, for her role as Rei Ayanami in the Evangelion series which Anno has directed. Hit the jump for more details.
Spinning out of the Hideaki Anno/Studio Ghibli tokusatsu exhibit, figures makers Max Factory, Kaiyodo, and Good Smile will be making a selection of figures based on the exhibit's updated take on the God Warriors from Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Check them out after the jump.
Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno's career has deep ties with the works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Now, a new project is combining their shared Nausicaä history, passion for tokusatsu (special effects) media, and concern with nuclear energy. More after the jump.
Moyoco Anno is the highly respected manga author of early North American josei release Happy Mania, shoujo gem Sugar Sugar Rune, and upcoming Vertical release Sakuran. Now she's the namesake of the asteroid formally known as "2006 US217." More after the jump.
The yamatocrew.jp blog has just announced that Neon Genesis Evangelion director Hideaki Anno will be designing the storyboards for the opening title sequence of the upcoming Space Battleship Yamato 2199 anime TV series. More info after the jump!
Makoto Yukimura, author of the Seiun Award-wining (best science fiction series) Planetes, about orbital garbage colllectors, has contributed a four-panel comic strip to the January 2012 issue of Monthly Gundam Ace, on sale January 26. More after the jump.