Studio khara, a Tokyo-based animation studio best known for its Rebuild of Evangelion film series, was founded by acclaimed anime/tokusatsu director Hideaki Anno in May 2006. To celebrates its 10th anniversary, it will hold its first exhibition at Laforet Museum Harajuku in Tokyo for eight days from November 23 to 30. Hit the jump for more details.
A Nonpartisan Parliamentary Association aiming to open a base facility to offer information about Japanese manga and anime held a general meeting in Tokyo yesterday. Acclaimed anime director Hideaki Anno was invited as a guest speaker to appeal the necessity of a place to preserve important materials. Hit the jump for more details.
Hideaki Anno is coming off of the critical acclaim and box office success of Shin Godzilla, which has proven itself to be a unique take on the origin tale of the legendary movie monster, mixing Japanese current events with political intrigue. Hit the jump for his comments on the state of the delayed final entry in the Eva Rebuild film series, and whether he'd direct another Godzilla film.
56-year-old Hideaki Anno, who wrote the screenplay and served as the supervising director for the 29th Japanese Godzilla film, Shin Godzilla, appeared on the stage of the special screening of the film held at Toho Cinemas Shinjuku in Tokyo yesterday. Answering to the question from the cast, he briefly mentioned the possibility of a sequel. Check what he said after the jump.
Beginning in September of 2016, Japanese satellite subscription channel NHK BS Premium will be airing all 26 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, a ground-breaking, mecha / psychological TV anime from 1995. Hit the jump to learn more.
Every year, husband and wife Hideaki (Evangelion) and Moyocco (Insufficient Direction,Memoirs of Amorous Gentlemen) Anno contribute lantern art to Bonbori Matsuri, a midsummer festival at Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū shrine in Kamakura. Moyocco always does elegant kimono clad poles. Hideaki does, generally oblique, references to current projects. This year, he raised the question of whether he's actively working on anything.
Some lucky Yahoo auction bidder is going to be the envy all of those Evangelion goods collectors. Before this new Cutie Honey - Tears, before the 2007 Live tokusatsu show with gravure idol Mikie Hara, Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno helmed a Gainax produced live-action adaptation of Go Nagai's pioneering tranforming magic girl hero. After it was shot, Anno and star Eriko Sato signed a toilet, displayed at Shinjuku TOKYU MILANO Cinema. It's now up for auction!
The official theatrical trailer for Godzilla Resurgence is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
While astute fans have been using social media to chronicle the fictitious events of Neon Genesis Evangelion in real time, otaku have also observed that real life has caught up (at least in terms of calendar dates) with another hit anime from Studio Gainax: Gunbuster, known in Japan as Toppu o Nerae! ("Aim for the Top!"). Hit the jump to learn more.