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.
A 30 second teaser trailer as well as the 1st piece of promotional artwork featuring a close-up of the new creature design for the upcoming 2016 monster film, Godzilla Resurgence, are now available online. Hit the jump to go-go-Godzilla.
The newest details of the 20th anniversary Neon Genesis Evangelion smart phone projects have emerged, including details about the final product and a collaboration campaign with the Japan division of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain. Hit the jump to learn more.
As part of the ongoing 20th anniversary celebration of the debut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the 1st episode of the landmark psychological mecha anime TV series will receive a "street view" broadcast at 8 locations in 5 major cities in Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
New developments have been announced for the 20th anniversary Neon Genesis Evangelion smart phone project, including the retail price and when the phones will be available for pre-order. Hit the jump to learn more.
Toho today opens the official website for the upcoming new Japanese Godzilla film scheduled for Summer of 2016, announcing its official title Shin Godzilla and three main cast: Hiromi Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi and Satomi Ishihara. Check the latest information after the jump.
The Bonbori Matsuri is one of many midsummer festivals held in Japan. Held yearly at the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gū shrine in Kamakura, the shrine is known for displaying lantern art for the festival and this year's contributions include a new message from Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno along with new art from his mangaka wife Moyoco. Hit the jump for pictures of the art
A new company called Dehogallery, Inc., has formed with the goal of providing top-notch handpainted backgrounds for animation, video games, and commercial advertising, and it features talent from both Studio Khara and Studio Ghibli in key positions. Hit the jump to learn more.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the JR West Sanyō Shinkansen line and the 20th anniversary of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the "500 Type Eva Project" will be decorating a bullet train with an Evangelion theme. Hit the jump to check it out.
As part of the ongoing celebration of the 20th anniversary of Hideaki Anno and Studio Gainax's landmark psychological / mecha TV anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion, a new project is aiming to introduce Eva into the world of modern smart phones. Hit the jump to learn more.