At their Anime Expo panel, Production I.G announced that both original character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (plus a founding member of Gainax, and character designer on Evangelion, Nadia, .hack, Summer Wars) and theme song/soundtrack rock band The Pillows will be returning for the FLCL sequels. More after the jump.
Game development studio CyberConnect2 was founded on February 16m 1996 (it became CyberConnection2 in 2001), and, to celebrate its 20th anniversary, President/CEO Hiroshi Matsuyama will be travelling across all of Japan's 47 prefectures to meet (and drink with) fans this month. Joining the good-times, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, character designer for its MMORPG-set .hack// series (also a few things called Evangelion and FLCL) posted a congratulations.
Bandai Namco has announced a new 3D JRPG smart phone game called New World, which is being developed by .hack creators CyberConnect2 and which features character designs from Yoshiyuki Sadamoto. Hit the jump to learn more.
Good Smile Company has listed "Hatsune Miku: Greatest Idol Ver.," a 1/8th scale pre-painted character figure based on the CD jacket illustration of Mitchie M's 1st major album "Greatest Idol" drawn by Yoshiyuki Sadamato, best known as the character designer of the Evangelion franchise. Check the PV and product photos after the jump.
Founding member of Gainax, animator on Daicon IV, Gunbuster and Nadia and character design for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Nadia, FLCL, .hack//Sign, Diebuster, and the Mamoru Hosoda movie, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is the latest big name in anime to join Twitter. He celebrated the launch of his social media presence with some old rough art and his art for the Mike Furuhata CD of Yukari Yuitsuki music offered at Comiket 88.
The Neon Genesis Evangelion manga by original character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto launched in December 1994, prior to the debut of the anime. Finally, it finished last June, with the 14th and final collection released in November with a booklet of new illustrations and a new 28-page story. With this wrapped up, Sadamoto has told readers that he's returning to one of his other works.
According to Oricon's latest report, the premium edition set of the last/14th volume of the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga series illustrated by the anime character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto sold 307,123 units in its first week, becoming the top-selling comic in Japan for the week of November 17-23. Hit the jump for more details.
Following the release in Japan this month, Kadokawa today announced that the last/14th volume of the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga series illustrated by the anime character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto will be published simultaneously in 11 countries/regions in the world. Hit the jump for more details.