In September 2016, Eldur_380 from OtaCrew had a chance to speak to Gainax cofounders Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (character designer on Evangelion, FLCL, Wings of Honnêamise, Nadia) and Hiroyuki Yamaga (director on Honneamise, Mahoromatic, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi). In this in depth interview, translated by Wave Motion Cannon, the veteran creators spoke about the state of Gainax, Honnêamise sequel Uru in Blue and more. Get the details after the jump.
Black Rose Suspects is an upcoming RPG for smartphones that will feature characters designed by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, who savvy fans will recognize from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Summer Wars, and Nadia - Secret of Blue Water. Hit the jump for more!
Veteran manga artist / character designer / animator Yoshiyuki Sadamoto took to Twitter recently to share a new spin on an old favorite: Nadia, the heroine of the landmark 1990 - 1991 anime TV series Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water. Hit the jump to check it out.
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.