Evangelion ANIMA to be published in book form

By Aaron Clark on Monday, October 16th, 2017 in Merchandise, News.

It was announced that Kadokawa will be releasing Evangelion ANIMA in book form on November 30th in Japan, to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the series.  Both volumes, Evangelion ANIMA 1 and Evangelion ANIMA 2, will be released the same day. Evangelion ANIMA was a serialized light novel by series mecha designer Ikuto Yamashita that […]

Evangelion Shinkansen Transformer by Takara Tomy

By Aaron Clark on Saturday, September 9th, 2017 in Japan, Merchandise, News.

Takara Tomy, who produces Transformers toys in Japan, is releasing an Evangelion Shinkansen Transformer, referred to as a “Shinkalion”.  The Shinkalion transforms from the 500 Type Eva Shinkansen into a robot, with one locomotive serving as a shield, and also wields a Spear of Longinus.  For added measure, the Shinkalion can also combine with the […]

Evangelion News Roundup for Winter 2017

By Aaron Clark on Friday, February 10th, 2017 in Eva Monkey Videos, News, Video.

Hideaki Anno/Takeshi Honda Confirms Final Evangelion Film is in Production (EvaMonkey) Studio khara Sues Gainax for 100 Million Yen in Royalties (EvaMonkey) Shin Godzilla vs. Evangelion Symphony Concert Event (EvaMonkey) World’s Largest Evangelion Statue Earns Guinness Record in Shanghai (Anime News Network) Evangelion roller coaster gets mobile game to make the line bearable (CNET) Evangelion’s distinctive typography will be sold […]

Studio khara Sues Gainax for 100 Million Yen in Royalties

By Aaron Clark on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 in News.

According to a recent filing at the Tokyo District Court’s Tachikawa Branch, Studio khara has sued Studio Gainax for 100 million yen (approximately $878,619) in royalties owed to them.  Specifically, Gainax has an agreement to pay royalties to khara for revenue earned from the works of Hideaki Anno, such as Gunbuster, Nadia, and Kare Kano (His and […]

Shin Godzilla vs. Evangelion Symphony Concert Event

By Aaron Clark on Saturday, November 26th, 2016 in Music, News.

Studio khara is sponsoring a Shin Godzilla vs. Evangelion symphony concert event at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall venue in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan, March 22 – March 23, 2017.  There will be performances will be at 1PM and 6PM.  Hideaki Anno will be serving as executive director for the event, and composer Shirō Sagisu will be handling […]

Animator Takeshi Honda Confirms Final Evangelion Film is in Production

By Aaron Clark on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 in Evangelion 3.0+1.0, News, Rebuild of Evangelion.

In July, Hideaki Anno spoke to Oricon Style, where he stated that he was working hard on the final Rebuild film.  It was comforting confirmation that production was moving ahead, however that could mean anything, from pre-production to simply assembling production staff.  At MCM London Comic Con, animator Takeshi Honda was interviewed by UK Anime […]

Tokyo Otaku Mode’s Evangelion x Full Graphic Kimono Project Available for Order

By Aaron Clark on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 in Evangelion 3.0, Merchandise, News, Rebuild of Evangelion.

Last month I posted about Tokyo Otaku Mode’s Evangelion x Full Graphic kimono project taking votes on six designs featuring scenes from Evangelion 3.0. It looks like the winner ended up being the design focused on various dramatic moments featuring the Eva Units.  The design is now available for prorder, although they refer to the […]

Evangelion’s distinctive typography will be sold on CD-ROM in the Evangelion Store.

By Aaron Clark on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 in Merchandise, Neon Genesis Evangelion, News, Rebuild of Evangelion.

Neon Genesis Evangelion was striking and bold in a number of different ways.  People often focus on the characters, the use of symbolism, and the action between Evas and Angels, but the show was also very unique in its use of typography.  From episode title cards to display readouts, typography is used heavily in Evangelion. […]

Evangelion Roller Coaster Event at Sega’s Joypolis Theme Park

By Aaron Clark on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 in Japan, News.

From November 22, 2016 to January 9, 2017, the Tokyo branch of Sega’s Joypolis theme park chain will be celebrating its 20th anniversary by collaborating with Evangelion for the “Evangelion × Joypolis Impact” event.  For a limited time, the Geki-on Live Coaster, an attraction which is part roller coaster and part music game, will be rebranded into an […]