Hideaki Anno Stars in Honda Civic Commercial

By Aaron Clark on Friday, September 1st, 2017 in Japan, Mildly Evangelion, Video.

Hideaki Anno stars in a newly released commercial for the Civic, Honda’s flagship sedan line.  Anno appears and provides voice over for the commercial, as does the Tokyo-based Japanese rock band ONE OK GO.  This is not the first time that Anno has appeared in a commercial, let alone a car commercial.  Sometime back around […]

Idea Channel on Evangelion, the Death of the Author, and the Overthinking of Pop Culture

By Aaron Clark on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 in Neon Genesis Evangelion, The End of Evangelion, Video.

PBS’s Idea Channel is coming to a close after five years of diving deep into and sharing ideas about pop culture on YouTube.  One of their final few videos, on the overthinking of popular culture, is a topic that has always been a concern of mine.  Quite often I find myself, as an Evangelion fan, concerned about society’s […]

I will be presenting at Otakon 2017!

By Aaron Clark on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 in Conventions, Eva Monkey Videos, Video.

Hi everyone, I just wanted to give a quick update because next week is Otakon. This year is a special one, not only is it the first time that Otakon is being held in Washington DC, but it’s also the first time that I will be a featured presenter. So needless to say, I’m a […]

“I (Don’t) Need You”, an Evangelion Cosplay Music Video

By Aaron Clark on Monday, February 20th, 2017 in AMVs, Cosplay, Fandom, Video.

Cosplay and AMVs are both vibrant subsets of anime fandom, and I feel like cosplay music videos (or CMVs for short) are an overlooked intersection of the two.  It’s not something I seek out, but occasionally I stumble across one, and find it a refreshing break from your typical AMV that sources solely from 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 […]

Evangelion & One Hour Photo

By Aaron Clark on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 in Eva Monkey Videos, Movies, Neon Genesis Evangelion, The End of Evangelion, Video.

As an Evangelion fan, one of the things that I really enjoy is finding connections and threads between Evangelion and other works.  Not just in terms of works that influenced Evangelion, or that Evangelion specifically referenced, but also works that have subsequently been influenced by Evangelion and have made specific references to Evangelion.  It’s fun to […]

Neon Genesis IMPACTS short released on Animator Expo

By Aaron Clark on Friday, September 18th, 2015 in News, Rebuild of Evangelion, Video.

The third short dedicated to Evangelion in the Animator Expo series has been released.  Titled “Neon Genesis IMPACTS”, the short revolves around a trio of female high school students who, as a musical group, go by “Impacts”.  The story opens with one member, Ayako, leaving with her family to avoid the danger of life in Tokyo-3. […]