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 […]

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 […]

North American Shin Godzilla Theatrical Run Extended

By Aaron Clark on Friday, October 21st, 2016 in News.

In the event you missed Shin Godzilla in theaters, or maybe there just wasn’t a screening in your area, you may be interested to know that Funimation is extending the North American theatrical run of Shin Godzilla through October 27th. There are matinee screenings tomorrow, October 22nd in more than 200 theaters across the U.S. […]

Godzilla Resurgence Coming to North American Theaters in October

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

It may not be the long awaited conclusion to the Rebuild of Evangelion film series, however we will soon be seeing the North American release of Shin Godzilla, aka Godzilla Resurgence.  Fandango has revealed that Funimation will be releasing the film in a limited engagement October 11-18.  Fans have been compiling an unofficial list of dates […]

Hideaki Anno apologizes for Evangelion delay.

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

It’s been a long time since Evangelion 3.0 was released to theaters in 2012.  It may be hard to forget, given the puzzling series of delays before Funimation finally released it in English earlier this year.  However it’s approaching four years since the third installment was released in Japan.  In case you missed it, director Hideaki […]

Evangelion shorts on Animator Expo

By Aaron Clark on Friday, February 13th, 2015 in Evangelion 3.0, Rebuild of Evangelion, Video.

Late last year, Studio Khara teamed up with Dwango (which operates the video site Niconico) to create Animator Expo, a serialized project that provides a venue for animation producers.  The site, which is bilingual (Japanese and English) describes its mission: Original projects, spin-off projects, promotional films, Music PV, and VJ Films etc… Various omnibus animations […]

Hideaki Anno visits North America

By Aaron Clark on Monday, May 12th, 2014 in Conventions.

Something unexpected happened this weekend.  Hideaki Anno, known by many as the chief creative force behind Evangelion, accompanied his wife Moyoco Anno to the 2014 Toronto Comic Arts Festival, where she was a featured guest.  As someone who has “Meet Hideaki Anno” right above “Don’t nerd out in front of Hideaki Anno” on their bucket […]