US Screenings Posted For Evangelion 3.0

Posted by Bob Muir on Dec 3, 2013 in Anime

Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo

Well, that was quick. Now we have a list of which US theaters are showing Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo, the third Rebuild of Evangelion film, this coming January. There are over 45 theaters to choose from, with a good spread of states. Of course, as with all limited releases, some people are going to be left out. Luckily for them, the Blu-ray and DVD release has been given a release date of February 18, 2014, something that I somehow missed completely. So if you can’t make it to one of the screenings below, you can go order the movie on Amazon right now! Read more…

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Evangelion 3.0 Getting Limited Theatrical Release In North America

Posted by Bob Muir on Nov 12, 2013 in Anime, Cinema

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North American fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion have been waiting since November 17, 2012 for the latest Rebuild of Evangelion movie. The remake/reboot/sequel/whatever movie series is already three films into the planned four-film story, but the third film, Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo, has yet to receive a North American release. But this January 2014, ELEVEN ARTS and FUNimation will be screening the film. It will mostly be shown in an English dubbed format, but some showings will feature the original Japanese dub with English subtitles. Read more…

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LEGO Eva Unit 01 Is Freaking Huge

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 27, 2013 in Anime, Fandom

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I’ve been on an Neon Genesis Evangelion kick recently (since the third movie is now out on Blu-ray in Japan), so this new model from Moko is perfect in its timing. He has made a nearly 4-foot tall Eva Unit 01, articulated, too! Kind of insane. And if you don’t know much about LEGO bricks: purple is a bit of a rare color in the LEGO world, so seeing so much of it in one place is pretty impressive. Usually LEGO mechas aren’t this big or lanky, due to their own weight, so it standing on its own is also quite a feat. Check out some more images of the model below, as well as Moko standing next to it for scale! Read more…

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Amazing Eva 01 Cardboard Figure

Posted by Ben Huber on Jan 4, 2013 in Anime, Fandom

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Papercraft? Pfft! That’s so last year. What’s hot in 2013? Cardboardcraft! Or cardcraft! Boardcraft? Whatever we end up calling it, suffice to say, it is awesome, as theWonder.it user wakabua has proved. He has recreated the Eva 01 unit from Neon Genesis Evangelion in a fully-posable cardboard form. Even better than that already impressive feat? It transforms into a tank. Why? Who cares! That’s freaking cool, and this is definitely the best way to start off 2013. Check out all the images below! Read more…

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Be Mindful Of Falling Lances From Evangelion

Posted by Bob Muir on Dec 27, 2012 in Anime

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I love well-done marketing stunts, and since Evangelion is so big in Japan, it’s had its fair share over the years. The third Rebuild of Evangelion movie has been out for a bit, but that doesn’t mean they can’t put a giant Lance of Longinus in the ground at Tokyo Sky Tree Town. Read more…

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Watch the First 6 Minutes of Evangelion 3.0, Make the Wait Harder

Posted by Ben Huber on Nov 17, 2012 in Anime

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It hurts so bad, not being able to see the latest Evangelion film yet. Eva 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo seems to be a little bit a remake, a little bit sequel, or maybe neither. Whichever it is, I need it in my veins now, but I’ll have to wait for now. To make matters worse, the first six minutes of the film have been released online, featuring Asuka and Mari attempting to rescue Shinji and Rei, still trapped inside Unit 01 14 years after Evangelion 2.0 takes place. Major timeskip! Also in Eva-related news, Utada Hikaru has randomly returned to record a new song for the credits – and it’s fantastic. Hear the song and watch the first 6 minutes of 3.0 below the jump! Read more…

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New Evangelion 3.0 Trailer Features New Music and Footage

Posted by Ben Huber on Nov 2, 2012 in Anime

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Let’s put this right up front: Evangelion. I’m very aware of all its flaws, the pandering to the fans. And I still really enjoy it. I love it, and I’m especially excited about the third remake film, Evangelion Q aka You Can (Not) Redo. Sadly, I won’t be able to see it on it’s release date, November 17th, in Japan – I’ll have to wait for the US release or import the Blu-ray. After being shown a short 30-second trailer last month, we have some fresh video! This new trailer doesn’t help matters, but I can’t stop watching. There’s new footage, particularly of eye-patch wearing Asuka, and new content sprinkled within. I especially love the new music piece from Shiro Sagisu, “The Wrath of God, in All its Fury.” Really haunting! Watch the video below. Read more…

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Evangelion 3.0 Finally Has A Real Trailer!

Posted by Bob Muir on Oct 18, 2012 in Anime, Cinema

Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo

After months of teasing, Studio Khara has finally released a trailer with actual footage from Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo. This is the latest in the exciting Rebuild of Evangelion, the remake/reboot/possible-sequel (?) to the seminal deconstruction of mecha anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion. With the film coming out on November 17 in Japan, it’s good to know that actual footage exists, considering how long fans have been waiting for this movie! Read more…

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Snacking with Evangelion

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 22, 2011 in Anime, Hobbies and Collections

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It’s not just enough to watch anime — you have to eat it too! Shown here are a wide range of Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン) themed goodies which are hitting Japanese stores. Shown above is a Tohato carmel corn package which features a “petit” Asuka — while below is a wide range of Eva treats that will be available at at the Lawson chain: Read more…

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Biker Gloves for Eva Pilots

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Mar 1, 2011 in Animation, Fandom

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When it comes to otaku clothing, I’ve always found finding fashionable items to be a challenge. Sure there’s some gems out there, but generally speaking, it’s kind of hard to look sharp when you’re sporting a lounge shirt with your favorite Dragon Ball character printed all over it. These gloves, on the other hand, are hardly such an eyesore. Not only do they sport a slick NERV logo, they’re also utilitarian, making them perfect for your Vespa, motorcycle, or piloting your very own Evangelion unit. J-List has them for $60 before shipping but you can probably snag them cheaper elsewhere. Read more…

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An Authentic Evangelion Uniform

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 31, 2011 in Animation, Fandom, Hobbies and Collections

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Shown here are two cosplay uniforms from Evangelion (Ichi Junior High School girls uniforms of the New Tokyo City 3) which are being released in Japan. According to an interview on the site selling the apparel they actually went a step further and added some additional detail that wasn’t in the anime series. And just to make sure those detail were right the character designer from the show was involved in the design process. Read more…

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Plug in to This Evangelion Hotel Room (For a Price)

Posted by Michael Sacco on Jan 30, 2011 in Animation

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Japan’s Fuji-Q Highland amusement park is ready to unveil their…well, it’s a life-size replica of Evangelion Unit 02’s head. Which is definitely something you can’t find in the US. Another thing you can’t find in the US: the Highland’s Eva-themed hotel room, open for booking in March. It’s got a replica Eva entry plug to sleep in, a touch-panel telephone that talks with Ayanami’s voice, and Eva art all over the walls. You can even have Ayanami give you a wake-up call! After all, she’s right there by your bed, in statue form. It’s more than a little weird, but so is Evangelion. Should you be in Japan in March, you can book the room for around $450 USD a night. Read more…

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With This Rei Ayanmi USB Memory Stick, You’ll Never be Alone

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Oct 20, 2010 in Animation, Tech

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When you think Neon Genesis Evangelion more often than not, the first image that comes to mind is Rei Ayanami. Her bandage-clad stoicism garnered plenty of fanboys and girls, making her practically synonymous with that classic series. That popularity explains why I’ve seen her on everything from softdrinks to body pillows.  Well, now you can add another item to that list — a USB memory stick. Apparently it had been produced and sold-out rather quickly a few years back, but this unique little USB stick has made a return to Japanese markets. So how do you get your hands on one? Don’t worry, GeekStuff4u.com has you covered. You can import one for just 5,900 yen — that’s about $72. I know, it’s a little pricy for a 4GB USB stick, but you’ll probably be the only person you know with a mini-Rei holding your documents for you.
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Let Them Eat Cake: Evangelion Chocolate Cake!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 24, 2010 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections

Evangelion Chocolate Cake

The popular chain Lawson in Japan will be taking orders for Evangelion Chocolate Cakes which will be shipped right before Christmas! The cake (shown above) also comes packed with an Rei Ayanami figurine holding the “Spear of Longinus” (which as it turns out is a reference to the holy lance in the Bible). The cake is being produced by Bandi which apparently has quite a large business making anime themed cake and candy. Read more…

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Anime and Papercraft, a Marriage Made in Heaven?

Posted by Tim Sheehy on May 25, 2010 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections

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Some of you may know Danny Choo, he’s a pretty popular guy among otakus and fanboys alike. As such, I tend to share many of the same passions, such as Japanese anime and figures. Recently he uploaded these amazing photos to his flickr account, showing off some fantastic anime papercraft. I especially loved the Asuka he posted, as it actually looks better than some of the low-end PVC statues I’ve seen floating around. Pretty crazy considering it’s just paper. Check out his flickr stream if you want to see some more. Read more…

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Young Ace Honors Evangelion

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 4, 2010 in Animation, Comic Books

Evangelion featured on the cover of Young Ace, May 2010

Magazine publishers in the United States could learn some real lessons from the Japanese: The May issue of Young Ace magazine features a nice illustration of Evangelion. Apparently the cover is honoring the recent release of a twelve volume manga collection. However the cool thing is that the issue is packed with other Evangelion goodies including a desk calendar. It’s those little extra things like that which make Japanese printed publications so much more lively than what you see here.

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Evangelion: Cosplay School is in Session

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 5, 2010 in Animation, Hobbies and Collections

Evangelion Trantrip School Uniform

As every Evangelion fan knows Rei Ayanami, Asuka Langley and their friends all go to the Tokyo-3 First Municipal Middle School which requires blue and white school uniforms with a cute sassy red bow! Well now fangurls who want to take a cosplay shortcut can now sport the official Evangelion Trantrip School Uniform which also includes matching socks (I love those little details). Read more…

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Ultracute Evangelion Rei Memory Stick

Posted by Michael Pinto on Sep 15, 2008 in Animation

Evangelion Rei USB Memory Stick

This Evangelion Rei USB Memory Stick is just too cute for words! Buffalo Japan will be doing a limited run of this Anime collectable which will store up to 4 gigs of files and is available at GeekStuff4U.com on pre-order.

Found via akihabaranews.com.

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Evangelion Mini Refrigerator

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jun 25, 2008 in Animation

Evangelion Mini Refrigerator

If you’re a hardcore Evangelion fanboy you’re going to want to own your own Evangelion Miniature Refrigerator which comes in either Rei Ayanami Blue or Asuka Langley Red. What’s strange about this fridge is that you can also use it as a food warmer too, but my guess is that this time of year you’d use it to keep your sake cool.

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Evangelion: Anime of the Year Award

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 26, 2008 in Animation

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And the winner is Evangelion:

Tokyo Anime fair announces winners
‘Evangelion’ takes animation of the year award

“The Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF), the world biggest trade fair for toons, has presented “Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone” with its Animation of the Year award, organizers announced on Monday.

Receiving the Grand Prize in the Nominated Works section was “Adventures in the NPM,” a Taiwanese short by Helen Huang that is an animated guide through the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Grzegorz Jonkajtys’ “Ark” and Moin Samadi’s “The Lost Puppet” were selected as Notable Entries in the General Category, the section’s second prize. Young-kwang Jo’s “Christmas in Taxi” scooped the Special Award, while Takashi Kato’s “The Clockwork City” and Guillaume Briet’s “BistRobot” won Notable Entry prizes in the Student Category.”

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