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Neon Genesis Evangelion

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WTF Fridays

WTF Fridays: You are [NOT] ready

Musical Impact
Sep 18
// Red Veron
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Neon Genesis Impacts

Animator Expo's third Eva short is all about music and friendship

Evangelion has never been this cute
Sep 18
// Salvador G Rodiles
Another Evangelion-related short has invaded Animator Expo, and its impact is surprisingly cuter than the usual stuff we expect out of the series. Instead of focusing on the Eva pilots and the folks at NERV, "Neon Genesis Imp...
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Evangelion anime cell fetches big bucks

That's a lotta Rei
Aug 13
// Hiroko Yamamura
If there's one thing I spend too much money on, it's definitely anime cels. While my collection isn't that big, I'm pretty happy with what I've acquired over my many years of fandom. I usually buy cels that don't feature the ...

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Evangelion Day

It's officially the start of Third Impact

The LCL will flow!
Jun 22
// Hiroko Yamamura
Hardcore Neon Genesis Evangelion fans have been waiting for today for some time. That's right, synchronize watches... Today June 22, 2015 is the day that the events of Evangelion take place. Today is the day you get in the damn robot.
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Animator Expo

It's time for an extra helping of ME!ME!ME! and Another Impact

Remixes and Making-of Videos for everyone!
May 02
// Salvador G Rodiles
Right as we begin the month of May, Animator Expo's 20th short arrives in two parts. Unlike the project's previous helpings, we're thrown back into "ME!ME!ME!" (NSFW) and "Evangelion: Another Impact's" setting; however, ...
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Another Impact

Animator Expo's 12th short focuses on a berserk 3D Eva unit

An alternate take on Eva's story
Feb 06
// Salvador G Rodiles
It seems that Animator Expo has presented us with another Evangelion-related short for our viewing pleasure. Interestingly, Evangelion: Another Impact takes us to a new location where a new Eva called Unit Null goes...
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until You come to me.

Explore Evangelion's ruined world in Animator Expo's seventh short

Could this piece be related to Eva 4.0?
Dec 19
// Salvador G Rodiles
It's been two weeks since Animator Expo featured a piece that was based on an existing anime property, and the project is now ready to release another special short. This time around, Tadashi Hiramatsu's (worked on Key Animat...
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Utada Hikaru

Utada Hikaru releases new video for Beautiful World

Evangelion fans, get excite
Dec 04
// Hiroko Yamamura
We're less than a week away from the Utada Hikaru tribute album, Hikaru no Uta. Quite a few tracks can currently be previewed on her official YouTube channel already. Much to my surprise there was actually quite a treat wait...
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Utada Hikaru news

New Utada Hikaru's cover album will feature video by Eva team

This is going to be interesting
Nov 11
// Hiroko Yamamura
There's an official cover album on its way December 9th, called Utada Hikaru no Uta. As the title suggests, it will feature prominent musicians giving their take on some of the Queen of J-Pop's finest songs. Confirmed artists...
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Edge of Spider-verse packs in the anime references

Peni Parker in anime land
Oct 17
// Josh Tolentino
While western superhero comics (known as "Ame-comi" in Glorious Nippon) don't usually fall under Japanator's purview, there's no denying that the influence of anime and manga can reach far and wide. That's exactly what's hap...
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Eva, One Piece watches let you nerd out in style

Style will cost you a pretty penny
May 14
// Pedro Cortes
Two separate companies are releasing watches based off two extremely popular franchises: Neon Genesis Evangelion and One Piece. On the robotic end of the spectrum, GaGa Milano's watch has a leather strap and EVA 01's black, p...
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Evangelion x Transformers

Evangelion meets Transformers with Takara Tomy figure repaint

I mustn't roll out! I mustn't roll out!
Apr 27
// Brittany Vincent
I love Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Transformers are obviously awesome. What happens when you combine the two? An awesome repaint of the Takara Tomy Masterpiece MP-10 Optimus Prime done up like EVA Unit-01. Planet Iacon found...
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Sony to release SDAT-styled Evangelion Walkman

Sony still makes the Walkman?
Apr 23
// Pedro Cortes
Sony is releasing a special Neon Genesis Evangelion edition of their F-series Walkman that looks like Shinji's SDAT, along with another version that's branded with a NERV logo. Both versions come with the option to have eithe...
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Sony upgrades Shinji's ratchet old SDAT tape player with HD audio

He's probably listening to Miley Cyrus
Apr 19
// Brittany Vincent
Stupid Shinji and his stupid tape player. All he ever does is replay that one track. You'd think he'd get tired of it by now, or at the very least he could upgrade to a CD player or an iPod. But no, he's still stuck with a So...
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Voice Actors

Shinji's voice actor set to marry Ms. Norway

Spike Spencer finds happiness
Apr 13
// Brad Rice
No, Megumi Ogata isn't coming out of the closet by announcing her marriage to the reigning Ms. Norway. Spike Spencer, the voice actor best known for playing Shinji in Neon Genesis Evangelion and Rolo in Code Geass is set to m...
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A Date with Destiny

A Date with Destiny

A tale of betrayal, deception, and redemption.
Apr 01
// Dae Lee
Chapter One: Awakening I opened my eyes. There was an odd feeling of tension as I opened them, as if they had been left unused for a prolonged period of time. Little by little, my body was slowly coming to life, feeling the f...
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These Evangelion loafers are rather stylish

Loafer Unit 01, launch!
Mar 19
// Dae Lee
We've seen several Evangelion-themed products in the past, but these could perhaps be the most comfortable. Radio Eva and shoe designer Marqui have teamed up to create what they call 'Eva Toy Shoes', despite them being perfec...
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Hakone cashes in on Eva connection with license plates

Basis for Tokyo-3 offers Eva-themed license plates
Mar 14
// Brad Rice
If you're one of the biggest Eva fans in Japan, you probably already picked up and moved to Hakone. If not, you might want to get your moving papers in order: the Hakone government will offer Evangelion-themed license plates ...
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Now you can own a replica of Misato's gun holster

Eva Store has official holster up for pre-order now.
Mar 08
// Ben Huber
Are you a Misato cosplayer? Maybe you're a hardcore airsoft gun fan? Perhaps you're a combination of the two, and cosplay while taking out enemies in intense airsoft battles? I have good news for you -- an official gun holste...
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Now you can be Gendo in real life by wearing his goggles

The goggles don't really do anything, though.
Jan 18
// Ben Huber
Here's a hot new item in the Evangelion Store: Gendo Ikari's goggles from Evangelion 3.0. They're not identical to the ones worn in the film, but they're probably as close as you're going to get for a mass-produced item. It c...
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A very romantic Evangelion Valentines Day

Celebrate this romantic holiday with some angels
Jan 14
// Amber Hunt
If Neon Genesis Evangelion isn't involved in your Valentines Day this year, then you're doing it all wrong. That's why last year and now this year, The Evangelion store is preparing itself with lots of gifts and excitement! T...
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Evangelion 3.0 delayed

My heart, it hurts
Dec 21
// Amber Hunt
So if your a dedicated Evangelion fan like myself, you've been waiting for the third movie of the series to come out on DVD for ages. I want to own it for myself so badly, and I know a lot of other people want to as well...
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Eva Champagne

Pop the cork on New Year's day impact with Eva Champagne

Collect the entire set!
Dec 16
// Josh Totman
New Year's time is fast approaching and that means late night anime watching parts for us real otaku. Now we all know that Pocky and Ramune will be on the menu, but my I suggest something a little bit more upscale then that?&...
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Happy birthday, Asuka!

Let's celebrate!
Dec 05
// Amber Hunt
Today we celebrate the lovely, sassy, well known, Evangelion superstar Asuka Langley Soryu's birthday! That's right, it's December 4th and people are certainly not forgetting what today is! We were first introduced to this re...
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Evangelion 3.0

Theater listings for Evangelion 3.0 available, rejoice!

And there's actually a showing where I live!
Dec 04
// Brittany Vincent
A few weeks ago I broke the news that Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo was actually coming to theaters across the United States and Canada. I also made a pretty bitter comment that, of course, it would never come to Louisville, Kentucky, because I'm doomed to a life of haphazard anime "conventions" and only one place to purchase bubble tea that's open at reasonable hours. 
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Eva 3.33 Dub Trailer

Pirate Asuka is dubbed in a new Evangelion 3.33 trailer

This trailer is (not) bad.
Nov 30
// Chris Walden
Ahoy me hearties! Ready to see Captain Asuka take this battle into space? No problem at all, as Manga UK have released a new trailer featuring the English dub cast for Evangelion 3.33: You Can (Not) Redo. There's still a lit...

Evangelion 3.0 hitting theaters in US and Canada in 2014

You can (not) redo, but you can go see the film
Nov 11
// Brittany Vincent
Finally, Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo is hitting theaters, and in ones across America and Canada! Of course, that doesn't mean much for those of us who live in states where people think we run around barefoot and m...
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Evangelion Unit 01 iPhone 5/5s case on the way from Movic

iPhone Unit 01, AT Field on!
Nov 04
// Ben Huber
If you need to protect your brand new iPhone 5 or 5s from a battering, be it Angels and the Third Impact, or just an unfortunate fall to the pavement, it looks like Movic has got you covered. They'll be releasing a Neon Genes...
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Evangelion and Swords

Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibit Starting Nov. 23

Evangelion and swords somehow go together. Kind of.
Nov 04
// Brittany Vincent
The Mori Art Museum in Ueno, Tokyo will be holding the "Evangelion and Japanese Swords Exhibit" from November 23rd to December 23rd, and that sounds like a bizarre sort of combination, but anything that gives me an excuse to look at Asuka and Mari brandishing swords is A-OK with me. The show has traveled from Okazaki to Osaka and everywhere in between, and now it's coming to Tokyo. 
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More snuggly Evangelion gear for the winter

Keep your feet and your waist warm
Oct 12
// Brittany Vincent
Not too long ago we brought you some cozy Evangelion gloves and hats to keep you nice and toasty for the winter. We've got another round straight from the Eva Store to share with you, though unfortunately they're only availab...

Get cozy with Evangelion-themed winter wear

Asuka can finally keep me warm
Oct 04
// Brittany Vincent
Uh, guys, I'm not sure if you know this, but I'm hopelessly devoted to you Evangelion. Show me some silly Asuka cosplay T-shirt and I'm plunking down a fifty on it. Remember those Unit 01 shoes we showed off? I need those too...
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Asuka's undies prove more popular than expected

They just can't keep them stocked
Sep 23
// Tim Sheehy
I certainly wouldn't call myself a huge Evangelion fan, but Asuka Langely has always held a special place in my heart. In fact, she's one of the few tsunderekko I've ever grown fond of. Of course, I've always thought was...
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Kaworu Nagisa

Happy Birthday Kaworu Nagisa!...and second impact

Sep 13
// Josh Totman
I am a huge fan of Evangelion as most of you probably already know. Do I celebrate the birthdays of some of the characters of the show? Only when I remember... Thanks to the random internet surfing, I came across that today ...
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Eva 2.22

PSA: Catch Evangelion 2.22 on Toonami tonight

Kick off September with the end of the world!
Aug 31
// Josh Tolentino
[Update: Turns out the surprise announcement was a special one-time-only airing of Kick-Heart, the Kickstarter-funded pro-wrestling anime by Masaaki Yuasa. The anime aired right after Eva 2.22, and at the time of this writing...

JX: An interview with Evangelion's Yoshiyuki Sadamoto

Aug 27 // Josh Totman
Japanator: Are there any aspects of the Evangelion anime that you would have liked to see changed? Sadamoto: About the main framework of the films, I don't have a lot of things to say about it because when they were omitting I was at every meeting where I would give my opinion. Sometimes they would take it and sometimes not, but I know why they didn't take my opinion. I do get the feeling that I get to change somethings, but Mr. Anno the director has a good way of thinking, which I can agree on. So, I don't have any feeling towards the animation of the films except maybe shooting at a little bit of a different angle, but the main direction of the animation was good.  J: How different was it to do the character designs for a live-action movie like Cutey Honey from character designs for animation? S: There is a lot more stress working on a live-action show because of the formatting of the show like the costumes and the bike that the creator made. I had to more of less arrange them not so much create them in a way that it would work on actual human bodies. So I can't be totally relaxed on the design of it because I had to make them compatible with Japanese actors legs which I can't change from short to long. It was a quite a bit more stress in dealing with that then doing it for animation. J: Is there any work that you have done, besides Evangelion, that you are especially proud of? S: If Evangelion is out, then I would have to say it would be: Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise, Furi Curi, and Gunbuster 2 would be the works I am most proud of. J: I know you have been doing more then just character designs for animation, is this something that you are pursuing to do more of in the future?  S:  Yes, this is something that I want to do more of in the future because I want to be apart of the entire aspect of animation creations. I don't want to stop at just character designs. J: Who have been some of your influences throughout your career? S: There a lots of people of course. If we are speaking about manga there is Go Nagai, Leiji Matsumoto, Katsuhiro Otomo. In animation there is Hayao Miyazaki, I'm very fond of him, Hisashi Sakagushi who was animator at Mushi Productions or Mushi Pro. He worked on the first Astro Boy series and was also making manga. So I am like him now making animation and manga works. J: What do you like to do to relax on your time off? Interests and hobbies? S: Listen to music and go see some live-action movies. I also like to drive, whether it be one of my cars or my motorcycle. With my motorcycle I like to try and tinker with it and fix it whenever I can.  J: Last question, what is your perfect meal? S: Nigiri sushi and Dasai Sake. The same drink that Misato drinks. Also Japanese ramen is also right up there as well. Translated by Emmanuel Bochew
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Creator of Evangelion
There are moments that define your otaku life. Some of them are minor, like getting that special edition of whatever you like, and then there are some that are huge, like meeting the man that created the series that solidifie...

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Custom Eva Nike sneakers

The custom Nike Evangelion sneakers to wage war for

All the sneakerheads be totes jelly over these
Aug 26
// Brad Rice
I am by no means a sneakerhead. I'll drop plenty of money on clothes, but sneakers are an area where I just put down the minimum on some Onitsuka Tigers or Adidas and call it a day. If you want to take your geek pride to the ...
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PBS Idea Channel on Eva

Aw snap, the PBS Idea Channel tackles Anno's views on Eva

Another neat idea by Mike Rugnetta.
Aug 06
// Salvador G Rodiles
YouTube's Geek Week is happening as we speak, and the PBS Idea Channel has decided to answer a question that's related to Evangelion. And that question is whether Anno's view on the series are important or not.  If ther...
Evangelion panties photo
Evangelion panties

The last place I want anything EVA on me...

Frilly panties and boxer for your...enjoyment?
Jul 31
// Josh Totman
Listen, I'm all for Eva branded products. Mostly with a Nerv logo on it, but when you go and put the characters faces on panties and boxer, I can't get behind this. MOVIC did do some Eva themed boxers awhile back and those we...
Evangelion Shick photo
Evangelion Shick

Mid-life crisis Gendo is still is rocking the razors

I don't like seeing him smile
Jun 27
// Hiroko Yamamura
You didn't think you'd seen the last of mid-life crisis Gendo Ikari yet!? He's up to his uncharacteristic antics again, and still wanting you to get on these Shick Hydro 5 razors. Interestingly enough, he's not try...

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