[Tweet] Studio Khara Recruiting 3D Animators

Also see this forum post:

Khara updated their recruiting page again, they need 3D animators in their digital section for “the next Eva film” (Final). Students are fine, the experience level doesn’t matter.


The deadline’s no later than July 2014.

Huzzah, progress!

I know nothing about anime work schedules let alone how Khara schedules things (seems to be different than most companies) but 2015—maybe near the end, if that’s the “Winter 2015″ that’s speculated–seems more and more likely.

Aaron Clark

Gainax releases Sadamoto’s Evangelion manga in full color

Gainax has released the first stage of Yoshiyuki Sadamoto’s Evangelion manga to the ComicWalker platform in full color.  Also, they’ve released a substantial portion of the first stage for free through their online viewer.  Details are sparse, so it’s uncertain as to whether they plan on doing more than just the first stage, but it is definitely interesting to see a comic published nearly 20 years ago (geez!) updated with a splash of color.  You may recall that the first few pages of the first stage did originally come in color, as well as a stage in the second volume.  I doubt I’m alone in having wanted to see more of the comic in color.

UPDATE: Sailor Star Dust on Eva Geeks has pointed out that after downloading the Comic Walker app, it defaulted to English and she was able to access the English translated version of the colored comic, so at the very least, it is also being made available in English.  Very cool.

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Manga About Anno’s Family Life Is Getting a TV Anime


Over the weekend, we learned that Moyoco Anno’s Insufficient Direction manga, which features cute and funny stories based on her married life with Hideaki Anno, is being made into an anime. The show will consist of 13 very short episodes airing on TV Tokyo beginning this April.

If that weren’t an interesting enough development, news came that some of Hideaki Anno’s fellow Evangelion alumni will feature in the new show. Megumi Hayashibara, of Rei Ayanami fame, will portray Moyoco’s analogue “Rompers” in addition to other characters. Joining her to play the “Director” is Koichi Yamadera, better known as Ryoji Kaji.

Learn more about the new anime, including staff at:

Aaron Clark

Hakone to issue Evangelion license plates

Hakone Evangelion License PlatesIn an effort to encourage tourism and capitalize on its ties to Evangelion, the town of Hakone will soon be issuing Evangelion-themed license plates to residents.  You may know that in Evangelion, Tokyo-3 is located where Hakone used to be.

I’m reminded of something one of my friends said of their first trip to Japan.  He said that as soon as you get off the plane, Evangelion is everywhere, as if it has become the unofficial mascot of Japan.

Hakone has already put together a kind of map and tour of locations of Tokyo-3 and their corresponding locations in real life Hakone.  And there are a number of other examples of how Evangelion is everywhere in Japan.  You’ve got entire stores that sell Evangelion merchandise, the Evangelion Racing Team, Evangelion car charging stations, an entire Evangelion attraction at Fuji-Q Highland… they’ve even used Evangelion to promote horse racing.  And that’s just naming a few.

If this trend continues, I’ll have to put together a convention panel titled “Japan loves Evangelion too much”.

Source: Asahi Shimbun


Canadian Eva 3.0 Screening Ticket Giveaway


Anime News Network today announced their ticket giveaway for Canadian screenings of Eva 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo.

Theater listings for Canada (as well as the United States) and general information can be found on Eleven Art’s Evangelion page as well as Cineplex’s page.


Evangelion 3.33 DVD/BD Delayed

According to Funimation’s blog post today:

Important Information about your Evangelion 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo Order

It has been announced today, that due to the overwhelming theatrical demand for Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, the release date for the Blu-ray and DVD, Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo, has been delayed to a TBD date in 2014.

Once a new release date has been decided we will announce this information on our website www.funimation.com. Evangelion: 3.0 hits theaters beginning January 10, 2014. To look for a theater in your area please refer to: http://www.elevenarts.net/evangelion3.theater.html

Bad news for people who pre-ordered, slightly good news for the people who wanted to see 3.33 in their area as it looks like a few more theatres were added to the list of screenings, so far, in Sacramento and Oklahoma City.

(As an aside, all of the Canadian theatres are now listed at the ELEVEN ARTS website.)


Evangelion 3.0 Theatre Listing Announced

eva3.0_posterThe ELEVEN ARTS page for Evangelion 3.0 has been updated with a list of theatres which includes a total of 23 states.

State City Theater Date Address
AL Birmingham The Edge 12 Jan 11 – 7:00 pm (Dub)
Jan 11 – 9:00 pm (Sub)
7001 Crestwood Blvd.Birmingham, AL 35210
AZ Phoenix Harkins Theatres – Valley Art Jan 10 – 16 509 S. Mill Ave.Tempe, AZ 85281
AZ Tucson The Loft Cinema Jan 10 – 16 3233 East Speedway Blvd.Tucson, AZ 85716
CA Bakersfield Valley Plaza 16 TBA 2000 Wible Road.Bakersfield, CA 93304
CA Los Angeles Laemmle Playhouse7 Jan 10 – 16 673 East Colorado Blvd.Pasadena, CA 91101
CA Murrieta Cal Oaks 17 TBA 41090 California Oaks RdMurrieta, CA 92562
CA Rohnert Park 16 Rohnert Park 16 TBA 555 Rohnert Park Expressway WestRohnert Park, CA 94928
CA Gaslamp 15 Gaslamp 15 TBA 701 5th AvenueSan Diego, CA 92101
CA San Francisco New People Jan 11 1746 Post St.San Francisco, CA 94115
CO Littleton Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton Jan 10 & 12 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, #850Littleton, CO 80120
DC DC The Movies at Montgomery Mall Jan 10 – 9:00 pm 7101 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817
FL Clearwater/Tampa Bay Clearwater Cinema Caf? Jan 10 24095 US 19 NorthClearwater, Fl
FL Fort Lauderdale/Miami Cinema Paradiso Jan 10 – 8:00 pm 503 SE 6th St.Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
FL Hollywood Cinema Paradiso Jan 10 – 8:00 pm 2008 Hollywood Blvd,Hollywood, FL 33019
HI Honolulu Doris Duke Theater Jan 29 – 31 900 South Beretania StHonolulu, HI 96814
HI Honolulu Ward Stadium 16 TBA 1044 Auahi StHonolulu , 96814
HI Kahului Kaahumanu 6 TBA 275 W. Kaahumanu Ave,HI 96732
KY Louisville Baxter Avenue Filmworks TBA 1250 Bardstown RdLouisville, KY 40204
MA Boston Brattle Theatre Jan 10 – 11 40 Brattle St.Cambridge, MA 02138
MI Bloomfield The Maple Theater Jan 10 4135 W Maple Road.Bloomfield, MI 48301
MI Farmington Hills West River Centre Jan 11 30170 Grand River Ave.Farmington Hills, MI 48336
MI Kalamazoo Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo Jan 10 180 Portage St.Kalamazoo, MI 49007
MN Minneapolis St Anthony Main Theatre TBA 115 Main Street,SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
MO Kansas City Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mainstreet Jan 13 & 15 1400 Main St.Kansas City, MO 64105
NC Raleigh Raleighwood Cinema Grill Jan 14 6609 Falls of Neuse Rd.Raleigh, NC 27615
NC Greensboro Carousel Luxury Cinemas Jan 10 – 16 1305 Battleground AveGreensboro, NC 27408
NJ Manville Manville 12 Plex TBA 180 N Main Street Manville,NJ 08835
NM Albuquerque The Guild Cinema Jan 10 3405 Central Ave.NE Albuquerque, NM
NM Santa Fe Jean Cocteau Cinema Jan 10 – 16 418 Montezuma AveSanta Fe NM 87501
NY New York Big Cinemas Manhattan Jan 10 – 9:00 pm 239 East 59th St.
New York, NY 10022
NY New York Village East Cinema TBA 181 – 189 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10012
NY Buffalo The Screening Room Cinema Jan 11 – 2:00 pmJan 12 – 2:00 pmJan 13 – 7:00pm 3131 sheridan Dr.Amherst, NY 14226
NY Yonkers Aramo Drafthouse Cinema Yonkers Jan 11 2548 Central Park Ave.Yonkers, NY 10710
OH Cleveland Cleveland Cinemas – Cedar Lee Jan 12 – 7:00 pm 2163 Lee Rd.Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
OH Columbus Gateway Film Center Jan 10 1550 North High StColumbus, OH 43201
OR Portland Hollywood Theatre Jan 10 – 9:30 pm 4122 NE Sandy Blvd.Portland, OR 97212
PA Pittsburg The Hollywood Theatre Jan 10 – 7:00 pm & 9:00 pmJan 11 – 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm 1449 Potomac Ave.Dormont, PA 15216
TX Austin Alamo Drafthouse Austin Slaughter Lane Jan 10 & 12 5701 W Slaughter LnAustin, TX 78749
TX Austin Alamo Drafthouse Austin Lakeline Jan 10 & 12 14028 N US Highway 183,Bldg F. Austin, TX 78717
TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park
Jan 10 114 Vintage Park Blvd,Bldg H, Ste J, Houston, TX 77070
TX Houston Mason Park Jan 10 – 7:30 pm 531 South Mason Road.Katy, TX 77450
TX Dallas Texas Theatre Jan 11 231 W. Jefferson Blvd.Oak Cliff, TX 75208
TX Plano Angelika Film Center & Caf? – Plano TBA 7205 Bishop Rd. Suite E6
Plano, TX 75024
TX San Antonio Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westlakes Jan 12 1255 SW Loop 410.San Antonio, TX 78227
UT Sandy Megaplex Theatres – Jordan Commons Jan 10 9400 South State St.Sandy, UT
VA Fairfax Angelika Film Center & Caf? – Mosaic TBA 2911 District AveFairfax , VA 22031
WA Seattle Grand Illusion Jan 10 – 16 1403 NE 50th St.Seattle, WA 98105

Evangelion 3.33 English Dub Trailer

The Manga Entertainment U.K. release (Funimation’s English dub) will be released on March 31st, 2014, almost a full month after the supposed U.S. release. It’s available via pre-order via amazon.co.uk at £20.38 for the BD and £16.78 for the DVD.

An additional bonus through all of this is that Manga Entertainment also released an English dub trailer, so the people who weren’t able to catch the English dub at a convention now get a preview of the dub.


First “Peaceful Times” Petit Film Released

peaceful_times_opBack in October, there was some hype made about a “short film” that Shiro Sagisu was producing that would feature his track “Peaceful Times”, which was the music that played during the next-time preview of Evangelion Final at the end of Evangelion 3.0, You Can (Not) Redo. The film is to be titled Peaceful Times(F02)petit film. Additionally, the hype was that it would be Evangelion related and there may be possible info about either Final or the time the elapsed between 2.0 and 3.0.

So today, the Evangelion website put up the first “Peaceful Times” film. But it’s region locked. So some friendly person uploaded it to DailyMotion.

So there’s a ton of stuff in there, looks like storyboard art, and not entirely sure what they all refer to. Some scenes look like it could be part of the end of 3.0:

Peaceful Times Snapshot

And some of it clearly from 3.0:


See the “Discuss in Forum” link for more analysis and screenshots.

Interesting tidbit:

“Sagisu made a few comments about the video on his website and posted the Japanese version of the lyrics. According to Sagisu, when they were finishing work on Q, Anno told him this would be the last time they used the F2 (Next Episode) theme, which made Sagisu want to make a extended version of it. He says the video actually contains four versions of the song: An unreleased version by the London Studio Orchestra (at the start), the Takahashi version from Xpressions, the version from Piano Forte #1, and Hayashibara’s narrated version. He also says that he wants to make further Petit Films.”

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