Evangelion 2.0 coming to U.S. theaters

24 11 2010

Funimation, Cinema Asia Releasing and Eleven Arts announced plans Monday to bring Evangelion 2.0: You Can (not) Advance to American Theaters in January 2011.

The companies haven’t said how many theaters or what locations the movie will play at.

Eva 2.0 was one of the five highest grossing films in Japan in 2009, taking in over $40 million in box office totals.

The film is the second in a four-part series adapting the original 90s anime, taking a slightly different twist on the story.

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New Negima OAD promo streamed

2 09 2009

JG NegimaThe second OAD Negima series now has a three-minute promo video streaming on the Kodansha website.

Called Mahou Sensei! Negima!:  Mou Hitotsu no Sekai (Magical Teacher Negima: A More Unified World *my translation* or Another World *Anime News Network’s), the story was created by Ken Akamatsu and supervised by him personally.

The first of four volumes ships with the 27th tankoubon on Sept. 17.

To watch the three-minute promo, click: Here!





New Eva 2.0 phone model announced

18 05 2009

JG Eva phone 2Fans eagerly anticipating the newest in the four-film Evangelion remake have even more reason to get excited — now said fans can have their own Eva 2.0 phone.

Announced by NTT Docomo, the “NERV only” phone will have a specific function in the films, though details haven’t yet been released. Eva creator and director Hideaki Anno and Studio Khara had their hand in the phone’s design. 

More details of the new phone model are expected to be released from NTT Docomo as the film’s release approaches June 27.





Check It! New Evangelion 2.0 trailer streamed

8 05 2009

JG Eva 2.0 3In anticipation of the upcoming second Evangelion film, Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance, the official Evangelion web site has released a new 85 second trailer for the film.

Evangelion 2.0, or known as Eva 2.0 for short, is the second part of a four-part remake of the anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, which brought a mixture of praise and criticism for its creator, Hideaki Anno. The ending of this anime series, which saw the episodes go from something of a monster of the week show to a highly esoteric, philosophical debate mirroring the creator’s own existential crisis, was so hated by some fans that he received death threats.

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