The movie “EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time” is the latest movie in the “Evangelion” series and also the final chapter of the new movies.
The first-run movie was supposed to be opening on Jun. 27, but it was postponed due to the spread of novel coronavirus infection.
At the end of the second special video, it displays “Coming soon,” so the fans commented on the video, “The point is, it's coming soon,” “Once I know that it's coming, it makes me nervous,” “The legend lasted for 20 years is about to end this year…I miss it…,” and “I'm looking forward to it from the bottom of my heart.”
Eye drops "Santen FX Neo" and "Santen FX V Plus" inspired by the movie "Evangelion: The New Movie" have been released. The first in eight years collaboration between "Evangelion" and "Santen FX series" since the movie "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo", which is a hot topic as a pioneer of eye drops collaboration products.
Eight years have passed since the last collaboration with the "Plan for Human Refreshing", and nowadays there are many problems caused by eye fatigue.
To expand the awareness about eye care, it has been decided to launch a new “New Awakening Plan for Humans”.
"Santen FX Neo Shinji Model", "Santen FX Neo Asuka Model", "Santen FX V Plus Ray Model", "Santen FX V Plus Kaworu model" have been released in limited quantity from Jun. 1, 2020.
At the same time, the "Preview" homage CM for the first time in eight years using narration by Katsuragi Misato (CV. Mitsuishi Kotono), has also been distributed, and a Twitter campaign for winning goods has also begun.
Check the campaign website for further details.
"Santen FX Neo Shinji Ikari Model", "Santen FX Neo Shikinami Asuka Langley Model", "Santen FX V Plus Rei Ayanami Model", and "Santen FX V Plus Nagisa Kaworu Model" are priced for 880 JPY (excluding tax).
The latest film of "Rebuild of Evangelion", "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time", will soon be released. (The release date has been delayed from the initial Jun. 27, due to the novel coronavirus)
It has been 8 years since the last film, "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo". Let's go over the unsolved mysteries and differences from the previous pieces of work.
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
This film is set in Japan, 15 years after the unprecedented catastrophe known as the "Second Impact", which killed half the population on earth. Ikari Shinji, an introvert 14-year-old, gets dragged into the war against the giant life forms called "Angels". At first, he doesn't even know how to interact with other people, but through the fearsome battles as a pilot of the Multipurpose Humanoid Decisive Weapon, Evangelion, he grows and begins to build relationships with his boss, Katsuragi Misato, and another Eva pilot, Ayanami Rei. Shinji belongs to NERV, which is run by
ZEELE, and the mysterious "Human Instrumentality Project", conducted by the two organizations, begins to reveal itself.
The story up to "Operation Yashim" from the 6th episode, "Showdown in Tokyo-3", of the initial TV series, has been depicted with even more intensity and on a larger scale. The smile of Ayanami Rei, when Shinji says "You should try smiling," after the project, has again captured the hearts of many fans.
The differences from the previous TV series.
Most of the development in "1.0" follows the steps of the previous TV series, but there are some differences. For instance, in the former series, the story was specifically set in the year 2015, but in "1.0", it is only said that it has been 15 years since the "Second Impact" and they do not mention a specific year. Also, the giant humanoid life form, "Lilith", which is hidden in the NERV headquarters, makes an appearance a lot earlier than in the TV series.
The first Angel they encounter in the 1st episode was the 3rd Angel, but in "1.0", it is the 4th Angel. Visually, the blue ocean in the previous series has been colored red in the Rebuild series.
Another difference you can't miss is that Kaworu, who only appeared in the very last of the TV series, has already made an appearance.
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
Unlike "1.0" which was mostly the same as the TV series, "Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance" makes its original developments. A new pilot from Germany, Shikinami Asuka Langley, joins Shinji and Rei, and fight against the Angels, building new relations.
Rei, who didn't show much emotion in the previous film, trying to change herself, such as her saying "I feel warm when I'm with Ikari-kun," and organizing a dinner party for Shinji, are some of the best scenes of the film.
The film depicts the plans of NERV and SEELE advancing at the cost of the children. Shinji resists against his father, Gendou, and refuses to ride Eva. However, he gets back on to rescue Rei and becomes the trigger of the "Third Impact".
The story from episode 8 to 20 of the TV series has been drastically changed. One of the biggest surprises for the fans must have been the new function of Eva, secret code: "The Beast". The pilot's eyes change color showing the pilot losing control as Eva changes into a beast-like form. Becoming more compatible with battle, it raised the heat of the battle scene towards the end of the film.
Also, by playing the famous folk song "Tsubasa wo Kudasai", right before the "Third Impact", it gives the scene a majestic feeling.
The differences from the previous TV series.
The biggest change was the appearance of the new Eva pilot, Makinami Mari Illustrious, who wasn't in the former series. (She did make an appearance in the manga adaption) Her words, such as how she calls Shiji's father "Gendou-kun", as if she knows him well, are very meaningful, making her a mysterious character.
Fans were also surprised that Asuka, who is as popular as Ayanami Rei, had her name changed. (She used to be called Souryuu Asuka Langely) Also, story-wise, her role has been changed, as she becomes the pilot of the testing of Unit-03, which formerly was piloted by Shinji's classmate, Suzuhara Touji, in the TV series.
The biggest surprise was the new function of Eva, secret code: "The Beast". Somehow, Mari knew about this ability that even the general NERV staff didn't know.
Also, they added a new scene where they show Evangelion Mark.06 being assembled at NERV's Moon Base, and Kaworu getting in.
There has been a change in the role of Misato's ex-boyfriend/triple agent, Kaji Ryouji. He brings the Adam sample for Gendo in the TV series, but in "2.0", he instead brings him a mysterious item called "Nebuchadnezzar's Key".
The new character Mari also has many secrets. Since she knew about the secret code "The Beast", and says meaningful things, she may know more secrets about NERV and Gendou than Misato and the other characters.
Though there are many mysteries left, such as the true intentions of SEELE and Gendou, which seem different, and how they are involved with the "Third Impact", the story had made a significant development, raising the expectations of the fans to the max.
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
Unlike "1.0" and "2.0", "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo" developed a completely original story of the "Rebuild" series. It is set 14 years later from "2.0", where the opposing organization of NERV called WILLE, which Misato and Asuka now belong to, kidnaps Shinji, who had put to sleep.
Shinji, who has no idea of what happened in these 14 years, decides to go with Rei (actually a clone of her) who attacked WILLE with Evangelion Mark.09. He meets Gendou at NERV's headquarters, which has fallen apart, and is told to ride Evangelion Unit-13 along with Kaworu.
Shinji feels a moment of peace being with Kaworu, but despairs once he is told that the "Third Impact" was triggered by him and the world has been destroyed because of it. Kaworu tells Shinji to ride along in Unit-13 to redo the universe, but Asuka and Mari have come to NERV headquarters to stop them. When Kaworu dies in front of Shinji because of Gendou's tricks, it almost triggered the "Fourth Impact".
In this film, Asuka, who was severely injured in "2.0", returns with outstanding performance. She fights at the forefront to retrieve Shinji as one of the main members of WILLE and goes into beast mode to stop the enemies at the battle to prevent the "Fourth Impact". She acts as the hero of the film who saves Shinji even though she is sick of his moping around.
One of the main attractions of this film is the battles between Evas. The fight between Unit-02 Revised and Unit-08 against Unit-13 and Mark.09 is something never seen in the previous 2 movies nor the former TV series.
You also don't want to miss the scene where Shinji and Kaworu bond through playing the piano together. The beautiful music and images are very emotional, and displays why Shinji trusts Kaworu even more convincingly than in the TV series.
It has been 14 years since the events in "2.0", leaving us with even more mysteries. What happened during the 14 years? Why is Misato standing against NERV? How did Asuka return from her injuries? Why haven't the Eva pilots grown older? Why did Asuka refer to these reasons as "Eva's curse"? What happened to "Nebuchadnezzar's Key" and Kaji Ryouji who brought it? There are so many mysteries yet to be solved. Gendou's intentions are also still a secret to us.
We went over the 3 movies while comparing them to the former series, but it's difficult to anticipate the conclusion with so many mysteries left unsolved. Will all of them be solved in "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time"? Sadly, the series is coming to an end, but at the same time let's look forward to the day of seeing the conclusion of this grand saga.
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From "Rebuild of Evangelion", "Evangelion Unit-13" becomes a massive 79cm-tall figure. Pre-orders are currently available on the "Prime 1 Studio" official website.
The figure was created in collaboration with "Josh Nizzi, an artist who works on mechanic designs in many Hollywood films, and while keeping the essence of the original design, it is a completely new version of "Evangelion Unit-13".
The monstrous design of the four arms, the three-dimensional beauty of the two Spears of Longinus, and the pose with its right arm in the air as if it were roaring... The power that emanates from every part of the figure draws those who see it into the world of "Evangelion".
While being stylish, the design also is convincing, as if it were an actual weapon of war. Don't forget to check out the heavy metallic paint job and the beauty expressed with fluorescent colors.
The DX version comes with an additional head part that lights up with an LED to recreate its eyes turning red and a left hand wielding an original sword that was designed by rearranging the Spear of Longinus.
The destroyed buildings are inspired by the buildings in Tokyo-3, and also, don't miss the fine details in the base such as the remainings of Mark.06.
"Ultimate Diorama Master Line Rebuild of Evangelion Evangelion Unit-13 (Concept By Josh Nizzi) DX Version" is priced at 184,690 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on the "Prime 1 Studio" official website and the figure is scheduled to be released around September to December 2022.
It has been about 3 months since the release of "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" on March 8, 2021. To express the gratitude for all people who came to watch it, three big services from June 12, 2021, including the distribution of a prequel-manga for "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo", will be held.
"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" is the latest and final movie in the "Rebuild of Evangelion" series, following ":Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone.", "Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance.", and "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.", that have been releasing since 2007. As of June 5, 2021, the box office revenue exceeded 8.65 million yen and the number of spectators exceeded 5.67 million, and it continues to set the highest record in the "Evangelion" series and even in the list of works directed by Anno Hideaki.
This time, since the end of the movie theater screening period is approaching, to express the gratitude for all people who came to watch it, a present for visitors, a new version screening, and the event in Dolby Cinema have been announced.
The booklet "Official Sasa 36P Booklet 'EVA-EXTRA-EXTRA'", created by the people who participated in this work, will be distributed to a total of 1 million people nationwide as a present for visitors. This is a must-have for fans, including a manga-prequel to "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.", which has never been revealed before, and a lot of contributions drawn by the creators.
Moreover, hoping to make the main movie video even more adjusted, some cutscenes were replaced. It will be screened as the "Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time" version. In addition, the screening at Dolby Cinema at T-Joy Yokohama, MOVIX Saitama and 6 other theaters has been announced.
"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time." is currently on screens at theaters nationwide. Each of the three services will be available from June 12, 2021.
The anime 'Evangelion' series and the conversational communication game 'Werewolf' have collaborated to release 'Evangelion Werewolf'. It will go on sale around the end of July 2021 at Evangelion official store 'EVANGELION STORE' and other stores.
"Evangelion Werewolf" is a communication game in which players act as characters from "Evangelion" and talk to each other to find the Angels that mimic humans. All the players act as characters, but some of them are Angels that mimic humans and are planning to invade NERV staff.
Each character has their own unique abilities, and uses them to find the Angels. In this game, you can play as a character from "Eva" and enjoy the "Werewolf" game where it is important to play according to the role assigned to you. The number of players ranges from a minimum of 5 to a maximum of 12 plus the game master.
For those who are new to "Werewolf", an extra game with simple rules for a minimum of three players, "NERV Headquarters is in an uproar!" is also included. You can also play it as a regular "Werewolf" game. The price is 3,850 yen (tax included).
The second PV and additional cast members have been released for "Ore, Tsushima" which is scheduled to start airing on July 2, 2021. It was also announced that "Ore, Tsushima" will be distributed on YouTube's Asmik Ace channel, and that an original story not depicted in the TV anime version will be distributed from July 5.
This work is based on a comic of the same title that started on Twitter in July 2017 and has sold a total of 420,000 copies.
One day, a cat-loving "Ojii-chan" (meaning "grandfather" in Japanese, but is actually a woman) meets a talking cat. The impudent former stray cat is named "Tsushima”. The story depicts her daily life with her Ojii-chan's other cat, "Miss Zun", the sweet and timid "Cha", and the lone wolf (?) "Osamu".
The PV captures the joyful daily life of the free-spirited Tsushima, Ojii-chan, and the cats that live with him. At the end of the video, a bit of the web animation was also shown.
The cast of Tsushima's friends, Miss Zun, Cha, and Osamu, who live at Ojii-chan's house, were also announced. Everyone's Madonna, Zun, will be played by Koyama Mami , the spoiled youngest child, Cha, will be played by Okamoto Nobuhiko, and the neighborhood cat, Osamu, will be played by Matsuyama Takashi.
The TV anime "Ore, Tsushima" will start airing on July 2, 2021 in the "Super Anime Ism" slot on the MBS/TBS network of 28 stations nationwide. It will also start streaming on YouTube's Asmik Ace channel on the same day.
(C) Opuu no Kyodai, Shogakukan/Ore, Tsushima Production Committee 2021
The latest animation of "Pokemon", "Yume no Tsubomi" has been released on the YouTube channel of "Pokemon Kids TV". The director is Yamashita Shingo, continuing his role from "Pokemon: Twilight Wings" and the animation is by Studio Colorido.
This work is released as the 3rd "Poketoon" series on Pokémon official YouTube channel, "Pokemon Kids TV". It is depicted from the view of the parents and child before the start of the journey as a Pokémon trainer.
The animation is handled by Studio Colorido, which had handled "Penguin Highway", and "A Whisker Away" while the director is Yamashita Shingo, who had handled the anime "Pokemon: Twilight Wings" that takes place in the same setting as "Pokemon Sword and Shield". The comments from Yamashita have been released.
The latest animation of "Pokemon", "Yume no Tsubomi” is currently available on the YouTube channel of "Pokemon Kids TV".
Comments from the general director Yamashita Shingo
I will be handling the animation series of Pokémon after the "Pokemon: Twilight Wings" series. Regardless of the work, I'm trying my best in directing each episode so that the thoughts of "I want to watch more of this world setting and characters!" will appear. Please look forward to this work.
（C）2021 Pokémon. （C）1995-2021 Nintendo/Creatures Inc./GAME FREAK inc.
Commemorating the collaboration screening of "Macross Delta the Movie: Absolute Live!!!!!!" and "Macross Frontier the Movie: Labyrinth of Time", '#AirWalküre / Macross Frontier o Issho ni Miyou (Let's Watch AirWalküre and Macross Frontier Together!!!!!!!)' will be live-streamed from July 4, 2021.
This program is about watching together the original "Valkyrie 1st LIVE in Zepp Walkure Attack!" held in 2016 with five Valkyrie members, and watching together the "Macross F Galaxy Tour FINAL in BUDOKAN”/ held in 2008" with Aya Endo as Sheryl Nome and Ai Nakajima as Ranka Lee.
'Walküre 1st LIVE in Zepp Walkure Attack!' is presented in a directors' cut ver. that was edited the original.
'#AirWalküre / Macross Frontier o Issho ni Miyou (Let's Watch AirWalküre and Macross Frontier Together!!!!!!!)' will be streamed on YouTube Macross ch from 6:00 p.m. on July 4, 2021.
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The 2nd PV for TV anime Ahiru no Sora has been released and features the passionate plays of a freakishly tall basketball club member. Broadcasting information was released at the same time. The series will be aired on TV Tokyo’s channel 6 starting on October 2nd.
「BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!」 and its 4th tie-up with Lawson as of September the 3rd, has been revealed. The campaign is to give out a limited quantity of originals goods which will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis
From TV anime "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind" comes blazers and pants (slacks) which can be worn together as business suits inspired by Giorno Giovanna and Bruno Bucciarati. Pre-orders are available at "Premium Bandai" until Dec. 26, 2019.
“Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation”, which had been announced to be animated, was decided to be broadcast as TV anime in 2020. In addition, the first visual depicting the four main characters and a PV by the new animation production company “Studio Bind” established for this work were released.