While the release of the latest work of the “Evangelion” series “Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time” (January 23, 2021 Roadshow) is approaching, “The End of Evangelion” will be screened in theaters for a limited time.
“The End of Evangelion” is a culmination of 2 works, “Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth” released on March 15, 1997, and “Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion” released on July 19, 1997, which was released on March 7, 1998.
In the last few years, this movie was screened during the special screening “The World of Hideaki Anno” at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival in 2014, but now, 23 years after the first release, it will come back to cinemas.
“The End of Evangelion” will be released for a limited time from January 8 to 22, 2021, in 5 big cities nationwide.
Detailed information about the screening theater will be announced on the official website soon.
From "Rebuild of Evangelion", Ayanami Rei(tentative name) drawn by illustrator Yoneyama Mai will be released as a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle. Pre-orders are currently available on "Yanoman".
This product "RADIO EVA Illustration 05 Rei Ayanami (tentative name)" reproduces the image of Rei Ayanami(tentative name), drawn with unique brush strokes and coloring, in an extremely detailed way by high-definition printing, and made it into a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle.
By assembling piece by piece, you can enjoy Ayanami Rei (tentative name) dressed in a black plug suit as much as you like.
"RADIO EVA Illustration 05 Rei Ayanami (tentative name)" is priced at 2,500 JPY (main unit price). Pre-orders are currently available on "Yanoman", and the product is scheduled to go on sale in January 2021.
Illustrator: MAI YONEYAMA (C) khara
From "Evangelion" comes wristwatches inspired by Unit-01, Mark.06, Ayanami Rei, Asuka Langley Soryu, and Mari Illustrious Makinami. Pre-orders are currently available at "Asamizu Company".
The dial of the product has a design with a total of 5 image colors, which are Unit-01, Mark.06, Ayanami Rei, Asuka Langley Soryu, and Mari Illustrious Makinami.
This luxury and stylish metal watch has rhinestones decorated on the dial. Each type only has a total of 200 made so don't miss out on this rare product.
"Evangelion Metal Watch (5 types)" is priced at 3,600 JPY (tax excluded) each. Pre-orders are currently available at "Asamizu Company" and delivery is scheduled to start from late December.
The photos of "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Shikinami Asuka Langley 'EVA2020' 1/6 Scale Completed Figure" from "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" have been revealed on the AmiAmi Online Shop. You can enjoy the charms of this figure which will be released in October 2021.
"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Shikinami Asuka Langley 'EVA2020' 1/6 Scale Completed Figure" is a figure that was created by the hobby shop, AmiAmi and the figure brand AMAKUNI, making it an "AmiAmi X AMAKUNI" item.
It is a renewed version of the previous figure with a new molding and coloring in the original lively posture while holding a New Unit 02 Gamma's Naginata.
The molding was created in detail, such as the strong-willed expression, the hair fluttering in the wind, as well as the bodyline shown through the new plugsuit. The modeling is handled by Yokota Ken while the coloring is handled by Hoshino Emi.
The photos revealed are different from the one that were provided by the manufacturer as it was specially taken for this purpose. So, you will be able to see the photos from various angles and situations that can't be seen elsewhere. The price for the figure is 14.300 JPY (tax included), and it will be released in October 2010.
"Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Shikinami Asuka Langley 'EVA2020' 1/6 Scale Completed Figure"
Reference Price: 14,300 JPY (tax included)
Release Date: October 2021 (Estimated)
Size: Overall Height of 38cm (Approximately 26.5cm excluding the head part)
Brand: AmiAmi X AMAKUNI
From "Rebuild of Evangelion" comes a figure of Ayanami Rei (Tentative Name). Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai".
The figure portrays her in a battle, wielding a scythe in her Plugsuit. Though having a slim silhouette, the bold swing of the scythe makes it a voluminous figure with a width of roughly 300mm.
Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to see her expression as a pilot.
"G.E.M. Series Rebuild of Evangelion Ayanami Rei (Tentative Name)" is priced at 15,180 JPY (tax included). Pre-orders are currently available on "Premium Bandai", and shipping is scheduled for September 2021.
The 2nd collaboration video between "Evangelion" and the global makeup brand "KATE", "Ayanami Rei, Her First Lipstick, and...", has been released on February 2, 2021. Bonus scenes drawn by illustrator Yoneyama Mai have been added to depict what happens to Ayanami after wearing her first lipstick.
"KATE" released "KATE Red Nude Rouge (EV)", a collaboration product between "Evangelion", for a limited number of online sales on February 2.
In commemoration, the 2nd collaboration video, "Ayanami Rei, Her First Lipstick, and...", has been released.
In the first collaboration video, released in November 2020, Hayashibara Megumi, the voice actor of "Ayanami Rei", and Yoneyama Mai, an illustrator who worked on many key animations for various anime, were featured. The beautiful scene of Ayanami Rei wearing lipstick for the first time got a huge reaction on social media.
In this encore video, "Ayanami Rei, Her First Lipstick, and...", has additional bonus scenes depicting what happened after Ayanami Rei put on her lipstick. Who is Ayanami Rei smiling at...? The final scene will stir your imagination.
"Ayanami Rei, Her First Lipstick, and..." can be watched on the special website. "KATE Red Nude Rouge (EV)" (4 designs) are available on the "KATE" affiliated online shop for a limited number of online sales from February 2.
"Otoppe", a program for kids that has been broadcast for five years, will be released as a musical movie for the first time. The title will be "Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry", and it will be released this fall. The trailer and visual have been revealed as well.
”Otoppe" is a program for kids that depicts the funny life of Shina, who wants to become a top DJ in the world, and "Otoppe", mysterious creatures that were born out of sound, under the theme of "listening observation".
The catchy songs and dances that are in the program are also popular, and the related videos have recorded over 150 million views. The program receives support from both children and adults.
The protagonist of "Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry" is Otoppe Windy, known as the laziest wind in the Otoppe Town.
Windy names a baby, who appears out of nowhere and resembles himself, "Lil (provisional)", and brings her up.
Even though Windy struggles with a regular life and taking care, he gradually reaches out to her. However, Lil has some secret...
Iguchi Yuka will play Windy, Kuno Misaki will play DJ Shina, Nishijima Hidetoshi will play Westy, and Inagaki Kuremi, who was chosen on the audition, will play a mysterious baby Otoppe Lil. The director is Ushiku Takashi, the scenario will be handled by Mukouda Kunihiko, and the music will be handled by Yoshida Isao.
"Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry" will be released in the fall of 2021.
Iguchi Yuka as Windy
FInally, Otoppe will be released as a movie! And it will be a musical!! Byu-byu-!!?? Is the protagonist Windy!!!? Byu wa-!!!!! I am surprised and excited at the same time! It has been broadcast for five years, and I am so glad. Thank you very much. I will play Windy, who is very expressive, blowing around, and pleasing everyone, with all of my effort. I hope everyone becomes full of smiles after watching the movie. There will be many songs that you cannot help hamming! Please look forward to it!
Kuno Misaki as Shina
I have been recording, hoping that many children watch Otoppe, so I am so glad that it will be released as a movie. I am already excited to see Windy performing. I hope a lot of people get to know Otoppe through this movie.
Inagaki Kuremi as Lil
When I watched 'Otoppe' on TV when I was six years old, I immediately became a fan of the songs, and sang 'Uki-Uki Otoppe' many times. I learned that different things had different sounds, and I looked for Otoppe in my house using an app. I was thinking what kind of sound each thing makes, and surprised to listen to some of them for the first time. I wanted to go to Otoppe Town, and I am so glad that my dream will come true as Lil-chan. I am really excited. I love the songs of Otoppe as I cannot help singing them once I hear them. I cannot wait to watch the movie in the theater.
Nishijima Hidetoshi as Westy
Otoppe will finally become a movie! I am so glad. How is the adventure of the characters going to be with their unique worldview? It will be a great work for sure. I will try with all my effort so that kids can enjoy the wonderful movie.
Ushiku Takashi as the Director
I have been involved in Otoppe through scenario writing and ending for the TV series, and YouTube videos. I am glad and very nervous to be a director of this movie. As we are in a difficult time, we will make our best effort more than ever to create a cheerful, enjoyable, but sometimes mysterious musical movie, being true to Otoppe. Please look forward to it!
(C)2021 'Otoppe Movie: Papa Don't Cry' Production Committee
(C)MHK / Otoppe Machi Yakuba
The new visual of "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet", which will be released on April 16, 2021, after being postponed for one year, has been revealed. Also, it was announced that the new trailer will be released on March 3.
"Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" is the 24th movie of the "Detective Conan" movie series.
The story begins where "Vacuum Superconducting Magnetic Levitation Railway", a train invented for the world's largest sports festival "WSG- World Sports Games"'s opening ceremony, gets involved in an unexpected case. In the background of the incident, there is Akai Shuuichi, and other FBI officers waiting for his orders...
The new visual depicts the gathering of the Akai Family, which is the key person in the main story, such as Akai Shuichi, Mary, Sera Masumi, and Haneda Shukichi. The visual is made up of the cut-scenes from the movie and the desperate expression of the injured Conan in the fire give off an impact impression.
Also, it was decided that the new trailer of the movie that can only be seen at the end of the "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Alibi", currently available in theatre, will have a premium release at 9:00 PM, on March 4, on YouTube. It is a 90 seconds trailer that is filled with various new cut-scenes together with the theme song "Eien no Fuzai Shoumei" by Tokyo Jihen.
"Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" will be released in nationwide theatres on April 16, 2021. The early bird tickets will be on sale from March 6.
(C) Aoyama Gosho/ Detective Conan Production Committee
As a part of Studio Chizu's 10th-anniversary commemoration project, "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time", which reached its 15th anniversary in 2021, will be played at nationwide 4DX theatres from April 2, 2021.
Director Hosoda Mamoru reconstructed the novel by Tsutsui Yasutaka into an anime film in 2006. The high-school girl Makoto uses her power to time leap to redo her past and finds the meaning of the irreplaceable time of her life.
It was only screened at 6 theatres and the reputation gradually spread across the country, recording an exceptional long-run of over eight months.
As a commemoration project of the 10th anniversary of "Studio Chizu", established by director Hosoda Mamoru, "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" will be played at 4DX theatres. The animation that depicts the fresh feeling of a summer of a teenager and brilliantly expressed time leaping is powered up by 4DX.
"The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 4DX" will be screened at nationwide 4DX theatres for a limited time from April 2, 2021.
From "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure" comes the trailer of the short film "Movie Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure: Petite Dive! Collaboration Dance Party!" that will be released together with "Movie Healin' Good Pretty Cure: GoGo! Big Transformation! The Town of Dreams" on March 20, 2021.
"Movie Healin' Good Pretty Cure: GoGo! Big Transformation! The Town of Dreams" is the first film that gathers all the members of the current broadcasting TV series "Healin' Good Pretty Cure" together.
It has become a hot topic after the collaboration with the 5th "PreCure" series, "5GoGo!" (Broadcast from 2007 to 2008) was announced, and the trailer that was released recently has received a lot of feedback, such as "This miraculous combination form is so touching" and "I am moved by the beautiful art".
The trailer for the short film "Movie Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure: Petite Dive! Collaboration Dance Party!" was released during the TV series press conference on February 23.
The trailer started off with the young mermaid, Lola receiving a dance party invitation from "Healing PreCure". The "Tropical PreCure", Manatsu (Cure Summer), Sango (Cure Coral), Minori (Cure Papaya), and Asuka (Cure Flamingo) were overjoyed with the dance party, and 3 minutes after the party has started...
Will the 5 girls, who are rushing, be able to arrive in "Dance Island" safely?
"Movie Healin' Good Pretty Cure: GoGo! Big Transformation! The Town of Dreams" will be released on March 20, 2021.
Director Ootsuka Takafumi
I received the offer of "I wanted to create a short film for the new TV series!", so I took on the offer as "It would be fun!”
During that time, only the characters information is available, so it was fun thinking on the type of movie and the plot. I really enjoyed the anime that were created by the director of "Tropical-Rouge! Pretty Cure", Tsuchida Yutaka. So, I want to have Cure Summer and the others having fun on the screen energetically in my own way while thinking about the characters depicted by director Tsuchida Yutaka!
I believe this film will help to liven up the new TV series and "Healin' Good Pretty Cure", so do enjoy this film as well!
（C）2020 Healin' Good PreCure Film Production Committee
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.