VIZ Evangelion Vol.14 manga released February 2015

VIZ will release a “Third Impact Bundle” of Sadamoto’s Evangelion manga before the Volume 14 manga release date on November 25th. VIZ’s Volume 14 release date is part of the simultaneous international release date November 26th in Japan (the Japanese Limited Edition comes out on November 20th).

EDIT: In a recent Twitter discussion, VIZ mentioned that “Unfortunately a production delay pushed this back to February 2015. Apologies for the inconvenience.” It’s unknown for what reasons this push back has happened, but is reflected on their product page for Volume 14 (February 10th 2015 being given as the new release date): http://www.viz.com/manga/print/neon-genesis-evangelion-volume-14/11509


Shiro Sagisu’s New Evangelion Jazz Album

shiro_sagisu_piano_forteLast week, it was announced that Shiro Sagisu, the music director for both the Neon Genesis Evangelion original TV series as well as the new theatrical movies, was releasing an album of Jazz arrangements of Evangelion music. Today, we have an album name, track list and a release date. (Image on the right is not related, that’s from Piano Forte)

According to the official Evangelion news site, the name of the album is “The world! EVAngelion JAZZ night = The Tokyo III Jazz club =”, will be released near Christmas of this year (12/24/2014), and sells for about 3000円 plus taxes. The track list is as follows:

01: Weekend, the introduction (by all star singers)
02: Welcome to the Tokyo III jazz club (by all star orchestra)
03: Swingin’ A1 (by all star bigband)
04: Come sweet death, second impact (by Megumi-H)
05: Barefoot in the club (by all star bigband)
06: Final decision at the milestone (by all star combo)
07: Emptiness, the longest (by all star orchestra)
08: Thanatos, cool again! (by all star bigband)
09: Dilemmatic triangle opera (by Megumi-H)
10: A8, mellow slow-jam (by all star combo)
11: Theme Q, suppa-duppa! (by all star bigband)
12: The Image of black me (by Megumi-H)

H/T: Minna no Evafan.


Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Raising Project English Translation

Ayanami Raising Project NDS Front CoverForum user xPearse worked on a project to translate the Neon Genesis Evangelion: Ayanami Raising Project Nintento DS game into English. The ROM can be downloaded from the blog post and there’s also a partial guide.

The in-game graphics with Japanese haven’t been translated but the guide should help with some of that. And the player’s name needs to be drawn (in Japanese). If you have any other questions, you can contact Pearse from his blog.


No New Sneak Peaks in Evangelion FINAL’s Preview

So we mentioned a few weeks back that NTV’s Friday Road Show was going to do an Evangelion marathon, concluding with the airing of the TV version of 3.0/Q. Last time, the 2.0 broadcast ended with what ended up as the beginning of the 3.0 movie so it’s natural to assume we might get a couple of sneak peaks in the next time preview for FINAL this time around.



Oh well, we didn’t get a release date either. Maybe we’ll get another NTV Road Show that will give us a sneak peak of the new movie later on. For those who sat through the broadcast or a crappy live stream, we’re all disappointed. But at least it confirms that Hideaki Anno wasn’t completely making stuff up when he drew the most recent lantern:


I wonder if that whole repeat sign thing is gone now? Also, some updates from around the internet:


SMASH! 2014 Rundown

008SMASH (Sydney Manga and Anime SHow) this year was the biggest yet, at a new location (again) and spread over two days for the first time, and including guests Kotono Mitsuishi (Misato Katsuragi Neon Genesis Evangelion, Usagi Tsukino Sailor Moon), Toshihiro Kawamoto (Co-founder and Director of Studio Bones), and Reika (World Famous Cosplayer).

This year it was held at Rosehill Gardens, a racecourse, but a location big enough to accommodate the hundreds of stalls and the thousands of people that came to the event. The show was spread across 3 different enormous buildings, which it needed to be as each room was filled with stalls and booths.

Kotono Mitsuishi did a number of interesting panels in which she discussed Sailor Moon, Evangelion, and many other interesting things.

To get my full rundown of the event and to see all the photos head over to my website Fazmotron.com or check out the forum post.


Sadamoto’s Evangelion Manga Vol 14 to get Simultaneous Release

VIZ’s San Diego Comic Con Panel announced this weekend that the final volume of Sadamoto’s manga, Volume 14, will receive a Simultaneous Release on November 20th 2014 in Japan and the US. This is also what happened with Volume 13 back on November 2nd 2012.




Limited Edition of Volume 14 of Sadamoto’s Evangelion Manga with bonus Story/Character

manga-new_characterAccording to Comic Natalie, there was a flyer handed out at an Evangelion event at Yokohama advertising the limited edition release of the 14th and final volume of Yoshiyuki Sadamoto’s Evangelion manga. The flyer reveals that a “new” female character will appear in the bonus material, stating “Yoshiyuki Sadamoto gives you rough illustrations as he heads toward the limited edition of the manga.”

The limited edition release of the final volume will also include an original cover, book ends for the entire 14-volume manga set, a 16 page booklet and exclusive illustrations by Sadamoto, and a “Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Working Music CD.” The CD is supposedly the music that Sadamoto liked listened to when drawing his manga.

Here’s a bigger picture of the “new character”:


So it’s possible that the “new” character could be Mari Makinami making a guest appearance in a side story. Or it could be another dark, long-haired female with glasses, since there is sort of a precedence for that. Still, will be interesting to see what this omake will be like.


TV version of Evangelion : Q coming on September 5

Some very big news from Minna no Eva and this blog entry. (Thanks to forum member Dima for finding the latter, and Sailor Star Dust for translating the lineup). Evangelion: Q’s TV version is set to air on September 5, following TV broadcasts of Eva 1.0 and 2.0, and separate broadcasts of Death and Rebirth and the End of Evangelion. The entire broadcast schedule is as follows –

From NTV’s Movie Heaven block-
August 18th: Death (true)2
August 25th : End of Evangelion

Friday Roadshow –
August 22nd: Eva 1.0 TV version
August 29th: Eva 2.0 TV version
September 5th: Eva 3.0 TV Version + God Warrior TV Version

In addition, a new Preview is promised at the end of the 3.0 TV airing, similar to how a new 3.0 Preview came with the airing of the Eva 2.0 TV version.



Funimation dub of Evangelion 3.33 still not finished.

From EvaMonkey.com:

There have been a bunch of vague and unspecified delays since the beginning of the year in regards to the English release of Evangelion 3.33.  Last month, Toonami tweeted that Funimation said 3.33 was “still on hold” and that they were “Working ‘closely’ with studio khara to ‘make it closer to original vision.’”

This prompted a number of people to fill in the gaps, especially those who had seen the dub in theaters.  The consensus seems to be that Funimation has done a poor job, not necessarily in translation, but in capturing the same emotions.  Scenes where Misato seemed to show a genuine sense of concern for Shinji have been overridden by her just sounding perpetually angry.  So it would seem that Funimation has been revising the dub in some amount.  That now seems to be confirmed, as Spike Spencer’s newsletter has just stated that he is scheduled to record “pick ups” for Evangelion 3.33

This should be considered good news, considering Spike Spencer, as Shinji, has the most lines of anyone in the film, and smoothing out his lines alone should be a good push towards them completing the dub, and setting a release date for the DVD and Blu-ray, which many fans are eagerly awaiting.


Michael Bay rumors about Evangelion are false

Well there you have it. Though it was difficult to believe in a news post from a Korean Drama gossip site that sourced a Transformers fansite that doesn’t exist in the first place. More about this over at EvaMonkey.com.