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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.

Nope.

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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:

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

Fazmotron

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.

SailorStarDust

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.

 

 

Ornette

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”:

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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.

UrsusArctos

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.

 

SailorStarDust

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.

Ornette

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.

Ornette

Dark Horse licenses Tony Takezaki’s Neon Genesis Evangelion Parody Manga

Tony Takezaki no EvangelionDark Horse Comics licensed Tony Takezaki‘s famous one volume parody of Yoshiyuki Sadamoto’s Neon Genesis Evangelion manga. Takezaki also contributed stories to the Evangelion Comic Tribute which is also published by Dark Horse.

From the excerpt from Kadokawa Comics:

What’s “Tony Takezaki presents NEON GENESIS EVANGELION”? It’s well reputed, the first(!) gag parody of EVANGELION in history, serialized in the monthly magazine “YOUNG-ACE” and “SHONEN-A” and any other Publications…, probably the world’s most divine-punishment-deserving comic rivaling the very popular serial “NEON GENESIS EVANGELION”, completely copying the original by YOSHIYUKI, depicting Shinji, Ray [sic], Asuka and Misato in “unthinkable” or “unforgivable” ways…

In all, it should span about 190 to 200 pages, the art quality is pretty great and it should be a real fun read. It’ll be nice to finally get a proper English translation and an official release of this parody.

Some other excerpts:

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Tony

Dark Horse also publishes Neon Genesis Evangelion: Campus Apocalypse, Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective Diary, and Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Evangelion spin-off mangas, as well as the afformentioned Evangelion Comic Tribute.

Source: Anime News Network.

SailorStarDust

Japanese Evangelion Volume 14 released on November 20th

Anime News Network has reported that the final and 14th Volume of Sadamoto’s Evangelion manga will be released on November 20th in Japan. There will be 28 new manga pages added to this final volume-no word yet on the content or placement.

Additionally, a limited edition volume (similar to Japanese volume 13’s standard and special release) will  include:

  •  An original cover
  • Book ends for all 14 manga volumes
  • A 16 page booklet with Sadamoto illustrations
  • A “Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Working Music CD” which features music Sadamoto would listen to while working on the manga.

A U.S. release (simultaneous like volume 13, or otherwise) is so far unknown.

Ornette

[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.

http://www.khara.co.jp/recruiting/

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.