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Shin Eva gets a staggered midnight release

Shin Eva gets a staggered midnight release. It’s already out in New Zealand and parts of Australia (since it’s past midnight there). It’s coming out in Japan in a little over 20 minutes. Thanks for the heads-up on the forum, Xenosaga!

Folks, wait till midnight in your timezone to see it!

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Amazon’s Evangelion in multiple languages

There’s a new video up on YouTube showing off all 11 of Amazon’s dub languages. Fans of the old ADV English dub ought to be happy! Thanks, BernardoCairo!

Here it is, but BEWARE OF SPOILERS! There aren’t many spoilery scenes, but if you’re spoiler averse, be careful!

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Less than 12 hours away now?

Is Shin Eva less than 12 hours away? Xenosaga spotted something surprising on Khara’s twitter. Apparently, Shin Eva releases at midnight Japan time. That’s 11am EDT, 4pm British time/ 5pm CET.

From official Khara twitter

The key line says “Delivered on Amazon Prime Video today from 24:00 (00:00 on the 13th)”.

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We now have an official YouTube channel!

That’s right, folks! We now have our own official YouTube channel!

We mentioned our live Shin Eva watchalong plans. We’ll host it on Saturday, August 14th, at 3pm EST. We’ll watch the movie on Amazon Prime, so be sure to sign up first. Sync the movie up with the time code in the livestream to watch along. And NO SPOILERS IN CHAT, please!

Click here to go to the watch along!

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EvaGeeks live Shin watchalong on the 14th!

EvaGeeks will be hosting a live Shin watchalong on the 14th of August at 3PM EST. Details and a link to the new official EvaGeeks Youtube channel are in this post.

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Gunbuster to be released on Blu-ray, new dub

Cyharding has uncovered great news for Gunbuster fans. ANN reports that Discotek Media licensed Gunbuster along with a host of other titles for home video release. This announcement was made at Otakon on Saturday.

Gunbuster’s release on Blu-ray includes a new English dub for all six episodes by Sound Cadence Productions. No release date has been specified, only that it’s out in 2022.

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Dub cast info now leaked!

EGF member BernardoCairo came across leaked information for both the English dub and Portuguese dub casts! This represents the first-ever news regarding the Amazon Prime Shin Eva dub. It also confirms that Jo, Ha and Kyu are being redubbed.

Without spoiling anything, I think dub fans have much to be pleased with the names included in the cast list. Check out the discussion in the thread, this is where it starts to get good.

Incidentally, all later announcements of this news have taken the information from EGF, often without credit.

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The Evangelion Fan-Geeks Commentary now ends

The Evangelion Fan-Geeks Commentary is set to close soon. Originally hosted by the now-defunct evacommentary.org website, the FGC found a new home on the EvaGeeks wiki. Between 2010 and today, we have completed Episode 05, Episode 06, Episode 07 and Episode 08.

Sensei and the FGC Chalkboard of Yore

However, we have all the way to Episodes 25/26 to go without counting Death and End of Evangelion. We hoped to make our commentaries the ultimate fan commentaries, going with the idea that EvaGeeks was meant to be the ultimate Evangelion fansite. We wanted our commentaries to have translated scripts, include missing cuts for all episodes and have large versions of images for key scenes. We’ve achieved that level of detail for the Opening and Episodes 01-08.

Regrettably, that quality has come at the price of dooming the FGC to a zombie-like state of perpetual incompleteness. Rather than shambling on, the FGC will close on a high on August 12/13, with the release of Shin Evangelion. All remaining episodes from 9 to 26 will open to public commentary. Episode 19 has the benefit of the full works, with translations, missing scenes, and large images. The other episodes have only the dialogue to act as a guide. Scene translations and large images will be added on an on-request basis, if possible.

This is probably not the ending that anyone in the Fan-Geek Commentary project wanted when it began. But given the vicissitudes of time, this appears to be the only ending that honors all the work put into this project over the years. This, perhaps, is the last avenue for justice for all the commentators, volunteers, and translators whose sweat and tears made this project possible. To all of you – Thank You, and Congratulations!

Congratulations, everyone. Just don’t turn into Tang!
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English-language Shin Eva reviews now begin

English-language Shin Eva reviews are beginning to come out now.

Gendo’s Papa brought our attention to the fact that American film industry insiders and film critics have had access to Shin Eva. Consequently, we have our first non-spoilery reviews. To quote Aaron Stewart Ahn, “Do everything in your power to make sure that the world doesn’t end before August 13 so you can see it.”

Ghostly Ocam’s gathered a set of reviews on the forum. They’re mostly spoiler-free, although one of them has mild spoilers (not linked in the post). Do take a look!

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Farewell, All of Evangelion ~1214 Days of Hideaki Anno~

An extended version of The Professionals TV special documentary called Farewell, All of Evangelion ~1214 Days of Hideaki Anno~  will be available to stream on Prime on the exact same day as Shin Eva. Unfortunately, it’s Japan-only for now, but hopefully that will change soon.

Hobby magazine twitter feed, courtesy of GhostlyOcam on the forums

This comes from the Hobby magazine twitter feed. Thanks, GhostlyOcam!