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New Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 Teaser Trailer arrives online

Studio Khara’s official website for its new Evangelion film, Shin Evangelion Gekijō-ban :|| (AKA Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 AKA the fourth EVA movie from the new series that started back in 2007), has just posted a teaser trailer online.

The same video is screening before showings of Mamoru Hosoda’s Mirai film in Japan. You can check out the very short video below:

All we really see is EVA Unit 08 twirling in the air and shooting wildly at (presumably) something big and equally deadly. I always love when giant mecha have bandages on them. Is there a company that specializes in bandages for 60 foot tall robots?

The title for the final Evangelion film was announced back in 2012 as Evangelion Shin Gekijōban :||, or Evangelion: 3.0+1.0. The “:||” at the end of the Japanese title is meant to be the symbol used in music to denote repetition after reaching the end of a measure.

The movie is scheduled for a 2020 release in Japan. I’ve been waiting for this series to come to a wrap for quite some time, and while I was thoroughly underwhelmed by the third movie, I have high hopes for this grand finale.

More info revealed about next Shin Evangelion movie, including first look at new EVA Unit

On Friday, Studio Khara revealed some key info about the upcoming final movie in the Shin Evangelion series, including a first look at a new mecha joining the series.

The big reveal was seeing the new EVA Unit 08, which is essentially Mari’s giant mech but mummified and with some new arm cannons.

We also learned the following about some of the staff members on board for this project:

CGI Animation Director: Yusuke Matsui
CGI Technical Director: Takashi Suzuki
CGI Modeling Director: Manabu Kobayashi
CGI Animation: Masanori Iwasato, Ryōichi Nakama
Rigging: Tsubasa Takabe
Photography: Nanae Hirabayashi, Hiroaki Yabe, Toyonori Yamada
Monitor Graphics: Hiroyasu Kobayashi
Key Animation: Syūichi Iseki
In-between Animation: Studio Khara
Color Setting: Kazuko Kikuchi (Wish)
Background Art: Tatsuya Kushida (Deho Gallary)

The studio began production for this film last year, and things seem to be moving along at a steady rate.

A teaser for the film debuted with screenings of Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai” film on Friday, which revealed that the film is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters in 2020. American audiences will hopefully not need to wait too long to watch an official version of this, but time will tell.

NYCC 2017 Cosplay – Part 3

Here is the third video of the great cosplays we saw during NYCC 2017 at the Javits Center. Included in this video is characters from Voltron: Legendary Defender, Star Wars, The Magic School Bus, Overwatch, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Velma from Scooby-Doo, The Flash, X-Men, Ghostbusters, Teen Titans, Avatar: The Last Airbender, pro wrestlers, and much more!

New York Toy Fair 2013: “Kotobukiya” unveils new Iron Man, Yu Yu Hakusho, Evangelion and Bishoujo statues

Coming all the way from Japan, “Kotobukiya” always brings great stuff with them making their world debut, or in some cases their North American debut, and NY Toy Fair 2013 was no exception.

Making it’s world debut was a new Star Wars statue, featuring General Grievous from the prequels in all his raging glory. Also unveiled from Star Wars was an unmasked Darth Vader leading a pack of Stormtroopers, as well as a Jango Fett and Boba Fett.

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New Marvel Comics statues included Daredevil, Cyclops, Venom, a Todd McFarlane-esque Spiderman, and new statues from “Iron Man 3”. Fans can expect to see the new War Machine and Iron Patriot getting a treatment from Koto as well later this year.

Tons of new ice cube trays made their US debut at the show, including ones from Evangelion featuring the Angels, Naruto and One Piece trays with the main characters, and a new Boba Fett tray from Star Wars. Also being debuted were large-scale ice cubes with one enormous Han Solo in carbonite, as well as a huge Death Star.

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Fans of Trigun can look forward to a new statue of Wolfwood along with Vash, who will have a black trenchcoat variant released this year. New statues from the third Evangelion movie will also join them this year, including the fine ladies of Eva as well as Kaworu. Yu Yu Hakusho will be getting statues along with Yugi-Oh, including the world debut of the Dark Magician Girl.

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The Bishoujo line continues with the Kitty Pryde statue making her proto debut at the show. Pictured but not sculpted yet was DC Comics Black Canary, which should look great once it is done. Video game fans can also look forward to seeing characters from Mass Effect getting the bishoujo treatment!

Check out the gallery below for tons more from Kotobukiya!

Evangelion Chopsticks: Do Want!

The Japanese people must really hate me. Why else would they tease me with these chopsticks based on “Neon Genesis Evangelion” that they know I can not have.

Over on Japan Trend Shop, you can pick up a set of very clever chopsticks based on EVA. Designed to appear like the entry plugs for the various EVA units, each chopstick includes the appropriate pilot at the top of them. I am not talking about a picture of the pilots, by the way, I mean an extremely tiny and highly detailed figurine that is embedded into a clear part of the chopstick.

There are four versions available; Asuka Shikinami (red), Mari Makinami (green), Rei Ayanami (orange), and everyone’s favorite emo giant robot pilot, Shinji Ikari (blue). Here is the part that sucks the most about these great chopsticks – they cost $37 each, with an additional $20 for express shipping. If you wanted to buy one of each, you are looking at spending around $130-150 depending on how you ship them. Sorry, Gainax, I am not that hardcore, but if JTS wants to hook a nerd up, let’s make it happen!