Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Movie Delayed

It’s official the new upcoming Evangelion movie that was scheduled for theatrical release in Japan has been delayed. The original release date  was June 27th 2020, but due to the covid-19 virus studio Khara has announced it’s delay with no new release date as of yet.

You can read their official announcement here (in Japanese).

Here’s an English translation:

Announcement of postponement of release of “Shin Evangelion Movie version”

First of all, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all of the victims of this new type of coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

Regarding the “Shin Evangelion Theater Version” that was scheduled to be released on Saturday, June 27, 2020, due to the unprecedented situation in Japan and overseas due to the expansion of new coronavirus infectious disease (COVID-19) As a result of careful examination, we decided to postpone the release date.
We have made every effort to deliver the work as scheduled to everyone who is looking forward to it, but we deeply apologize for the report.

As for the future release schedule, as soon as it is decided, we will inform you immediately on the “Evangelion” official website and official SNS.

The reserved Mubichike card [pre sale tickets] with goods can be used even after the postponement. For details on how to pick up the items , please check each sales page where you made a reservation .

We hope that everyone around the world can enjoy the movie with peace of mind, and we will work to create interesting animated films for everyone in the world.
We appreciate your understanding.

khara Co., Ltd.

Distributor: TOHO Co., Ltd., Toei Co., Ltd. khara Co., Ltd.

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Tiger & Bunny Season 2 for 2022

11 years on and looks like Tiger & Bunny will get a second season scheduled for 2022. Called Tiger & Bunny 2, it will debut a new story and the timeline will take place after the movie Tiger & Bunny: The Rising (released back in 2014).

From Bandai Namco Pictures, directing will be Mitsuko Kase, Masafumi Nishida who was involved in the original series, will handle series composition, and Masakazu Katsura will be returning as character designer.

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Tokyo Mew Mew countdown!

A new website has popped up with a teaser image and countdown to announce an upcoming Tokyo Mew Mew project. The countdown will end on April 2nd, so we have a little over a month to ponder the possibilities!

Since the original manga and its anime adaption in the early 2000’s, there have been some recent manga projects, including an all male team version called Tokyo Mew Mew Ore and a sequel to the original called Tokyo Mew Mew 2020 Re-Turn. My speculation would be the latter being green lit for a new anime project.

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However it’s not unusual for older anime franchises to be completely rebooted, as we’ve seen with series like Sailor Moon Crystal and Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, which give more faithful to the manga story adaptions than their earlier counterparts.

You can keep an eye on the official Tokyo Mew Mew website by clicking here.

Good Smile announces 199 new figures.

At the recently held Winter Wonderfest at Chiba, Japan. Good Smile has announced 199 new figures for 2020.

Figures, figmas and/or nendoroids from various series such as Promare, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, In/Spectre, The Rising of The Shield Hero, Ghost In The Shell, Weathering With You, My Hero Academia, Fate/Grand Order, Bayonetta, Death Stranding, Overwatch and much more.

Here’s a sample size of the complete listing, lots to look forward to for the avid collector.

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You can see the complete and detailed listing here.

 

Netflix Ghost In The Shell Trailer

Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Netflix produced Ghost In The Shell. Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) and Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) will be directing the new series. Animated by Studio Production I.G. Many of the voice actors from the previously released Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex anime will reprise their roles in this new series.

In the year 2045, the world has entered a systematic “Sustainable War.” Hired as a mercenary unit, the former members of Japan’s elite Section 9 are faced with the sudden appearance of “Post-Human,” a being with tremendous intelligence and physical capabilities.

Netflix Original Anime Series “Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045”.

Streaming worldwide April 2020, only on Netflix.

Evangelion 3.0+1.0 release date!

Finally, the much anticipated Evangelion 3.0+1.0 has a Japanese theatrical release date. The show will premier in Japanese cinemas on June 27th 2020.

If you’re in Japan, you can pre-orders your for tickets from King Records, Evangelion Store, 7-Eleven, and LAWSON. The various stores will have different special limited products  and pricing.

  • King Records has a CD “EVANGELION FINALLY Limited Edition Limited Edition with Movie Card”, which contains vocal songs by Yoko Takahashi and Megumi Hayashibara, also along with animation images in “Neon Genesis Evangelion” and “Evangelion New Theatrical Version”. Price: 5,390 yen (tax included).
  • Evangelion store will have “Ville’s Blue Bandana” signed by Director Anno HideakiLimited edition of the Evangelion Store, this is a set of cards featuring “Ville’s Blue Bandana” printed with the signature of Director Hideaki Anno . Price: ¥ 3,300 (tax included).
  • Seven Eleven you can either select a Kaiyodo Special Edition Evangelion
    New Unit 2 Figure. Price: ¥ 36,000 (tax included). electric toy Evangelion machine Gatling fan. Price: ¥ 5,200 (tax included). Diorama acrylic stand (5 pilots). The group of five pilots in plug suits! Decorate your room or desk and enjoy the world of Evangelion. Price: ¥ 4,650 (tax included).
  • Lawson you can choose between an Outdoor branded collaboration pouch. Price: ¥ 6,200 (tax included). Evangelion theme’d cushion. Price: ¥ 6,200 (tax included).

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