Popular 'Evangelion' bullet train makes final run

National May 13, 2018

Popular 'Evangelion' bullet train makes final run

A shinkansen featuring a design inspired by the popular Japanese animation series "Neon Genesis Evangelion" made its final run on Sunday, drawing throngs of fans to witness the last journey. Around 1,200 people, including anime fans and train enthusiasts, gathered on a platform at Shin-Osaka ...

Mysterious 'Evangelion' short film released

Film Dec 21, 2014

Mysterious 'Evangelion' short film released

by Daisuke Kikuchi

A brief but revealing chapter in Hideaki Anno's ongoing cult anime series, "Neon Genesis Evangelion," was released Friday on the Animator Expo website. The series, first broadcast in October, 1995, has been turned into a four-part series of films set in a post-apocalyptic future Tokyo ...

Hideaki Anno: emotional deconstructionist

Film Oct 18, 2014

Hideaki Anno: emotional deconstructionist

by Mark Schilling

With dozens of the renowned filmmaker's works scheduled to be screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival over the next two weeks, we speak to the man behind the 'Evangelion' sci-fi franchise about his apocalyptic influences and prod him on the question that is ...

Anime-themed Japanese sword exhibition to open in Paris

National Apr 30, 2014

Anime-themed Japanese sword exhibition to open in Paris

An exhibition showcasing traditional Japanese swords as well as replicas of blades that appeared in the animated series "Neon Genesis Evangelion" opened at the Japan Cultural Institute in Paris on Wednesday. The "Evangelion and Japanese Swords" show was devised jointly by the Bizen Osafune Japanese ...

'Evangelion Exhibition'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Jul 31, 2013

'Evangelion Exhibition'

by Alisa Yamasaki

The hit anime series "Neon Genesis Evangelion" has expanded its franchise far and wide since it was first aired in 1995, to include films, novels, comic books and plenty of merchandising. In anticipation of the final of its current film series, Matsuya Ginza is holding ...

'Evangelion and Japanese Swords'

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Jun 27, 2013

'Evangelion and Japanese Swords'

by Alisa Yamasaki

There have been many collaborations with the popular Japanese science-fiction manga and animated series "Evangelion," which have resulted in a range of licensed products — from eye drops to pachinko machines. For this touring exhibition, the series collaborates with the traditional craft of Japanese ...