The 2nd Dimension

Thursday, September 07, 2006

CONFIRMED: 4 New Evangelion Movies

From Anime News Service:

Apparent scans from the October, 2006 issue of the Japanese edition of Newtype Magazine (not officially due out on shelves until this wekeend) have appeared online, backing up almost word for word the information reported below. Images Copyright (c) Kadokawashoten 2006 / (c) GAINAX - Khara / Project Eva

The title for the new film series is "Evangelion Shin Gekijou Ban", it will consist of 4 parts (First volume, Second part, Latter part and Final story) with the first part arriving in Japanese theaters in early summer, 2007. Staff include General Supervisor: Hideaki Anno, Director: Tsurumaki Kazuya , Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Mecha Design: Ikuto Yamashita, Animation Production: Khara (Color) Studio. The scenario of the 1st part will be written by Hideaki Anno with storyboard by Shinji Higuchi.

Key points of an interview in the magazine with Toshimichi Ohtsuki of King Records have also been circulating. According to that information:

  • The content is quite different though the time base of the story is the same as the original TV series.
  • It will be a remake, however, it is not a re-creation but a "new work".
  • The approach will be different than what Tomino-san did with the Gundam Z New Translation films, there will apparantly be a large amount of new material.
  • Even if the TV series has not be seen, the viewer will be able to enjoy it. Though the content becomes easy, it is not redundant to those already familiar with the series.
  • The technique that purposely scatters difficult words and phrases will not be used any longer.
  • As an antithesis to current animation industry segments, it is an attitude on the production side to pull the act in the age that started from Eva.

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