The cryptic nature of the Rebuild of Evangelion films series strikes again. After the Japanese airing of Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo on Friday, strange images appeared which contained the text “Next” and “Evangelion 3.0+1.0.”
Afterwards, the official website for the Evangelion film updated with a combined image showcasing stating “Next Evangelion 3.0+1.0″.
Relative to the topic of the next film, Kamakura’s Bonbori Fesitval in August had showcased a paper lantern supposedly crafted by Hideaki Anno himself proclaiming an “Evangelion: 3.0+1.0″ with the subtitle “there is no origin”.
What does this all mean? Are 1.0 and 3.0 going to be combined somehow? Is it referencing a time loop of some sort? Is director Hideaki Anno screwing with us once again? While one can be assured that the last statement is true, it interesting to see information about the fourth and supposedly final film come forward.
Moderator for RebuildofEvangelion.org and member of The Dummy Plug Podcast Gaynor79 has been nominated to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge in order to raise money and awareness for ALS research. In turn, he has nominated one of his friends, Dummy Plug Podcast member Unit-02, and the Japanese pop idol group BABYMETAL! Will they accept Gaynor79’s nomination and take on the Ice Bucket Challenge for themselves? We’ll keep you posted. And be sure to be on the lookout for more members of RebuildofEvangelion.org and The Dummy Plug Podcast as they take on the challenge for themselves.
If you aren’t doing the Ice Bucket Challenge, but would still like to do something good, you can donate to the ALS Association at alsa.org and click on the Donate tab.
Famed actor, and self-professed anime fan, Robin Williams, was found dead at the age of 63 in his home in California on Monday from an apparent suicide. Williams had been battling alcoholism over the years and last month had checked into Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center to continue a sobriety program. Reports say he had been doing well in treatment.
Williams had recently starred in the CBS show “The Crazy Ones”, but it was cancelled after just a season. He had working on a sequel to the popular “Mrs. Doubtfire” movie at the time of his death.
Susan Schneider, the actor’s wife, released the following statement to the New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff:
“This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. As he is remembered, it is our hope that the focus will not be on Robin’s death but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
Fans all over the world have been expressing their shock, grief, and sympathies for Williams. In a statement from President Barack Obama, he stated that Williams “was one of a kind… He made us laugh. He made us cry. He gave his immeasurable talent freely and generously to those who needed it most – from our troops stationed abroad to the marginalized on our own streets.”
We here at RebuildofEvangelion.org also would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Williams and his family. Williams was a noted fan of Evangelion and even supplied his own personal Evangelion figurine for a movie. We here mourn the death of our Evangelion brethren and hope that his family can find comfort in knowing how much he meant to all of us here.
Also, to anyone who is out there feeling troubled, you can always find help via the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255.
The 7-Eleven convenience store chain was selling a limited quantity of 25, 6-foot tall Evangelion Unit-01 figures, in either the standard colors or a custom 7-11 paint. Priced at around 1,700,000 yen (about US$16,657), fans bought them out in an estimated 2 minutes! The figures will be shipped to the buyer’s homes in around four months in pieces and assembled by the delivery crew. One of the figures will also be on display from August 7-31 at the 7-Eleven in Tokyo’s Asakusa Kaminarimon area.
The convenience store is also collaborating with Eva Racing and will have other limited goods for sale or in exchange for points, including Eva BearBrick figures, noodle bowls, stuffed Penpens, heroine figures, and more.
Thank You to everyone who came out to see us at Anime Iowa 2014! You all made our Revolution of Evangelion panel a great success! To those of you who missed it and wanted to know what happened, fear not! Why? Because, we recorded the entire panel for The Dummy Plug Podcast! That audio should be up this week, so be sure to check the site and iTunes. And remember, you can always subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and get all the latest episodes, absolutely, 100% FREE!!
Everyone! Gaynor79 and General_Iowa will once again be hosting our ever popular “Revolution of Evangelion” panel this year at Anime Iowa 2014. This year promises to be extra special as the panel has been moved to Anime Iowa’s MAIN STAGE!!!! That’s right, the biggest room at the convention is going to be the home base for the Revolution!! Because of that, we will be doing something extra special for this momentous event. So make sure you come by!
The panel will be held on Saturday July 26th, beginning at 11am on the Main Stage. For more information, and to get the latest updates on any potential schedule changes, please download Anime Iowa’s Guidebook App.