Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Hot Anime News (+EVA) and Anime News For Summer 2012

Evangelion 3.0 news below!
Haven't posted about anime news in a few weeks and I realized that quite a few interesting trailers and announcements had been made. So a few news items first then the trailers. The biggest announcement is probably the release date for Evangelion 3.0 and a short trailer for it. (Eva 1 image above by myrrh.ahn)
Just In / Quick Update on July 17, 2012
Looks like two good movies to look forward to!  Looks like two good movies to look forward to. Director Guillermo del Toro’s announced he is working with Legendary Pictures to do a Godzilla movie remake.  He is also doing Pacific Rim, a movie about giant robots vs. giant kaiju, that is coming out in 2013. Hit the link to read more.
Also a longer article with the director and actors about Pacific Rim and some photos of the pilot suits. Looks pretty good.

Evangelion 3.0 Trailer 
Finally, the 3rd remake movie gets at November 17, 2012 release date and there is a trailer to back it up. Yippee!  Can't wait to see where they are taking the show as 2.22 started taking the show in a new direction.

Muv Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse Anime
Showing now on Crunchyroll.  Based off a couple of computer games, this anime takes place on an alternative Earth which has developed mecha types to fight alien invaders.  The mech types have naming conventions like our fighter aircraft such as F-18, etc.  Should have some good mecha action.  Visit my post on my 6 favourite anime real robot mecha here.  Saw the first couple of episodes and they were ok - not great, just ok.  Nice form fitting pilot suits and mechas, but the defence of Kyoto was lacking in any military tactical or strategic sense (e.g. they deserved to get their butts kicked).

Smile Pretty Cure Movie
The latest set of Pretty Cure Heroines end up in a fairy tale adventure while battling evil.  Some tote bags are being offered for pre-release ticket buyers.

Ni No Kuni
A young boy goes on a quest to save his mother in an animated game produced by Level 5, Namco Bandai and Studio Ghibli.  I hear the animation and visuals are awesome due to the Ghibli involvement.

Nerawareta Gakuen Anime
A movie about a high-achieving middle school where there is a revolt against a student council president who is enforcing the no-mischief rules. Apparently this isn't the first time this novel has been adapted to the screen. Supercell is doing the OP.  Looks like there are some nice visuals.

Robotics;Notes Anime
Based off a new video game by Nitroplus this looks like it could be interesting as the Chaos Head and Steins Gate were pretty good.  Another scientific mystery visual novel!

The Starhip Troopers Anime
This animated version based off the Starship Troopers movie has some good animators involved and the trailer looks awesome.

Tokyo Jungle
This is a weird one, but it looks so interesting that I want to play it on my PS3.  After an apocalypse that has removed humans from the picture animals roam the streets of Tokyo and fight it out in tribes for survival.  Strange and potentially very fun.




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