Evangelion 2.0 © 2009 Gainax
ANN: Kazuya Tsurumaki, co-director of Evangelion 2.0, has announced he’s currently working on some “re-takes” for the upcoming DVD release of the film. So, new footage. Gainax? Milking more money out of the Evangelion franchise? I’m shocked!
ANN: Speaking of movies, the Japanese website for Weekly Shonen Jump is now streaming 2 minutes of footage from the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! movie.
ANN: But in movie news that’s actually exciting, there’s now a trailer for the upcoming Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya movie. I’ve seen it, and…I’m intrigued. As is appropriate for a trailer.
A few cool interviews popped online recently: one in Egypt Today (since taken down) with Go Nagai during his recent tour of the Middle East, and one in Japan Times with Mamoru Oshii as he talks about his upcoming Assault Girls live-action film and his filmmaking process. (Wait, Oshii has a filmmaking process?)
ANN: Finally, news of the cute: Beckii Cruel, the 14-year-old British girl who achieved net fame for dancing to anime songs, is starting a girl band. She’s joined by two other (older) British girls. Their first CD, named Cruel Angels (ha ha!) will debut in Japan February 10.