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It looks like I was somewhat right, that “Khara” project I talked of has been given a proper name and details about it have been (somewhat) exposed in the October 2006 issue of Newtype. It’s apparently called “Evangelion Shin Gekijou Ban” or “New Evangelion Movie Adaptation” (thanks to ANS).

The translation on ANS is a bit iffy so I’ve cleaned it up a bit.

Looks like most of the original team is still onboard for what seems to be a release that consists of 4 parts “(First volume, Second part, Latter part and Final story)”. Hideaki Anno seems to be handling the writing for the first part. I’m just glad this isn’t some half-arsed remake by a different group of people, though Gainax is well and truely trying to milk the cash cow that is Eva.

It looks like the series of movies will be a sort of remake of the original Eva, more like a ‘retranslation’ of the story, which I’m guessing would be like what the Eva mangas are doing right now (both Angelic Days and the Evangelion manga by Sadamoto). Also it seems to be something that new fans can simply jump into and not get run over by the newbie-hating story. To me it just seems like a ploy on Gainax’s part to get new fans into the series..

From ANS:

The technique that purposely scatters difficult words and phrases will not be used any longer.

Hahaha, well this is surprising, though it must be linked to the whole ‘get new fans into the series’ plan.

Again from ANS:

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.

Ironic, considering the previous statement as I did not understand a word of this, anyone care to explain this if they understand?

The movies will begin airing Summer 2007 in Japanese cinemas. I know I’m intrigued to see where this leads and to see whether they’ll be able to pull it off and not cause fans to go frothing at the mouth.

Scans available from Omni, go ogle.

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It seems that the director of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hideaki Anno, is working on a project codenamed “Khara” which may or may not have a link to the Evangelion series *jumps for joy*. Hopefully it will continue on from End of Evangelion as another movie but that’s wishful thinking.

Also, the Gainax site seems to have added ‘Khara’ to its copyright lineup. Since I sadly can’t read Japanese I can’t confirm this. :(

khara.co.jp has been registered in the meantime since the 11 of last month. And according to ANN it was registered to Ikki Todoroki who Anno performed (yes, I said performed) with in the film Naisu no mori.

Finally (and again according to ANN) September’s issue of Newtype (yes, that same magazine that falsely brought up hopes for a season 2 of Haruhi) has promised an “extra large scoop” (their words, not mine) on Evangelion in their October issue. On the other hand, this could be completely unrelated to ‘Khara’. The magazine comes out on September 10th so keep your fingers crossed!

A continuation to the Eva saga would be great ever since fans have been whinging, moaning, grumbling, you name it, for some sort of coherent end to the series. End of Evangelion merely left a lot of people confused (especially me) but atleast it cleared up the story somewhat compared to the last two episodes.

P.S. good god, is it possible to find anything but Rei hentai on danbooru??

Edit: I stand corrected, you can find Asuka hentai galore as well. Thank god Shinji was somewhat spared, that would be rather disturbing.

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