Monday, October 6, 2008

Neon Genesis Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance

Neon Genesis Evangelion You Can Not AdvanceEvangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance is the second movie of the Neon Gensis Evangelion franchise and will reportedly feature Asuka and new Evangelions according to a report from

The official Japanese website for the theatrical Neon Genesis Evangelion anime remake has re-launched — thus confirming the tentative release window and English title of the second movie in the project. Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance will open in Japan in early summer of 2009. The first movie, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, opened in September 2007, earned over 2 billion yen (about US$20 million), and sold over 600,000 copies on DVD.

The website promises that the second movie will feature the fan-favorite character Asuka, the EVA-02 unit, "new Evangelions," "added items previously unknown to anyone," "a shocking new story, and new visuals."


Neon Genesis Evangelion tells the story of a group of apocalyptic survivors fighting a race of aliens called Angels using robots called Evangelions. Last year, SCI-FI magazine reported that some outfit called Weta productions has secured the rights for a live-action version of the anime. No word yet what happened to the project. I hope it was shelved. Nothing good ever comes out of Hollywood anime remakes. Their directors and creative people cannot fathom or understand the mangaka's vision of their work to be. Please just stick to Scooby Doo remakes or Voltron.

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1 comment:

sonofaditch said...

I'm thinking baka prequel and gawin nila with this one. Asuka and Unit 2 before coming to Japan...though they might have to tweak some of the facts based on the original series and the movie. Goodness gracious, one Neon Genesis Evangelion is enough, and they had to think of another one? hahahaha