There’s no Uniqlo stores here in Scotland as far as I’m aware but for those of you Eva fans that do have access to one, you might want to watch out for these Eva Rebuild movie themed t-shirts due out in the second half of May.
This should be better than going for the bootleg printed t-shirts that come off in a few washes ^^;
Update: Those of you in the UK can order them from the London Uniqlo store for £12.99 each.
Update: 可在鑽石山 (Diamond Hill) 寶琳 (Po Lam)的分店買到。
Gainax is really pushing the Evangelion 2.22 marketing at full force with burgers and a fully themed convenience store. It might make sense considering how the simultaneous Blu-ray and DVD limited edition releases are out next month in Japan. Then again, the very first movie’s DVD LE release still sold out last time without this much marketing…
Now Yahoo Japan is offering 8 different free apps to download for the iPhone. They are divided into two groups, one that allows you to take photos with the Eva pilots or mecha in them and the other gives you a selection of wallpapers such as the Nerv logo or MAGI. You can choose a Shinji, Asuka, Rei or the new character Mari themed app.
エヴァ破のマーケティングがすごいですね。バーガー、コンビニそして今は無料のiPhone App! 僕がiPhone持ってるといいかもしれません。でも、こんなマーケティングが必要だろうか？この前の限定DVDがあまりマーケティングなくても完売ではないですか？
今次到雅虎有八個免費新世紀福音戰士:破iPhone App下載。分別兩種用真治, 明日香, 麗和新主各麻里為主題。這些App可以將你所拍的相片加上Eva不同的各色或做壁紙。
In “commemoration” of the upcoming Evangelion 2.22 DVD/Bluray release that will both feature a collector’s film strip and an extra 3 minutes of footage, fast food store Lotteria is doing a special meal.
From April 22nd this week, those in Japan will be able to purchase the “Eva BurChicki Box” (the Japanese like to shorten words) for 980 Yen each (US$11). As the name suggests, it comes with a piece of chicken, medium-sized fries, a choice of drink and one of the following burgers…
- Prawn burger.
- Fried egg with vegetables burger.
- Miraculous burger.
- Super cheese burger.
Since I couldn’t check online to see how many of the 394 seats at the Glasgow Film Theatre were reserved, I thought I’d try to find out while I was there to pick up my tickets for the Evangelion 2.0 UK Premiere. Apparently over 200 seats were reserved by Friday so I guess all those people that posted on the forums about how they were going to fly up from England to see it maybe true. It was a full seating from what I could gather.
Never actually been in this theatre before although I have often passed by the place wondering what was there. Unlike the newer Cineworld, it’s a very small building with a small entrance but once you’re inside you’ll find a warmly lit hallway with some very stylish, traditional art deco interior designs.
Had initially thought about seeing both 1.0 and 2.0 back-to-back since they were doing a deal of £10 for both movies instead of £14 but sitting in the theatre for 4 hours didn’t sound very comfortable. That and I had already re-watched the Blu-ray release 1.11 again which has a “massive” 3 extra minutes to the first movie.
Anyway, there was a brief introduction for the movie by Jonathan Clements from “Schoolgirl Milky Crisis“ which ended with a reminder that there was going to be a short trailer for Evangelion 3.0 after the ending credits.
I think the direction quality has fallen off a tangent for the worst.
Amazon JP has listed the Japanese releases of both the DVD and Blu-ray versions of Evangelion 2.0 for May 26th. The good news is, both will have first press editions available this time apparently so that anyone who prefer the High Definition copy of the movie won’t miss out on the collector’s items like the last time with the first movie!
As revealed in an interview before, the increase in version number means there will be several “re-adjustments” made to the movie. But considering how 1.11 only had an extra 3 minutes more than 1.01, I wouldn’t hold my breathe.
The collector’s item that comes with the First Press edition will once again be a film strip with a random scene from the movie too. Both versions of the movie are available for pre-order on Play-Asia if you want to avoid Amazon JP’s expensive handling and delivery charges but note there are no English subtitles!
So are there going to be crazy bids for film strips again like the US$2500 paid for a scene of Rei smiling towards the end of Eva 1.0?
Amazon JPによってヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版：破のDVD版やBlu-ray版も同日に５月２６日に発売されるらしい。しかも今回はどれでも初回特典があるよう です！そしてその特典は「」と同じようにまたフィルムカットとういうものです。
この前の あるインタビューで行った通り「再調整かけられた」 らしいですが、１．１１版が出た時もう３分だけのシーンがあったから今回も期待しない方がいいでしょう。
根據Amazon JP 「新世紀福音戰士:破」的DVD和Blu-ray日版會同日在5月26日發賣。好消息是今次兩套都會有初回特典，而今次的特典好像上 次一樣有Film Cut.