News Evangelion: 1.11 BD & DVD Commercial Streamed in Japan (Update 2)
posted on 2009-05-19 11:24 EDT
The official Evangelion anime website has posted the 30-second commercial for the Blu-ray Disc and DVD reissue of the Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone anime film on Monday. "Evangelion 1.11" is the name for the May 27 remastering of the first film in Hideaki Anno and Khara's four-part theatrical remake of Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime. The new 101-minute version will include additional cuts and a new digital mastering. Funimation is releasing the film in North America in film festivals and later on DVD this year.
In related news, the Japanese Evangelion website has provided more details on the NTT Docomo and Sharp's SH-O6A NERV mobile phone. Anno and Khara supervised and participated in all aspects of the phone's design (including the accessories and packaging), since the phone was designed for use in the new Evangelion films. In the fictional description, the "Type 5 information management and control device" was developed for personnel of the secretive Nerv organization, using MAGI System technology that has rarely been provided to civilian companies.
The 135-gram (4.76-ounce) phone features a 3.3-inch main display, a 10-megapixel outer camera, and a 0.4-megapixel inner camera. A Nerv logo hologram appears on the matte-coated casing, and the phone comes with an exclusive Frame Holder 01 case/stand and a Nerv 50% Be@rbrick mascot strap. Users can choose from several Evangelion-theme menu layouts, alert window animation sequences, clock display, and standby images. 20,000 will be available for pre-orders in the official Evangelion Store, and 10,000 more will be sold regularly, but only from June to July. The official website is streaming a promotional video.
Update: Video link fixed. Thanks, Brian Ruh.
Update 2: Funimation is waiting for clarification from Japan on whether the American release will include 1.01 or 1.11. Either way, Funimation will call the American release Evangelion 1.0.
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