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Evangelion's Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Designs Characters for Nogizaka46's Animated Computer Ad

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The official website for the Mouse computer store's promotional tie-in with the Nogizaka46 idol group revealed on Tuesday that Evangelion character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and LIDEN FILMS will collaborate to create an anime version of the commercial. The commercial, titled "Mouse Band Anime CM feat. Sadamoto Yoshiyuki & LIDEN FILMS," will debut in the Mirai Seiki Jipang documentary on TV Tokyo on Wednesday at 10:00 p.m., followed by on the collaboration website at 11:00 p.m. on the same day.

The original video and its television commercial version can be viewed below.

Sadamoto designed the characters in the original Neon Genesis Evangelion television anime series from Gainax, as well as Hideaki Anno and Khara's ongoing film revamp of the story. He also completed the manga version of Neon Genesis Evangelion in 2014, more than 18 years after he started.

Additionally, Sadamoto designed the characters in other Gainax projects such as Royal Space Force - The Wings of Honnêamise, Nadia, FLCL, and Gunbuster 2: Diebuster. He collaborated with Mamoru Hosoda on The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and Wolf Children. Sadamoto's other design credits include "A Tale of Two Robots: Chapter Meiji" in Robot Carnival, the .hack game and anime franchise, and the live-action Attack on Titan films.

Sources: Mouse's website, Anime! Anime! (Kōtarō Nakase)

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