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Animator Expo Offers 'ME!ME!ME!' Remix, 'Evangelion:Another Impact' Making-Of Video

posted on by Karen Ressler
21st short will be "Iconic Field"

Japan Animator Expo, the project of weekly anime shorts from Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara and the media company Dwango, began streaming episode 20A and 20B on Friday. Episode 20A is "ME!ME!ME! CHRONIC feat.daoko / Teddyloid," a remix of the "ME!ME!ME!" music video that debuted as part of Animator Expo last November. Episode 20B is "(Making of) evangelion:Another Impact," which offers a look at the process of animating the February Animator Expo short "Evangelion:Another Impact."

Warning: "ME!ME!ME!" and its remix video both contain nudity and are not safe for work.

The project announced on Monday that the 21st episode, debuting this Friday, will be "Iconic Field" ("Guzou Sen'iki," or "Idol Warzone"). Ikuto Yamashita (mechanical design on Neon Genesis Evangelion, Blue Submarine No. 6) is directing the short and Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Urusei Yatsura, Mobile Suit Gundam UC) is serving as animation director. Se Jun Kim (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE) and Iwao Teraoka (Brigadoon) are serving as mechanical and character animation directors, respectively.

The website describes the story:

People of star similar to Earth, built the civilization on the ground of the various places,like our world was so.

And they were led to the global war by science force evolved.

But in this star, there is a secret that don't know even for residents.

This season's previously streamed shorts include Kanón by director Mahiro Maeda, Sex and Violence with Mach Speed by Studio Trigger's Hiroyuki Imaishi, Obake-chan (Little Ghost) by Shigeto Koyama, Tsukikage no Tokio by Suda51 and Takanobu Mizuno, Three Fallen Witnesses (Sanbon no Shōgensha) by Satoru Utsunomiya, The Diary of Ochibi by Moyocco Anno and Masashi Kawamura, and Kazuya Tsurumaki and Hajime Ueda's I can Friday by day!.

Hideaki Anno himself is serving as executive producer of the entire project initiative with Dwango President Nobuo Kawakami, and he also designed the image character mascot "(Tor)-kun." Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki created the title logo, and fellow Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki colored it. The shorts mostly feature the voice talent of Ranma ½ and Cowboy Bebop co-stars Kouichi Yamadera and Megumi Hayashibara.

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