At first, I thought the 3,980 yen (US$34) price tag was the craziest thing about this Neon Genesis Evangelion Unit-01 popcorn bucket. Nope! The light-up eyes are.
Hideaki Anno, creator Neon Genesis Evangelion, thinks that the Japanese animation industry’s days are numbered.
Ah, Giant Robots. Who doesn't love giant mechanical creations stomping around and kicking butt? Over the years there have been many badass robots and mechs that have wormed their way into our hearts, but some are just especially great. So here are our picks for the 10 greatest giant robots, ranked.
The crazy and beloved anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion turns 20 later this year, and Japanese Eva fans are looking to celebrate by literally embedding a teeny replica of a famous weapon from the show into the moon. Beats a birthday cake, I guess!
Prompted by Charlie Jane Anders' discussion of the test today (as well as some of the reactions I've seen to it) I've given some thought to the Bechdel Test and whether it's ever okay for a story to fail it. There are a number of popular stories which do fail it - Pacific Rim, The Lord of the Rings, the original Star…
This Friday, the third Evangelion movie (of four) comes out, which makes us wonder how the fourth movie is going to end. A lot of people complain about the ending of the original ending of the anime series, but today some people argued that it's actually way underrated.
Last night, Breaking Bad broke us once and for all, with a fitting ending that gave us tons of closure. But many of our favorite TV shows have straight-up kicked us in the teeth on their way out. Here are the most brutal series finales of science fiction and fantasy TV shows.
For an exhibit on cinematic practical effects at Tokyo's Museum of Contemporary Art, Neon Genesis Evangelion director Hideaki Anno and Studio Ghibli have teamed up for a live-action featurette based on Hayao Miyazaki's post-apocalyptic cartoon classic Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
People love samurai swords, and people love Evangelion. Combining the two makes a perfect storm of coolness. A current museum exhibition hopes to capitalize on the anime's fandom by presenting weapons from the Evangelion series crafted by master Japanese sword smiths.
Last week, Fringe finally gave us the conclusion to a weird ghost story that's been simmering since last season. But Fringe isn't the only science fiction universe to dabble in ghosts — there have been hauntings and apparitions in Star Trek, Doctor Who, Star Wars and countless other science fiction universes.
After a hard day of batting around Angels, nothing tastes crisper than a bottle of officially sanctioned $624 Evangelion wine. Sure, you could buy 312 bottles of Thunderbird with that money, but Thunderbird doesn't have mecha on the label.
With Game of Thrones coming to television this weekend, many more people will soon know the joy of vicarious masochism that is George R.R. Martin's storytelling. But Martin's not the only creator who abuses his characters for your perverse enjoyment.
Remember that Neon Genesis Evangelion hotel room in Fujiyoshida, Japan we mentioned last month? Here's footage of this $450-a-night pleasure chamber. You can sleep in the plug-shaped bed with two of your closest friends!
Starting March 1, the Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Fujiyoshida, Japan will offer a hotel room based on the famed Gainax anime franchise Neon-Genesis Evangelion. For $450 a night, you can pretend you're a mecha pilot on vacation.
These Neon Genesis Evangelion Chopsticks are supposed to mimic the entry plugs of the Evangelions in the famous anime. The plug can even be opened to reveal the pilot hiding inside your chopsticks.
We may be able to see the long-awaited Mecha Angel battle some day. Halo Legends' producer announced that Evangelion is still in the pipeline for a live-action adaptation. And some Weta Workshop concept art hints at the potential awesomeness.
When you're a brain in a tank, you've got a lot of time to think about stuff. And one of the things you ponder is: how many kinds of disembodied brains does science fiction have? The answer: six!
When humans finally conquer space, we'll still want to keep other creatures as pets. Some science-fiction pets are among our favorite characters, but others, you just want to flush out the airlock. Here's our list of the best and worst.
Giz Japan shares our love of Lego and Neon Genesis Evangelion, so they sent us some shots of this grey Unit 01 built by mumu-san. Like Giz Japan's editors, we'd like to see some purple blocks in the interest of being faithful (and probably more attractive), but overall it looks pretty good. Really though, what we'd…