New Evangelion Video Short: "until You come to me."

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With the winter holidays about to begin, Evangelion fans around the world are in for a treat. As part of the Japan Anima(tor)'s Exhibition, Studio Khara released an animated Evangelion short on December 19. The short itself appears to be set right after the events of the third film, with several flashback scenes that may have occurred in between the second and third film of what may be a significant revelation regarding the series' protagonist, Shinji Ikari.

Rather than post any major spoilers, go watch it now. Let us know what you think.

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UNIVERSAL COOL JAPAN to feature Evangelion, Attack on Titan, Biohazard and Monster Hunter

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If you're a fan of games and anime, then Universal Studios Japan has a special treat for you! Well, that is assuming you're planning on booking a trip to Japan sometime within the beginning of 2015. From January 23 to May 10, UNIVERSAL COOL JAPAN will be taking over the amusement park for a total of 108 days. In addition to the previously announced Biohazard (Resident Evil) and Monster Hunter, the main attraction for Universal Cool Japan will also include a special 4D Evangelion attraction along with a full reproduction of a life-sized Titan from Attack on Titan to showcase these special entertainment brands in an immersive environment. More details on the attractions themselves after the jump.

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Nanoha Returns to TV: Magical Girl Lyrical ViVid

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After 6 years missing from TV and with numerous movie and manga adaptations, promotional fans handed out at this week's Comic Market 86 announced an anime adaptation of Magical Girl Lyrical ViVid.

The story follows Vivio Takamichi adventures as a magical girl and takes places roughly four years after the events of the third season of Nanoha. New characters as well as familiar faces return in relatively compromising and provocative situations. No other information regarding the anime adapatation is currently available; however, the official website has opened: http://nanoha-vivid.tv/

The current manga is serialized in Kadokawa's Monthly Comp Ace and written by Masaki Tsuzuki and illustrated by Takuya Fujima.

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Macross Frontier Sketches Sells for $7.5K Each

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Six years has passed since the original televised airing of Macross Frontier ended, and fans clearly have not forgotten. Over the weekend a pair of hand drawn gorgeous colored sketches of the show’s female leads, Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee sold roughly $7500 USD each.

A grand total of 100 bidders for Ranka and 288 bidders for Sheryl. The sketches were drawn on shikishi boards by Risa Ebata who was a character designer for the series. For people interested in shopping for sketches, please be aware of counterfeit sketches on Yahoo Auction.

See the full sketches inside. Let us know in the comments who do you like more, Sheryl or Ranka, and how much would you pay for these sketches?

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Servant x Service (DVD) Review

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Have you ever thought what happened to your favorite anime characters after they graduated high school? Or just about what type of work they might have applied for if he or she didn't go to a university? Well if you have or just want to watch something else, then I think I might have the anime you've been seeking. So if you are used to the high school romance, this anime may not be for you as it is set a few years after that: namely, the great mysterious abyss many academic scholars have come to refer to the "real world."

Servant x Service is an anime that was adapted from a manga by Karino Takatsu, and released by Aniplex of America, which revolves around the lives of public service works in Japan. The anime begins with three new interns Lucy, Miyoshi and Hasebe. They come to Health and Welfare Division of The Mitsuba Ward to apply for work as a public servant (social worker). As you can probably tell, this anime is not like any anime you have probably seen lately. The closest comparison to this anime is the live-action comedy The Office, minus the cameras that follow the cast around, and that the cast works at a place like the DMV. Think of Pam Beesly, Jim Halpert, Michael Scott, Erin Hannon and Toby Flenderson working in a government office but with a few twists like the manager being a stuffed animal, along with other side stories and you get as close as you can to Servant x Service.

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TRIGGER to Debut Ninja Slayer Trailer at Anime Expo 2014

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Studio Trigger, the company who brought us series such as KILL la KILL and Little Witch Academia, will be premiering the trailer for their next anime series, Ninja Slayers on July 3rd at 6PM at Anime Expo. Good Smile Company will be giving away goodies and selling merchandise related to the series at the event. Centering around a former salaryman turned ninja named Keinji Fujikido, the eight-volume cyberpunk series 'supposedly' was authored by two Americans, Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez. Eventually it was picked up and published by Enterbrain, via Twitter, and translated into Japanese although there has been a lot speculation.

For more information including the merchandise that will be available, check out the full press release inside.

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Attack on Titan Part One (Blu-ray/DVD) Review

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Arguably one of the most popular manga and anime series currently out right now, Attack on Titan seems to have captured the world by storm. Featuring a deep story, engaging characters, towering giants, hack-and-slash action, teen drama and a lot of blood and gore, Attack on Titan is a series that features something for everyone. Available now, FUNimation has brought the popular series home, not only having it aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami, but also on Blu-ray and DVD pack as Part One (episodes 1-13).

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Aniplex Updates: Gurren Lagann, Madoka Magica, Anohana movies, Silver Spoon DVD Release July 15th

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Over the weekend, Aniplex of America released a slew of detailed updates for their upcoming releases of the Gurren Lagann, Madoka Magica and Anohana movies on DVD/Blu-ray, along with Silver Spoon DVD. All releases will be available for pre-order on 5/27 and will be sold at select retailers on July 15th.

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