Japanese Title: エヴァンゲリヲン新 新劇場版:Q Quickening
Romaji: Evangelion Shin Gekijoban: Kyu
Release Date: 17th November 2012 (Japan)
Running Time: N/A
Director: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, Kazuya Tsurumaki, Mahiro Maeda
Writer: Hideaki Anno
Starring: Megumi Hayashibara, Megumi Ogata, Akira Ishida, Yuko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi, Takehito Koyasu, Fumihiko Tachiki, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Motomu Kiyokawa, Hiro Yuuki, Miki Nagasawa, Maaya Sakamoto
Less than a week after I posted the web trailer for Evangelion 3.0, a full theatrical trailer is released. That is probably because the film is set to impact Japanese cinemas in two weeks. In any case this is the third of a four part re-telling of Hideaki Anno’s retelling of his classic anime series. He is using a bigger budget and the skills of Studio Khara to craft what looks to be a suitably epic film!
The cast has the familiar seiyuu from the television shows including major stars like the prolific and wonderful VA Megumi Hayashibara (Pai in 3×3 Eyes, Nuku Nuku in the guilty pleasure Cat Girl Nuku Nuku and Paprika in Paprika – she also turned up in a small role in The Wolf Children) who voices Rei Ayanami and Pen Pen. Other names include Megumi Ogata who plays Shinji Ikari, Akira Ishida (Keiju Tabuki in Mawaru Penguindrum), Yuko Miyamura (Casca in Berserk – interestingly she was the girl in the training video in Battle Royale), Hiro Yuuki (Takaomi in Mysterious Girlfriend X), Miki Nagasawa (Mutio in Blue Submarine No.6), Maaya Sakamoto (Hitomi in Escaflowne). Quite an illustrious cast.