Pink Evangelions GALORE!

Eva 3.0 (Quickening) comes out in Japan on November 17. We won’t see it subbed for months, but in the meantime, here’s a new trailer to cream your pants over.

WHOA WHOS THAT NEW GIRL!? AND THERES ANOTHER NEW GIRL!? WILL SHINJI NOT BE GAY FOR KAORU IN THE TIMELINE AND ESTABLISH A HAREM WITH THE LADIES?! FIND OUT ON THE NEXT EVANGELION Z.

Happy Birthday Tatsuya Ishihara!

Today, July 31st, is the celebration of the birth of the man, known best in the anime industry for his animation direction in Kyoto Animation in works including Clannad (and After Story), Kanon, Air, the Suzumiya Haruhi franchise, and more, Tatsuya Ishihara. Today, Ishihara turns 45. His skill in anime directing has allowed the audience of its source material to grow, which has touched the hearts of thousands, made them laugh and cry, and had them on the edge of their seat. So here’s to you, Ishihara. Stay well and healthy, and continue doing a great job.
お誕生日おめでとう

Madoka Magica’s getting a dub

What, really? Yup, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica is getting a dub conducted by Aniplex USA. Given that they’ve dubbed Durarara, which turned out to be pretty damn good, I can see this dub working, given they have the right voice actresses. Maybe Michell Ruff? Or Kari Wahlgren? Who knows who they will choose? I’m mainly concerned about who will voice QB. Certainly not a deep male voice as that would sound insanely awkward. I’m also concerned how well it would do in the Western States. The last couple of mahou shoujo shows I can recall doing so well last time it aired in the West were…. CardCaptors Sakura and Sailor Moon and they were well over ten years ago. As for Madoka, it seems very uncertain. Maybe the take of a new direction on the Mahou Shoujo genre will do better with the western audiences than expected, maybe not.