"Neon Genesis Evangelion" "Neon Genesis Evangelion"

Forget the Olympics: as far as we’re concerned, this is the Japanese event of the year. Readers lucky enough to be in the country should head to The National Art Center in Tokyo between October 1 and December 19, when the museum will be holding its Hideaki Anno Exhibition.

Hideaki Anno
Hideaki Anno

The career of the animator, designer, director, and Evangelion creator will be explored in depth. Exhibits will include illustrations, keyframes, scripts, notes, layouts, and storyboards, as well as models used for the practical effects in Anno’s live-action productions.

Hideaki Anno Exhibition has its own Twitter, which posts news about the event (so far in Japanese). Watch its 15-second announcement of the exhibition below:

Anno most recently helmed Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, the fourth and purportedly final feature in the franchise. In March, Japanese public broadcaster NHK aired a documentary on the making of the film. In it, Anno spoke about his work, including his creative struggles and experience of depression.

As well as the original Neon Genesis Evangelion series and its spin-off films, Anno’s directorial credits include the series Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water and Kare Kano, and live-action features like Cutie Honey and Shin Godzilla. He co-founded the influential studio Gainax.


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