ANIME NOW 2020
ReleaseMarch 10, 2020
Violet Evergarden the Movie©暁佳奈・京都アニメーション／ヴァイオレット・エヴァーガーデン製作委員会
This popular series has been broadcast worldwide on Netflix, along with the TV anime series released in 2018. This movie is a continuation of the series, depicting a sequel of the story in which Violet, a girl who used to be without a heart, interacts with people as she works as a ghostwriter, or an “auto memory doll,” to learn about love. With a great story, wonderful music, and beautiful images, it is a film which will attract worldwide attention.
IDOLiSH7 Second BEAT!©BNOI/アイナナ製作委員会
“IDOLiSH7 Second BEAT!” is the second season of the TV anime series based on a popular mobile game, “IDOLiSH7.” In the original game, players experience the world of IDOLiSH7 as a manager of a talent agency and aim for the top of idols together with a group of seven boys called IDOLiSH7. The first season was broadcast from January to May, 2018 and the spin-off series was distributed through YouTube’s pay-to-watch channel. Awaited by the fans, the second season will feature an official appearance of a senior duo, “Re:vale.” Scheduled to be broadcast from April 2020.
With a total of 12 episodes, this new anime series is written and directed by noted director Mamoru Oshii, known for directing a number of popular anime series and movies, including “Ghost in the Shell” and “Innocence.” VLAD LOVE is a slapstick comedy centering on a vampire girl and a few high school girls who love to donate blood. It is the first anime series in more than 30 years by Mamoru Oshii since “Urusei Yatsura.” The anime’s theme song will be performed by “BlooDye,” a six-member vocal and dance performance group. Scheduled for release in autumn 2020.
The series “Rebuild of Evangelion” (known in Japan as “Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition”), which released three episodes – “Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone;” “Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance;” and “Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo” – since its launch in 2007 as the retelling of the original series, will finally be concluded. The first 10-minute part of the film was released simultaneously on July 6, 2019 in Paris, Los Angeles, Shanghai, and Tokyo, creating a stir worldwide. Fans are looking forward to seeing how this epoch-making series will conclude 25 years after the original TV series was first shown in 1995.
MEET EVANGELION IN HAKONEIn progress until June 30, 2020.
There are lots of Evangelion events!
For more details, please see the official website.
*The information herein is as of February 2020.