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Misato Reading The News!!!!!

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Eva’s Misato Hosts Realtime News Show on PS3s in Japan

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Bandai NAMCO software uses voice synthesis with Eva character as newscaster.

On the Japanese download service for the Sony PlayStation 3 console, Bandai Namco Games will start offering software that creates a live news program — anchored by Neon Genesis EvangelionMisato Katsuragi News Project (Katsuragi Misato Hōdō Kikaku) software culls the daily news from real-life politics, the economy, the anime industry, and sports. The software then uses the voice synthesis engine from Cellius to have Misato read the news blurbs in realtime as if she was the newscaster for a television program called Nerv News 24. anime character Misato – on June 6. The Users can customize the backdrop of the news program’s “studio” as the secretive Nerv organization’s headquarters, Misato’s dining room, and other options. Users can also customize Misato’s clothing and hair.

The software’s existence was first revealed in an advertising insert bundled with the Japanese “1.11” Blu-ray Disc release of Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone. This film is the first of Hideaki Anno and Khara‘s four theatrical remakes of Gainax‘s Neon Genesis Evangelion science-fiction television anime series. Funimation announced on New Year’s Eve that it will release the film in North America this year. The second film, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, will open in Japan on June 27.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web

Guin Saga Author Kaoru Kurimoto Passes Away at 56

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Guin Saga‘s 126 main volumes, 21 side story volumes inspired manga, anime.

Kaoru Kurimoto, the mystery, fantasy, and historical novelist best known for her Guin Saga epic series, has passed away on Tuesday at 7:18 p.m. She was 56. She was in a Tokyo hospital due to pancreatic cancer which was diagnosed in 2007. She leaves behind her husband Kiyoshi Imaoka.

Kurimoto was born under the name Sumiyo Yamada on February 13, 1953 in Tokyo. Under the names Kaoru Kurimoto and Azusa Nakajima, she wrote hundreds of novels and stories, including The Sword of Paros (which was adapted into manga by Yumiko Igarashi) and Makai Sui Koten. However, her most well-known work is the the Guin Saga novel series, which spanned 126 main volumes and 21 side story volumes and sold 30 million copies. It inspired both a manga series drawn by Hajime Sawada and a television anime series which premiered in April.

Source: Sankei Shimbun via Moon Phase Comments

SasaharaX: This is very sad news, my heart goes out to his family.

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Evangelion Films’ ‘Nerv Only’ Phone to Be Sold in Japan

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Phone designed specifically for Eva: 2.0 under director Anno’s supervision.

A page on the official Japanese Evangelionrevealed that the mobile phone provider NTT docomo will offer a special “Nerv Only” phone model to tie into next month’s Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance anime film. Director Hideaki Anno and his Studio KharaEvangelion films. Evangelion: 2.0 is the second of Anno and Khara‘s four theatrical remakes of Gainax‘s Neon Genesis Evangelion science-fiction television anime series, and Nerv is the secretive multinational organization of the main characters. NTT docomo will provide more details on the phone in the near future. website has company supervised and participated in all aspects of the phone’s design (including the accessories and packaging), since the phone was specifically designed for use in the new Evangelion films. Evangelion: 2.0 is the second of Anno and Khara‘s four theatrical remakes of Gainax‘s Neon Genesis Evangelion science-fiction television anime series, and Nerv is the secretive multinational organization of the main characters. NTT docomo will provide more details on the phone in the near future.

Kadokawa Shoten‘s Monthly Shonen Ace magazine offered an official Evangelion cellular phone in the 1990s, but that earlier phone was just a regular model (already available on the marketplace) with a logo added on the case. The second film will open in Japan on June 27. Funimation announced on New Year’s Eve that it will release the first film in the remake, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, in North America this year.

Source: 2channel