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For my fifty-eighth Evangelion book review, here is Ide Koji no Evangelion Forever (Koji Ide’s Evangelion Forever), published by Amuse Books.  Koji Ide is a musician and radio personality who also happens to be an Eva fan, so in this book he explores the Evangelion TV series and The End of Evangelion with a little help from the voice actors and producer. Cool!

This book is not available in English or French, but there are a number of pictures (some in full color, some in black-and-white). The dust jacket is also removable, and the alternate cover art hidden underneath is a bunch of silhouettes of the Evas, printed in golden yellow.  What I like about this book is that it has nice pics of some of the voice actors, which is something that we don’t usually get to see in most Eva books.  Of course, there are images of the characters as well, such as the ones on this page from a section about Kaworu:


Keep reading for the rest of the book review, plus a few more pictures!

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15.01.2016
Happy Birthday Tanaka Mayumi-san, aka our fabulous Luffy’s voice! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

Pictures from Koyama Tsuyoshi’s twitter (Bastille and Hajrudin VA).

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary One Piece, they will review the islands that Luffy passed over with songs “One Piece Island Song Collection” series. 26 singles will be released for 3 consecutive months. Characters related to each island will sing from Dawn island where Luffy started sailing as a pirate to Zou.

Released September 27, 2017

  • Dawn Island “The Beginning Jewel "Monkey D. Luffy (Mayumi Tanaka)
  • Goat Island "1st Friend Forever” Coby (Mikio Doi)
  • Sheldown “Road to the Great Swordsman” Roronoa Zoro (Nakai Kazuya)
  • Organ island “Buggy’s Horror Great Circus” Buggy (Shiba Chiba)
  • Gecko Island “Lies Come True” Usopp (Kamihei Yamaguchi)
  • Baratie “Welcome to Baratie” Sanji (Hiroaki Hirata)
  • Konomi Islands “Smile for Freedom” Nami (Akemi Okamura)
  • Logue Town “Beginning and End Town” Smoker & Tashigi (Oka Masato & Noda Junko)

Release on October 25, 2017

  • Cactus Island “For Hometown” Vivi & Igaram (Misa Watanabe & Keiichi Sonobe)
  • Little Garden “Little Garden Museum” Mr.3 & Miss Golden week (Hiyoyu Hiyama & Nakagawa Akiko)
  • Drum Island “Evidently, are you fine with that?” Tony Tony Chopper (Otani Ikue)
  • Sandy Island “Arabasta Game" Crocodile (Ryuzaburo Otomo)
  • Jaya Island "Do not dream! High Energy!” Bellamy (Takagi Wataru)
  • Skypea “Under the name of God” Enel (Tomoyuki Morikawa)
  • Long Ring island “Oyabin, That’s Right!” Foxy (Shimada Satoshi)
  • Water Seven “SHOCK SPIRITS!” Franky (Kazuki Yao)
  • Enies lobby “Want to Be Alive" Nico Robin (Yuriko Yamaguchi)
  • Thriller Bark "Thriller Night / Thriller Bark” Brook (Cho)

Release on November 22, 2017 (song is still undecided)

  • Shabaody Archipelago Kid & Law (Namikawa Daisuke & Kamiya Hiroshi)

  • Amazon Lily Hancock & Sandersonia & Marigold (Kotono Mitsuishi & Chiwa Saito & Kimiko Saito)

  • Impel Down Magellan (Hoshino Mitsuaki)

  • Marineford PortGas D. Ace (Toshio Furukawa)

  • Fishman Island Shirahoshi (Yukana)

  • Punk Hazard Caesar Crown (Takaki Nakao)

  • Dressrosa  Donquixote Doflamingo (Hideyuki Tanaka)

  • Zou Wanda (Orikasa Fumiko) 

PS: This blog will post the songs when it’s released.

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During the 2012 Q premiere, an exclusive interview pamphlet – which had the cast explain their character’s role in Rebuild and their personal thoughts on the Evangelion franchise – was made available to the Japanese audience. Three years later, and here they are –  translated in English for the very first time. There’s a lot of information to be gleaned in these, including: 

  • Asuka’s seiyuu is certain Asuka Langley Shikinami will have a happy ending in Evangelion: 3.0+1.0.
  • Mari’s seiyuu claims that it is possible to figure out where Mari “comes from” just by viewing Q.
  • Misato Katsuragi is Sakura Suzuhara’s role model, according to information provided by Sakura’s seiyuu.
  • Koji Takao’s seiyuu verifies that Kaji is indeed alive in the Q!verse.
  • Hideaki Anno disclosed Rebuild’s “hidden nature” to Akira Ishida (Kaworu’s seiyuu) way back in 1.0.
  • And more!

Very special thanks goes out to my friend Freshy (longtime JJBA translator) for tackling these. Enjoy.

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SBS 60:

A question to the Hana Hana no Mi user, flower loving Robin <3. Which flower would suit each of the Straw Hats? Sister Robin can go with a flower she likes <3 by I like cosmoses

Yuriko Yamaguchi
Monkey D. Luffy: Cosmos
Roronoa Zoro: Thistle
Nami: Sunflower
Usopp: Daisy
Sanji: Delphinium
Tony Tony Chopper: Tulip
Nico Robin: Casablanca
Franky: Anemone
Brook: Rose