Recently the Japan Academy Award selection committee chose and nominated their best anime films for 2012 with some absolute heavyweights in the mix.
In the running are Wolf Children (director: Mamoru Hosoda), One Piece Film Z (Tatsuya Nagamine), Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki (Takashi Yamazaki), A Letter to Momo (Hiroyuki Okiura) and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (chief director: Hideaki Anno).
A firm favourite to win is One Piece Film Z seeing as how on its opening weekend in Japan it took in ¥750 million! Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo is a close second favourite to take out the top prize.
Anyone lucky enough to be in Japan around November 16 best tune into the Japanese television network, NTV, where you’ll be able to catch an exclusive first look at Evangelion 3.0.
Titled “Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo” or Evangelion Shin Gekijō-ban Q Quickening, the first six minutes and 38 seconds of the feature film will air one full day before the movie’s official launch in Japanese cinemas. Prior to the advance preview, the network will be airing “Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance.” And one week earlier will see the screening of “Evangelion 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone” on the same network.
The third film’s title has a “Q” or otherwise known as”Kyū” which is a Japanese wordplay, all the three movies feature classical movements in the movie’s subtitle. The classical movements are from traditional Japanese music referred to as gagaku and Noh.