New YouTube Video Highlights Famous Evangelion Scenes in 11 Languages

16.August.2021 | ANIME&GAME / MOVIE

On August 13, 2021, the fourth and final installment of the Rebuild of Evangelion film series, Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time, was made available on Amazon Prime Video exclusively for Prime members. The service has also released Evangelion: 1.0 You are (Not) Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance, and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.  

To commemorate the newest film’s worldwide streaming release, a new YouTube video is highlighting some of the most popular scenes from the Rebuild of Evangelion film series. Check out how the characters sound in 11 different languages! Be warned, it contains spoilers for the final film!


(The languages featured are: English, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Castilian Spanish, Latin-American Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, and the original Japanese.) 


From hearing Shinji’s famed line ‘I mustn’t run away, I mustn’t run away’ in Japanese to hearing Kaworu utter “I’m looking forward to seeing you, Shinji Ikari,” in German, the trailer is full of memorable moments in its brief two minute and 35 second runtime, with classic lines delivered in ways audiences may have not heard them before. Fans of the series may be able to quickly discern which line is which, even hearing them spoken in a foreign language!


The final line is spoken by Shinji’s original English voice actor, Spike Spencer, bidding farewell to ‘all Evangelions.” 


Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time has made over ¥10.22 billion ($92.7 million) at the Japanese box office since it was released on March 8, 2021, making it the highest-grossing film in the series. 



*Translations and video availability may vary by country.


  • Awesome City Club’s New Song Chosen as Theme for Amazon Drama Series ‘Modern Love Tokyo’

    04.August.2022 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    Awesome City Club’s new song Setting Sail ~Modern Love Tokyo~ will be used as the theme song for the Amazon Original drama series Modern Love Tokyo. The series will begin airing worldwide on October 21, 2022. In addition, a special video containing a part of the song and a comment from Awesome City Club has been released.


    The original Modern Love series was produced in the United States in 2019 and became popular around the world. Modern Love Tokyo is a series of seven stories set in Tokyo, each depicting love in a different way. Six of the episodes will be live-action while one will be animated. The series will depict the unique forms of love found in 2022, such as dating through matching apps, sexless relationships, senior love, and love that transcends borders. 


    Setting Sail ~Modern Love Tokyo~ is an arrangement of the theme song Setting Sail, originally sung by Gary Clark for the first series. While the gentle melody remains, atagi wrote the Japanese lyrics. 


    Special Video


    ▼Comment from Awesome City Club’s atagi

    “Awesome City Club will be performing the theme song for the Japanese localization of this globally popular series, which was made possible by some of Japan’s leading directors and actors. I think that this song is warm and welcoming, perfect for accompanying all of these wonderful love stories. We would be honored if you’d enjoy it along with the show. 

    I watched the drama first and wrote the lyrics in a way that would touch the audience while also interpreting them in Awesome City Club’s own way.”


    ▼Comment from Showrunner and Director Atsuko Hirayanagi

    “The song was incredibly original, and I was amazed when I first heard it. I also thought that its Japanese sound was very cool. It’s full of joy, longing, and affection, but the way it is expressed is still gentle, warm, and a little nostalgic. The lyrics that atagi created are very tasteful given the theme of the series. There’s no doubt in my mind that this song will resonate with people around the world. Thank you for the wonderful theme song!”

  • Evangelion’s Unit 1 Featured on Limited Edition Edo Faceted Glass at Tsutaya Books Daikanyama

    19.June.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    The first Evangelion-themed Edo faceted glasses were released in November 2021, and Tsutaya Books Daikanyama will soon be selling limited quantities online! These items were previously only available to purchase locally.

    Evangelion Unit 1 Edo Faceted Glass: ¥64,900 (Tax Included)


    The Evangelion Unit 1 Edo Faceted Glass was designed along with a traditional pattern inspired by chrysanthemums, which symbolize longevity in Japanese culture. While the standard colors of faceted glass are red and blue, the gold and purple colors used in this unique item are extremely difficult to create, with only a few factories capable of producing them.

    The glassware is designed and cut by Kosho Nemoto at Nemoto Glass, which has produced the finest Edo faceted glass in Tokyo for three generations. The webpage below also explains how these glasses are produced.

    The product is scheduled to be released in late June 2022 and is currently available for pre-order. The amount available is extremely limited, so be sure to order as soon as possible if you’d like to add one of these valuable glasses to your collection.

  • Amazon Prime Video Releases Teaser Trailer for Takeshi’s Castle Remake

    10.May.2022 | MOVIE

    Takeshi’s Castle, a popular Japanese game show originally aired in the late 1980s, will return in 2023 when a new series will start on Amazon Prime Video. 


    The original series, which invited participants to take on a series of physical challenges, became an unprecedented success in the 80s. In each episode, 100 normal people took on the hilarious Beat Takeshi by trekking through mud and wading through drenched obstacle courses to make it to the Castle. After 34 years, the show will be revived on Amazon Prime Video in 2023. The first teaser trailer has been revealed, showing footage from the original series to get viewers pumped up.


    The trailer begins with the legendary voice of Hayato Tani, known as Captain Tani on the original series, as he shouts “Go!” It’s sure to bring back memories of the original series.

    Each episode of the show featured a number of unique and difficult challenges, making participants cross a massive river while trying to identify which stepping stones are real or fake. Some players lose their balance and fall into the water, others plunged face-first into the mud, and the sight of grown adults desperately taking on the challenge never stops being funny.


    The video promises that the new series will include “the biggest power-up in history.” The new series is sure to drastically evolve the classic challenges for a new audience and new challengers, but it’s unclear what audiences should expect. What kind of hilarious antics await?


    Original Series Trailer

    TBS, the production company behind the new series, has opened a casting call for those wanting to appear on the new show.

    Want to take on Takeshi’s Castle? Check out the open call on the TBS official website.

    What kind of difficult, hilarious, and terrifying challenges await? Be sure to tune in to Revival! Turbulence! Takeshi’s Castle when it premieres on Amazon Prime Video in 2023! 

  • Popular Japanese Game Show ‘Takeshi’s Castle’ to Return on Prime Video

    08.April.2022 | MOVIE

    Takeshi’s Castle, a popular Japanese game show originally aired in the late 1980s, will return in 2023 when a new series will start on Amazon Prime Video. 

    The original show, aired between 1986 and 1989, proved a massive hit as the prizewinning film director and comedian, also known by his stage name Beat Takeshi, played the lord of a castle where he and his henchmen engaged in a water-gun battle with contestants eliminated after a series of physical challenges. The series became a huge success in the United States, Australia, and England. Over the years, it has ended up airing in more than 150 countries, spawning dozens of local versions.  

    Participants were challenged to over 100 unique tests of strength, from crossing stepping stones and unstable scaffolding to jumping over massive pits filled with mud. The series has inspired many game shows to follow in markets around the world and transcended language and cultural barriers with its physical comedy.

    The new series is tentatively titled Revival! Turbulence! Takeshi’s Castle, and is scheduled to air globally sometime in 2023. Participants will take on all kinds of new challenges, and we’re excited to see what the new age of Takeshi’s Castle will look like.



    Comment from Takayuki Hayakawa, Head of Original Content for Amazon Prime Japan

    “I’m happy to announce that Takashi’s Castle is being reimagined for a new age. This iconic Japanese series has continued to fascinate people all around the world, transcending languages and cultural barriers, and we hope customers of all ages will enjoy this program, with many new tricks on a grander scale. Look forward to it in 2023!”


  • Evangelion to Collaborate with Sports Brand Mizuno for the First Time

    04.April.2022 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    The sports brand Mizuno is collaborating with the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion for the first time! The new collection will introduce nine pieces of apparel, along with some very trendy masks. All items are available for preorder through April 12 at the Mizuno online store and the Evangelion online store.


    Evangelion has been globally popular for decades, and the new collection will allow fans to show their love while not sacrificing their comfort. Original logos have been created with each Eva unit in mind, and certain items feature patterns inspired by the A.T. Field seen in the series. 


  • Attack on Titan Anime Creators Discuss the Series in New YouTube Interview

    07.March.2022 | ANIME&GAME

    In a new interview posted to YouTube, Yuichiro Hayashi, the director of Attack on Titan The Final Season, and Yusuke Tannawa, the CG Producer and Screen Designer for the show, are discussing the series’ incredible success. Both creators also chat about the struggles they’ve faced during production, their relationship with the original manga creator Hajime Isayama, and much more. 


    Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 – Yuichiro Hayashi (Director) × Yusuke Tannawa (CG Producer, Screen Design) Special Interview


    Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 is currently airing on NHK General each Sunday at 24:05. It is also available to stream on dTV, d Anime Store, GYAO!, Netflix, TELASA, Hikari TV, and Amazon Prime Video.


    ©諫山創・講談社/「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会

  • Cover Song Project ‘CrosSing’ Launched Featuring Maaya Uchida, Kana Hanazawa, Akari Kito

    05.March.2022 | MUSIC

    The new cover song project ‘CrosSing- Music & Voice’ is live!


    CrosSing brings together voice actors, anime song artists, VTubers, 2.5D actors, and other artists through music. The cast of the first season is featured in the channel teaser.


     In addition to popular voice actors Maaya Uchida, Kana Hanazawa, and Akari Kito, the project also includes towana, vocalist of popular ani-song unit fhána. Toshiki Tateishi, active mainly in 2.5D stage plays and musicals, and VTuber Hal Shibuya will also be participating!


    Channel Teaser


    All of the songs featured in the project are tracks that personally mean something to the cast. The music will be available on YouTube and on streaming services, and those interested are asked to follow the project on Twitter and TikTok!

  • Hello Kitty Releases Collaboration Video with YouTube’s Most-Watched Cat Mochimaru

    01.March.2022 | FASHION / MOVIE

    On February 22, Hello Kitty released her first collaboration video with the popular YouTube channel Mochimaru Diary, which currently has over 1.6 million subscribers!


    Mochimaru Diary follows the uneventful life of Mochimaru, a Scottish Fold, whose life is documented by his owner. The collaboration was planned as a celebration of Cat Day, which takes place in Japan on February 22. 


    In the video, Hello Kitty talks passionately about the 10 most adorable things about Mochimaru. Be sure to give it a watch!


    Hello Kitty is a Mega-fan?! Video Highlights and Screencaps

    Comment from Hello Kitty

    I’ve been such a big fan of Mochimaru for so long, I can’t believe we finally get to collab~

    We had a super happy day talking about all the things Mochi likes!

    I’m a little embarrassed to be THIS excited, but I’m just so happy to bring everyone this video for Cat Day!

    Give it a watch for me! ♡


    ©’22 SANRIO S/F・G 著作(株)サンリオ

  • Japan’s First Amazon Original Film ‘HOMESTAY’ Trailer and Key Visual Released

    02.February.2022 | MOVIE

    The first Japanese Amazon Original movie ‘HOMESTAY,’ a live-action adaptation of Eto Mori’s classic novel ‘Colorful,’ will be released worldwide to Prime members on February 11, 2022.

    The film is a moving mystery following a dejected soul reaching the train station to death. He is told that he is ‘lucky’ and will have another chance at life, and is then placed in the body of a 14-year-old boy named Makoto Kobayashi who has just committed suicide. Watched over by a neutral spirit, the soul must figure out what his greatest sin and mistake was in his former life before his 100-day time limit in Makoto’s body runs out. He also wants to find out why Makoto decided to end his life in the first place.

    In the new trailer, Shiro (Kento Nagao) is told to take over Makoto’s body to find out the reason for his death, and we see him happily going about his high school life despite his overwhelming confusion. Shiro becomes close with Makoto’s childhood friend Akira (Anna Yamada) and Mizuki (Rikako Yagi), but the atmosphere of the story drastically changes when Shiro finds a diary and photos in Makoto’s room. While spending time as Makoto, Shiro learns more about his family’s secrets and his past. Why did Makoto choose to die? 


    Official Trailer


    If you look closely at the key visual, you can see a sad expression on Makoto’s face in Shiro’s reflection. The image shows two people in stark contrast: the cheerful and energetic Shiro and the delicate and shy Makoto.


    Be sure to watch the film when it debuts worldwide on February 11!


    ©︎ 2022 Amazon Content Services, LLC OR ITS AFFILIATES.All Rights Reserved.

  • Theme Song for Japan’s First Amazon Original Film ‘HOMESTAY’ Performed by ZUTOMAYO

    30.January.2022 | MOVIE / MUSIC

    The first Japanese Amazon Original movie HOMESTAY, a live-action adaptation of Eto Mori’s classic novel ‘Colorful,’ will be released worldwide to Prime members on February 11, 2022. 


    The film is a moving mystery following a dejected soul reaching the train station to death. He is told that he is ‘lucky’ and will have another chance at life, and is then placed in the body of a 14-year-old boy named Makoto Kobayashi who has just committed suicide. Watched over by a neutral spirit, the soul must figure out what his greatest sin and mistake was in his former life before his 100-day time limit in Makoto’s body runs out. He also wants to find out why Makoto decided to end his life in the first place.


    Japanese rock band ZUTOMAYO has been chosen to perform the film’s theme. Debuting in 2018, the group is known for being secretive, never releasing a full member list, and crediting different people for music, arrangements, and music video production after each release. The only recurring member, an unidentified woman named ACA-Ne, wrote the song Sode no Kiruto exclusively for the film. With a clear voice and powerful lyrics delicately describing the subtleties found in a young man’s heart, the music adds to an already emotional story.


    ACA-Ne commented on the film. “The original novel was a big influence on me when I was in school, so I’m so thankful to have been chosen to provide music for the film. I wanted to really write something for those struggling–to bring out all of those difficult feelings. Please enjoy the song!” 


    Be sure to watch the film on February 11!

    ©2022 Amazon Content Services LLC

  • Eve to Hold Christmas Eve Live Stream on YouTube

    23.December.2021 | MUSIC

    Eve will hold a special live streaming event on YouTube on–you guessed it–Christmas Eve! The stream will run from 19:00 until 20:00 on December 24, 2021. 


    The stream is being held to celebrate over 3 million subscribers to Eve’s YouTube channel. During the event, he’ll go behind the scenes of the Yadorigi music video, as well as show the Live Film version of Inochi no Tabekata. There may also be a big announcement during the stream, so don’t miss it!


    There will be no VOD for this event, so remember the date and time.


  • Japanese Comedy Drama Series ‘The Benza Season 2’ Now Streaming Worldwide

    21.December.2021 | MOVIE

    Amazon Prime Video is now streaming the second season of ‘The Benza,’ a Japanese comedy-drama series produced by independent film team Tokyo Cowboys. The new season will feature seven episodes, with the first four currently available. Episodes 5 to 7 will be released in March 2022.


    ‘The Benza’ was originally a 14-minute short film released in 2018. It inspired the first season of the television series in 2019 and found large popularity overseas. The show has won 32 awards from numerous film festivals in Japan and abroad, including Best Comedy, Best Actor, and Best Series. The series follows Kyle and Chris as they try to figure out how their toilet seat broke to prevent the end of the world.


    Official Trailer


    ‘The Benza Season 2’ is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video and PLEX in over 190 countries in eight languages.