Hey, Anno-san: the Country of Children Made You #1.

From Anime News Network:

The first of four Evangelion science fiction movie remakes, Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone, opened to packed houses to take #1 on the top ten chart for this past weekend’s box office in Japan. The distributor Nikkatsu announced that 236,158 people spent 280 million yen (about US$2.4 million) at 84 theaters to watch it, the only new film in the top ten. This was one of the rare times that a film opened in less than 100 theaters at first place.

Mike’s Take: fansubs, please. I want to see if marriage, stability, anti-depressants, and a continuing disdain for his fellow countrymen has made any difference in his storytelling skills. It’s pretty astonishing that you can go to the top of the box office on so few screens. You’re a lucky man, Mr. Anno.

Author: gendomike

Michael lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been into anime since he saw Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1999. Some of his favorite shows include Full Metal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, and Welcome to the NHK!. Since 2003 he has gone to at least one anime convention every year. A public radio junkie, which naturally led to podcasting, he now holds a seminary degree and is looking to become Dr. Rev. Otaku Bible Man any day now. Michael can be reached at mike.huang@animediet.net. You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.

1 thought on “Hey, Anno-san: the Country of Children Made You #1.

  1. <p>What, Mr. Hypocrite scores again! Like I said, just watch him pull a Fiona Apple on all the WESTERN viewers! </p>

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