Cinema Asia Releasing, Eleven Arts and FUNimation Entertainment are bringing the sequel of new EVANGELION series to the big screen in theaters across North America in January 2011.
Cinema Asia Releasing is a newly created distribution company specializing in releasing 6 to 8 Asian themed theatrical features for the North American market per year. Elevn Arts is the company that has brought such celebrated Japanese films as MEMORIES OF TOMORROW starring Ken Watanabe and Yoji Yamada’s LOVE AND HONOR. FUNimation Entertainment is known for releasing quality anime titles to the American market, and they have released such popular titles as “Dragon Ball” and “Full Metal Alchemist.”
EVANGELION 2.0: YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE, is the second film of in four part film series, reimagining the sci-fi animated series blockbuster Neon Genesis Evangelion (also written and directed by Hideaki Anno) which aired on Japanese television in the mid 1990’s. The film was one of the top 5 highest grossing Japanese films of 2009 with box office in excess of $40 million US (source: Motion Pictures Producers of Japan, Inc.) and it screened at Film Festivals around the world, including the 2010 Fantasia Film Festival, the 2010 Sitges Film Festival, and the 15th Lyon Asian Film Festival (France).
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