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Evangelion Live Action Drama Is Not an April Fools Joke

by dtshyk
Apr 1, 2009 11:24 PM | 46 Comments
Yahoo Japan announced on April 2nd that a live action TV drama of "Neon Genesis Evangelion" will be produced as a promotion movie of "Rebuild of Evangelion: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE". An online votes on the cast of the drama was held on April 1st and it was considered to be an April Fool's joke. Yahoo Japan said they will realize the cast as much as possible.

The results of the vote
Ikari Shinji
1. 2,626 Kamiki Ryuunosuke (profile)
2. *,930 Hongo Kanata (official website)
3, *,843 Koike Teppei (offiical website)

Ayanami Rei
1, 2,482 Horikita Maki (official website)
2, *,589 Shida Mirai (official website)
3, *,435 Fukuda Mayuko (profile)

Shikinami Asuka Langley
1, 1,398 Toda Erika (profile)
2, *,670 Inagaki Saki (official blog)
3, *,659 Nakagawa Shoko

Ikari Gendo
1, 2,932 Abe Hiroshi (official website)
2, 1,101 Osugi Ren (profile)
3, *,340 Ogata Ken (official website)

Akagi Ritsuko
1, *,887 Matsuyuki Yasuko (official website)
2, *,398 Maya Miki (official blog)
3, *,364 Ryo (official website)

Katsuragi Misato
1, *,675 Matsushima Nanako (profile)
2, *,600 Shinohara Ryoko (profile)
3, *,396 Ito Misaki (official website)

Source: ITmedia

20 of 46 Comments Recent Comments

Sounds like one of those UK Soaps >_>;

I wonder if they're going to introduce the Eva's >3<
IF Kaoru is in it, then the Angels are in it.
Unless Kaoru is not a Angel no more...

Is this like on of Shinji's worlds or something? >_<

Apr 7, 2009 8:18 AM by TEH_GEASS

Horikita Maki and Toda Erika would be enough to watch this :D

Apr 6, 2009 11:51 PM by -ctk-

Fucking greedys.

Apr 6, 2009 2:57 PM by Mikiyo

I'll only watch if Koike gets Shinji. D:

Apr 5, 2009 3:22 PM by FukouDa

I'm not sure if I should be this excited for it or not.

Apr 5, 2009 2:58 PM by Otawan

oh, shi... it will be a weirdest shit ever.
and one more reason to draw money from fans.
I bet they'll announce some direct cut, than direct cut limited version, than dorama, at least 5 limited and "with extras" editions, and, of course, special Gainax feature - recaps and inserting 1,5 and 2 min onto each of their releases to make people buy it.

Apr 3, 2009 5:03 PM by Iahel

Bad news.

Apr 3, 2009 4:05 PM by kie_

Now people won't make fun of me for liking Shinji.

Apr 3, 2009 12:59 PM by kashiwazakis

Anime should stay as anime.

Apr 3, 2009 7:11 AM by Scud

JusticeGundam said:
I wonder if Kamiki Ryuunosuke is offended or flattered by all of the votes he received....

took me 10 seconds to figure out he was a guy.

Apr 3, 2009 6:52 AM by Sohei

As much as a I hate Gainax continously milking their series, I actually think this is really cool. I can't wait for it to reach American shores.

Apr 3, 2009 6:46 AM by Yasha_Hikari

FeastOfThePanda said:
Neverender said:
damn, Rei is smokin'
So true.

Quoted for this needs to be emphasized more.

Apr 2, 2009 10:57 PM by Siing

I should have casted my vote.. I was going to check it out but then, thinking that it was another one of those jokes, so I ended up forgetting to check the site out..

Regardless of the results, I would have voted:

Ikari Shinji - Kamiki Ryuunosuke
Ayanami Rei - Horikita Maki
Shikinami Asuka Langley - Nagakawa Shoko
Ikari Gendo - Abe Hiroshi
Akagi Ritsuko - pass
Katsuragi Misato - Matsushima Nanako

Apr 2, 2009 4:06 PM by Kira01


edit: Asuka is not "German-y" enough and Gendo is not pedo enough... Disappointed.

Apr 2, 2009 12:54 PM by HappyPear

Hot...but imagining the guy who might play shinji with a bowl like cut *shivers* DDDDDDD:

Apr 2, 2009 10:38 AM by panda_general

Hongo Kanata and Koike Teppei??? OMG!
But I don't think Teppei looks like Shinji... the guy who won looks like him.
And where's Kaworu? :(

Apr 2, 2009 9:06 AM by Sunao

wow, it would be awesome with Maki as rei and Erika as Asuka... AND Abe Hiroshi as Gendo <3 Matsushima Nanako seems like a perfect fit too.

Though.. the idea of a NGE drama is horrifying, but if they had this casting i would just have to watch it x__x

Apr 2, 2009 8:51 AM by katsup

You know, Evangelion is awesome and stuff but that doesn't change the point that I hate live action movies. T_T

Apr 2, 2009 8:26 AM by De-JaY

I can't see this being any good. ;<

Apr 2, 2009 8:15 AM by Mercurio

Oh hell yes. This might end up being the first Asian drama I watch!

Apr 2, 2009 8:06 AM by MotokoAramaki