English Dub of EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE to Premiere at Anime Expo
FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will premiere the English dubbed version of Hideaki Anno’s EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE at Anime Expo, held this year at the Los Angeles Convention Center July 2-5, 2009.
EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE is the film sequel to 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.
Director in Chief Hideaki Anno and the creative staff of this film made a complete rebuild of the design and visuals rather than magnifying the original 16 mm film from the series. The team was also able to employ 3D computer graphics to enrich the depth and breadth of the Evangelion world as well as digital photography and composite nonlinear editing.
About EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE
There was no foreseeable warning before it happened— a catastrophe of unparalleled scale and magnitude overwhelmed the entire globe. This event, recorded in history as “The Second Impact,” caused half the population of the Earth to perish and devastated the world. All that remains of Japan is Tokyo-3, a city that is now being attacked by giant creatures of an unknown origin bent on destroying mankind and laying waste to anything they find.
Fourteen year old schoolboy Shinji Ikari is called to Tokyo-3 by his estranged father Gendo Ikari, who he hasn’t seen in more than eight years. The tearful reunion he was hoping for does not materialize as his father has a far more nefarious reason for wanting his son by his side again. Led down into the underground labyrinth of NERV headquarters, he is shown a gigantic humanoid weapons system that the special governmental agency has secretly developed to fight the Angels. Gendo reveals that Shinji is one of only a few children that can pilot one of these enormous Evangelions against the terrifying Angels, and orders his son to pilot Evangelion Unit One.
With the fate of the world resting on his shoulders, how will the boy Shinji fight? What is the truth behind “The Human Instrumentality Project,” an operation somehow related to the “Second Impact”? And who is the true enemy? The Angels, NERV, the mysterious SEELE, or the demons held within the hearts of all involved?
Gendo Ikari, a man who holds many answers to these questions, watches silently and attentively as his son fights a desperate battle…
FUNimation has veteran producer Mike McFarland leading production of the US dub of the film as line producer. John Burgmeier is head writer on the team.
English Voice Cast
MISATO: Allison Keith-Shipp
SHINJI: Spike Spencer
RITSUKO: Colleen Clinkenbeard
IBUKI: Caitlin Glass
GENDO: John Swasey
REI: Brina Palencia
HYUUGA: Mike McFarland
FUYUTSUKI: Kent Williams
KENSUKE: Greg Ayres
TOJI: Justin Cook
AOBA: Phil Parsons
KIEL: Bill Jenkins
HIKARI: Leah Clark
KAWORU: Jerry Jewell
YUI: Stephanie Young
EVA: Mike McFarland
Funimation Entertainment will premiere EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE Friday, July 3, in room LP1 at Anime Expo.
About Anime Expo
Located in Los Angeles, California – Anime Expo, the nation’s largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2009 will be held July 2 - July 5, 2009 a the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website anime-expo.org.
Anime Expo 2009 Official Guests of Honor include Yun Kouga, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Daisuke Ishiwatari, Yosuke Kuroda, Toshimichi Mori, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Morning Musume, Yasuhiro Nightow, Atsushi Nishigori, Satoshi Nishimura, Takashi Okazaki and Kari Wahlgren.
About the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property Anime Expo. More information can be found at its website spja.org.
About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, is the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands, and manages a full spectrum of rights for most of its brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, internet, and home video sales and distribution. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit funimation.com.
For more information on Anime Expo 2009 please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- Anime Expo 2009 Updates
- Anime Expo 2009 Online Pre-Registration Includes Chance for Free Japan Trip
- MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS Reunite at Anime Expo
- More POWER RANGERS Stars Join Reunion at Anime Expo 2009
- More Anime Expo 2009 Updates