This afternoon when an anonymous user on Toonami’s tumblr page asked, “Are you guys gonna have another ‘month of movies’ like the ‘Month of Miyazaki’?” a representative of the animated programming block responded with this delightful news:
Hmm maybe at some point! But since you asked about movies, now is as good a time as any to announce our NEXT MOVIE- on August 31st, we’re proud to announce that we’ll be airing NEON GENESIS EVANGELION 2.22, YOU CAN [NOT] ADVANCE, along with a special little goodie that you’ll have to wait to find out about! How ‘bout THEM apples?? 🙂
With the talk of EVA panties yesterday, and now this, fans of the famed show certainly have plenty to get excited about. To say the least, the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy has been a smash-hit so far, raking in almost $120,000,000 in Japan alone, and earning the praise and respect of audiences and critics alike. Allowing the show to reach even broader audiences through the use of something like Toonami will further drive profits and capture viewers that may have no otherwise seen or even known about the films. Thus, we welcome the airing of 2.22 here in the States and hope others are just as pumped about it.