Hello and greetings fellow Otaku,
Funimation has recently announced that Evangelion 1.0 You Are Not Alone will not be in the running for the Best Animated Feature Oscar at the 82nd annual Academy Awards. According to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences website Oscars.org states that a motion picture shown outside the U.S. can be eligible for the category if it is first exhibited outside the U.S. after January 1,2008. Evangelion 1.0 opened in Japanese theatres back in September 1, 2007 thus making it ineligible for the award.
However Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo is eligible for the award this coming year because the film premiered in Japanese theatres back in July 19, 2008. I am a little upset that Eva 1.0 will not be in the running for best animated feature. Even though the U.S. release will be coming out next month, if it would have opened in Japan last year I could see it winning the award. But like the old saying goes, their is no use crying over spilled milk. That’s all for now, so until next time. Remember that their is a ton of great anime and manga out there, all you have to do is find it. Ltrs.