The Neon Genesis Evangelion series is considered one of the greatest anime of all time, although the television series (available here) did end somewhat confusingly and isn’t too accessible for the casual viewer. In 2006 it was revealed that four Neon Genesis Evangalion films were to be made; the first three are a ‘reboot‘ of the original series, with new scenes, characters, and effects added, and the final film will present a new ending to the story.

The first of these films – Evangelion : 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone – is part of the imminent Wellington Film Festival,  and tickets will (probably) go quite quickly.

Another cool anime at the festivals is Vexille, which is from the people behind the recent Appleseed film.