For those holding out hopes for more Ninja Scroll or a live action movie Neon Genesis Evangelion, it's not time to get too excited yet. However, in both cases, news coming Baltimore's Otakon pushes the probability meter's needle a little deeper into "maybe" territory. Appearing at the US East Coast's largest anime convention, Madhouse Studios (that animators of Ninja Scroll, Paprika, the Girl Who Leapt Through Time) co-founder and CCO Masao Maruyama stated that Ninja Scroll writer/director Yoshiaki Kawajiri is involved with a script for a sequel to the big-in-the-US bloody affair. Maruyama also mentioned that, like Kawajiri, he has script approval for the sequel. The 1993 anime-movie previously spawned a 13 episode TV series in 2003.
Neon Genesis Evangelion distributor ADV Films is still promising that substantial news concerning a live action adaptation of the existential giant robot anime is on the horizon, but they also threw out that Appleseed: Ex Machina producer Joseph Chou is attached to the project. If you're interested in more Otakon goings-in, check out Anime News Network a geek by any other name Japanator