Neon Genesis Evangelion - discussion thread

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by pinoy78, Sep 6, 2006.

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    Yeah I don’t think it’s necessarily saying anything about religion but if you have an apocalyptic end of the world story and populate it with a bunch of Judaeo-Christian imagery it’s going to have an effect on a western audience intended or otherwise. Simply because images and words have meanings all to themselves. It’s like having a naked chick in a picture it’s going to elicit a response.
     
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    I haven’t seen the first 10 minutes but from what I’ve heard it sounds good enough. Not too great though. It’ll be interesting to see how this all ends.
     
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    Well then we get into the murky and messy business of authorial intent versus audience reaction. And it happens with works that are off-beat, smart or different. Just ask the author of Fight Club.
     
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    Japanese works containing Judeo-Christian imagery almost never have a deeper meaning than "it looks cool" or "it looks different." They usually decide names and terms like a mad-lib.
     
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    Agreed but the Angels in Eva are the “Angels” of the Old Testament doing the kind of shit angels would do in the end times so it’s at least a little more than that. I realize it’s all some depression psychodrama.
     
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    No fuckin way. I was ranking about 3Zero evangelions a week ago. What teh fuk this is great.

    Shame it’s the rebuild design and not the original. Unit-01 is pretty insignificantly different but Unit-02 and 00 are pretty different and I prefer the old ones.
     
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    I’ll try it later. It was actually an idea that @Sponge gave me. Also does anyone know if the release for 3.0+ 1.0, will also be July for international countries?
     
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    ThreeZero are making some Eva units. This is very cool.

    They’re rebuild Eva units. Kinda not as cool.

    But ThreeZero make good toys. So I’m not ungrateful.
     
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    That's an insta-buy right there. :thumb 
     
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    Often I find they’re released some time afterwards. Probably so they can make good translations.
     
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    RAH NEO "New Paint Version" EVA-01

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    So this thought keeps bugging me. But does anyone else know why they haven’t made Eva designs based off the old show? Like popularity of course but I just don’t see any. Makes me think there’s some licensing issue.
     
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    Quite possibly. The division between Gainax and Khara was/is pretty damned messy, as was covered in the Anime thread a little bit ago.

    Kotobukiya did release some of their model kits in TV colours, but those were secondary to the movie colours.
     
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    Yeah that recent info made me think it was something like that. It does make me glad that Anno did remake Eva at least. Cause then we may not get figures ever.

    The model kits seem to have done most other designs. I just see these ThreeZero ones and I think, damn I’d love if they did the Eva Series.
     
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    So that's why I haven't seen a blue Unit-00 for-fucking-ever. Glad I got mine back in '97.
     
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