End of Evangelion DVD Box Cover

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End of Evangelion DVD Box Cover

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Postby PureMitch » Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:52 pm

Why is it that some covers I see of this movie have one of the Production Model EVAs with a spear through its chest and some don't? What's the difference in the actual DVD?
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:02 am

This same question was under discussion recently at Anime Nation's Eva forum.

http://www.animenation.net/forums/showthread.php?t=161455

The skinny of it:

Here's what the original illustration looks like:

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This here's what was apparently a preliminary cover image:

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If you look closely, you can see that the sky is simply copied, and mirrored to extend the illustration's size. The MP Eva in the sky is just a screen cap from the movie photoshopped into it (poorly I might add). The same screen cap appears on the back of the final version of the cover.

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Basically, someone at Manga decided to have fun one day with the preliminaries, or they wanted to change the illustration and Gainax said no. Whatever the case, the MP Eva was NOT in the original illustration.
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Postby chocomanji » Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:32 am

Ugh....nice way to ruin a beautiful piece of work... :x

It just looks really absurd being there...the top needs that space to emphasize what's going on below, that was the point compositionally.
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Postby MAGI » Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:19 am

That's right. Composition is the key to making your piece deliver the right message.
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Postby Dark FireStar » Fri Dec 03, 2004 3:15 pm

I think it looked kool.
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Postby Ayanami » Fri Dec 03, 2004 5:59 pm

Good thing that never made it as the final copy. The MP Eva up there just totally takes the focus away from the image as a whole.
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