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A horrible thought…

Postby ThroneofDravaris » Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:52 am

Do you ever get the feeling that if this movie is released and becomes a success, someone is going to come up to you one day and say something to the effect of, “Did you know they made an animated series based on Evangelion?”

Do you ever get the feeling that said person will then get their face smashed in by you?
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:12 am

I suspect there would be a few people ignorant enough to make that statement.

Most likely it would be the same as with stuff like "The Ring", "The Grudge", "Dark Water", "Shall We Dance?", and "Hello Kitty". Most people won't even know it's based on a Japanese version until someone tells them. I don't know many people who think any of those things "were made into" a Japanese iteration, so I doubt Eva would be the same, especially since Eva has had a significant amount of fandom over here, and is now airing on Cartoon Network.
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Re: A horrible thought…

Postby ice reaper » Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:04 pm

ThroneofDravaris wrote:Do you ever get the feeling that if this movie is released and becomes a success, someone is going to come up to you one day and say something to the effect of, “Did you know they made an animated series based on Evangelion?”

Do you ever get the feeling that said person will then get their face smashed in by you?


i think the said perrson having a smashed face would be getting off lightly; i would go around to their house at night, set it on fire, chop said person's legs off and watch said person try to drag his bloody stumbs away from the flames. said person will fail.

Most likely it would be the same as with stuff like "The Ring", "The Grudge", "Dark Water", "Shall We Dance?", and "Hello Kitty". Most people won't even know it's based on a Japanese version until someone tells them. I don't know many people who think any of those things "were made into" a Japanese iteration, so I doubt Eva would be the same, especially since Eva has had a significant amount of fandom over here, and is now airing on Cartoon Network.


not on england cartoon network ; _ ; no anime other than pokemon and that sort of crap.

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Re: A horrible thought…

Postby PieRat » Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:58 pm

ThroneofDravaris wrote:Do you ever get the feeling that if this movie is released and becomes a success, someone is going to come up to you one day and say something to the effect of, “Did you know they made an animated series based on Evangelion?”

Do you ever get the feeling that said person will then get their face smashed in by you?


Reminds me of what happened when the LotR movies came, guess how many people came up to me and said : "Btw, did you know that someone wrote a book about LotR? Imo the movie is 100x better though..."
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Re: A horrible thought…

Postby Hexon.Arq » Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:26 pm

PieRat wrote:Reminds me of what happened when the LotR movies came, guess how many people came up to me and said : "Btw, did you know that someone wrote a book about LotR? Imo the movie is 100x better though..."


I give up. How many people? All of them should have been shot in the face--this coming from one who's really not into the whole LOTR thing at all.

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Re: A horrible thought…

Postby Shnooks » Mon Oct 17, 2005 5:23 pm

PieRat wrote:
Reminds me of what happened when the LotR movies came, guess how many people came up to me and said : "Btw, did you know that someone wrote a book about LotR? Imo the movie is 100x better though..."


WHAT IS WRONG WITH THOSE PEOPLE?

I didn't like LotR, BUT UGH. THATS DISGUSTING.

To not know that...oh my god. I luckily didn't meet anyone who said that, 'cause if I did I'd beat them.

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Postby Shwiggie » Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:36 pm

I think it'll be a great thing for no more reason than the fact that more people will be introduced to it. I don't personally believe any live-action adaptation will be capable of doing the franchise justice--there are just too many things will have to be altered or done away with in order to market and make it work in a two hour span.

And you know that ADV will take advantage of the film's release to pawn more Eva DVDs off on the populace. They'll probably have the series available in a Blu-Ray DVD box set with re-remastered high-definition video and 8-channel sound. So it'll be around for the LA newbies to find, get into, find the same BS online to get confused over, and give us something to gripe about in another few years :)

While I fear Eva won't get that level of dedication and dogged determination to be adapted in full faith, it may well propel interest as I mentioned above, just as the LotR movies did for the original set and related Tolkien books. As much as I loved the LotR movies, they drove me to read the book after I was so aggravated with the end of Two Towers (just seemed like a lot of random stuff thrown in with no real climax...to be expected, though), and I found something into which I could lose myself and thoroughly enjoy. Hopefully an Eva adaptation will have a similar effect, no matter how faithful it is to the original work.

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Postby Heidroch » Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:17 pm

The biggest fear for me is if Hot Topic or some related trash store starts selling Evangelion shirts just to cater to all the ignorant grade school emo kids who would think Evangelion is about their life "struggles".

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Postby Hexon.Arq » Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:04 am

In a way it is.

But hey, if it makes parents uneasy, I'm cool with that. Evangelion as a flagship for the fucked-up kids of the world. Groovy.

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Re: A horrible thought…

Postby Six Winged Angel » Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:54 am

ThroneofDravaris wrote:Do you ever get the feeling that if this movie is released and becomes a success, someone is going to come up to you one day and say something to the effect of, “Did you know they made an animated series based on Evangelion?”

Do you ever get the feeling that said person will then get their face smashed in by you?


man this is my worst nightmare, but here, it will happen to me more than once, I'm sure of it :evil:
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Postby Hexon.Arq » Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:12 am

Why would you be so distressed over how people ignorantly view a cartoon? How does it affect you?

God, how do Trekkies respond when a Star Trek movie becomes a success?

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Postby Six Winged Angel » Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:23 am

I just hate that

:P :P

oh, and animes are not cartoons :P
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Postby poetic_assassin » Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:16 pm

I doubt anyone will ask that. It'll probably say something like "From the hit anime series" or something like that.
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Postby Phaze » Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:38 pm

Six Winged Angel wrote:I just hate that

:P :P

oh, and animes are not cartoons :P

Also, the plural form of "anime" is "anime."
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Postby Hexon.Arq » Mon Dec 26, 2005 2:38 pm

Six Winged Angel wrote:I just hate that

:P :P

oh, and animes are not cartoons :P


And they are cartoons. Haha, you watch cartoons! Baby. :P

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Postby jcmoorehead » Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:44 am

Hexon.Arq wrote:God, how do Trekkies respond when a Star Trek movie becomes a success?


We respond fairly well, although it's not as bad as we could respond when the directors of it really screw it up. :P

Relating to the topic, I myself am a fairly new fan of Evangelion but I'd have to say if the film was a success and someone mentioned what has been stated in the first post it'd probably just laugh at them for showing such ignorance, ignorance being that you can garuantee that for the previews for the film it'll be hyped up as being based on one of the most popular anime ever created.

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Postby Six Winged Angel » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:37 am

Hexon.Arq wrote:
Six Winged Angel wrote:I just hate that

:P :P

oh, and animes are not cartoons :P


And they are cartoons. Haha, you watch cartoons! Baby. :P


........ :P

under no circumstances they are like cartoons anyway :P

(oh so it is anime not animes :P today I learnt something)
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Postby Hexon.Arq » Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:29 pm

Six Winged Angel wrote:under no circumstances they are like cartoons anyway :P


http://www.animenation.net/forums/showthread.php?t=148694

http://www.animenation.net/forums/showthread.php?t=161896

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Postby Archon Divinus » Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:59 pm

Six Winged Angel wrote:under no circumstances they are like cartoons anyway


How are they not like cartoons. Cartoon simply means an animated show. Anime is animated, thus cartoon.

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Postby TheBlueTree » Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:01 pm

in a dictionary scence yeah... but he means cartoons as in kiddy crap
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