Sailor Star Dust wrote:And uhh....has there ever been any speculation among Eastern or Western fans that maybe somebody at Gainax or Khara (Anno himself would be awesome, although a part of me doubts it) read Re-Take? I mentioned this back when 2.0 first came out, but something about how the Bardiel battle played out/that battle's overall tone gave me strong Re-Take vibes. I don't necessarily mean in a shipper way either, just in general. It's hard to articulate but that's the way I felt. I still sort of do, I guess because Captain Shikinami's attitude towards Shinji post-battle can go in so many different directions once we get 3.0. Asuka can still have honest feelings for Shinji and not blame him. (Kind of like Re-Take Universe B Asuka.) She can have a blend of EoE or Re-Take bitterness with having complex love-hate feelings for Shinji (Re-Take Universe A/"ghost" Asuka) or even something completely different/unforeseen.
I feel so unoriginal, because the whole Shinji controlling AU's was one of my core ideas for Rebuild (Yes I subscribe to the sequel theories). I guess it's true, no thought is original, not even when it comes to something thats only 14 years old.
though the mention of Yui no longer around is never clearly explained -- Ritsuko only said some other soul now lives in Eva-01.
I don't remember this part. How far into the story is it, if you recall? I stopped after the first issue of "All Ages" due to time restraints, which ends when Shinji goes out to battle the MPE's. Is it after that?