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Postby Arcadia's legacy » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:19 pm

This has probably been discussed before, but i want to bring up a couple of things i find rather unusual about the title for Final.
1st) How it's spelt. The titles for the previous films have the original spelling of Evangelion (エヴァンゲリオン) altered by having the characters of both e (エ) and o (オ) replaced with the obsolete we (ヱ) and infrequently used wo (ヲ). From what I've gathered, this change is purely stylistic and the pronunciation remains the same. So why does Final change the spelling back?
2nd)Changing and moving Shin. For the previous titles, shin was spelled with the kanji shin (新) and is placed after Evangelion making the whole title "Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition", but for final, Shin is moved to the beginning and is written in katakana. This ends up giving us New/True/Something else Evangelion: Theatrical Edition. Again, what is the reasoning behind this?
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Postby Reichu » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:29 pm

BECAUSE IT'S GONNA CLOSE THE TIME LOOP AND THE MOVIE WILL END THE WAY NGE STARTED THE SAME WAY REBUILTD STARTED THE WAY NGE ENDED!111



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Postby FluffyBunny » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:38 pm

What Reichu said. Only Mr.Anno would know the answers.

Well, perhaps you meant to start a fun thread for speculation -- as you already hinted at possible explanations. :)

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Postby unitM » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:43 am

I hadn't even noticed that, but maybe it's because Anno's using the first 3 movies as more of a throwback to the original series, and he intends to do something unique and very much different in the 4th one.

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Postby BlueBasilisk » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:59 pm

Maybe it's to signify a new beginning? The 3.0 used up much of NGE's remaining plot, End of Eva is off the table with Seele and Lilith dead, and the old setting is destroyed. Shinji and the plot will have to move somewhere new to start up again.
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Postby mammaluser » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:45 pm

View Original PostBlueBasilisk wrote:Maybe it's to signify a new beginning?


Or maybe even better, the ultimate conclusion or the definitive end or as arcadia's legacy said about the "shin" being moved to the begining and meaning as New/True it's the true and final ending to evangelion, anyways altough i like the 3.0 + 1.0 title, i liked evangelion: final better.
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Postby Stillborn » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:18 am

Remember how 1.0 was pretty much retelling of first few episodes of NGE?

So I think 3.0+1.0 Means, that it will have all the hollowness and bleakness of Q and then it will once again return to the original and repeat final episodes of NGE and EoE frame for frame, once again leading to Shinji crying on a desolated world, being completly pathetic. After all "Eva is the story that repeats" and so does Anno :P.
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Postby xanderkh » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:21 am

View Original PostBlueBasilisk wrote:Maybe it's to signify a new beginning? The 3.0 used up much of NGE's remaining plot, End of Eva is off the table with Seele and Lilith dead, and the old setting is destroyed. Shinji and the plot will have to move somewhere new to start up again.


And thus, with the machinations of Seele, Gendo, Nerv, and the Evangelion gone, Shinji, Asuka, Misato, Rei Q, and the rest of Wille will have a chance to truly live.

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Postby pwhodges » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:56 am

View Original Postxanderkh wrote:And thus, with the machinations of Seele, Gendo, Nerv, and the Evangelion gone,

Remember we have seen evidence in Q that NERV is mass-producing Evas on a scale not dreamt of by Seele in EoE.
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