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Postby Hadeki » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:25 pm

...or End of Evangelion program booklet, I guess.

I've been able to find lots and lots of translations of it online, and I found some of the other program booklets from the movies (specifically Death & Rebirth), but never the Red Cross Book. I did find a few dead links and missing images of scans on this site a while ago, but nothing that directed me to any actual images.
If anyone knows where I can buy it or at the very least look at some high quality scans I would greatly appreciate it

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Postby Reichu » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:39 pm

I dunno if these count as "high quality scans" anymore, but here's the set of all three.

http://evageeks.org/misc-files/movie-pamphlet_death-and-rebirth-deluxe.rar
http://evageeks.org/misc-files/movie-pamphlet_death-and-rebirth.rar
http://evageeks.org/misc-files/movie-pamphlet_eoe.rar

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:20 am

View Original PostHadeki wrote:If anyone knows where I can buy it...

Try various searches on eBay. I found that "evangelion program" yielded the best results. Saw both the limited and standard edition of the Death and Rebirth programs, but not the one for The End of Evangelion.
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Postby symbv » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:45 am

I think I must have been probably the first one who exported Red Cross Book to the west back in 1997. (I also coined the term Red Cross Book, but not sure if I was the first who did it). I remember helping around 20 people or so bought RCB in Japan. I still have a copy but I guess I won't be selling it. On the other hand, I have seen 2nd hand RCB being sold in places like Mandarake in Tokyo. I am not sure if checking Mandarake website might help.
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Postby svenge » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:27 am

Found one for you on eBay. Apparantly the word that the Japanese typically use for movie programs is "pamphlet" ( パンフレット ) ...

I ran a search for "Evangelion pamphlet" (typed as エヴァンゲリオン パンフレット ) on Yahoo!JP Auctions and got a bunch of results for all the theatrical films' programs so I'm pretty sure I got it right...

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Postby symbv » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:34 am

Asking USD 31 in US and JPY 500 (around 6 USD) in Japan? Price difference is indeed huge....
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Postby svenge » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:58 am

View Original Postsymbv wrote:Asking USD 31 in US and JPY 500 (around 6 USD) in Japan? Price difference is indeed huge....


That's the free market for you. The way I see it, the seller is hoping that some American buyer values the convenience of not having to deal with Japanese websites and struggle with the language barrier, thus deciding that it is "worth" the (rather high) markup involved. (BTW, the original price of it was JPY800, according to my scan of the back cover of the program.)

Personally, I'd put in the 15-20 minutes to find a much better deal somewhere else, but not everyone is comfortable with doing that. It's just that I've spent so much time with Japanese search engines and Google Translate that it's not such a big deal for me. Other people's milage may vary.

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Postby Hadeki » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:43 am

Hey, all of you, thank you very much. I really, really appreciate it.
I'm going to look into some of these Japanese sites, and hopefully the shipping isn't too bad... Otherwise I may just spend $31.

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Postby Tumbling Down » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:18 am

Is there an English translation?

TV Tropes says the pamphlet "practically spells out" what Gendo's final words to Ritsuko.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:38 am

Older than the Internets :tongue: http://www.evaotaku.com/html/programbooks.html
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:22 pm

First time I've ever read the RCB in its entirety. Interesting stuff. :chinscratch:

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Postby pwhodges » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:37 pm

I was particularly interested by the paragraph that straight-out says that the angels came from Lilith - and correspondingly no mention at all of Adam (unless I missed it) other than as the mythical husband of Lilith.
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Postby AR-99 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:01 pm

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:Older than the Internets :tongue:

Yup, Bochan_Bird would dates it around late '90s, and I think I did come across the program books on that site.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:26 pm

IIRC, Patrick/Symbv was the first one to translate it/coin the term "Red Cross Book" (see post at start of thread).

@PW: Pretty sure that was acknowledged somewhere officially as a mistake.
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Postby AR-99 » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:57 pm

I meant Bochan_Bird being the translator. Only saw them in this capacity back then.
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Postby Novenadross » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:05 pm

I have an original copy if anyone is interested

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Postby robersora » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:59 pm

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