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by Carl Horn
Fri May 20, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: I only watch Evangelion when I'm drunk.
Replies: 62
Views: 12627

Fortunately, the grocery in Japantown carried Yebisu. The Japanese beers in most U.S. supermarkets are light and clean, but very standardized (I love Sapporo's classic can design, but the can is more exciting than the beer ^_^) What's that Japanese microbrew that uses the red owl on ...
by Carl Horn
Fri May 20, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: I only watch Evangelion when I'm drunk.
Replies: 62
Views: 12627

I once watched it all the way through drinking Yebisu, because I figured that's what Misato would have wanted.

--C.

"There's only music, so that there's new ringtones."
—Arctic Monkeys, "A Certain Romance"
by Carl Horn
Mon May 16, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: So Where's Russia, Anyway?
Replies: 34
Views: 7433

It is worth noting that one of the heroines of Anno's Gunbuster , Jung-Freud, was a Soviet space pilot, so I don't think he has shown any special prejudice against Russian* characters. As mentioned before, Japan has a history of conflict with Russia and an unresolved territorial dispute over...
by Carl Horn
Mon May 02, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [MANGA][NGE] What's the general consensus here?
Replies: 112
Views: 23394

In the manga, Shinji didn't beat off over the comatose Asuka; instead he begged her to awaken and be the Asuka he used to know, saying " This isn't the Asuka I want to protect!" So I think it's pretty clear Sadamoto's Shinji cares about Asuka. And where does this idea come ...
by Carl Horn
Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: REQUEST: Questions to ask at Fanime 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 7270

To suggest some advice, it should be remembered that for a Japanese guest to properly understand a question, the interpreter must understand it first. Many people who interpret on con panels are not necessarily going to be experts on the work of the guests. And of course, in the case of Evangelion ,...
by Carl Horn
Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: Fandom Area
Topic: Your Eva fan art and letters are wanted...
Replies: 36
Views: 9942

Sailor Star Dust's post is a timely reminder indeed! Yes, we'd still like to receive your Evangelion fan art to go in the manga, and/or any comments on your personal impressions of the series and how it affected you. Think of it as your own personal Instrumentality Project. :sweatdrop: If yo...
by Carl Horn
Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [MANGA] Evangelion Volume 12
Replies: 38
Views: 14525

Sadamoto flanderized Gendo something awful. Gendo's speech started out great and really showed you how dead he was inside and completely blind to everything but his mission to become as God, but then it turns into "I was jealous Yui showed you attention". The f**k? I apologize, but hi...
by Carl Horn
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Hentai Doujinshi by Hideaki Anno?
Replies: 62
Views: 47804

Although Anno of course has a history in the doujinshi scene (and friends who were even more into it), I don't think his "public" work has ever suggested that fan service is somehow beneath him. From the Daicon IV bunny girl's bounce to Shikinami's plug suit--if he'...
by Carl Horn
Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: GAINAX visits Pixar
Replies: 34
Views: 12224

Other members of Gainax (including Yamaga-san) have visited Pixar before, but it's certainly nice to see this latest report. It's true that Gainax's building is very modest compared to the Pixar campus, but even Ghibli felt the contrast when Miyazaki visited there in 2002. For pe...
by Carl Horn
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [MANGA] Evangelion Volume 12
Replies: 38
Views: 14525

Re: This post is DEEP.

Do you mean the scene in volume 12? I thought it came off as rather forced, narratively speaking. The biggest difference between Anno's cast and Sadamoto's is the level of subtlety in their dialogue and actions, I think. Sadamoto's characters are more open and you get a better sense of ...
by Carl Horn
Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [MANGA] Evangelion Volume 12
Replies: 38
Views: 14525

It might have been interesting to alter more than he did the "tactical events" of EoE (i.e., make the details of the basic narrative different, the way the Rebuild movies are doing vis-a-vis the original TV show), but I don't think that interests Sadamoto the way it does other ...
by Carl Horn
Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Asuka is hot!
Replies: 981
Views: 217462

We don't have to take this seriously (that's why we have The Shinji Ikari Raising Project ^_^) but I think it's hard to separate the psychological condition of the Children from the abuse and neglect they've been subject to, so it's a little grotesque to say they need to ...
by Carl Horn
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Sexism in NGE?
Replies: 188
Views: 42593

I don't think assumptions about gender should get in the way of human advancement; it seems reasonable that a tremendous amount of brainpower has been wasted in our history based on the prejudice against women receiving an education. Think of how much more progress we might have made, had not th...
by Carl Horn
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Fandom Area
Topic: Your Eva fan art and letters are wanted...
Replies: 36
Views: 9942

February is here, meaning another request to keep sending in your fan letters and/or art. The Shinji Ikari Raising Project Vol. 8 has already gone to press, but we'd love to see your stuff in Vol. 9!
by Carl Horn
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Can someone please explain the symbolism in this series?
Replies: 62
Views: 13372

It would be interesting if Evangelion was written in such a way to show a fundamental culture war going on between NERV and SEELE; if SEELE was portrayed as religious fanatics but NERV maintained a secular view towards events--if we saw scenes in private where Gendo and Fuyutsuki rejected any unscie...
by Carl Horn
Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
Replies: 151
Views: 51910

My understanding is that Gunbuster was a real success, but Bandai owned Gunbuster , just as they owned Honneamise . So you might say that Gainax didn't have to deal with the massive medium-term financial loss Honneamise represented (the movie eventually made its money back in September of 19...
by Carl Horn
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water
Replies: 151
Views: 51910

Actually, Gainax never owned any rights to Nadia ; NHK (as in Welcome to the ) did, together with Sogovision and Toho. The fact Nadia was a big hit (not as big as Eva , but big) yet Gainax didn't profit from it is what made them insist on co-ownership of Evangelion before they ma...
by Carl Horn
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Can someone please explain the symbolism in this series?
Replies: 62
Views: 13372

This is why I don’t like symbolism debates. Eva is supposed to mean whatever you want it to per Word of God, if you believe the whole story is some sort of allegory, I respect your beliefs. If you think it’s a realistic work of fiction with a mystic atmosphere, I also respect your beliefs. I think ...
by Carl Horn
Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Replies: 937
Views: 216420

Judging by the copyright date, either the image was created a while back or they forgot what year it is. Actually, copyright citations are often given as the year of a title's first release, rather than the current year, so it's probably intentional. That picture makes me want a Machete -li...
by Carl Horn
Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Can someone please explain the symbolism in this series?
Replies: 62
Views: 13372

Tsurumaki has also said that the extra footage in the Director's Cut isn't all that important, and was mainly put in to apologize to the fans who waited for the video release--yet there are still plenty of fans who use that footage to help them understand the series. Tsurumaki also said that...

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