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by gwern
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Evangelion really run out of budget?
Replies: 21
Views: 2387

Re: Did Evangelion really run out of budget?

While we're quoting primary sources here, you forgot my interview with Michael House asking about budget/time: I had heard inside that Anno had essentially used up the original budget by about episode 9, and I recall that production was consistently behind schedule. Anno only had a couple of episode...
by gwern
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Study Anime at University
Replies: 38
Views: 9157

Re:

It's just disingenuous guilt, over knowing a book I co-wrote, Japan EDGE, has been used for evil instead of good, becoming assigned reading in four university courses that I know of--at Keio, UC Santa Cruz, the University of Delaware, and the College of William and Mary. Actually, I majored in hist...
by gwern
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Beetle named after Evangelion
Replies: 6
Views: 4359

Beetle named after Evangelion

Lycocerus evangelium , specifically. Naming announced in "Taxonomic revision of the Lycocerus hanatanii species group (Coleoptera, Cantharidae), with the description of new species from Taiwan" http://web-ejt.nhm.ac.uk/index.php/ejt/article/download/292/569 , Hsiao et al 2016 Etymology : ...
by gwern
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Aoi Honō
Replies: 21
Views: 7257

Re:

Okay, I'm definitely going to look this up and watch it! When the whole thing is out can someone compile and post all of Anno's Best Moments? I have excerpted all of the Gainax clips and posted a torrent of them, as well as all of the Anno-related moments in the Ghibli documentary Kingdom of Dreams...
by gwern
Mon May 04, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Mari is gay for Yui (_very_ serious thread)
Replies: 91
Views: 18814

That is only true to an extent. People see the events of 3.0 as a retcon of some kind but, based on the interview with Kaworu's VA, they were alrdy planned in advance. The only interviews I've seen with him were so vague that it could really have fit many scenarios, and if it hadn't? Oh...
by gwern
Sun May 03, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Mari is gay for Yui (_very_ serious thread)
Replies: 91
Views: 18814

As far as the inner shipper in me goes, I'd rather they just mass-produced Kaworu and gave another to Asuka, but that probably comes from the fact that I really don't like Mari that much. I do think Rebuild does like to drop "shipping" hints even with pairings that they don't ...
by gwern
Fri May 01, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Mari is gay for Yui (_very_ serious thread)
Replies: 91
Views: 18814

^ That argument would only work if we were discussing viewers’ tastes. We’re not. I was discussing things suiting Asuka’s sates, not the viewers’ tastes. Remember that the “slut suit” didn’t suit Asuka’s personal tastes either. Neither did the D-Type Equipment in Ep 10 of NGE. Asuka’s had to comply...
by gwern
Fri May 01, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Mari is gay for Yui (_very_ serious thread)
Replies: 91
Views: 18814

I really doubt the Research and Development Staff or the Production Staff that engineers these plug suit accessories would spend the time and money to engineer something simply because Asuka couldn’t be bothered to but her hair down. You must be new to Eva - hard SF in-universe considerations like ...
by gwern
Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Mari is gay for Yui (_very_ serious thread)
Replies: 91
Views: 18814

(as opposed to Asuka's which clearly looks like a cat) To my previous list, I would add: Mari is explicitly described as shallow and straightforward and honest in, IIRC, some of the 3.0 materials, which is a description you would use of a dog; and with the Asuka/cat motif being pushed s...
by gwern
Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Hentai Doujinshi by Hideaki Anno?
Replies: 62
Views: 40677

Turns out Carl Horn has (of course!) already written about Chosen Ame, as part of the 1999 Japan Edge anthology. I've scanned & transcribed it here: http://eva.onegeek.org/pipermail/evangelion/2015-March/007281.html
by gwern
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Books] Shizo/Parano
Replies: 102
Views: 152443

I don't think it drains anything of anything, and as far as transitions go I think it's irrelevant. It's supposed to be a major transition, on par with killing Kaworu (think of Kaworu's original role). Part of destroying Shinji and the descent arc: he's killed one of his...
by gwern
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Books] Shizo/Parano
Replies: 102
Views: 152443

Ruin? That wound up being quite brilliant. In addition to the neat parallel with Anno's father (he lost a leg, and so did Touji), we also got some interesting tidbits re: Rei. Killing Touji was the expected route, but not killing him actually had a bit more payoff. As usual constraints ...
by gwern
Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Books] Shizo/Parano
Replies: 102
Views: 152443

Oizumi: ...When I first saw Evangelion last year, I was shocked, wondering if a show like this should be airing, since [the title] contained the same phrase as Aum's radio program [broadcast] from Russia, "Evangelion Tes Basileias." Anno: A simultaneous occurrence. I didn't know a...
by gwern
Sat Jan 10, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Shiro Sagisu Evangelion jazz arrangments
Replies: 12
Views: 7706

The album is indeed available if you know where to look. I've given it a listen; for the most part, I'm not too impressed (Sagisu's past work, and the 2.0 and 3.0 OSTs in particular, are much better) and it can be hard to hear any connection at all. That said, track 3 "COME ...
by gwern
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Last Eva Manga Volume Features New Character
Replies: 265
Views: 43102

You guys are going to be *so* disappointed when it turns out to be just Mari or Mari's mother showing up for a quick gag manga.
by gwern
Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Last Eva Manga Volume Features New Character
Replies: 265
Views: 43102

Aren't they jumping the gun a bit though? That looks like young Mari, and she's holding Mari's glasses If it was Mari's mother, that'd be consistent with both the 'new character' and appearance, plus she could be put into a flashback and not interfere with any of the exi...
by gwern
Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: TRANSCRIPTION HELP WANTED: Misato's Fan Service Center
Replies: 27
Views: 13291

http://www.evamonkey.com/misatos-fan-service-center/3_4_1.gif # Misato's Fan Service Center c/o Viz Comics P.O. Box 77010 San Francisco, CA 94107 viz@j-pop.com > I'm watching the President's grand jury testimony on television right now. It kind of reminds me of the last two episodes of *...
by gwern
Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: TRANSCRIPTION HELP WANTED: Misato's Fan Service Center
Replies: 27
Views: 13291

http://www.evamonkey.com/misatos-fan-service-center/3_3_1.gif # Misato's Fan Service Center c/o Viz Comics P.O. Box 77010 San Francisco, CA 94107 viz@j-pop.com > "I like THC with my DVD!" -Fred Norris as Jackie Martling. Well, you know what I'm listening to as I type. First of all,...
by gwern
Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: TRANSCRIPTION HELP WANTED: Misato's Fan Service Center
Replies: 27
Views: 13291

http://www.evamonkey.com/misatos-fan-service-center/2_5_2.gif "Any place can be haven, as long as you try and live" --*Yui Ikari* Sincerely, \ John M. Wilson \ Dothan, AL > "The day I tried to live...I tried..." --Soundgarden. I apologize for trimming the letter. We are currently...
by gwern
Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: TRANSCRIPTION HELP WANTED: Misato's Fan Service Center
Replies: 27
Views: 13291

http://www.evamonkey.com/misatos-fan-service-center/2_5_1.gif # Misato's Fan Service Center [top left image: drawing of Rei Ayanami laying down reading a piece of paper] c/o Viz Comics P.O. Box 77010 San Francisco, CA 94107 viz@j-pop.com [middle image: drawing of a small Sachiel superimposed on ...

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