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by gatotsu911
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: I wrote about Eva 1.0 for money
Replies: 0
Views: 1315

I wrote about Eva 1.0 for money

Hey guys how's it going. Any new Eva movies since I last visited? Anyway uhh, for the 10th anniversary of Evangelion 1.0 (!!!!) I leveraged my weeb-insider position at The Film Stage to do an overlong, nerdgasming writeup of the film and Anno's legacy in general in exchange for a sweet payday of lit...
by gatotsu911
Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Anno Hideaki's Evangelion: Interview with Azuma Hiroki
Replies: 29
Views: 13245

Re: Anno Hideaki's Evangelion: Interview with Azuma Hiroki

Half-decade necrothreading just to mention that Eva 's influence from Aum Shinrikyo is super interesting to me and this is one of the only concrete sources I can find attesting to it. The connection seems very convincing to me based on what (admittedly little) I know about Aum's ideology: their para...
by gatotsu911
Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Sexualisation of men in films
Replies: 34
Views: 4513

Re: Sexualisation of men in films

It was a cynical dig, yes, and more at the popular practice of progressivism than its ostensible values. The rest of the post was in earnest. I'm not sure that the trafficking of crass titillation and objectification of the human body as commercial entertainment is really a good thing for society on...
by gatotsu911
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Hardcore Henry
Replies: 24
Views: 4110

Re: Hardcore Henry

This movie looks pretty nauseating, in the most literal physical sense. Outside of the first-person gimmick (I don't think I've ever seen a first-person camera in cinema that didn't feel like a gimmick) it just seems like one of those Jason Statham movies, only more British.
by gatotsu911
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: War anime recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 2923

Re: War anime recommendation

Galactic Heroes is probably the only one that has anything interesting to say about IRL war, beyond just using it as a backdrop for action and melodrama. I guess a lot of the Gundamns and mech stuff influenced by them have been a means of Japanese pop culture talking about warfare in a "safe&q...
by gatotsu911
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Do you think Anno did drugs?
Replies: 68
Views: 14987

Re: Do you think Anno did drugs?

Has anyone mentioned ITT how Japan has notoriously draconian drug laws

Also, mental health problems can be plenty psychedelic as is. Depression, mysticism and psychedelia all have a certain degree of natural overlap.
by gatotsu911
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Video Games and Gaming
Topic: The Velvet Thread (Persona Series/Spinoffs General Thread)
Replies: 32
Views: 6095

Re: The Velvet Thread (Persona Series/Spinoffs General Thread)

Remember how certain portions of the internet were going into hysterics about how Final wasn't going to be localized because Atlus USA didn't announce it as soon as the game came out in Japan? Remember how literally the exact same thing happened with Catherine a few years ago? Man. The Internet is s...
by gatotsu911
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Sexualisation of men in films
Replies: 34
Views: 4513

Re: Sexualisation of men in films

Women are becoming an increasingly recognized and lucrative demographic for popular entertainment. Sex sells. Fair's fair. Also what Nuke said. If you're gonna shove gratuitous tits in my face Hollywood/Japan, at least put in something for the ladies to assuage my guilty conscience. That's what bein...
by gatotsu911
Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:01 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Fullmetal Alchemist Gets Live Action Movie
Replies: 11
Views: 2474

Re: Fullmetal Alchemist Gets Live Action Movie

Meh. Personally I'd rather see a continuation of the 2003 anime series reuniting the key creative staff (Seiji Mizushima, Sho Aikawa, Michiru Oshima) and maybe bringing on Hiromu Arakawa again as a supervisor but I may be the only person who does.
by gatotsu911
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Anno loves Yamato
Replies: 23
Views: 4417

Re: Anno loves Yamato

Is there any 70s-era Japanese pop culture that Anno doesn't love?
by gatotsu911
Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Video Games and Gaming
Topic: Favorite Video Games
Replies: 330
Views: 51552

Re: Favorite Video Games

I tried making a 3x3 for a certain imageboard but then I realized there were three games I couldn't bear to leave off the list. Then I tried making a 4x4 and I realized I couldn't think of four additional games I'd classify in the same caliber as the rest. So I made an awkward 3x4 diagram instead, o...
by gatotsu911
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Do people still hate Evangelion 3.33?
Replies: 424
Views: 46273

Re: Do people still hate Evangelion 3.33?

The horses are bad enough on their own but once you've made the mental connection to Anchorman you can never go back.
by gatotsu911
Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Do people still hate Evangelion 3.33?
Replies: 424
Views: 46273

Re: Do people still hate Evangelion 3.33?

Depends on exactly how camp we're intended to find Kaworu
by gatotsu911
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: do you think anno would have made EoE if the backlash hadn't been as bad?
Replies: 44
Views: 7321

Re: do you think anno would have made EoE if the backlash hadn't been as bad?

If there hadn't been the volume of demand for it that there was I imagine Anno would've been fine with just walking away from the series (and anime in general) in frustration after EoTV. He ended up doing that anyway midway through Kare Kano.
by gatotsu911
Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: DSS choker and Dead Sea Scrolls
Replies: 9
Views: 4463

Re: DSS choker and Dead Sea Scrolls

I just love that Evangelion needs to give even a bomb collar a cryptic religious name.
by gatotsu911
Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Is there any solid evidence that Misato feels any sexual attraction to Shinji?
Replies: 73
Views: 9345

Re: Is there any solid evidence that Misato feels any sexual attraction to Shinji?

How could anyone disagree with the objective truth about Eva

Getting flashbacks to the era of autistic Guy Fawkes mask man
by gatotsu911
Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Come, Sweet Death
Replies: 17
Views: 3654

Re: Come, Sweet Death

For those who don't know, the song's title is another Bach reference - the original "Come, Sweet Death" is a religious song about... well, see for yourself.
by gatotsu911
Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Is there any solid evidence that Misato feels any sexual attraction to Shinji?
Replies: 73
Views: 9345

Re: Is there any solid evidence that Misato feels any sexual attraction to Shinji?

Reichu#829355 wrote:So it's episode 23 that exists in a vacuum, then? Lots of weird compartmentalizing here.

Perhaps episode 23 exists in something other than the specific narrative you've formed in your reading of her character
by gatotsu911
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Escaflowne Kickstarter Blu-Ray Extravaganza '016
Replies: 5
Views: 1404

Re: Escaflowne Kickstarter Blu-Ray Extravaganza '016

According to the KS page it'll be included on DVDs. I feel kinda bad for people who liked the original dub (though I haven't seen it myself) considering it sure seems like Funimation will be doing the new one with their usual in-crowd and not the original VAs up in Canada. I hope that doesn't set a ...
by gatotsu911
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Is there any solid evidence that Misato feels any sexual attraction to Shinji?
Replies: 73
Views: 9345

Re: Is there any solid evidence that Misato feels any sexual attraction to Shinji?

Of course it's not coming out of a vacuum, it's a climactic, spur-of-the-moment culmination of desperation stemming from both her present situation and her inability to reach Shinji, that ironically (tragically) undermines everything she had built up prior to that point in terms of being a mother fi...

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