A look inside 2015//The Last Year of Ryohji Kaji

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A look inside 2015//The Last Year of Ryohji Kaji

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Postby soupy » Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:45 am

Enjoy, Ill put in more English quotes out of the book daily, just too much to type if I did it all at once :shock: . Here's some pics. Picked up the book from mandarake for around 2800yen I think. Shipping killed me :x. Sorry, no scans, don't want to ruin the binding.

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"We can be a trio again like we used to be."

"Undercover military bases are usually made underground. Am I wrong? At least in TV animations I used to watch. And so they dug here. "undercover" doesn't fit the sunlight. And then? Which one do you want to know? The outline of the Operation of Replenishing Mankind? Or the truth of Second Impact? Or the aim of the ANGEL? Or the relationship ADAM and LILITH and EVA? Or the identity of the men called the committee? Or that of what we call "the spear"? Or the aim of Commander Ikari. Or. Or. Or. Or. OK, that's enough. Cut it out. You must have got it. As long as you have a secret, a question will chase it. You'd better take what you see for the truth. Am I wrong? Well, ..... , Now it is my turn. What is the door for, opening or closing? What do you think? Don't look at me like that. This is very important for me. Especially in here, the deepest underground, there are so many doors. Well, well, well. What do you think? If you'd like to say, "I don't know" How about this instead? "The door should be opened by force." That's the reason. That's why I am here." -The conversation with Kaji through a certain channel.

Blue is the color of nerves
Purple is hte color of the priest costume
Red is the color of arteries
Dang, Dang, Dang
The colors come into my sight
The illumination of a gunfight
Grey is the color of bombing
Taste of rust spreading in my mouth
Feeling rigid rocks beneath my feet
Dang, Dang, Dang
Drumming of priminitive ages
Rhythem of insanity
Dance of the giants
Holding guns of madness
Dang, Dang, Dang
When humans were not humans
When they were neighbors of beasts
Memories were carved in their brain
With a knife of fury
Dang, Dang, Dang
The arms
Dang, Dang, Dang
The legs
Dang, Dang, Dang
The eyes
Dancing giants: colored in blue, purple and red
This is the village of the giants
There live the Gods expelled from Heaven's seats
Stilll is the sun shining above their heads
-from a note of Ryohji Kaji

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Postby soupy » Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:57 am

"EVA-00 Prototype. It is produced as a experimental model, the first Evangelion The operator, Rei Ayanami, out of control right after starting and temporarily suspended. After suspension back to the battle field and terribly damaged. Afterward fixed the equipment and color coasting, back again.
EVA-01 Test Type, The model produced with acutal fighting in view The operator, Shinji Ikari Sent to the gbattle field immediately without testing Even though a great deal of damage and got out of control Succeed in destroying the enemy
EVA-02 The first production model. The operators; Soryu, Asuka, Langley The model assembled in Germany There are some peculiarities to be mentioned about EVA-01 It made unbelievable results in actual fighting Besides Commander Ikari's attachment and persistence This model seems to be primarily protected But it has been sent to fight so many times Their intention unindentified There is a possibility that they let it go out of control intentionally We have to be careful about Exchanging Experiment between these EVAs Some doubts abouot choosing the operators Keep an eye on MALDWICK's AGENCY P.S. Check again the record of the accident of Gendou Ikari's wife, Yui" -Ryohji Kaji's note-

"One boy
I'll tell you a few things about him
This boy is always looking for something
He seems so at least to me
He stops once in a while
He hesitates
He meditates
He never wants anything
He just stops without reason
The boy asks me something
As if he wanted to be saved
As if he was trying to get relieved
Watermelons grow with water and the
sunlight
Watermelon the only thing he got
But no humans grow
With only water and the sunlight
What else has to follow?
A Language supports, and opponents
A longely boy has nothing
SO he is asking for them
But
He is a boy to whom two unfortunate things
belong
He has no way of asking
I have no way of teaching
Therefore
I can do nothing but water the watermelons
In front of his knees
The watermelon
This is the only thing I can choose
I kno it is meaningless
The boy will find the way with his mind
reckless
I strongly believe so"
-Voice data left by Ryohji Kaji-


You see ruins everywhere
Shell mounds of anceint days
The palace fallen into decay
The streets buried under clay
Gorgeous and enormous tumulus in the desert
To call the scar of human life a ruin
This place will be called so
TOKYO-3
What will be left?
Future generations wiill find a titanium complex huge gun
stuck into the ground?
Will they know this is the sign of the giant fighters
Is it a complete misunderstanding?
No
It might be correct
This city belongs to the giants
Humans are subject to them?
The relationship of master and servant is easily converted
The truth fades earlier than the ruins
In hundreds, thousands, and millions of years
An obscure mass is going to break into pieces
Future generations can't do anything but guess
Only if they survive till then
You see ruins everywhere
Maybe all over the world sometime later
-An extract from Ryohji Kaji's note-


How long have I been away from writing a letter? I haven't seen my own handwriting for ages. It is so difficult like trying to pick up something fragile on a swinging boat. I don't know where I sould begin. Am I afraid to start to writing? I'm just rying to write to forget what I've seen. So I've made up my mind to write down only scraps of my own memory. EVA. These three letters from the word of the beginning. Perhaps it, I can tell now, might be the word of the ending. ADAM. That' a fragment of the truth. Tiny silver square box in my hand. It's so light as to hold easily with one hand. It is the weight of the truth. And it is the cost of my life spent there for several years. The boat swings again. The words swing away. With EVA and ADAM. I've never expected to see you again, might have expected that it had finished by then. No! here is the beginning of the end. I'm telling a lie even to myself. Dancing letters decorated with lies. If this letter were worth reading, the lies would be worth telling. It is so difficult like trying to get something fragile on a swinging boat. A liar can be a liar when he keeps his lie to his grave. So I decided to tell you a lie. I put this letter in the bottom of the baggage. Because no postman will come to pick it up.
-Ryohji Kaji, an extract from an anonymous letter not posted

How many letters have I wrriten like this?
I got used to writing letters to nobody
Do I just want to leave something
The proof that I lived my life here
What am I to think like this?
Ridiculous!
This will be the last one
I always have a feeling of sinking down
I am in the swamp impossible to get out of
Who is dragging me down from the bottom
No, nobody is dragging
It is me who decide to step into the swamp
The truth I've seen can be worthy of my life?
Have I satisfied my soul?
Just a curiousity at the beginning
Not a sense of mission at all
But now I want to tell you the truth
I kno this letter won't be sent to you
because I will never post it
Despite of it. I have tried to inform you
Do I want you to remember my existence?
Leave off talking to myself
It is meaningless
I'm just trying to take responsiblity
I have to leave here now
I'll never write again
-A never posted letter by Ryohji Kaji-


Seeing the scars of the battle
I almost feel dizzy
This is not only because of the burning sun
They say this town was made as a field only for the battle
So many skyscrapers
And everybody knows that
Each one of them is a spear and at the same time a shield
Far back in the past, man was trying to be God
And built a tower high enough to reach the sky
It however, was broken down by the God
The Apostles
Those who have the names of angels
They are the fathful servants sent by the God
Human beings
Poor creatures
Why do they have to revel against God to satisfy their greed
The scars of the battle
A kind of dizziness, more like despair
I'm sure despair and death are waiting in the future
The human soul will never sing a song of the revival
-Untitled(handwriting on a piece of paper)-

<Evangelion> The Duplications of ADAM and LILITH. Because they have no 'soul' to control themselves. Therefore, it is essential for them to have 'operator' as their soul. The operators exchangeable only between EVA-00 and EVA-01. The reason unidentified. <ANGEL> THe living objects given the same genes pattern of humans'. Their aim seems to contact with 'ADAM'. It is thought that they share the same mind. Their forms and acting formations, however, have a great variety. <AT Field> "The Absolute terror Field" owned only by ANGEL and EVANGELION. Sense only "maleficent contacts" and shut them out. Only the same kind of Field can neutralize it. It might be a barrier formed by self-defense instinct. <The Operation of Replenishing Mankind> Some doubts about Commander Ikari's behavior. Too many conflicts with the "Replenshment Committee" That suggests the existence of two "The Operation of Replenishing" THe details not clear clear yet. Commander Ikari suspected to have the connection with ADAM in underground. <The Replenishment Committee> The chief of this committee is a man called KEEL. Confirmed the existence of the organization called "SEELE" behind it The actual situation is under investigation. Connected to "the secret version of Dead Sea Scroll" <The Schedule> Re-investigate the relation between "Gendou Ikari and SEELE" Sneak into "Terminal Dogma" Try again to obtain "the Secret Data" -An extract from the Report by Kaji-

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Postby Kiel » Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:59 am

:shock:

woah...woah.

I want a copy!

Soupy, thanks so much for these pics and quotes. Awsome.

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Postby MongolSquad » Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:00 pm

*drool...*

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Postby sadsadshinji » Sun Aug 22, 2004 4:08 pm

love the gun the the field...gives a real sense of perspective...
really cool...about 28 US$?

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Postby ShoKenju » Sun Aug 22, 2004 4:13 pm

.....i cried...... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


.....i covet..... :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


.....i pillage..... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby kosure » Sun Aug 22, 2004 4:26 pm

just how much was shipping?
i think cosplay is a lot like communism, it seems like a good idea, but it never turns out the way you want.
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Postby soupy » Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:24 pm

just how much was shipping?


here's my receipt, not sure of what exactly of my shipping fees made up of just the 2015 book

> ab-x599 2015 // The last year of Ryohji Kaji 2,400 yen x 1
> ab-000219 Evangelion art book Newtype 100% Collection 1,000 yen x 1
> ab-x346 Evangelion photo file Adam solider at the 2015 A.D. 800 yen x 1
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> Handling fees : 500 yen

> Shipping fees : 4,700 yen (2,100g by EMS)
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> TOTAL : 9,400 yen (appx. US$ 85.46)


Last set of english quotes later tonight.
btw, got 2 RCB, 2 D/R programs, 1 limited D/R program, 2 unopened UCC coffee cans comin in too, Ill get you guys pics and scans next week :D
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Postby kosure » Sun Aug 22, 2004 7:54 pm

thats it. I'm buying a copy. shipping charged be damned.
i think cosplay is a lot like communism, it seems like a good idea, but it never turns out the way you want.
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Postby DatDude » Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:25 pm

Umm this may be just a dub question but can you get this thing totaly in english?

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Postby soupy » Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:13 pm

nope! This was a limited edition book with only 2015 copies released on its first printing in Japan. It's mixed with english and Japanese letters/voice recordings/poems/etc. by Kaji.

Only EVA book I think that's available in english currently (other than the manga) is Sadamoto's art book, Der Mond.

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:24 pm

The only Eva books adapted into English is the manga and Der Mond. 2015 is a unique case, because it is 100% bilingual. Which is probably the coolest thing about it. Its quite a lavish book. Quite rare though. An excellent collector's item.
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Postby sadsadshinji » Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:21 am

what is in it again? Kaji's poems and thoughts? sounds really kool...just dont know where to get it...

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Postby Nephilim » Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:32 am

I hope that the information in that book is usefull, because they didn't even bother of doing some nice artwork, they just put some crappy evangelion action figures photographs. :roll:
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Postby kosure » Mon Aug 23, 2004 7:19 am

sadsadshinji wrote:kool...just dont know where to get it...


I was going to tell you to get it at mandrake. Where Soupy got his. But this morning they're sold out. :?
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:35 pm

I guess I purchased the last one last night. ^_^;;
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Postby MongolSquad » Mon Aug 23, 2004 4:01 pm

CURSE YOU EVAMONKEY! CURSE YOUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...............

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Woah...

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Postby Olin of Xephon » Mon Aug 23, 2004 4:10 pm

That is amazing! Thanks for putting it up, it's the next best thing to driving over to Evamonkey's how in the dark of night and stealing his copy! :lol:
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At this the beast laughed, tears made of my mother's blood leaked from his eyes.
"I will take you to every place you never wanted to be, and you will hate it."
"Then I will take you to every place you've already been, and you will hate that also."
"Last I will take you to the places you have always dreamed of, and that you'll hate worst of all."

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Re: Woah...

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Postby MongolSquad » Mon Aug 23, 2004 4:18 pm

Olin of Xephon wrote: it's the next best thing to driving over to Evamonkey's how in the dark of night and stealing his copy! :lol:

Not if I beat you to it....

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:36 pm

But how will I have glorious contests and competitions pitting one against the other for my own personal amusement? :wink:
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