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

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Postby soupy » Tue Aug 24, 2004 1:40 am

last set of English quotes from the book 8)

EVA, the root of the mystery
Amniotic fluid. LCL.
Peace of mind.
The smell of blood
NERV. Just a piece controlled by them
The Operation of Replenishing Mankind
The whole picture of it is never known.
The CHILDREN, the kids.
MOTHER to cherish her son.
LILITH, ADAM's first wife and LILIN's mother.
Strategic Self Defence Army.
Never hates to fight a desperate war nor a war of slaughter.
Palette guns, piercing weapons.
The truth, a meaningless word here.
GEO FRONT, the promised land.
TOKYO-3, full-armed city.
LONGINUS's spear, the only weapon to pierce God.
The past, never to return.
Entry plug, connected by force.
The ANGEL, man-like creatures.
Maldwick's Agency, a false image.
Cannibalism, the ceremony to take in others into himself.
Umbilical Cable, the string to maintain life.
Mind, too naive to form the basis.
SEELE, pulling strings behind the scenes.
The Apostles, the messengers.
Second Impact, the contact with God.
Soul, belonging to humans.
Progressive Knife, the weapon to cut it down.
Self-hurting behavior, Inferirior complex, Denial of the existence.
ADAM, the cause of Second Impact.
Out of control, liberation of egos, awakening.
AT Field, protective wall.
RATHER to abandon his son.
Third Impact, the fact already scheduled.
-An extract from abandoned memos

one conjecture
Every human has a shiled to protect his soul
Against unbearable agony
Avoid facing the reality
To protect his ego and dignity
Against unidentified objects
The soul has a advanced filter
Strong enough to stop thinking
An example is Cocktail Party Effects
Unconscious choice
The soul greatly effects the body
An example is Placebo Effects
Sometimes it makes a solid shell to lock himself in
Sometimes it takes a terrifying action to fight against
the enemy
Dafence and offence at the same time
It is only meant to protect his own spirit
AT Field
Standing for
Absolute
Terror
Field
Sensing only maleficent military objects
The perfect wall to prevent from losing one's pride
it, however, repels and besides invades each other
Communication with others
One conjecture can be made
AT Field if a kind of wall of the soul
-A note scribbled by Ryohji Kaji-

"It is Second Impact that becomes the root and also the root of everything."
"You mean the root of 'the Operation of Replenishing Mankind."
"I see."
"That's all I've got now. I'll send you more details later."
"If they know the revival and liberation of EVA-01. SEELE will take action."
"They are not so arrogant."
"I never expect the ANGEL would attack us in such a place."
"There is no doubt that the secret version of Dead Sea Scroll really exists."
"MALDWICK's Agency does not exist. It is NERV itself that is pulling strings."
"I'm sure he is alive."
"Hi, you don't look so good, hangover?"
"They are the ANGEL, aren't they? I can't take care of my job anymore."
"It is good for you to grow something, huh?"
"You'd better check the cord number 7-0-7."
"It's ADAM."
"Somebody might be altered the data...very recently."
"Truth is always altered and full of lies."
"I don't see the good reason. This order is an official one."
"please think carefully of the meaning of the word CHILDREN."
"I know Commander Ikari is using me."
"It's already been restored like this."
"Well, you can't help it."
"The fact is not one and only."
"Is this a part of your plot. Commander Ikari?"
-the record left in the digital recorder-

This was totally different from the battlefields I have ever known. I've seen Korea, Iran, Vietnam, Falkland Islands, and so on. No wonder there is a difference between them. You know the battlefields, where the people hurt each other and stain the ground with their blood. But this is completely different. In here soldiers may seem humans to you, but in fact they are not. The wall prevents anyone without AT Field from coming over. You see niether talks nor fighters. Throwing a dark shadow on your eyes, there goes a Giant. An multiple human-shaped fatal weapon; that is a humanoid called EVANGELION. The enemy are unidentified creatures with Angels' name. Seeing them fighting, it looks like a mad combative game. It is Pankration at the risk of the fate of human beings. Tokyo-3 is made as a stage for the battle. We know there lived the slaves killing each other for fame. Are we insane spectators doomed to watch this sad and cruel game?
-from a report of Ryohji Kaji-

"........Katsuragi? It's me.
I guess by the time you listen to this
You'll have had so much trouble from me
I also owe Riccyan my apology
Tell her that I am sorry for her
But please do me one more favor
Please water the [flowers] I've been growing
Shinji knows where they are
Katsuragi
The truth is on your side
Keep on going without hesitation
When I see you again
I'll tell you what I could not eight years ago
So long"
-Message in a answering machine left in a certain place-

Now someone wanna translate the Japanese quotes? :shock:

And Eva Monkey, you're evil...but I think I'd happily spectate and enjoy these 'glorious contests and competition pitting one against the other' as well :lol:
(Get a Rei UCC coffee can and it'd be a different story :x)

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Postby Jason » Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:13 pm

I have really been looking for this book lately and have not been able to find it =(. If anyone sees it around please drop me a PM and help me out. Every place I get to seems to have just run out.

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Postby kosure » Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:24 pm

Jason wrote:Every place I get to seems to have just run out.



*Points at EM*

Its all your fault! Its all your fault!

*Rolls into a ball, and start mumbeling to myself*

pits us against each other in a contest....F**king copy of 2015.....stupid Kaji....who wants one anyway....
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 EvaPimp » Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:21 pm

i want that book.... :(

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Postby MongolSquad » Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:23 pm

KILL! MUST KILL!

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Postby Timesplitter 01 » Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:41 pm

Clam down now children , if you are wait you will all get one eventually
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Postby belial11737 » Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:59 pm

MUST GET!! ...... MUST BUY!! ..... MUST STAY AWAKE AND KEEP SERCHING!!!!....... :shock:
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Postby Nephilim » Wed Aug 25, 2004 12:02 am

COME ON GUYS !!!!! :x

You already have seen what it says !!!, why do you want it???
The pictures SUCK HARD !!!

I can't understand you guys... :cry:

Maybe i have less money than you, so i can apreciate it better :P
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Postby kosure » Wed Aug 25, 2004 9:26 am

i don't think the pictures suck hard.... i kinda like them
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 Jason » Wed Aug 25, 2004 1:19 pm

I found some at jpqueen
http://www.jpqueen.com/onlineshop/productinfo.asp?PID=302
shipping is mucho, I'll have to wait until payday and see if they still have some.
Feel the word and melt upon it.

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Postby The Eva Monkey » Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:01 pm

Jason wrote:I found some at jpqueen
http://www.jpqueen.com/onlineshop/productinfo.asp?PID=302
shipping is mucho, I'll have to wait until payday and see if they still have some.

They probably only have one or two at best. And that's in "slightly worn" condition. The one I got from Mandarake in the mail today is in near mint condition. Its obviously second hand, as it is not in its original shrink wrap, but you couldn't otherwise tell that its second hand. Its in very good condition. And Mandarake was cheaper to boot. I wish I bought my copy from Mandarake in the first place.

Hmmm... now what to do with it... what oh what to do?

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Sell it!

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Postby Olin of Xephon » Wed Aug 25, 2004 11:54 pm

I know! You could sell it at a cheaper price then mandrake!
Because you love us! :D

No.

Okay, how about putting it up as the grand prize in a contest.
Maybe best cosplay picture! The one that makes your eyes bleed wins!
I asked "And where would you take me?"
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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Postby MongolSquad » Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:29 am

None of you can find cosplay pictures if your all dead...heh

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Postby Dark FireStar » Tue Sep 14, 2004 6:50 pm

well just see about that (lets out a sinster laugh)

Wahahahahahahaha
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Postby Carl Horn » Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:27 pm

Nephilim wrote:COME ON GUYS !!!!! :x

You already have seen what it says !!!, why do you want it???
The pictures SUCK HARD !!!

I can't understand you guys... :cry:

Maybe i have less money than you, so i can apreciate it better :P


I disagree that the pictures suck. Actually, I argue that they compare favorably with many of the WETA concepts for a live-action movie. The reason I say this is that, in order to transfer something meant for anime to live-action, it will help to think not so much of realism but surrealism.

There's something of Rene Magritte about 2015. The pictures convey Kaji's *subjective* viewpoint--that of a sane human being observing an insane scheme to abjure being human. Remember that a live-action movie hopes to reach many people who aren't otaku (it has to, if it wants to be a blockbuster).

One way to do this and still keep the soul of the original is to learn from Kaji's perspective in 2015, in order to think how to portray the wonders and prodigies of EVA in three dimensions. Ideally, things should look neither real nor false, but in a way that makes you doubt your senses and reason.

EVA is neither a big natural disaster story, nor an alien invasion story, nor a giant-monster story, but a cryptic apocalypse. The director will need to get a sense of, and take seriously, its myth, just as Peter Jackson grappled with THE LORD OF THE RINGS novel. That will be the greatest challenge, not the casting.

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Postby Phaze » Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:43 pm

Amazing, not only did this give me a much better view on Kaji's character, it also put things into one man's perspective. It made me realize how huge, how grand the whole scenario that Gendo and SEELE were after was. While some Eva fans can recite by heart layer upon layer of conspiracies and lies being created, Kaji was only one man, searching for the truth. Very admirable.
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Postby advent_child » Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:37 am

I guess this has not been released in Greece right?Can i buy it online?

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Postby Dark FireStar » Fri Sep 17, 2004 5:57 pm

I have one Question "is it worth buying?''
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Postby Vulkurt » Sun Sep 19, 2004 7:03 am

Dark FireStar wrote:I have one Question "is it worth buying?''


Yes. I have a copy, and I find it not only beautiful, but stimulating.
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Postby Dark FireStar » Sun Sep 19, 2004 9:29 am

Were do you by your anime crap and your Evangelion stuff?
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