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Evangelion references in SNK games

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Postby Katana » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:29 am

I believe this goes here, please, guys, correct me if I'm wrong.

Ok, first of all before I begin, let's clear some things up:
What does Evangelion have to do with Neo-Geo SNK fighting games? Just some (or many) references like characters rip-offs, famous quotes etc...
I suppose that at SNK (today known as "SNK Playmore") they were really mad about Evangelion especially from 1996 to 1999, I've found plenty of obvious references from EVA while I was playing those games.


1) Iori Yagami's Yaotome Super Desperation Move
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appaers for the first time in The King of Fighters '96, this SDM looks like one of the most famous scenes from the 19th episode where Unit 01 goes berserker mode and eats Zeruel, but there are many more references, so...

2)Yuri Sakazaki's speech quotes
"Anta baka?" is often used as one of her taunts "and "Service! Service!" Is used as a win pose in KoF '96 and '97.
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Well, at least you tried, SNK.


3) Wild/Riot of the Blood Iori's fighting stance (KoF '97)
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This is just a little reference.
Look at his stance, it looks like an Evangelion in berserker mode. Well, it was '97 after all.

4) Kaworu Nagisa rip-offs

I guess SNK must have liked very much Kaworu Nagisa, so they used his image to create Orochi from KoF '97:
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Then Awakened Kaede from Last Blade 2:
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Until in 1999 with Garou: Mark of The Wolves...
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Come on, tell me that Rock Howard isn't a rip-off of Kaworu now!

5) Leona Heidern (KoF '96)
They both have blue hairs and they share the same personality. During one of her special intros in '98 she resembles the Rei's pose during the opening sequence of NGE. Leona has also an altenative outfit in KoF Maximum Impact 2 that resembles Asuka's plugsuit and as well one that resembles Rei Ayanami.
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6) Shiki (Samurai Showdown)
This is another little reference, though she doesn't really look like Rei,
even developers admit that her personality and part of win quotes were based on her.

7) Leopold Goenitz (KoF '96)
He's known to be one of the hardest SNK bosses ever, the character has plenty of fans for his classy look, though he looks rather like Gendo Ikari. Is it a coincidence? I think not.
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You say that they don't look alike enough?

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Let's try this...

8) NESTS saga (KoF '99)
Kyo clones 1 & 2, the clonation of Kyo Kusanagi and the name "NESTS" could also be small references.

9) Theme Songs (KoF '99)
The name of the Kyo Kusanagi's theme song "Tears" reminds me of the 23rd episode of NGE, but I don't really know if this is really a coincidence or another reference to EVA.

I think that's all for now...

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Postby Squigsquasher » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:57 pm

Sorry if it's already been posted, but there's a scene in Lucky Star where Kagami (I think) does the "gulp beer down and then squeal with delight" that Misato is very fond of doing. It looks exceptionally similar.
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Postby Ornette » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:15 pm

It was categorized in the wiki as a "similarity", the reasoning may be in the talk pages: http://wiki.evageeks.org/Similarities_to_Neon_Genesis_Evangelion_in_other_Anime_and_Manga#Lucky_Star_.28.E3.82.89.E3.81.8D.E2.98.86.E3.81.99.E3.81.9F.29

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:34 pm

Holy crap, we have an entire thread for this? :jawdrop:

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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:23 pm

Since nobody else has mentioned it yet -- Inferno Cop ep 11 has some familiar goings on that end with a technobabble rich 3rd Destroy Finale.
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Postby lastcody » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:44 am

I've yet to see this brought up on eva geeks or added to the "Referances in other media" Wiki page

But in MEGA64 Version 2 Episode 6 (The TV series made by the guys of MEGA64) Dr. Poque is seen playing with A Unit 2 figure and a Matrix figure Pre-Version 1 when he worked at a video game company. and later after being fired and deciding to become Dr. Poque and join organization known as FALZ from there he looks back and looks at the 2 figures he has.

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There is also a reference to Serial Experiments Lain in the same episode

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Postby Dr. Nick » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:01 am

Just a totally random little visual thing from Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964). Look at the bird skulls on Infant Island:

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:41 pm

View Original PostDr. Nick wrote:Just a totally random little visual thing from Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964). Look at the bird skulls on Infant Island:

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Little Sachiel heads, lying to and fro.

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Postby Ornette » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:32 pm

From Binbogami Ga

[wkimg]Binbogami 04 lance.png[/wkimg]

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:24 pm

If it looks like a spear and walks like a spear, then it's probably a lance. :lol:

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Postby Overlord_Cormack » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:42 am

Bunch of Eva references in Disgaea. I'll try to list them all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mxRNntH5no
At 5:29 the Battle Suit's senator intro is a reference to the Evangelion launch elevator.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa95leZKwjw
At 0:56 Rozalin's Rose Liberation is just like Adam's wings at second impact and like Unit-01's in the End of Eva.

Rozalin's Dark Liberation in her Zenon form in Disgaea 2 looks EVEN more like it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ePK3LwUtgQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGqtw6Ybctk
At 6:09 the gun skill Totenkruez creates a giant cross shaped explosion that flays the ends of the cross out just like Eva does.

Finally one of the two person combo moves in Disgaea 2 is almost move for move the finishing kick in Both of You, Dance Like You Want to Win!
Unfortunately I can't find a video for that one.

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Postby Ornette » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:04 pm

Episode 3 of the new Genshiken:

[wkimg]Genshiken 2nd Generation ep3 plugsuit.png[/wkimg]

The crossdresser Hato is working at a cosplay cafe and tries to dress up in Asuka's plugsuit.

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Postby Squigsquasher » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:08 pm

View Original PostOrnette wrote:Episode 3 of the new Genshiken:

[wkimg]Genshiken 2nd Generation ep3 plugsuit.png[/wkimg]

The crossdresser Hato is working at a cosplay cafe and tries to dress up in Asuka's plugsuit.


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Postby caustica » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:36 am

Here's a little something-something that I'm very surprised no one has noticed yet.

Season one, episode 70 of Pokemon. Ash and co. take a break from Pokemon training to visit a greenhouse where grass type Pokemon relax in the presence of several gardens. Potter, the caretaker of this greenhouse, looks like this:

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and Florinda, the head of the greenhouse, looks like this:

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Did I mention they happen to be in love?

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Reminds me of a certain couple, that's for sure! I just don't know when this episode aired, though I can figure out.
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Postby Ornette » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:19 pm

Is it just that one has purple hair and the other has a pony tail?

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Postby Kodaemon » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:27 am

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/09/13/wow-hyper-light-drifter-is-diablo-meets-link-to-the-past/

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Postby Fireball » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:08 pm

It's Not My Fault That I'm Not Popular! episode 9

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Postby Ornette » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:53 am

That second screenshot is a reference to Nausicaa:

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Postby AR-99 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:42 am

Outbreak Company Ep 1:

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That right hand. :|

There's also this line:

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:38 am

Not sure if this has any significance, but there's a scene in Bakemonogatari Episode 1 where Hanekawa has all of her notebooks laid out in front of her, in the color order Orange, Cyan, White. A possible reference to the assumed colors of the BluRay releases for the New Theatrical Edition?


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