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Postby Mr. Tines » Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:48 pm

It says in the first tweet (white box).
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Postby Ornette » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:40 pm

https://wiki.evageeks.org/Tributes_to_Neon_Genesis_Evangelion_in_other_Media#Danger_5
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Postby NAveryW » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:16 am

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Evangelion Reference in Steven Universe?

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Postby Tumbling Down » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:44 pm

I know I made a joke before about a "Congratulations" shtick on Steven Colbert, but I swear there really was one.. on another show.. about a guy named Steven.

Uh, go to 3:14 in this video. The pie time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNBLliSs2XU

This had to be intentional, right? I mean, that song in the background is a piano version of this show's opening, just like how the song in the Eva scene was a piano version of the OP.

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Postby StarShaper7 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:01 pm

Yeah, it's definitely intentional. The anime influence on Steven Universe is pretty obvious. Among other things, there was a cool reference to Utena in the episode Steven the Swordfighter. And the second episode of the series felt like an episode of Evangelion. This Congratulations thing is probably the most blatant reference though.
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Postby Tumbling Down » Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:46 pm

http://wiki.evageeks.org/Tributes_to_Neon_Genesis_Evangelion_in_other_Media

Someone add it to the list.

Edit: And now the instrumental from the scene is online.

https://soundcloud.com/aivisura/steven-universe-decisive-path

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:55 pm

I remember hearing they had some SM reference so that's pretty cool if that's what they were going for.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:10 am

I just found one in the last place I’d think to look. I was browsing through the Help Site for the free AegiSubs program, which anyone can use to add subtitles to whatever video they want, and found these images illustrating it’s steps:

Attention here, please!  SPOILER: Show
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The “Attention here please!!” was what caught my eye. (Because of course it was!)

Kinda surreal for me, since I'm using the program to spruce up the subs for EoE...
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Postby AR-99 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:42 am

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Nagato passes orders as the secretary ship with Mutsu being her assistant, reinforcing the reference.
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Postby NAveryW » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:34 pm

More Steven Universe.

For the record, series creator/showrunner Rebecca Sugar said in a Reddit AMA:

Steven and I watched all of Eva in 2 days which is a very bad idea
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:35 pm

^ Any sort of NGE Eva marathon is a bad idea. One that I would look forward to revisiting sometime soon. A friend of mine re-watched the whole original series/movies in a night, and I ended up dry heaving when Rei grew big in EoE. 16+ hours of Eva is just so gloriously, violently raw...
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Postby wintermute » Sun Apr 05, 2015 12:11 pm

View Original PostOrnette wrote:https://wiki.evageeks.org/Tributes_to_Neon_Genesis_Evangelion_in_other_Media#Danger_5


Right now I logged in for the first time in at least a year or two just to post this. Glad it didn't go unnoticed.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:15 am

Bokura wa baby ducks~

A little surprised to see this wasn't posted yet. :lol:



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Postby Tumbling Down » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:39 pm

Steven Universe, Regular Show, and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic have all referenced Eva in the course of one year. I guess that just means the people who grew up with the show are finally making their own cartoons.

Weird how this one got a front page mention and not the others, though.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:42 pm

I/whoever else was doing the Twitter at the time had no idea about the others. These references need to be pointed out in-thread, I guess.

If more people want to help with the front/news page, we could use it though :nyao:
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Postby xPearse » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:07 pm

I noticed the baby ducks thing. They posted it on ANN. It got a chuckle out of me but dang was the animation terrible. Ed Edd & Eddy looks like Akira in comparison. Man, has cartoon network gone downhill since I was a kid.
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Postby Tumbling Down » Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:44 pm

The Adventure Time season finale was EoE-lite. Probably unintentional, though.

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Hilarious coincidence or deliberate homage in Transformers?

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Postby Angel » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:21 pm

I'm currently watching the latest Transformers series, Robots in Disguise, which is not to be confused with the ultra-crappy Robots in Disguise from 2001. Yes, there have now been so many Transformers series that they've started recycling the names of earlier series instead of coming up with new ones. Anyway, in episode 4, there's a red Decepticon... WITH FOUR EYES. As soon as I saw this, I thought "What the hell is Nigouki doing in a Transformers show?"

So... do you think this is a coincidence, or a deliberate homage?

EDIT: said Decepticon can split up into five or so robot spider thingies. It made me immediately think of Matarael. Also, I always knew Asuka was a Decepticon.

EDIT 2: Dude, my post doesn't belong here because it's not a confirmed homage. It could just as easily be a weird coincidence.
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Postby Sachi » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:26 pm

View Original PostAngel wrote:I'm currently watching the latest Transformers series, Robots in Disguise, which is not to be confused with the ultra-crappy Robots in Disguise from 2001. Yes, there have now been so many Transformers series that they've started recycling the names of earlier series instead of coming up with new ones. Anyway, in episode 4, there's a red Decepticon... WITH FOUR EYES. As soon as I saw this, I thought "What the hell is Nigouki doing in a Transformers show?"

So... do you think this is a coincidence, or a deliberate homage?

I went ahead and merged your thread with the existing references and homages thread.

Also, do you happen to have a screencap that shows the Decepticon's face? Would be much easier to confirm or deny if we could see it.
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