The Essential Evangelion Chronicle: Side A & Side B

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Postby Sephizim » Fri May 22, 2015 4:15 pm

Got my copy of Side A today. Made a post about my initial reactions while skimming through: here.

May make additional posts and such as I actually give it a thorough read.

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Postby Tumbling Down » Fri May 22, 2015 7:34 pm

View Original PostSephizim wrote:Got my copy of Side A today. Made a post about my initial reactions while skimming through: here.

May make additional posts and such as I actually give it a thorough read.

HOLY SHIT THIS BOOK LOOKS AWESOME

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Fri May 22, 2015 10:51 pm

Since something I wanted to import from Japan in October (birth month) is getting a December U.S. release ('Moon figure), I'm now seriously considering getting Side A and B as birthday presents or something.

I mean, it might have info that's well known to me (considering NGE2 PS2/PSP info), but having it all in 1 place + Eva 20th Anniversary makes me feel like I should do something special(?) for it.
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Postby FullMetalBiscuit » Sat May 23, 2015 11:06 am

View Original PostGrand Duke of Yashima wrote:Unfortunately no. 100% Newtype is only in Japanese. It is however an extremely loaded reference for the original TV series, with many sketches of EVAs, characters, backgrounds, etc. This book was out of print over a decade ago.


I have scans of that book that came with an EoE torrent for some reason...not complaining though awesome book. Need to get a hard copy sometime.

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Postby Tumbling Down » Sat May 30, 2015 11:11 pm

So, uhhhh, my copy has a printing error. The picture of Rei on page 15 covers up two lines of text.

"Though she is generally quiet and rarely _____________ freely in Gendoh's ___________."

Is this in anyone else's copy?

Great book so far, but that threw me for a loop.

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Postby Sephizim » Sun May 31, 2015 12:08 am

Just checked and yeah, its like that in mine too. That sucks.

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Postby Tumbling Down » Sun May 31, 2015 10:33 am

View Original PostSephizim wrote:Just checked and yeah, its like that in mine too. That sucks.

Should we let the publisher know?

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Postby Sephizim » Sun May 31, 2015 1:10 pm

I mean, I personally don't mind it all that much, but I guess if they aren't aware, then it would be a good idea to let them know for future printings.

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Postby AR-99 » Sun May 31, 2015 11:31 pm

Bad QA for something that has had a release delayed for over a year. Give em hell.
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Postby cody727kirby » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:58 am

Can confirm the error as well :/ Otherwise, an incredible book. It exceeded my expectations, beautiful layout of art and comprehensive information. Reminds me of the DK Publishing books I used to read as a kid.

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Postby Sephizim » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:57 am

Also, on a lighter note, I posted this pic of Gendo from the book on tumblr, pointing out how dorky his outfit looks without the coat, and it has become my most popular post on that site by far, to an almost scary degree.

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People just love that turtleneck/suspenders combo.

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Postby pwhodges » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:59 am

It wearing the gloves without a jacket that does it.
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Postby Literary Eagle » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:54 pm

I did an illustrated review of Side A, and tried to provide information that would still be of interest to people who already received their copies of the book. For example, I also have the French version of this book, so I was able to provide the text that is missing from the English edition due to the infamous misprint. I discussed other significant differences between the English and French versions as well (for one thing, the English version has three other mistakes in addition to the misprint!). There's some other nifty stuff too, so I hope you enjoy the review! I made this new post for it on my book review thread. ^_^
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Postby El Squibbonator » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:11 pm

Can someone tell me what, if any, information about the characters/world/etc. these books contain that isn't mentioned in the show?
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Postby Ray » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:16 pm

Gendo wears suspenders!?
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Postby El Squibbonator » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:56 pm

I meant besides that.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:21 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:Gendo wears suspenders!?


This.

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Postby Ray » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:02 pm

Suspenders AND a wool turtleneck
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Postby Guy Nacks » Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:18 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:Suspenders AND a wool turtleneck


Turtlenecks are about to come back into style next winter, though. Just look at James Bond.

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Postby Bagheera » Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:00 am

View Original PostRay wrote:Suspenders AND a wool turtleneck


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