Mr. Tines wrote:DatDude wrote:Yuko weres that name from ?
Miyamura Yuko was Asuka's VA.
The story circulates that Anno was infatuated by her, but was rebuffed; hence some of the harsher Shinji (as Anno's SI)/Asuka parts of EoE.
Taking him to the airport after Fanime one year, I asked Hiroyuki Yamaga about Anno and Miyamura, whether it was true they were going out (which was the story I had heard--not the story that she rebuffed him). If you've ever seen THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO, he was kind of reclining back in the car seat at the time like Jigen was, just before they blew the tire. He sort of gave a "where'd you hear *that*?" response. Mr. Yamaga is usually not shy about gossiping about Anno, which leads me to believe either 1.) they were never going out (90% possibility) or 2.) they were but jealousy forebade him from confirming it (10% possibility).
Miyamura has called her playing Asuka "like a fight between a married couple," but she meant the couple being herself and her character: "It was Asuka who would never allow herself to synchronize with me. The last scene in THE END OF EVANGELION was done, and still she had never stepped across that line and come forward." In the back of Vol. 4 of the manga, she has some fascinating things to say about her time on EVA: "The mute plea of the character was amazingly loud; it was painful to portray her. I'd ask myself why it had to be so painful, and I would have no answer, and the pain would just grow more intense." It's quite possible that this struggle was interpreted instead as a struggle with Anno, which certainly made for jucier rumors. Nor was it all that far-fetched, as there was at times a great deal of tension within Gainax over the making of EVA.
Anno was also at one time romantically linked with Ayako Fujitani, whose novel "Shikijitsu" he, of course, adapted into film. They apparently first met when she was starring in the remakes of the GAMERA series (Yamaga claimed at one time the real reason Anno walked away from KARE KANO was because he was too busy editing his "making of GAMERA" documentary). Ms. Fujitani is, of course, also the daughter of Steven Seagal, making the rumored relationship not without great personal risk.
Yuko Miyamura and Ayako Fujitani were rumors; on the other hand, the actual marriage between Hideaki Anno and Moyoco Anno seems to have caught most people by surprise. There's a moral there somewhere ;-)