What were your Thoughts before watching EVA?

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What were your Thoughts before watching EVA?

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Postby pata_333 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:35 pm

First of all, i tried using the the search function but i didn't found any thread about this so,

The first time I saw Eva was when i was 8 years old, there was a TV channel
here called LOCOMOTION who used to emit South Park, during the commercials of South Park, a really nasty trailer of EVA was shown: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBHZ_fN3ljo&feature=related

Which kinda actually gave me the creeps since I though it was a really scary series (Lilith looked really creepy on that trailer, besides the music didn't helped much)

I remember that I Though that Asuka, Rei, And Shinji were much older, and that there relationship was more friendly.

Also I Used to Thought the series was much more violent, I really thought that each chapter was gonna have like at least 5 minutes of pure blood and violence.

Definitely Evangelion wasn't a series Children, and that trailer showed all that!

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Postby NAveryW » Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:45 pm

That was a really nice trailer, though it may have shown a bit more than a newcomer to the series should see.
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Postby TheAyanamiOtaku » Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:50 pm

yeah. i was curious...nothing really else to say...
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Postby pata_333 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:50 pm

NAveryW wrote:That was a really nice trailer, though it may have shown a bit more than a newcomer to the series should see.


Yeah it's true, I think they made it that way to attract mature people and scare the little ones (like me >_<)

P.S: the guy who speaks at the end of the trailer is the latin spanish voice for Chef from South Park :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Gamer_2k4 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:23 pm

NAveryW wrote:That was a really nice trailer, though it may have shown a bit more than a newcomer to the series should see.

Are you kidding? That trailer was WEAK! They could have done better just showing the intro music and clips, IMO.

And I didn't really have any thoughts about NGE before watching it. One of my friends had the mkv files on his computer, so I thought, "I'll give it a whirl," within really having any expectations in advance. Though I'll admit I thought there would be more mechas and less whining.
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Postby Barinax » Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:59 pm

Well, I don't remember how young I was. I can barely remember what I thought.

I can only remember...

- Angels... I probably imagined Ayanami with wings
- something about DNA
- humans being "the eighteenth angel"


I was expecting a really futuristic world, without cars and traditional guns and more mechas, as well as people getting attacking by Angels in Tokyo-3. And also for it to have a much faster pace.

I read it on Wikipedia. I spoiled myself, but I don't think I ended up remembering most of it.

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Postby Sachi » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:02 pm

Before watching Eva, I was a happy little school boy. And now look at me.
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Postby NemZ » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:52 pm

I was wondering what 'evange' meant and what it had to do with lions.
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Postby Zuggy » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:22 am

Nothing - hadn't heard of it - just stumbled on episode 6 one day during either the late night animation showings on Sci-Fi or on Saiko Exciting.

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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:05 am

NGE was one of the first animes I heard about when I became interested in the medium. I didn't really read about it... I just remember thinking that it looked like Giant Robots fighting and the name implied something to do with God so the teenager and me thought it seemed pretty awesome. Didn't end up seeing it for about 8 years after that though.
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Postby THE Hal E. Burton 9000 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:19 am

I had heard a little bit about it and that it was one of the more popular anime series EVAR, but it only looked like a standard mecha show like Gundam, Robotech or Voltron

but like I said before, my view of Japanese entertainment being at an all-time low after Haim Saban and the Power Rangers fiasco and futhermore with Pokemon phenomenon, they all prevented me from taking it seriously

sometime later, I accidently happened upon it late on Saturday night on Adult Swim and I was hooked
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Postby Sharaz Destler » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:18 am

Sachi_13 wrote:Before watching Eva, I was a happy little school boy. And now look at me.


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...you're a lot happier now?
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:31 am

I wanted to get into the series in high school but didn't really have the means at the time. I was able to watch dub episode 5 because a friend had a tape of that volume, but it just left me confused/uninterested since I didn't know wtf was going on/why that Shinji kid was piloting Eva.
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Postby Hunter21 » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:49 am

Didn't know a thing about Eva till I bought the series.
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Postby zimlord » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:06 pm

Hunter21 wrote:Didn't know a thing about Eva till I bought the series.

same here. saw the complete collection in the bargain bin and figured "what the heck." i had only heard a few things about it before that. at the time i couldn't even pronounce 'evangelion' correctly.

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Postby honsou » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:30 pm

Hunter21 wrote:Didn't know a thing about Eva till I bought the series.


Yeah i literally rented the series on a whim because i had heard it was good (but nothing else). Watched the entire thing without spoiling my self at all, now that was an experence.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:36 pm

I knew of NGE as one of the major/classic Japanese Giant Robots titles, but nothing more about it when I started -- in retrospect I must have skimmed the first chapter of the manga in Super Manga Blast or similar, many years before, but that didn't stick. About the only bit of spoilage I had was on the Amazon page when ordering EoE.

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Postby BrikHaus » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:00 pm

I knew nothing about it, but first watched it in 2002. I had recently bought the Cowboy Bebop boxset from Amazon, and they sent me a recommendation that I might also like the freshly released Evangelion boxset. They said in the ad that it was considered one of the best anime of all time. Knowing only that, I downloaded it, loved it, and then bought the box set..... and then bought the platinum boxset years later.
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Postby Sharaz Destler » Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:08 pm

zimlord wrote:same here. saw the complete collection in the bargain bin and figured "what the heck."


May I ask how big of a bargain it was?
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Postby zimlord » Fri Jul 11, 2008 5:58 pm

Sharaz Destler wrote:
zimlord wrote:same here. saw the complete collection in the bargain bin and figured "what the heck."


May I ask how big of a bargain it was?

bargain bin's a bit of a hyperbole in this case. I think it was something like 30-40% off that week on certain boxsets, which put the collection at about $40, maybe? I was used to seeing 26-ep boxsets run around $80, so I figured it was a steal. Pretty awesome purchase in retrospect.


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