I'm still not dead yet ;)
Unfortunately, I don't have much free time anymore since I started a new full-time job, but I'm still lurking around here and doing a bit of work on the Wiki from time to time. I'd sure like to help to move this over to the wiki after I've finished working on the OA/DC comparisons, but I'm limited by my poor English skills. I'd love if a native speaker could take a look at the result and fix all the little mistakes and the poor grammar.
JoeD80 wrote:Actually yes there were minor changes to several episodes between on-air and video versions, beyond the removing of hiragana from all the title cards and the 30-second previews.
These are the minor changes, which I got from this Japanese site: http://www.mars.dti.ne.jp/~yato/eva/video.htm
That's extremely interesting, thanks! At a first glance, it looks like he missed some of the smaller changes, but the comparison between DEATH and DEATH (TRUE)2 will be very useful. The descriptions of the cuts added in the DC he uses are different from the script included in the Renewal DVDs, and his numbering of the cuts is a little off in a few scenes. I wonder if he had a different source for the DC scripts, but maybe he just wrote down the descriptions by himself as he watched the episodes.
I'll add the remaining differences to the OA/DC comparisons on our wiki (#21, #22 and #23 are basically done, I'm still working on #24 at the moment)
Too bad we won't ever know if some serious otaku ever managed to rip one of those old VHS recordings of the original broadcast. That would have been awesome.
Heh. Didn't know that an Evangelion release included a trailer for Love&Pop, but I'm not surprised. I was sure that "July 19, 1997" had a meaning after all...