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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:50 am

A potentially obvious thing that we missed:

It's 3+1 and not 4 because 4 = death in east asia.
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Postby SEELE-01 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:23 am

Well that seems like a more obvious explanation...
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:44 pm

Well if it does end up being titled Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0 at least it won't have the wonkiest movie title in 2015.

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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:03 pm

What makes you think it'll be out in 2015 :devil:
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Postby ZapX » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:58 pm

View Original PostTMBounty_Hunter wrote:A potentially obvious thing that we missed:

It's 3+1 and not 4 because 4 = death in east asia.


Yes, there's a superstition (that's why they say "yon" rather than "shi") but it's not a reason they'd do that. The number 4 shows up everywhere in Japanese products and people don't get too caught up about it. I really doubt that's why they call it that.
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Postby obliterates » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:09 pm

Is there any weight to the claim that Final will be called Evangelion 3.0+1.0 instead of 4.0 or is that speculation?
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Postby Chuckman » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:25 pm

View Original PostZapX wrote:Yes, there's a superstition (that's why they say "yon" rather than "shi") but it's not a reason they'd do that. The number 4 shows up everywhere in Japanese products and people don't get too caught up about it. I really doubt that's why they call it that.


It could be an artistic choice that draws on the superstition.
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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:33 pm

View Original PostZapX wrote:Yes, there's a superstition (that's why they say "yon" rather than "shi") but it's not a reason they'd do that. The number 4 shows up everywhere in Japanese products and people don't get too caught up about it. I really doubt that's why they call it that.

But muh symbolism

not 4 = not death = AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER
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Postby Ray » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:38 pm

I hope 3.0 + 1.0 isn't the real title. . .

is it true four is an unlucky number in Asia? I thought that was 8.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:46 pm

Well, the fourth Eva movie was never going to ba called "4.0" anyway. All of the promotional material from Khara list the movies as 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, and FINAL.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:54 pm

I'd like them to keep the FINAL part of the title just so when they release the film on Bluray it can be titled...

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Postby FluffyBunny » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:19 pm

View Original PostRay wrote:is it true four is an unlucky number in Asia? I thought that was 8.

That is true -- you'll see many older buildings that don't have the 4th floor. The numbers will go from 3rd to 5th.

I thought 8 is a lucky number in China? (The opposite of what you said)

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I'm told there are other buildings that uses the letter F(four) for the 4th floor.

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:17 pm

View Original PostTMBounty_Hunter wrote:A potentially obvious thing that we missed:

It's 3+1 and not 4 because 4 = death in east asia.

:nyao: Interesting theory, but I don't think Anno would go that far... maybe.

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Postby UrsusArctos » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:47 pm

View Original PostFluffyBunny wrote:I thought 8 is a lucky number in China? (The opposite of what you said)


Yep, 8 is a homophone for "rich" in Chinese and a lucky number. Unlike the Japanese, the Chinese do not have a substitute for "yon" and pronounce 4 as "si" (death), which makes 4 a number to stay away from.

I don't buy the "4 is death" argument here either. If he's really going to call it 3.0 + 1.0 and not 4.0, it's not because of superstition, but due to whatever thematic reset he has in mind.
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Postby Ray » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:33 pm

Is Anno really gonna pull a Madoka time loop on us?
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:38 pm

Nobody knows yet. We gotta wait for Final's theatrical release to know for sure. I'd wager it's a thematic reset (like myself and others have mentioned in-thread) instead of some kind of loop/cycle.
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Postby SEELE-01 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:56 pm

Maybe the 3.0+1.0 is just a reference to Eva 8+2...
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Postby Warren Peace » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:38 am

And for the home video release: 1.11+3.33=4.44!

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:10 pm

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Postby Monk Ed » Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:09 pm

I popped into this topic near the end and got excited and started reading over from the first post of the current year in here and by the end I was like "Wait wait wait, all this over a few words on a paper lantern?"

I mean wow, the level of conclusion-jumping is just ... amazing. All this hype, all this excitement, all this postulation, based on a few kanji and an enigmatic title? You'd think somebody had set the forum on fire.

And I love it! :lol:
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