“evangelion won’t be understood if you’re well rounded”

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“evangelion won’t be understood if you’re well rounded”

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Postby chocolate_pocky » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:42 pm

looking for the source of this quote said by hideaki anno

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Postby Blockio » Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:27 pm

Google search for that quote didn't bring up anything remotely related, so I'm guessing that it was at some point made up by someone in an argument about how if you don't like Eva you're just too stupid/not meant to get it as a neurotypical, which people took at face value and spread it as truth
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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:22 am

View Original Postchocolate_pocky wrote:looking for the source of this quote said by hideaki anno
Something to this broad effect by someone associated with the production has been mentioned here in the past, but it would probably require just going through and reading the archives to track down where it was recorded and with what provenance.

Any broader internet search would have really to be done in Japanese.
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Postby kuribo-04 » Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:29 am

Now even businessmen are debating the mysteries of "Eva" in bars. (laugh)

KT - (laugh) For example, Hideaki Anno says that, "Anime fans are too introverted, and need to get out more." Further, he should be happy that non-anime fans are watching his work, right? But when all is said and done, Hideaki Anno's comments on "Evangelion" + "Evangelion" are that it is a message aimed at anime fans including himself, and of course, me too. In other words, it's useless for non-anime fans to watch it. If a person who can already live and communicate normally watches it, they won't learn anything.


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Postby Blockio » Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:53 pm

Interview wrote:Hideaki Anno's comments on "Evangelion" + "Evangelion" are that it is a message aimed at anime fans including himself, and of course, me too. In other words, it's useless for non-anime fans to watch it. If a person who can already live and communicate normally watches it, they won't learn anything.

If that is the source in question, turning that into "won't be understood if you're well rounded" seems like quite the stretch to me personally to be honest
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:55 pm

“Won’t learn anything” isn’t the same thing as “can’t understand” something.
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