The Lost Evangelion AIDS PSA Has Been Found!

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:29 am

How on God’s green EARTH is there not a topic for this yet? I thought I was gonna be late to the conversation, not starting it.

Anywho, back in 1999 Spike Spencer and Tiffany Grant (who play Shinji and Asuka in the ADV dub of NGE and the Funimation dub of the “Rebuilds,”) did a sexy radio PSA for AIDS testing. It was mentioned in the ADV audio commentary for Ep 2 of NGE (I think). It has since been lost to time, and even people like me who are not a fan of dubs or ships have always wanted to hear the time Asuka and Shinji got it on. (Presumably by a safe, consenting age.) But Spike and Tiffany’s performance sounded too real for radio, so it was never aired, and it was lost to time.

THE PSA HAS FINALLY BEEN DISCOVERED. Literally in one of Tiffany Grant’s dusty boxes while moving.

Anyway, here’s YouTuber Red Bard releasing the audio for the first time: https://youtu.be/9h1lFlKsppo
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Postby Blockio » Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:47 pm

That entire video is one hell of a rollercoaster
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Postby robersora » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:37 am

For everyone who just wants to listen to the PSA without all the preamble:

click here


Well, this is a pretty funny story.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:06 am

Tiffany Grant was gonna be at the Animazement convention in Raleigh, NC before it got cancelled due to the pandemic. I hope she comes next year, because I have several questions.
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Postby robersora » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:58 am

^
Care to elaborate? ^_^
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Postby Luigi shinji » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:19 pm

there are somethings that I don't get:

-this made in 1999 but NGE released in the US after 2000 right?
-so bisides the fact that they're the VA's of Shinji and Asuka their voice are not that recognizble to me (may be becouse I saw the show for a long time in english)

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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:24 pm

View Original Postrobersora wrote:^
Care to elaborate? ^_^

Mostly, just questions like “Was the 90’s really so horny that a radio PSA like that could go through all of the production stages before getting flagged?” (Granted, I was a kid then, but I think even I would have picked up the levels of sensual pheromones at the time.) I mean, money was spent to air sex sounds over public channels before someone thought “Wait, the FCC might not be a fan...”

Also, not a question, but I’m totally copying this ad onto a CD so I can play it over my car speakers just like God intended.

View Original PostLuigi Shinji wrote:there are somethings that I don't get:

-this made in 1999 but NGE released in the US after 2000 right?
-so bisides the fact that they're the VA's of Shinji and Asuka their voice are not that recognizble to me (may be becouse I saw the show for a long time in english)

I think the English voice recordings for the TV series were produced and released in 1997, but the End of Evangelion movie wasn’t released in English to the States until 2001. The 1999 radio ad falls right in between those two years.
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Postby MirrorUniverseAsuka » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:53 pm

Ha, finally! Though, was anyone else hoping for a "Ah, mein Arsch!" or "Falsches Loch, Dummkopf!"?

(And yes, I used Google translate. Anyone who wants to post the proper wording can go right ahead.)
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Postby Blockio » Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:34 am

That translation is pretty accurate xD

Although considering how Asuka's German sounded like, it would have probably been pretty dreadful to listen to if you actually speak the language
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Postby Gus Hanson » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:34 pm

All Eva jokes aside, it is really hard to take seriously the message the commercial was trying to convey because of Spike and Tiffany's convincing voice over job. As a matter of fact, when I first heard it I didn't think it was Tiffany because I am so accustomed to her usual tsundere voice that I just didn't register it in my mind as it being her. Spike on the other hand was no problem, I got it on the first take.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:55 pm

Was shocked when this was finally unearthed that the Chit-Chat Topic (similar title to this one, I think?) wasn't Bumped, lol. Calling that ad a "wild ride" is certainly accurate :tongue:
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:45 am

I like how it was pulled because the sex sounds were too realistic. Like, they hired a bunch of anime voice actors; what did they expect?
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