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by Bryan
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Anno vs. Otaku (critcism, self-reflection, etc)
Replies: 269
Views: 10862

Re: Was Anno Trying Too Hard? What if you're not an Otaku?

Oh boy Did Anno drop his anvils too hard and too often? You ask this question a lot in many different ways. It's a bit ambiguous though. For one thing, you might mean that Anno made his messages too black and white. It's true that a large portion of art is to be as far from blunt in what you...
by Bryan
Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: How are the Evas not sinking into the ground?
Replies: 72
Views: 13340

Re: How are the Evas not sinking into the ground?

SuperTechmarine#751511 wrote:Even the most conservative estimates put the Evangelions at over 700 tons.


Plot twist: The Evas are actually mostly hollow, balloon like structures . How do they get their combat ability? AT Field magic!
by Bryan
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Is Evangelion your FAVORITE anime?
Replies: 382
Views: 55945

NGE is without question my favorite anime. It's not only my favorite anime, it's extremely far above any other anime. I've seen other deep anime before (Serial Experiments Lain comes to mind first), but absolutely none that seemed to be as well crafted, lovingly made and thought ...
by Bryan
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Did Hideaki Anno base Gendo on himself?
Replies: 60
Views: 23970

"I've always related to Gendo more than Shinji" is a line I can remember in an interveiw with Anno. Anno Definitely definitely is a Gendo Fanboy, and it shows in eva, more obvious in EoE and Rebuild. I remember watching a bit of Nadia, and cringing when I saw the stoic captain. When t...
by Bryan
Sat May 24, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: What do Japanese fans think of Shinji?
Replies: 58
Views: 9958

The notion of a beautiful death is not alien to Western audiences at all, but traditionally here we prefer that there (a) be some greater good or triumph attached to it and (b) the character face it with stoicism and dignity. Shinji is not dignified. When he performs his greatest fe...
by Bryan
Thu May 22, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Kimochi warui
Replies: 114
Views: 19852

I agree with everything you've said, save for what I quoted above - I think the fact that she keeps repeating "I don't want to die!" coupled with her revelation of the "true power of the A.T. Field!" would put her in the anti-Instrumentality camp. I take those two things...
by Bryan
Mon May 06, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Shinji is THE BOSS (Potentially Amusing YouTube Videos)
Replies: 200
Views: 33633

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by Bryan
Sun May 05, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: DSS Choker
Replies: 259
Views: 74053

Trust can decay very quickly. 14 years is a long time for a little trust to decay. And we know something bad happened to her. She's 14 after 28 years of living because of what she calls the curse of eva and she's calling humans lillin. There's a lot to potentially blame Misato for, thoug...
by Bryan
Sun May 05, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: DSS Choker
Replies: 259
Views: 74053

The line "Isn't that right, Captain Katsuragi?" indicates that Misato was the one who informed her on all of these events that have transpired. It would make sense if Misato told her exactly that she thinks they don't have the luxury of worrying about such things, but if she just ...
by Bryan
Sun May 05, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: DSS Choker
Replies: 259
Views: 74053

I don't detect a hint of bitterness between them, but rather a comically huge amount. I have no idea why though.
by Bryan
Sun May 05, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka when the boys call around
Replies: 35
Views: 6138

Why wouldn't there be enough time? There's a sudden cut indicating an unspecified passage of time between when Misato et al are in the kitchen talking and when they're seeing Misato off. Furthermore, why would Asuka go into the bathroom and not her bedroom just to change? Who goes to th...
by Bryan
Sun May 05, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka when the boys call around
Replies: 35
Views: 6138

I just reviewed that scene. Actually, she never goes to her bedroom. When she reappears in her sundress, it's in the entrance hallway. Asuka simply went straight from the bathroom to there, wearing the clothes that she obviously brought with her into the bathroom. Seems like there's no myst...
by Bryan
Sun May 05, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Asuka when the boys call around
Replies: 35
Views: 6138

Very interesting! The shot actually lasts for quite a while, about as long as you can comfortably look at a pair of shoes and an umbrella. It definitely seems to be intentionally saying something. Maybe she did come up with this plot as an excuse to look good in her dress around Shinji. I'm remi...
by Bryan
Sun May 05, 2013 9:15 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Cracked VS Evangelion
Replies: 46
Views: 13470

Advocates of the series proclaim it to be a more realistic story about real people and how they'd really react in such a situation. We at Cracked are often puzzled by this declaration as we've unanimously agreed getting to pilot a giant robot in high school would be FUCKING AWESOME regardles...
by Bryan
Sun May 05, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Will you be sad when it all ends?
Replies: 94
Views: 12250

I won't be heartbroken out of my mind and lose the will to live, but I will definitely be sad. Despite other series that have done it, I have every doubt Anno will remake his series again after this. His whole reason for doing it in the first place is that he wasn't able to do it the way he ...
by Bryan
Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Parts of Eva You Found Unintentionally Funny
Replies: 689
Views: 120988

[quote="TehDonutKing#607606":3ewb0nnm][/quote:3ewb0nnm]
I see. I can't help but think that's kind of an advertising thing. I have a feeling his thought is something like anyone can watch it, but it will be 2 deep 4 u.
by Bryan
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Rei Compatability Test
Replies: 114
Views: 17150

69%, Kouzou Fuyutsuki. Abstract (Compatible) Introvert (Compatible) Logical (Compatible) Dominant (Incompatible) The questions were pretty lulzy. It's interesting to me it says "Your Dominant side also makes you a good leader, like the Vice Commander Fuyutsuk...
by Bryan
Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Characters you dislike the most?
Replies: 212
Views: 22436

By the end of the series Light has long since abandoned any claim to a desire for a better world. All Light wants in the end is power, control, and worship. I disagree. Light was following the same ideology he was using from the very first episode for the entire series. He knew that would involve p...
by Bryan
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Characters you dislike the most?
Replies: 212
Views: 22436

I disagree, they're pretty similar characters with only a few things seperating them. One is that lelouch actually feels bad about his actions now and then. The second is that Lelouch had more personal motivation then Light did and didn't lose sight of what he was trying to do as much in re...
by Bryan
Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Characters you dislike the most?
Replies: 212
Views: 22436

Yeah, see. This is not something I've bought as even remotely beliavable after early chapters. I don't even think we're supposed to, Light starts out as extremely ambiguous ends justify means kind of guy but makes the leap down the well very quickly. Character who does fit this descript...

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