How much screentime has Kaworu had? (Series/EOE/Rebuild)

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How much screentime has Kaworu had? (Series/EOE/Rebuild)

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Postby EvaCub » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:10 pm

I was thinking the other day about how hugely popular he is as a character but he has a very little time on screen. There's not that much merchandise for him as say Rei and Asuka but he seems to sometimes be the most popular


semijoking: Does anyone have an exact count on screentime, just for fun?
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Postby symbv » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:54 pm

He was there as the ultimate bishonen with strong vibe of BL. The extra fujoshi (or potential fujoshi) fans he managed to draw in were countless. It did not need a lot of screentime for fujoshi to release their tremendous amount of creative energy to ship Kaworu x Shinji in doujin. I am very sure that Anno added this character precisely for that purpose.
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Postby Combs » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:37 am

~30 minutes. He's in like 13 minutes of 24', and twenty in EoE, not counting rebuild just yet.
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Postby child of Lilith » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:42 am

Enough to make him a legend.
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Postby Azathoth » Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:49 am

View Original PostCombs wrote:and twenty in EoE


Can't be even that much, can it? He pops up briefly to tang Shinji and then does literally nothing else I can think of until his cameo appearance with Rei post rejection. Unless you want to count the MPEs as Kaworu, which is a bit of a stretch.
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Postby LordEvan88 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:09 am

He can't have had more than 20-25 minutes total.

He's the dark horse character. He just pops up but makes such an impression in a short appearance that he becomes one of the most popular characters and appears on every bit of promotional material since.

He's like Boba Fett. Except gay. Also they both fly, but Kaworu is way better at it.
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Postby Eva Yojimbo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:16 am

I'd surmise he can't have more than 15 minutes, and it may even be under 10. He's only in parts of 24, and a little of EoE, and none of them are very long scenes that are actually on-screen all that much.
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Postby Joseph the PRPD » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:40 am

Definitely less than ten minutes in NME.
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Postby Reichu » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:54 am

Instead of talking about it, why doesn't somebody just get the actual numbers? :p (I'm not volunteering this time.)

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Postby juaxoo » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:57 am

Kaworu is always there.. he had inifnite screen time, u just gotta pay really close attention to see him

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Postby Fireball » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:05 am

View Original PostReichu wrote:Instead of talking about it, why doesn't somebody just get the actual numbers? :p (I'm not volunteering this time.)


About ~8:32 minutes in 24'. (There can be minor deviations as I didn't stop absolutely frame by frame)


Astounding, how a character with so little time can have such an impact.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:31 am

View Original Postjuaxoo wrote:Kaworu is always there.. he had inifnite screen time, u just gotta pay really close attention to see him

Just like Mari's appearance in NGE, right? :gasp:

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Postby Mr. Tines » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:30 pm

View Original Postjuaxoo wrote:u just gotta pay really close attention to see him
It seems that people are managing to get Kaworu confused with Sarai now!
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Postby rhfxz1s » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:07 pm

Kaworu's popularity I can understand, considering his role in the incredible episode that was 24'. He may have not had all that much time, but his role as a character was completed.

Mari on the other hand, continues to confused me. We didn't see much of her in NME and we really don't know much about her, other than the fact that she's hot and kind of crazy while piloting. Shouldn't the fans at least wait until her character is actually developed?

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Postby Xard » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:13 pm

>VA: Maaya Sakamoto

she's already better than original cast. ^_^

Now make her sing some lofty love songs macross style while evas fight and I'll be a happy man, no matter whatever Rebuild is going to do apart from that.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:04 pm

This is all that Episode 24 Commentary says on the issue (I could have sworn a booklet/whatever gave information on his total length of time in 24/EoE but I guess not):

Platinum booklet wrote:Kaworu only appears in this episode of the show, but his unique atmosphere and his relationship with Shinji led to his character garnering overwhelming support from female fans.
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Postby Xard » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:09 pm

To give some perspective on JUST HOW LUDICRUOUSLY, RIDICULOUSLY POPULAR KAWORU IS IN COMPARISON TO HIS SCREEN TIME here's Newtype Top 30 males of 90s that they voted last year ago:


Top 30 1990's Male Characters:
1. Shinji Ikari (Evangelion)
2. Kaworu Nagisa (Evangelion)

3. Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
4. Sakuragi Hanamichi (Slam Dunk)
5. Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)
6. Heero Yuy (Gundam)
7. Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon)
8. Kenshin Himura (Rouroni Kenshin)
9. Conan Edgarsawa (Detective Conan)
10. Basara Nekki (Macross)
11. Kaede Rukawa (Slam Dunk)
12. Porco Rosso (Porco Rosso)
13. Tamahame (Fushigi Yuugi)
14. Nike (Mahoujin Guru Guru)
15. Syaoran Li (Cardcaptor Sakura)
16. Yusuke Urameshi Yu Yu Hakusho)
17. Kosshu Domon (Gundam)
18. Spike Spiegel (Cowboy Bebop)
19. Todao Yokoshima (GS Mikami)
20. Gai Shishio (GaoGaiGar)
21. Duo Maxwell (Gundam)
22. Shiro Amada (Gundam)
23. Parn (Record of Lodoss War)
24. Xellos (Slayers)
25. Malto Senpuuji (Yusha Tokkyu Might Gaine)
26. Jean Rogue Raltique (Nadia: Secret of Blue Water)
27. Loran Cenack (Gundam)
28. Seabook Arno (Gundam)
29. Arslan (Gundam)
30. Soichiro Arima (Kare Kano)

...nuff said, really.
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Postby Stryker » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:10 pm

View Original PostLordEvan88 wrote:He's like Boba Fett. Except gay. Also they both fly, but Kaworu is way better at it.


No, he's like Jango Fett, since Jango only pops up in one episode. Also, they make clones of Jango.. kinda comparably to how the MPE's could have Kaworu's soul or something around that. And above all else, they both get decapitated.

BTW, Jango is much cooler then Boba, considering the fact that Boba is the predecessor of Jango, and the predecessor is never as cool.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:13 pm

Xard: To clarify, that Newtype poll has nothing to do with the monthly polls Newtype has of 10 most popular male/female characters and 10 most popular anime, right? (Since those are based on votes they change from month to month anyway.)

But Shinji is really number one? ("HAI, YUU AH NUNBA WAN!") And they're seriously talking about NGE, not NME? Wow. :cringe: Mai waifu is awesome! :crush:
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Postby Reichu » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:17 pm

View Original PostStryker wrote:kinda comparably to how the MPE's could have Kaworu's soul or something around that.

Adam's soul is only in Kaworu, according to Seele.


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