Apparently the guy behind Petit Eva is gonna be at Fanime (awesome), but I was wondering, IF Hiroyuki Yamaga happens to be at Fanime (again) and IF he happens to hold another question and answer panel, could somebody PLEASE ask him the following? It's mainly because of these three topics , but I was going to ask Yamaga this question at Fanime '10 (in addition to the question I actually asked him) but never got around to it.
MAIN Question to ask: Number 01 wrote:With Neon Genesis Evangelion, is the TV ending and movie ending concurrent, are they same ending? Does Shinji reject the Human Instrumentality Project in both endings? Or is the TV ending intentionally vague while The End of Evangelion ending is more clear? There aren't any official statements on this TV versus Film ending debate by the staff, only vague information in publications.
The next are optional.
But I seriously think it'd be nice to get an answer out of somebody (other than an understandable "WTF?!") due to the CONTROVERSY surrounding the Ritsuko question. This has been bugging me and I'm sure others in the fan-community for quite some time, so yeah:
OPTIONAL Question to ask: Number 02 wrote:Why is Ritsuko standing naked in front of the Seele monoliths in Episode 23? Chairman Kiel uses the word "ryoujoku", so was Ritsuko raped or otherwise sexually assaulted by someone?
OPTIONAL Question to ask: Number 03 wrote:Would you say the Director's Cuts Episodes of the Eva TV Series take precedence with canon over the On-Air Episodes? Why or why not do you think this?
OPTIONAL Question to ask: Number 04 wrote:Do you personally have any hopes or expectations for the rest of Evangelion: New Theatrical Edition? Have you so far noticed differences in fan reactions in the West versus fan reactions in the East?
OPTIONAL Question to ask: Number 05 wrote:Do Studio Gainax and Studio Khara receive a lot of money from Eva merchandising? Fans seem to assume that means either Studio is swimming in money whether or not that's the case, so where does the money go to and just what is it used for? Does only a small percentage of money made from selling products go to Gainax or Khara while the rest goes to the companies who produced the merchandise?
I'm well aware Yamaga didn't work much on Eva (other than production for the series/Death/EoE) so it's possible asking him isn't going be the same as asking a "proper" NGE staff member, but I'd be very interested in hearing his answers to these questions, regardless. Hell, I found his answers to the questions asked last year were pretty interesting, as well as the discussion it spawned here on EGF.