ah! That proved it's Q stuff!
Yay, new Material, new Material, finally new material!
What does the spoken text in the add say, tough?
Still, once again, the trailers lied: No trace of the green stripes at the shoulders, less blue neck elemetns (sadly).
The redisigned Eyepatch is cool, tough.
The bandage-y elements (There's also some on her waist) make me wonder whether it's the actual suit or an artistic depiction...
What would also point towards that is that the right boob-protector sorta resembles the unit 05 suit one - or is it made of parallelograms? Damn, I need a higher resolution pic! She also has the "crotch accent lines" of Mari's pink plugsuit. She has noticeably less body fat down there.
The new design of the red/black parts, those incredibly cool blue elements on her legs, and of course the bandage things are unique, tough.
She also still has the round wrist pieces of the "NERV Children" in contrast to the bulky ones with two buttons used by the "rogue elements" Mari and Kaworu.
I like the color/shine effects on the bandage parts, they look like flowing blood - perfect for Asuka's character!
Also, the asymetry is impossibly cool and epic.
Still, this and the asymetries are probably due to her injuries. I wonder if she's gonna have scars, that would make her look cool and war-like. Is it me or has she gotten thinner?
Also, how sensitive of them to use Asuka as cover since her fans were slightly upset.
Also, wasn't Kaworu's lance red? Maybe it's a replica (like the EoE ones who were also black. Since Seele used this lance/had plenty of access to it, it would be plausible for the Rebuild!Replica lances to look like that - Asuka is often portrayed holding replica lances.)
Does that mean... teh Harpies battle? Or something similar?
I dunno, just speculations.
Anyway, I#m not even much an Asuka fan, and even I am impressed by how cool and warrior-like she looks here.
If there's a new plugsuit, she'll probably wear it. Looks like we're in for some epic battle!
Oh, I so wanna see Asuka do something epic in that epic suit! I love it, I love it! Sorry, green unit 05 suit, but I think I have a new favourite plugsuit now.
The "tattered" look just helps the "war like" feel of it.
As I said various times, Asuka's personal plot was more advanced than that of the others (Rei is at 23, Shinji at 19, Asuka was in EoE already, it was compressed a lot) so what we're going to see is Asuka "rising from the grave/Asuka in full bloom" (à la EoE battle) in some form.
That outfit really makes her look mighthy. The wounds are there and they left scars, but they're mended now, they aren't keeping her from kicking ass... or well, we'll see.
FINALLY NEW STUFF, YAY!
Make Clone Love Not Clone War