Asuka's New (Q) Plugsuit Discussion

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Asuka's New (Q) Plugsuit Discussion

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Postby Azathoth » Mon May 02, 2011 12:01 pm

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View Original Postarahij wrote:Newtype CM (Eva 2.0 spoilers) http://youtu.be/fwlg-_Fv1QU


View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:So people don't have to keep referring back to the Youtube video, I made a screenshot of the images earlier today:

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THE TEST SUIT IS DEAD

LONG LIVE THE NEW PLUGSUIT


Something interesting to note, by the way: the plugsuit appears to be modeled half after the original Unit 05's plugsuit (note the ribbed breast and circular...plug-looking...thingy...I don't know what it is...on the rib cage) and half after the conventional plugsuit. Given that the Unit 05-styled side is the same as her eyepatch I am definitely inclined to call shenanigans.

Also the collar kind of looks like Unit 02's helmet, but that might just be lighting

Also, are my eyes deceiving me or is there like...a red sash around her waist or something?

Also I guess they're going to fix Unit 02 because that's the number on it...
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Postby Xard » Mon May 02, 2011 12:05 pm

Asuka goes Guts on us? HELL YEAH
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Postby InstrumentalityOne » Mon May 02, 2011 12:09 pm

That new Asuka look is awesome.

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Postby Fireball » Mon May 02, 2011 12:24 pm

Aye, love me some pirate Asuka.
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Postby Shogo-Kun » Mon May 02, 2011 12:44 pm

Ah, Japan. The only country that has ads for magazines....

Also, FUCK YEAH!!! New Asuka looks beast!!!
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon May 02, 2011 12:49 pm

I'm assuming Asuka's new plugsuit is going to be modeled after the "new generation" plugsuits that Mari and Kaworu have (the 2.22 DVD/BD booklet discuss this: http://forum.evageeks.org/viewtopic.php?p=446781#446781 ), but I guess we'll see. This Newtype image could just be somewhat promotional and the final version would be altered in the film, for all we know. (Nice to see Mitsuishi getting some work in. :smirk: )

Damn I can't wait for the Q News in this~! :boingy:
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Postby Azathoth » Mon May 02, 2011 1:04 pm

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:I'm assuming Asuka's new plugsuit is going to be modeled after the "new generation" plugsuits that Mari and Kaworu have (the 2.22 DVD/BD booklet discuss this:


To look at the cover, you wouldn't think so...there's no trace of the "core" in the center of the chest or the three down-swept "ribs", or even the double collar on the neck. As I mentioned above, it looks like a hybrid of the normal Unit 02 suit and the Unit 05 suit.

Of course it may change by the time Q is complete, but on this evidence I don't think we'll be seeing Asuka in a new-generation suit (or, sadly, a new-generation Eva).
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Postby Ornette » Mon May 02, 2011 1:07 pm

What's weird is that ribbing is only on the left side of the plugsuit and the right side looks normal. Also some weird bandages or something around her right forearm? Also she has Kaworu's spear just for looks?

View Original PostShogo-Kun wrote:Ah, Japan. The only country that has ads for magazines....

No, not really: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=magazine+commercial&aq=f

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Postby Azathoth » Mon May 02, 2011 1:16 pm

View Original PostOrnette wrote:What's weird is that ribbing is only on the left side of the plugsuit and the right side looks normal. Also some weird bandages or something around her right forearm? Also she has Kaworu's spear just for looks?


Yeah, the plugsuit is distinctly asymmetrical. I wouldn't be surprised if her right arm was bandaged - Soryu's is in 1MF, after all. It's really hard to tell but I also think there's some kind of the same red "bandaging" around her midsection.

As to the spear - our female models must be fondling a phallic object if we are to sell magazines. :emogendo: I don't know, hasn't Rei been associated with the Lance of Longinus in marketing before? I don't know how much it's indicative of any real connection.
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Postby SaltyJoe » Mon May 02, 2011 1:35 pm

View Original Postarahij wrote:Newtype CM (Eva 2.0 spoilers) http://youtu.be/fwlg-_Fv1QU

Hm, so-so... there are some design elements that i think are cool (gotta love the collar and the bandage arm), but overall, i would have loved to see something more radical.

Also, possible Angelic contamination, and they employ a breastplate similar to Mari's boobgrabbing ones.... it's suspicious, to say the leastwhy is everybody in this show a f*cking Angel?.

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Postby Seele00TextOnly » Mon May 02, 2011 1:45 pm

I like the redesign of her eyepatch and its strap... the one from the preview had just a single ribbon of strap at the bottom, this one has a v-strap coming down which looks both cooler and more comfortable.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon May 02, 2011 1:47 pm

Somehow when I first looked at that image I didn't realize that they're (well, apparently) going with Shikinami having a wink and a nod to BOTH EoE injuries Soryu received (not just left eye, but her right arm), yet stylized for the plugsuit due to Bardiel'ed. Pretty cool nod (and cool looking), I guess.

I think Asuka holding that Mark 06 Spear is just to look cool, similar to how NGE!Rei in promo images is holding the Lance of Longinus (though Rei holding it does fit somewhat thematically with Lilith versus Adam and Eva-00 sticking the Lance into Lilith).
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Postby Kaname Langley » Mon May 02, 2011 2:07 pm

Yes!! I like Shikinami new plugsuit
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Postby JimmyWolk » Mon May 02, 2011 2:33 pm

Well, it's an improvement over the test suit alright, but that's not saying much. :P

I'm not sure if this is really supposed to be a new proper plugsuit though. Dunno if it's just for this promo picture or will be featured in the actual movie like this, but it looks an awful lot like it's just "patched" together (in b4 fanwank), with all the tape (seems more fitting than "bandages", especially in the midsection (better seen in fullscreen)) on it, or for example, one leg has the traditional black stripe, the other the test suit's sensor thingy.

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Postby Kendrix » Mon May 02, 2011 4:14 pm

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.
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Postby Warren Peace » Mon May 02, 2011 6:49 pm

View Original PostMaskedOmega wrote:You guys really love to talk about Asuka's plugsuit and her eye patch.


I now reserve the right to call her a salty sea wench.

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Postby shinji_ryoji_89 » Mon May 02, 2011 8:21 pm

Asuka looks pissed and sad. And absolutely ready to kick ass. What is she doing with the LoL, I wonder, though?

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Postby Seele00TextOnly » Mon May 02, 2011 8:52 pm

Isn't that version of the LoL something that has only been used by Kaworu in Rebuild so far? I know Asuka and Rei were depicted with the Lance in art from the original, but in that until EoE the Lance was only used by the good guys.

So I'm sort of reading this whole 'her standing stoic with the Lance used by Seele lackey Kaworu' thing as maybe more indication that her part might be that of adversary going forward. And that I really do not want, not after what she's already gone through in these movies.
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Postby UrsusArctos » Mon May 02, 2011 8:54 pm

Not only is the plugsuit a weird, asymmetrical hybrid, the top of the collar looks like it has four white teeth, or Eva-03's head with four white eyes sticking up. Pretty darn creepy, that plugsuit...
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Postby Seele00TextOnly » Mon May 02, 2011 8:59 pm

View Original PostUrsusArctos wrote:or Eva-03's head with four white eyes sticking up.

Well Eva-02 has four eyes also. And weren't both Eva's eyes green?
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