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Postby Literary Eagle » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:05 pm

FelipeFritschF: Yeah, I agree. This book felt pretty pointless, except for the section with illustrated messages from different artists.

kuribo-04: Thanks for your kind words! I'll try to do another book review for next week or the week after. ^_^

robersora: Thank you! It's nice to be back. I think there are at least 50 books left to review, so typing out that many book titles is a bit daunting at the moment. However, what I can do is offer a mini preview by letting you know which books I am (tentatively) planning to review next! Since there is renewed interest in the New Theatrical Edition now that the first three movies are on Khara's YouTube channel, I was thinking of doing Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Jo - Entry File 1, and then after that I could do Eva Extra 04 (the actual magazine, not the mobile app).

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Postby Literary Eagle » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:32 pm

I posted my sixty-eighth Evangelion book review today! This time, it's Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Jo - Entry File 1, a guide to the Evangelion: 1.0 movie. I hope you enjoy the review! ^_^
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Postby kuribo-04 » Sat May 02, 2020 7:01 pm

It's amazing how many Eva books exist.
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Ryuko: "I'm gonna knock ya on your asses!"
-Asuka: THINK IN GERMAN!!! -Shinji: Öh... Baumkuchen...
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Postby Literary Eagle » Mon May 04, 2020 4:40 pm

Yeah, it's truly incredible that there are so many Evangelion books! I'd imagine that the number of Eva figurines and action figures is even larger, though. I wonder if there's an alternate universe where I collect Evangelion figures instead of books? I hope that alternate universe version of me has a lot more storage space! -o-;
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Postby kuribo-04 » Mon May 04, 2020 7:03 pm

Thankfully I only go for the figures I really like. But...the books are taking up lots of space. When I think about moving to a different place...oh boy lol.
Shinji: "Sooner or later I'll be betrayed... And they'll leave me. Still... I want to meet them again, because I believe my feelings at that time were real."
Ryuko: "I'm gonna knock ya on your asses!"
-Asuka: THINK IN GERMAN!!! -Shinji: Öh... Baumkuchen...
Hayashida: "As game developers, our work is special. All of us here can put smiles on very many people's faces with our work."
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Postby Literary Eagle » Thu May 07, 2020 7:25 pm

I posted my sixty-ninth Evangelion book review today! This time, it's Eva Extra 04. This is the actual magazine, not the mobile app. So even if you already have the app, hopefully you will still enjoy seeing what the physical magazine is like, including its packaging and bonus goodies. ^_^
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Postby kuribo-04 » Fri May 08, 2020 4:52 am

Did not know it came with those large cards. It's so cool looking. :)
Shinji: "Sooner or later I'll be betrayed... And they'll leave me. Still... I want to meet them again, because I believe my feelings at that time were real."
Ryuko: "I'm gonna knock ya on your asses!"
-Asuka: THINK IN GERMAN!!! -Shinji: Öh... Baumkuchen...
Hayashida: "As game developers, our work is special. All of us here can put smiles on very many people's faces with our work."
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Postby robersora » Fri May 08, 2020 10:36 am

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Yeah, it has that amazing sense for aesthetic promotional material and packaging, I always adored about Evangelion. There was this interesting article with the guy responsible for the design language for the packaging of the Blu-Rays of NTE... I just can't remember the name and where I've read it tho... It was definitely a designer normally working outside the Anime industry... maybe Literary Eagle has a clue? : )
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Postby kuribo-04 » Sat May 09, 2020 7:17 am

Ah, that sounds like an interesti g read. And yeah, sometimes the design of all the merch, books,
etc, feels like it could stand as its own as an aesthetic series of products.
Shinji: "Sooner or later I'll be betrayed... And they'll leave me. Still... I want to meet them again, because I believe my feelings at that time were real."
Ryuko: "I'm gonna knock ya on your asses!"
-Asuka: THINK IN GERMAN!!! -Shinji: Öh... Baumkuchen...
Hayashida: "As game developers, our work is special. All of us here can put smiles on very many people's faces with our work."
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Postby Literary Eagle » Sat May 09, 2020 4:16 pm

kuribo-04: Yeah, the large cards and the packaging are pretty cool. The magazine is nice even without that extra stuff, but something about those extras really takes the whole thing to another level!

robersora: A lot of Evangelion stuff sure does have nifty packaging! Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with the article you're referring to. If you do happen to come across it again, please send the link my way! I'd love to see it. ^_^
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Postby Literary Eagle » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:12 pm

I posted my seventieth Evangelion book review today! (Wow, 70 book reviews! Can you believe it?) This time, it's EVANGELION Millennials 2. This is a NEW BOOK that came out just a few weeks ago, so I hope you enjoy the review!

Also, I have edited my review of Evangelion ANIMA 3, because that book is now available in English. Yay!
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Postby FelipeFritschF » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:52 pm

Have you bought the first two volumes of Evangelion Original? Some people are looking to possibly translate the original screenplays.

Thank you for your work, as always.

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Postby Literary Eagle » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:08 pm

Hi, thanks for your comment! Sorry, I didn't bother with buying the other two volumes of Evangelion Original. If your translator friends are looking to purchase them, they're pretty easy to find on websites that specialize in selling used Japanese books, such as Mandarake. Good luck with the project! ^_^
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Postby Literary Eagle » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:49 pm

I posted my seventy-first book review today! This time, it's Evangelion ANIMA 4. I didn't get too deeply into the plot, because I would like people to support the official English release if they're interested (and for those who do want to discuss plot details, EvaGeeks already has a thread devoted to ANIMA anyway). However, please note that the review still reveals a few story details in the pictures and such, so keep that in mind if you haven't read the book yet and want to avoid spoilers. ^_^
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Postby kuribo-04 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:42 pm

Gave it a read! Interesting as always.

Still can't wrap my head around some concepts in Anima lol.
Shinji: "Sooner or later I'll be betrayed... And they'll leave me. Still... I want to meet them again, because I believe my feelings at that time were real."
Ryuko: "I'm gonna knock ya on your asses!"
-Asuka: THINK IN GERMAN!!! -Shinji: Öh... Baumkuchen...
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Postby Literary Eagle » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:09 pm

Thanks, kuribo-04!

Yeah, Anima is definitely... out there. :lol:
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Postby Jäeger » Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:22 am

View Original PostLiterary Eagle wrote:Thanks, kuribo-04!

Yeah, Anima is definitely... out there. :lol:


Here one of the purchasers.

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Postby kuribo-04 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:33 am

I purchased Evangelion Chronicle Illustrations to fill the void the delay left.

I had no idea the Asuka one was the same book but revised till I read your post. Helped me out there. ^_^
Shinji: "Sooner or later I'll be betrayed... And they'll leave me. Still... I want to meet them again, because I believe my feelings at that time were real."
Ryuko: "I'm gonna knock ya on your asses!"
-Asuka: THINK IN GERMAN!!! -Shinji: Öh... Baumkuchen...
Hayashida: "As game developers, our work is special. All of us here can put smiles on very many people's faces with our work."
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Postby Jäeger » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:20 am

View Original Postkuribo-04 wrote:I purchased Evangelion Chronicle Illustrations to fill the void the delay left.

I had no idea the Asuka one was the same book but revised till I read your post. Helped me out there. ^_^


What does Chronicle Illustrations add to my collection? Are they exclusive?
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Postby kuribo-04 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:31 am

View Original PostJäeger wrote:What does Chronicle Illustrations add to my collection? Are they exclusive?

I'm not sure. I know the Chronicle illustrations are taken from the Chronicle magazine. The revised edition might have original illystrations though. If you only have the OG book then most likely this stuff would be new to you.

Here is literaryeagle's post:

https://literaryeagle.tumblr.com/post/102257345269/for-my-fourth-evangelion-book-review-i-will-be
Shinji: "Sooner or later I'll be betrayed... And they'll leave me. Still... I want to meet them again, because I believe my feelings at that time were real."
Ryuko: "I'm gonna knock ya on your asses!"
-Asuka: THINK IN GERMAN!!! -Shinji: Öh... Baumkuchen...
Hayashida: "As game developers, our work is special. All of us here can put smiles on very many people's faces with our work."
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