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Postby Shay Guy » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:02 pm

...to any questions on NGE from Hideaki Anno and/or Gainax in general (your preference, whatever you consider Word of God), what questions would they be?

Some ground rules:
  • They have to be about in-story matters -- no asking how many cels were used in episode 23'.
  • They have to be reasonably specific -- no asking "What the flipping rat hell is going on here?!"

Let's also limit the number of questions to, I dunno, the top ten. I'll start by nominating "Whose soul is in EVA-00?" and "Why did Shinji see the apparitions of Rei at the beginning and end of the series?" I'm sure you can think of some better ones, though.
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Postby Reichu » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:15 pm

Try "Khairax" instead of Gainax.

- What's Dr. Katsuragi's given name?
- Who was the donor for Adam's contact experiment?
- Does Yui just float around in space until the end of the universe, or does she eventually, you know, DO stuff?
- Why is Eva-01 growing hair at the end of EoE? That's retarded.
- Did Adam get skewered by her own Spear? That's way too lame to be true, amirite.
- Okay, this might sound strange, but... is Adam a chick?
- Why is this thing that looks like a combination of the dead Angels growing out of Eva-00 in episode 23?
- What does Lilith's real face look like?
- If Eva-01 is a clone or something of Lilith, how come she looks like the other Evas and absolutely nothing like Lilith? I mean seriously.
- Why are there SO MANY continuity errors in EoE? (What? This one is against the rules? Bawwwwwwwwwwwwwww.)
- What's the omitted part of Gendo's final line to Ritsuko?
- Can you explain the genesis and maturation process of Adam's offspring to me in complete and explicit detail, please?

Okay, I'll stop.
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Postby Deathmask » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:21 pm

I think that "hair" might be smoke or steam.

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Postby Reichu » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:28 pm

Deathmask: It's stated to be hair in the script itself.
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Postby jim_loves_randy » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:12 pm

Did Misato want to fuck Shinji.

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Postby NemZ » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:39 pm

What exactly are the fruits of knowledge and life, and what does lacking one do to the other species?
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Postby chee » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:43 pm

Does all this fanwank have anything to do with what you intended to convey at all?

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Postby CorporalChaos » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:56 pm

I thought Unit-01 growing hair in EoE was meant to symbolize some sort of connection between Rei/Lillith/Yui/Unit-01
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Postby Reichu » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:29 pm

Hey, CC, are you Anno? No? THAT'S RIGHT. SHUT UP. ;p

@chee: That question gets disqualified according to OP's rules.
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Postby V » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:47 pm

- What's Dr. Katsuragi's given name?
- Who was the donor for Adam's contact experiment?
- Does Yui just float around in space until the end of the universe, or does she eventually, you know, DO stuff?
- Why is Eva-01 growing hair at the end of EoE? That's retarded.
- Did Adam get skewered by her own Spear? That's way too lame to be true, amirite.
- Okay, this might sound strange, but... is Adam a chick?
- Why is this thing that looks like a combination of the dead Angels growing out of Eva-00 in episode 23?
- What does Lilith's real face look like?
- If Eva-01 is a clone or something of Lilith, how come she looks like the other Evas and absolutely nothing like Lilith? I mean seriously.
- Why are there SO MANY continuity errors in EoE? (What? This one is against the rules? Bawwwwwwwwwwwwwww.)
- What's the omitted part of Gendo's final line to Ritsuko?
- Can you explain the genesis and maturation process of Adam's offspring to me in complete and explicit detail, please?
-What exactly are the fruits of knowledge and life, and what does lacking one do to the other species?


I think we've kind of established that Adam's own Spear impaled it, and I would like to know the specifics of the Angel life cycle and maturation (because I think its cool) but at least we know the basics on that one. And we also know the basics of Fruit of Knowledge vs Fruit of Life, though still, I'd like to know exactly how this robs Angels of "true sentience" or whatever.

Really, what I'd do at the start of a Q&A thing is say that instead of just shouting out questions, there are obviously some things that were intentional mysteries, but I want them to clarify it so we can officially categorize things into either:

1-that was an intentional mystery and even we the writers don't have an answer
2-that was an intentional mystery that you the fans weren't supposed to ever be able to figure out, but we the writers DO have an answer...but we're not telling (specifically this is the Ritsuko final line thing)
3-things that were mysteries, *but you're supposed to be able to figure it out on your own* because we the writers feel that there is sufficient on-screen evidence to figure it out, and half the fun is figuring it out, and we won't walk you by the hand through it
4-things that we the writers honestly wanted you to know, so we're okay with actually telling you an answer.....

but how would we go about asking them stuff given how much of their stuff fansites steal? and I doubt they aprove of all the hentai. Subtle he needs must be, who could seduce Angels...
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Postby Chrad » Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:57 pm

I can't believe this one hasn't been said yet.

What meaning was meant to be inferred from the final scene of The End of Evangelion?

I like ambiguity and mystery and in some ways I wouldn't like to be told, but another side of me would desperately want to hear his answer.

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Postby V » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:03 am

I'm pretty sure the general meaning was: "in the dream-world of 3I, Shinji strangled Asuka and she didn't react....to check that he's in the real world again and angry and freaking out from just living through the literal Apocalypse, he strangles Asuka again...hoping that she will react and fight back, proving it is reality now. However, she not only just "resists" him, but finally breaks down their emotional barriers and caresses his face lovingly....Shinji's not just happy that its real, but utterly breaking down from finally having their emotional barriers dropped. overwhelmed, he breaks down crying."
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Postby CorporalChaos » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:21 am

Hmm...one question to Anno. I wonder...

I've got one.

"Anno...why so serious?"
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Postby Reichu » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:02 am

Unless you're Anno or some other official person, don't address the questions, because that's not the point of the thread. Right? Right.

Plus people don't seem to actually be reading the OP in full.
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Postby Themaninblack » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:07 am

"Anno who is the biggest loser inNGE Gedno, Shinji, Misato, Asuka,ect"
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Postby TheAyanamiOtaku » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:08 am

"you're like my fazha. I DON'T LIKE MAH FAZHA"

okay nvr mnd...

"where was ritsuko?"
"was rits raped during her interrogation?"
"why were the MP Evas so different from the others, and how were they created?"
"what happened to Eva04, and where is it?"
"Just how did all of the Angels get dispersed?"
"What happened during 2I, from beginning to conclusion?"
"How did Sandalphon appear in a volcano?"
"Why do some Angels just spontaneously appear out of nowhere?"
"Was Bardiel like Iruel, and where were their cores?"
"why was Rei naked in some 3I scenes but Kaworu clothed in almost all of them?"
"where is leliel's core? what does leliel look like from 4 dimensions?"
"why did gendo have sex with ritsuko? was it consensual, or did ritsuko or gendo force it upon the other?"
"was yui entirely responsible for shogouki's beserk behavior? and if so, does that mean she was a violent person back when she had a body?"
"who was the woman who fed the cats?"
"why was kaworu sent to NERV by SEELE?"
"why did Kaworu grin after its meeting with SEELE?"
"do souls have gender, if so, does that make Kaworu a female soul within a male body?"
"who was the original body of Kaworu? What was his name?"
"who is the inhabitant soul of Zerogouki?"
"can the people who have died for a long time (before 2I or more) return after 3I? Explain why or why not"
"During 3I, did everyone imagine having sex during the libido scene, or was it just everyone in the Evangelion cast having an orgy, with the rest of humanity's souls watching?"
"why did the two positron beams from the Op. Yashima episode get all funky when they met for the first time?"
"what is leliel's shadow?"
"why did shogouki choose to do nothing when she ate the S^2 Organ until the moments before 3I?"
"what does sealed bakelite do to a body, and how did it affect Adam's embryo?"
"do all angels have an embryonic stage?"
"exactly how smart are Angels, and what separates Angel intellect from Lilin intellect?"
"what are the Lances of Longinus constructed out of?"
"how does soul transfer work?"
"how was Rei born/constructed, and what purpose do her pills serve?"
"what did SEELE/GEHRIN have in mind when they were first tinkering with the Eva?"
"Why did Gendo marry Yui?"
"why didn't Kaworu blow everything up to resume 2I? Did it have a pact with SEELE to do something?"
"Why couldn't Kaworu recognize Lilith immediately?"
"Since the First Angel was already on the Earth, why do Angels travel to Tokyo-3?"
"How do Angels' cores work?"
"how do the plug suits and the entry plugs work?"
"how could ritsuko kill all of the Rei clones by pressing destrudo on her handheld device?"
"was there any genuine affection between Gendo and Ritsuko, and, if so, was it reciprocated, and does this have any connection with Gendo's muted words?"
"what were gendo's muted words, and why were they muted?"
"how did Rei learn german?"
"do any of the characters other than Shinji masterbate?"
"what was Asuka doing naked in the bathtub?"
"was Misato acting pervy all part of the plan to give Shinji confidance?"
"did Rei's or kaworu's bodies have cores? if so, where, and why?"
"why did kaworu bring Nigouki along? was that part of the plan, or was it just a fancy?"
"where did kaworu take nigouki and shogouki (the icefield)? where was it located?"
"did Rei have unlimited access to all of NERV, or did she just bypass everything like kaworu did?"
"did Rei use any of her lilith-abilities outside of the moments before she returns to Lilith?"
"was there any soul in Lilith after Rei was created? was Lilith's soul split apart, like Kyoko's?"
"whose breasts are larger, Rei's or Asuka's?"
"who, from the evangelion cast, would return after 3I? give examples to all of them, and their reasons for returning or not returning"
"how long did ago did time pass from 3I's initiation to its conclusion?"
"How long did Shinji roam around alone until Asuka materialized?"
"what is the year during EoE's End?"
"why was the reason for the radical differences between the evangelions' skulls?"
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Postby NAveryW » Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:11 am

I'd ask why Ramiel had to drill into NERV (a process which took several hours) instead of using those enormously powerful energy beams which can destroy mountains in seconds. I'd also ask why Kaworu didn't realize Lilith was Adam (and he'd tell me my theory that each of the tiny chunks Adam blew apart into could form into an embryo-type thing was true).

Oh yeah, and I'd ask about Arka. I forgot about that one.
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Postby Ramiel² » Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:54 am

NAveryW wrote:I'd ask why Ramiel had to drill into NERV



It is Obviously a phalic symbolism!


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Postby Chrad » Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:31 am

I'd ask Anno to clarify the phallic symbolism of EVA-01's horn.

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Postby Dartz » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:36 am

Who shot J.R.?



Because an awful joke like that would be a hell of a lot more welcome than the same old fanwankery.
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