Evangelion ANIMA (general)

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Postby Blockio » Fri Mar 12, 2021 4:25 pm

I think Rei 4 cries at some point? It's a bit of a mush but I do seem to remember that the crazy one at some point sheds some tears
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Postby Zethus Thorne » Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:27 pm

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Postby Blockio » Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:07 pm

Beats me. It's been months since I've last touched Anima
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Your point of view is horny, and biased. ~ glitz2hard
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Postby AWinters » Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:54 pm

I'm about halfway through the forst volume and got bored, so I flicked ahead and read a couple of paragraphs every several pages and it didn't look like it was advancing any.
It seems like after the initial build up, it's all battle that keeps stopping to explain the equipment to us, which ruins the flow for me.

It feels like a bit of a chore to read to be honest.
Does it develop a decent plot that's worth continuing for?

I've seen in this thread that it has its moments, but unless it's got a well formed story, I think I'll struggle to enjoy it.

I found the beginning interesting as it seems to be a "what if NERV fought off the army, beat the MP Evas and instrumentality never happened" universe intro. Good idea, but it just doesn't seem to be going anywhere.

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Postby Zethus Thorne » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:18 pm

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View Original PostAWinters wrote:I'm about halfway through the forst volume and got bored, so I flicked ahead and read a couple of paragraphs every several pages and it didn't look like it was advancing any.
It seems like after the initial build up, it's all battle that keeps stopping to explain the equipment to us, which ruins the flow for me.

It feels like a bit of a chore to read to be honest.
Does it develop a decent plot that's worth continuing for?

I've seen in this thread that it has its moments, but unless it's got a well formed story, I think I'll struggle to enjoy it.

I found the beginning interesting as it seems to be a "what if NERV fought off the army, beat the MP Evas and instrumentality never happened" universe intro. Good idea, but it just doesn't seem to be going anywhere.


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Postby Kendrix » Tue Mar 23, 2021 4:56 am

mh. i personally thought the detailed explanation on the tech was the best part.
Alas poor Kaworu, I knew him well...

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Postby Blockio » Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:12 pm

I don't think it's a matter of light novels not being for them. Anima really is exceptionally dry
I can see why Gendo hired Misato to do the actual commanding. He tried it once and did an appalling job. ~ AWinters
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Postby Kendrix » Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:11 am

The guy who wrote it was the mecha designer wasn't he?

As someone who has been doing creative writing since I was 11 & gone from really sucking to reasonably proficient enough to get the occasional bucketload of praise when some Ao3 commenter feels merciful, I feel this could really have benefitted from hiring & comparing notes with a specialized prose person.
Like, if he'd given a list of bullet points complete with the technobabble & battle physics that are his forte & the emotional beats he clearly wanted to hear to an experienced writer.

You can tell when he wants to hit emotional beats, there's thought-through potential here & good ideas, but one can't deny that the craftsmanship is lacking.
I'd like to do to it what this one painter did when he took kid's creative design sketches & drew the same thing but in a practiced art style.

Now that the TuaT script has leaked, english volume 5 is the last thing we got to look forward to XDD Besides the proper film itself. I wonder which of the two will first archieve Englishification.
Alas poor Kaworu, I knew him well...

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Postby Zusuchan » Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:30 am

Ikuto Yamashita is a mechanical designer, yes. And yeah, he should have worked with someone more professional on Anima, though at least the chaos he gave us is more entertaining and interesting than 90% of the other Eva spin-offs "gifted" to the world. Based on what I know, it does seem one is better off with having read about Anima than actually having read it, though.

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Postby Blockio » Wed Mar 24, 2021 12:03 pm

View Original PostZusuchan wrote:Based on what I know, it does seem one is better off with having read about Anima than actually having read it, though.

Very much that, yeah.
I can see why Gendo hired Misato to do the actual commanding. He tried it once and did an appalling job. ~ AWinters
Your point of view is horny, and biased. ~ glitz2hard
What about titty-ten? ~ Reichu
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Postby AWinters » Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:51 pm

View Original PostZethus Thorne wrote:Maybe Light Novels aren't your forte


I have enjoyed light novels - when I've felt drawn in by the content.
But I'm finding this one boring.

I'm feeling disconnected from the characters because their dialogue is too far out of character and the flow of the story just puts me off.

Apart from the official Manga and "Legend of the Piko Piko Middle School Students", I'm yet to read any Eva books that I actually enjoy.
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Postby Blockio » Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:12 pm

If I had to pick one piece of Eva franchising that I'd never in a million years say is good, it would be Piko Piko. You'd have to hold me at gunpoint to read any more of that
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Your point of view is horny, and biased. ~ glitz2hard
What about titty-ten? ~ Reichu
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Postby AWinters » Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:28 pm

View Original PostBlockio wrote:If I had to pick one piece of Eva franchising that I'd never in a million years say is good, it would be Piko Piko. You'd have to hold me at gunpoint to read any more of that


Humour is subjective of course and I got many laughs from it.
I think they're hilarious!

I think the worst of Eva stories are among the video games.

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Postby shinryujimikihiko » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:27 pm

To those of you who've read both: which would you prefer on a desert island, Sadamoto's manga or Anima? You can only pick one.

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Postby Jäeger » Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:14 am

View Original Postshinryujimikihiko wrote:To those of you who've read both: which would you prefer on a desert island, Sadamoto's manga or Anima? You can only pick one.


Anima, by far

It's stupid, but at least the author loves the material.
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Postby bogusman » Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:52 pm

View Original Postshinryujimikihiko wrote:To those of you who've read both: which would you prefer on a desert island, Sadamoto's manga or Anima? You can only pick one.


Sadamoto's. Been reading it before the anime series were aired. Even prefer it over the anime, EoE & NTE.
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Postby AWinters » Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:18 am

View Original Postbogusman wrote:Sadamoto's. Been reading it before the anime series were aired. Even prefer it over the anime, EoE & NTE.

Same here. I'm only now learning that some fans didn't like it and I'm surprised.
It felt like experiencing Neon Genesis all over again with exciting new twists around every corner. I binge read them all in just under 3 weeks because I just couldn't put them down, I was absolutely gripped!
It's been a few months and I've just started again.

I put the Anima book back on the shelf unfinished. Unfortunately, it was feeling too much like an unrewarding chore to read.


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