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Old 2013-05-17, 13:03   Link #361
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Evangelion the Live Action adaptation. Some shots are a carbon copy of that show, with the same style of framing even .
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Old 2013-05-17, 16:33   Link #362
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Why are you bothered that the monsters were given a Japanese name...
Simply because I am interested in why the creatures are called Kaiju does not mean I am disagreeing with the use of the word (technically, shouldn't they be called daikaiju? ). Much the same as Jaeger, their title is undoubtedly purposeful (at least I hope it was purposeful) and probably heavily debated during the course of writing and filming.

Honestly, if the film is just using the labels based on our cultural zeitgeist, then it is bad writing. They must be defined somehow in universe (even if onyl symbolically). So, I expect the titles to be purposeful and contextual to the universe.

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but not that the robots were given a German name?
Why do you think I'm not? I am very interested in why they choose the title Jaeger within the context of world, but, simply put, the Kaiju came first. Consequently, the Jaegers were made in response to the Kaiju, so their labeling can only make sense in the context of the Kaiju. I personally know kaiju means 'strange beast' and jaeger means 'destroyer/fighter', but I want to know why the names were chosen by the characters in-universe. Obviously, I will only know for sure when I actually see the film, but those are some of the questions I will have on entering the theatre and I'd hope the film will answer them for me.

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At least Japan is still involved in this "Pacific" threat.
What were the other two cities mentioned. I'm on my phone so I couldn't quite understand Charlie Hunnam...

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Old 2013-05-17, 16:53   Link #363
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Jet Jaeger?
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Old 2013-05-17, 20:14   Link #364
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Jaeger means "hunter" as far as I know.

Anyway I'm of the idea that all these strange names in the end have been chosen without a particular reason. This is something very typical of Anime I must say. I've grown accustomed to Japan's tendency of throwing foreign words in their shows just to increase the perceived coolness factor.

Even the fact that the robots aren't simply called "robots" but are given some kind of exotic name is typical of the recent (not so much anymore actually) mecha anime. Between Endlaves, Aestevalis, Yunboroid, Cybodies and so on you really wonder what the hell they will come up with next.

BTW even the names of the single robots are quite bizarre. I'd be tempted to think that "Eureka Striker" is a homage to "Eureka Seven", but it's probably the Otaku in me talking. The other ones don't seem to homage any particular robo anime. "Coyote Tango" is really very odd for the Japanese model. The closest anime title I can think of is "Coyote Ragtime show" but it wasn't really about mecha.
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Old 2013-05-17, 20:40   Link #365
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Jaeger means "hunter" as far as I know.

BTW even the names of the single robots are quite bizarre. I'd be tempted to think that "Eureka Striker" is a homage to "Eureka Seven", but it's probably the Otaku in me talking. The other ones don't seem to homage any particular robo anime. "Coyote Tango" is really very odd for the Japanese model. The closest anime title I can think of is "Coyote Ragtime show" but it wasn't really about mecha.
Jaeger means hunter indeed. Afaik the first attack was quoted to be on Osaka from prerelease comments, not the US, which would explain kaiju.

Kawamori is listed on imdb as someone who is given special thanks to in the crew and staff list, so Eureka striker could be a homage. Although I'd have preferred if they had hired Kawamori instead, the mechanical designs would have been better.

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Old 2013-05-17, 21:40   Link #366
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Im not so sure if that trailer is gonna be explosive. I already experience like Terminator 3 and Transformer found to be worse.
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Old 2013-05-18, 06:23   Link #367
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Sometimes I think the names of the Jaeger's are meant to be odd. Two words, totally unrelated to each other. I kinda like it, the names themselves are quite unique.

Hell, I myself tried coming up some names myself. Folly Inhibiter sound good to anyone?
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Old 2013-05-18, 07:11   Link #368
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That's not a very good name,you really are trying to get the pilot killed don't you?
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Old 2013-05-18, 08:13   Link #369
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Sometimes I think the names of the Jaeger's are meant to be odd. Two words, totally unrelated to each other. I kinda like it, the names themselves are quite unique.
That was probably the idea. It's odd, but you'll remember it.
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Old 2013-05-18, 10:13   Link #370
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Oh wow. IMDB staff list lists bunch of very familiar names in the "special thanks" section of the credits.

Hideaki Anno(庵野秀明) .... special thanks
Alfonso Cuaron .... special thanks
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu .... special thanks
Ishiro Honda(本多猪四郎) .... dedicatee
Yuji Iwahara(岩原裕二) .... special thanks
Kazuyoshi Katayama(片山一良) .... special thanks
Shoji Kawamori(河森正治) .... special thanks
Masahiko Minami(南雅彦) .... special thanks: Bones
Tooru Miura(三浦亨) .... special thanks: AIC
Tomoyuki Miyata(宮田知行) .... special thanks: J.C. Staff
Toshiaki Okuno(奥野敏聡) .... special thanks: Oriental Light and Magic
Toshihiko Sato(佐藤俊彦) .... special thanks: Production Reed
Michiaki Satou(佐藤道明) .... special thanks: Satelight
Yukinao Shimoji(下地志直) .... special thanks: Xebec
Hiroshi Takahashi(高橋浩) .... special thanks: Toei Animation
Hideyuki Takai(高井英幸) .... special thanks: TOHO
Shuichirou Tanaka(田中修一郎) .... special thanks: Tatsunoko Production
Kenji Uchida(内田健二) .... special thanks: Sunrise
Kazunori Ueno(上野和典) .... special thanks: Bandai
Hiroyuki Yamaga(山賀博之) .... special thanks: Gainax
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Old 2013-05-18, 10:30   Link #371
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Anno!?

Oh my God...but well I guess he isn't the same Anno anymore anyway.
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Old 2013-05-18, 10:31   Link #372
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Cool list, but I have to wonder at some obvious names that weren't included. Why didn't they also dedicate the film to Eiji Tsuburaya (special effects artists who created Godzilla's look) and Tomoyuki Tanaka (producer and creator of Godzilla...not to mention Ultraman)? They were just as influential as Ishiro Honda. Hell, Akira Ifukube (composer and creator of Godzilla's roar) and Haruo Nakajima (Godzilla) also deserved a shout-out if there going through all the hassle of crediting people that obviously influenced the movie. And that's just Godzilla. Where's Go Nagai?

edit: Got to love the inclusion of Kazuyoshi Katayama.
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Old 2013-05-18, 10:44   Link #373
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Ah, so that's why many people comparing it to Evangelion...
Anno name's is listed...


And I also surprised to Shoji Kawamori's name listed...
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Old 2013-05-18, 10:54   Link #374
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Wait. Does that mean the characters will suddenly sing a pop song in the middle of a battle?

*runs like a bat out of hell* XD
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Old 2013-05-18, 10:55   Link #375
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And I also surprised to Shoji Kawamori's name listed...
Too bad we don’t get transforming jets in this movie. On the other hand, we’re lucky that there’s no cheeky diva guiding Kaijus by her singing .
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Old 2013-05-18, 11:04   Link #376
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...That or the pilots having an orgasm while synchronizing. -_-
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Old 2013-05-18, 11:07   Link #377
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I guess Anno changed when he found out Yamato was coming back.
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Old 2013-05-18, 12:07   Link #378
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initial impression: oh man, this is gonna be fun movie!
friend's impression: man, that's a lot of CGI

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Old 2013-05-18, 12:19   Link #379
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initial impression: oh man, this is gonna be fun movie!
friend's impression: man, that's a lot of CGI

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Nobody is allowed to say “That’s a lot of CGI!” before they watch Star Wars Prequels.
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Old 2013-05-18, 12:35   Link #380
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initial impression: oh man, this is gonna be fun movie!
friend's impression: man, that's a lot of CGI

*facepalm*
so your friend hasn't any Summer blockbuster in the last 10 years?
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