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Old 2007-03-07, 15:25   Link #1
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Yay for a new GAINAX Evangelion project, gotta admit that this one looks pretty interesting, and we have a wonderful selection of new figurines that'll be released along when the new show starts to air. Looks like this shall be a good year for Evangelion. :3
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Old 2007-03-07, 15:47   Link #2
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Oh my god, SD Evangelion...
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Old 2007-03-07, 16:00   Link #3
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If by a "good year" for Evangelion, you mean the defamation of something I have dearly loved for almost ten years, then I agree. Various and numerous merchandising of the original series have become almost laughable, though I guess can't be discounted since they pretty much pulled Gainax out of bankruptcy.

I'm not too pleased by the idea of a chibi EVA anime, if you can't tell.

edit: Yeah, I knew about the movies, Shiroth.
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Old 2007-03-07, 16:05   Link #4
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I hope you know about the first of the four new movies airing this year, thats what i mean't about a good year.
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Old 2007-03-07, 16:19   Link #5
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If by a "good year" for Evangelion, you mean the defamation of something I have dearly loved for almost ten years, then I agree. Various and numerous merchandising of the original series have become almost laughable, though I guess can't be discounted since they pretty much pulled Gainax out of bankruptcy.

I'm not too pleased by the idea of a chibi EVA anime, if you can't tell.
I'm pretty sure I'm not thrilled about this, either. Iron Maiden 2nd was pure fail, and I'm not generally fond of AU forays anyway, so my hopes and expectations here are quite low.
I'll still check it out when it drops, because, shockingly, I have been wrong before.
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Old 2007-03-07, 20:08   Link #6
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At first I was sure this had to be a joke. My initial reaction is obviously that this is an atrocity waiting to happen, but it's just so far out of left field and insane that who knows, it might actually cross the international date line and go back to interesting...
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Old 2007-03-07, 22:06   Link #7
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Well I'm a Gundam fan and when they did SD Gundam which basically pokes fun at Gundam I loved it and I mean adored it. Maybe people need to lighten up laugh at themselves a little bit. There are number of precedents for this kind of spinoff working including the Pocket Fighter series of games, SD Gundam, Super Robot Wars, and even a parody of the Macross opening released by Studio Nue themselves. I'm am very much looking forward to this as its likely to be entertaining and also likely to poke fun at the bloated Evangelion franchise as a whole. Here's hoping for references to Girlfriend of Steel.
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Old 2007-03-07, 23:12   Link #8
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...The Rei triplets looks adorable.
I'll take one, please. Prefabably the second oldest one.

Ayanami sisters: (all three of them are named Rei)
Rei1: Oldest. Smart and collective.
Rei2: Second oldest. Energetic and athletic. Eats a lot.
Rei3: Youngest. Wears puffy pants, very loli, and has a foul mouth.

And what the.... Evancho!? rofl!
Evangelion is a bancho! (old-school leader of delinquents)
He's always grim and quiet. Shinji always does the talking for him (he translates Eva's words).
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Old 2007-03-08, 02:44   Link #9
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Surprising..... to say the least.

Gainax finally gone banzai and departed to crazyland?
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Surprising..... to say the least.

Gainax finally gone banzai and departed to crazyland?
Like I said there are precedents. They haven't gone crazy, they are taking a new approach to the franchise for the purposes of self-parody.

@ Just about everybody: Come on guys, humility is a quality lacking in anime companies these days so its a breath of fresh air. Why nobody gets this I don't know, its a bit disconcerting. I mean it's fine when Shakugan No Shana-Tan (hilarious by the way) exists on the DVD's as an extra, but oh lordy no, not Evangelion. I mean it's not like it will detract in any way from what happened in the series, it's just meant to be fun. This is coming from a fan of the show by the way.

I mean I know its Evangelion the "best mecha series ever" which is immune to any possibility of flaw, and there are some believe me. Could it be the idea that the studio poking fun at there own work is breaking that rule for people that are more hardcore fans then me. Well if they announce Anno as director we'll see just how fast this blows over. Or they could use the FLCL team to deflect criticism as well. One or the other is a perfect defence mechanism.

So in conclusion, no its not a joke people, its a good natured self-ribbing, no its not an insult as its done by the same company that made the orignal franchise, and no Gainax hasn't lost it anymore than the next company has. But I wonder if the reaction to this announcement is this hostile in Japan as well though. Perhaps Gainax misjudged people's ability to take a joke. Maybe they might be a little out of touch there.

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Old 2007-03-08, 03:03   Link #11
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Surprising..... to say the least.

Gainax finally gone banzai and departed to crazyland?
Nah, they're just trying to make money. I'd say they are crazy like a fox since there is no way they can fail to make money with this regardless of how stupid it might be.
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Old 2007-03-08, 03:08   Link #12
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Lol, I am gonna watch this just for the heck of it.
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Old 2007-03-08, 03:09   Link #13
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I'm not too fond on how the chibi designs looks like (( maybe it's the colours )), but aside from that, bring it on!

I'm with Kaioshin on my stance on this. Sure, GAINAX is milking Evangelion again, but at least this appeals differently compared to say...movies with recycled footage. Besides, Evangelion's rich fanbase history and it's infamous stereotyping on the characters make this potentially better than even SD Gundam, if you think about the myriad of things they can make fun of. From Rei's "........." effect to the whole "triplets/Rei clones", it's technically a full bucket of self-amusement.

Frankly, I'd think it'd be extremely awesome if they parodied those over-analysing Eva fans as the typical school nerds who's always reading too much into things, or even poke fun at how GAINAX's continously milking Eva. Maybe they can pull a movie joke in it or something. Evangelion School Film Club's 17th film, Neon Genesis Evangelion 17 : The Same Old Thing, with Shinji watching himself go emo the 17th time.

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Nah, they're just trying to make money. I'd say they are crazy like a fox since there is no way they can fail to make money with this regardless of how stupid it might be.
Yeah, because it's meant to be stupidly fun. How many people take parody-chibi shows seriously anyway?
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Nah, they're just trying to make money. I'd say they are crazy like a fox since there is no way they can fail to make money with this regardless of how stupid it might be.
I wonder why that might be. Probably the same reason SD Gundam succeeded, massive fanbase and all. SD Gundam also made about as much sense as the average acid trip, but it didn't really matter, it was funny as hell and it had so many in-jokes... it was for the fans in every conceivable way.

@ Daniel E. That's the spirit, put er there.
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Old 2007-03-08, 13:38   Link #15
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Old 2007-03-08, 13:40   Link #16
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I've checked with a few sources, and the scan mentions media, nothing about a TV series. Its still possible that it could happen, but at this moment in time its something that isn't 100% certain.

Still, i'm putting some money aside for the figure set. :3
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Old 2007-03-08, 13:51   Link #17
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I "wtf"-ed at this when I saw it, but in a good way. I also liked SD Gundam, and I hope this lives up to the term of "SD" as well.
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@ Just about everybody: Come on guys, humility is a quality lacking in anime companies these days so its a breath of fresh air. Why nobody gets this I don't know, its a bit disconcerting. I mean it's fine when Shakugan No Shana-Tan (hilarious by the way) exists on the DVD's as an extra, but oh lordy no, not Evangelion. I mean it's not like it will detract in any way from what happened in the series, it's just meant to be fun. This is coming from a fan of the show by the way.
... You know what, you're right. For some reason, I didn't even think about it being a parody (maybe because Eva is already a parody?). I'm actually looking forward to this now. Thanks.


Note: the above was not sarcastic.
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@ Daniel E. That's the spirit, put er there.
If it's about not taking things too seriously, you can always count on me.

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I've checked with a few sources, and the scan mentions media, nothing about a TV series. Its still possible that it could happen, but at this moment in time its something that isn't 100% certain.

Still, i'm putting some money aside for the figure set. :3
Hope this is at the very least some OVAs or something like that. >_< !!
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Old 2007-03-09, 00:51   Link #20
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I dont know if I have to laugh o cry at Gainax's eva projects. This is one of those shows Im gonna see because I dont have to pay a cent to see a ep, because if I had to pruchase the DVD as hell I would watch this thing...
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