History Trivia / NeonGenesisEvangelion

8th Dec '17 8:56:42 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ShrugOfGod: After fans were upset with the ambiguity of the series, Creator/HideakiAnno basically declared that it was up to viewers to determine their own meaning and reprimanded them for expecting all the answers on a silver platter. Over the years he has offered, at best, several vague and contradictory statements as to the meaning(s) and intentions of the series. He has, however, occasionally spoken out on a couple of details, such as {{Joss|ed}}ing the fan theory that [[spoiler:Misato was the one who shot Kaji]] stating that it was [[spoiler:a unknown assassin who carried the deed either on SEELE or NERV's behalf]].

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* ShrugOfGod: After fans were upset with the ambiguity of the series, Creator/HideakiAnno basically declared that it was up to viewers to determine their own meaning and reprimanded them for expecting all the answers on a silver platter. Over the years he has offered, at best, several vague and contradictory statements as to the meaning(s) and intentions of the series. He has, however, occasionally spoken out on a couple of details, such as {{Joss|ed}}ing the fan theory that [[spoiler:Misato was the one who shot Kaji]] stating that it was [[spoiler:a unknown assassin who carried out the deed either on SEELE or NERV's behalf]].
19th Nov '17 1:10:15 PM MarqFJA
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* The ''Ayanami'' bears mentioning that not only is it the name of a destroyer; it means "wave pattern" as in "frequency." Similarly, ''Shikinami'' (from ''Rebuild'') literally means "wave equation," as in "wavelength." If we combine these two together, we get the equation for the speed of light. This allows for FridgeBrilliance: Both Rei and Asuka were designed to be [[RedOniBlueOni two parts of the same whole]].
*** Uh, no. The "wave name Destroyers (other classes had poetic wind "kaze" names) are poetic descriptions, not scientific terms. Ayanami is literally "wave like brocaded cloth", Shikinami is "following wave".

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* The ''Ayanami'' bears mentioning that not only is it the name of a destroyer; it means reversing the order of the kanji gives us as one possible translation "wave pattern" pattern", as in "frequency." "frequency". Similarly, applying the same treatment to ''Shikinami'' (from (Asuka's last name from ''Rebuild'') literally means gives "wave equation," equation", as in "wavelength." "wavelength". If we combine these two together, we get the equation for the speed of light. light (speed of light = frequency x wavelength). This allows for FridgeBrilliance: Both Rei and Asuka were designed to be [[RedOniBlueOni two parts of the same whole]].
*** Uh, no. The "wave name Destroyers (other classes had poetic wind "kaze" names) are poetic descriptions, not scientific terms. Ayanami is literally "wave like brocaded cloth", Shikinami is "following wave".
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2nd Oct '17 2:34:53 AM Anicomicgeek
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* DVDCommentary:
** {{The Movie}}s feature commentaries by Creator/AmandaWinnLee, her husband and Creator/TaliesinJaffe, which are generally [[LoveItOrHateIt beloved/despised]] (some have even nicknamed it "Commentary of Evil") for being mostly riffing, with a lot of conjecture about the possible meanings behind the films' abstract symbolism, and details on the process of dubbing the films and remastering the audio.
** The Platinum Edition of the TV series featured commentaries on several episodes as well, albeit less memorable ones.
16th Jun '17 11:31:21 PM MexicanGuy
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** Anno revealed in October 2014 that he had plans to make an all-new Evangelion film after production of ''Death and Rebirth'' and ''End of Evangelion'' was completed. The proposed project was to take place in an AlternateContinuity and have a overall DarkerAndEdgier and even bleaker tone than the original series; like the story taking place after humanity becoming almost extinct with the few remaining survivors clinging to life in a LastBastion and the Evangelions having much more BodyHorror associated with them. The project was shelved indefinitely, however, as ''Death and Rebirth'' went over schedule, and ''End of Evangelion'' therefore had to be delayed, and the intended director of the project was reluctant towards it. Quite a few elements of the story, however, was later reused in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion''.

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** Anno revealed in October 2014 that he had plans to make an all-new Evangelion film after production of ''Death and Rebirth'' and ''End of Evangelion'' was completed. The proposed project was to take place in an AlternateContinuity and have a overall DarkerAndEdgier and even bleaker tone than the original series; like the story taking place after humanity becoming almost extinct with the few remaining survivors clinging to life in a LastBastion and the Evangelions having much more BodyHorror associated with them. The project was shelved indefinitely, however, as ''Death and Rebirth'' went over schedule, and ''End of Evangelion'' therefore had to be delayed, and the intended director of the project was reluctant towards it. Quite a few elements of the story, however, was later reused in ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion''. A certain manga about giants feels similar to this plot....
19th May '17 10:51:23 PM nombretomado
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* {{Defictionalization}}: Operation Yashima, the plan to reroute all of Japan's electricity into a single sniper rifle to take down an Angel, was the name given to a {{Twitter}} campaign to support Tokyo Electric's plan [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-03-12/evangelion-inspires-real-operation-yashima-after-quake to conserve electricity after the 2011 disasters]].

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* {{Defictionalization}}: Operation Yashima, the plan to reroute all of Japan's electricity into a single sniper rifle to take down an Angel, was the name given to a {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} campaign to support Tokyo Electric's plan [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-03-12/evangelion-inspires-real-operation-yashima-after-quake to conserve electricity after the 2011 disasters]].
8th May '17 3:40:21 PM Sakubara
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* RealLifeRelative: In the Latin American Dub, both of Shinji's younger voices in flashbacks as been done by [[Creator/VictorUgarte Victor Ugarte's]] sisters. Gaby in the original series and Xóchitl in Revival...due to the former being TheOtherDarrin for [[IncestousCasting Rei Ayanami]] in Revival.

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* RealLifeRelative: In the Latin American Dub, both of Shinji's younger voices in flashbacks as been done by [[Creator/VictorUgarte Victor Ugarte's]] sisters. Gaby in the original series and Xóchitl in Revival...due to the former being TheOtherDarrin for [[IncestousCasting Rei Ayanami]] [[IncestuousCasting Rei]] in Revival.
8th May '17 3:02:52 PM Sakubara
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* RealLifeRelative: In the Latin American Dub, both of Shinji's younger voices in flashbacks as been done by [[Creator/VictorUgarte Victor Ugarte's]] sisters. Gaby in the original series and Xóchitl in Revival...due to the former being TheOtherDarrin for [[IncestousCasting Rei Ayanami]] in Revival.
19th Apr '17 7:41:39 PM BobRiddle
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece:
** The JSSDF soldiers that raid NERV in ''End of Evangelion'' all carry H&K G11 rifles, which would have been considered futuristic... in 1997. The G11 program fell apart in 1990 and the rights repurposed by 2004 with only a few functioning rifles ever being built and is considered and abject and expensive failure instead of the future of military arms.
** Plus, the series is set in a fictional vision of 2015. Notice the lack of smartphones.
9th Feb '17 3:58:34 AM Ominae
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* PlayingAgainstType
** Rei's voice actresses all invoke this. Her Japanese VA, Music/MegumiHayashibara, is famous for her roles as [[{{LightNovel/Slayers}} Lina Inverse]] and [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf the female Ranma]]. Her original English VA, Creator/AmandaWinnLee, is well-known for her roles as [[Anime/BurnUp Rio Kinezono]] and [[Anime/ReadOrDie Miss Deep]]. Finally, her English VA for the Rebuild series, Creator/BrinaPalencia, made her mark in anime as [[Anime/GenesisOfAquarion Silvia de Alicia]] and [[Anime/RomeoXJuliet Juliet Capulet]].
** The Mexican Spanish dub pull this out, albeit in lesser degree: Victor Ugarte (Shinji's Mexican VA) was previously associated with voicing hotblooded kids like [[Manga/KishinDoujiZenki young Zenki]] or jerkasses like [[Anime/VisionOfEscaflowne Dilandau]], and after EVA, he's sometimes typecasted with voicing wimps like [[WesternAnimation/CampLazlo Raj]], [[Anime/{{Hamtaro}} Oxnard]] and others. Circe Luna (Rei's Mexican VA) is normallly typecasted with voicing [[GenkiGirl hyperactive]] or sweet girls like [[Anime/DragonBallGT Pan]] or [[Manga/AhMyGoddess Belldandy]].
18th Jan '17 9:40:04 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** Hyuga was originally not meant to have a crush on Misato. In fact, an off-hand remark in one of the early scripts for episode 24 would have implied that he was homosexual.
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