History Trivia / NeonGenesisEvangelion

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.
1st Dec '16 9:54:50 PM onyhow
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* Many of the characters were named after various WWII-era naval vessels; most of them were sunk rather than surviving the war. ''Katsuragi'', ''Akagi'', and ''Soryu'' were all aircraft carriers; ''Akagi'' and ''Soryu'' were part of the Pearl Harbor attack, and sunk at Midway. ''Katsuragi'' was completed so late it never actually operated aircraft, but survived the war and was scrapped. ''Ayanami'' ran troops to Guadalcanal, but was destroyed by the battleship ''USS Washington'' during the climatic naval battle of the campaign. ''Kirishima'' was a battlecruiser converted to a fast battleship, and it fell in the same engagement as the ''Ayanami'' as another victim of the ''USS Washington''; while ''Hyuga'' was converted into a battleship-carrier hybrid and survived into 1945 before carrier aircraft sank it in the Inland Sea. ''Ibuki'', ''Maya'' and ''Aoba'' are names of heavy cruisers; the ''Ibuki'' existed only on paper, it was never built. ''Maya'' made it until 1944 before being torpedoed and sunk by the submarine ''USS Dace'' in the opening round of Leyte Gulf, while ''Aoba'' lasted until 1945 only to suffer the same fate as ''Hyuga''. ''Langley'' is also the name of an American aircraft carrier which was sunk by the Japanese off Java (though it wasn't operating as a carrier at the time), and the ''Graf Zeppelin'' is the name of an uncompleted Nazi-German aircraft carrier which was sunk as a target by the Russian Navy after the war. Along the same theme, Ikari means "anchor."

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* Many of the characters were named after various WWII-era naval vessels; most of them were sunk rather than surviving the war. ''Katsuragi'', ''Akagi'', and ''Soryu'' were all aircraft carriers; ''Akagi'' and ''Soryu'' were part of the Pearl Harbor attack, and sunk at Midway. ''Katsuragi'' was completed so late it never actually operated aircraft, but survived the war and was scrapped. ''Ayanami'' ran troops to Guadalcanal, but was destroyed by the battleship ''USS Washington'' during the climatic naval battle of the campaign. ''Kirishima'' was a battlecruiser converted to a fast battleship, and it fell in the same engagement as the ''Ayanami'' as another victim of the ''USS Washington''; while ''Hyuga'' was converted into a battleship-carrier hybrid and survived into 1945 before carrier aircraft sank it in the Inland Sea. ''Ibuki'', ''Maya'' and ''Aoba'' are names of heavy cruisers; the ''Ibuki'' existed only on paper, it was launched, but was then converted to a light carrier due to losses, though that was never built.finished before being scrapped after the war. ''Maya'' made it until 1944 before being torpedoed and sunk by the submarine ''USS Dace'' in the opening round of Leyte Gulf, while ''Aoba'' lasted until 1945 only to suffer the same fate as ''Hyuga''. ''Langley'' is also the name of an American aircraft carrier which was sunk by the Japanese off Java (though it wasn't operating as a carrier at the time), and the ''Graf Zeppelin'' is the name of an uncompleted Nazi-German aircraft carrier which was sunk as a target by the Russian Navy after the war. Along the same theme, Ikari means "anchor."
24th Nov '16 1:51:39 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** In ''End of Evangelion'' the live-action sequence was supposed to be much longer and more story driven, showing Shinji a more mundane alternate world, like in Episode 26, but with the further twist that [[ItsAWonderfulPlot he himself does not exist in that world]]. The sequence shows an older Asuka, Rei and Misato played by their voice actors going about their everyday lives (the sequence was included in the Japan-only ''Renewal'' release as an extra).

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** In ''End of Evangelion'' the live-action sequence was supposed to be much longer and more story driven, showing Shinji a more mundane alternate world, like in Episode 26, but with the further twist that [[ItsAWonderfulPlot he himself does not exist in that world]]. The sequence shows an older Asuka, Rei and Misato played by their voice actors going about their somewhat depressing everyday lives (the sequence was included in the Japan-only ''Renewal'' release as an extra).
24th Nov '16 1:36:52 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** In ''End of Evangelion'' the live-action sequence was supposed to be much longer, with an older Asuka, Rei and Misato played by their voice actors (the sequence was included in the Japan-only ''Renewal'' release as an extra).

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** In ''End of Evangelion'' the live-action sequence was supposed to be much longer, longer and more story driven, showing Shinji a more mundane alternate world, like in Episode 26, but with the further twist that [[ItsAWonderfulPlot he himself does not exist in that world]]. The sequence shows an older Asuka, Rei and Misato played by their voice actors going about their everyday lives (the sequence was included in the Japan-only ''Renewal'' release as an extra).
11th Oct '16 1:53:35 PM Darthrai
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* MostWonderfulSound:
** The characteristic "ping" of an AT field, regardless of whether it's used by friend or foe.
** Whenever Asuka says "anta baka?!"/"what are you, stupid?!". [[{{Moe}} D'awww.]]
11th Oct '16 1:49:43 PM Darthrai
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* MostWonderfulSound:
** The characteristic "ping" of an AT field, regardless of whether it's used by friend or foe.
** Whenever Asuka says "anta baka?!"/"what are you, stupid?!". [[{{Moe}} D'awww.]]
11th Oct '16 11:30:58 AM Darthrai
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Back in the series' heyday in the mid-to-late 90s, Shinji listened to his music on an S-DAT player. Nowadays, with the sporadic manga releases, it's been replaced by a Mini [=iPod=].

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Back in the series' heyday in the mid-to-late 90s, Shinji listened to his music on an S-DAT player. Nowadays, with the sporadic manga releases, it's been replaced by a Mini [=iPod=]. ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' has him keep the S-DAT player despite being released in 2007.
11th Oct '16 11:28:07 AM Darthrai
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The series has been out of print in North America for some time, with only ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' continuing to be released; the Blu-Ray release of the show hasn't been released there at all. Additionally, ADV Films' original DVD release of the series contained French and Spanish dub tracks, making it the only instance of the French dub being released in North America (said dubs weren't included with the Director's Cut or Platinum Edition, and the show never aired on French-Canadian TV).

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The series has been out of print in North America for some time, with only ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' continuing to be released; the Blu-Ray release of the show hasn't been released there at all. Additionally, ADV Films' original DVD release of the series contained French and Spanish dub tracks, making it the only instance of the French dub being released in North America (said America.[[note]]Said dubs weren't included with the Director's Cut or Platinum Edition, and the show never aired on French-Canadian TV).TV. However, Latin Americans are a bit luckier in this regard, since the show aired on TV there and had its own home video releases.[[/note]]
11th Oct '16 11:26:10 AM Darthrai
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The series has been out of print in North America for some time, with only ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' continuing to be released; the Blu-Ray release of the show hasn't been released there at all. Additionally, ADV Films' original DVD release of the series contained French and Spanish dub tracks, making it the only instance of the French dub being released in North America (said dubs weren't included with the Director's Cut or Platinum Edition).

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The series has been out of print in North America for some time, with only ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' continuing to be released; the Blu-Ray release of the show hasn't been released there at all. Additionally, ADV Films' original DVD release of the series contained French and Spanish dub tracks, making it the only instance of the French dub being released in North America (said dubs weren't included with the Director's Cut or Platinum Edition).Edition, and the show never aired on French-Canadian TV).
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