History Trivia / NeonGenesisEvangelion

20th May '16 6:59:33 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 work on behalf of either NERV or SEELE who did the deed]].

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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 work on behalf of who carried the deed either NERV or on SEELE who did the deed]].or NERV's behalf]].
20th May '16 6:57:46 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.

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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 work on behalf of either NERV or SEELE who did the deed]].
20th May '16 3:18:53 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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*** Kaworu is mentioned without name as a child with a cat. To those who have read the manga, this sounds even weirder.[[note]]In the manga, he cheerfully kills a cat with his hands.[[/note]] According to interviews with Anno the cat would have made it into the final product had it not been for budget-constrains. The same interviews also reveal that they had at one point considered introducing Kowaru earlier than they eventually did and that Shinji first would have found him playing an abandoned piano in some a ruined house. This idea was eventually used both in the manga and the third ''Rebuild'' movie.

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*** Kaworu is mentioned without name as a child with a cat. To those who have read the manga, this sounds even weirder.[[note]]In the manga, he cheerfully kills a cat with his hands.[[/note]] According to interviews with Anno the cat would have made it into the final product had it not been for budget-constrains. The same interviews also reveal that they had at one point considered introducing Kowaru Kaworu earlier than they eventually did and that Shinji first would have found him playing an abandoned piano in some a ruined house. This idea was eventually used both in the manga and the third ''Rebuild'' movie.
1st May '16 3:49:09 AM Az_Tech341
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* CreatorBreakdown: The most popular example since Music/TaylorSwift and her breakup songs. So much of it, it actually originated from CreatorBreakdown. Some parts of the manga suggest Sadamoto isn't too happy or wholesome either, though not as "broken" as Anno.

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* CreatorBreakdown: The most popular example since Music/TaylorSwift and her breakup songs. So much of it, it actually anime originated from CreatorBreakdown. Some parts of the manga suggest Sadamoto isn't too happy or wholesome either, though not as "broken" as Anno.
26th Apr '16 7:05:35 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice: [[Creator/KotonoMitsuishi Misato is Sailor Moon.]] Now you can never unhear it. And [[Creator/MegumiOgata Shinji is Sailor Uranus.]] And [[YuYuHakusho Kurama]]. And [[Manga/CardcaptorSakura Yukito Tsukishiro]]. Motomu Kiyokawa, Fuyutsuki's dubber, also dubbed [[Anime/NadiaTheSecretOfBlueWater Gargoyle]]. As for Megumi Hayashibara...well, she's Music/MegumiHayashibara; however, its noteworthy that, after EVA, she voiced [[Anime/CowboyBebop Fay Valentine]], who had a [[{{UST}} UST-soaked, colleague relationship]] with Spike Spiegel, voiced by Creator/KoichiYamadera - the voice actor for Ryoji Kaji. Alternately, most of the show's English cast were relative unknowns at the time, but have provoked this response for every subsequent dub they've been in.
** Not to mention for the Japanese, Kaworu is [[Anime/SailorMoon Fisheye]], [[Series/TheSopranos A.J.]] and [[StarWars Luke Skywalker]].
** From the French cast, Shinji is [[VideoGames/KingdomHearts Sora]] and [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Tai]], and Misato is [[Anime/DotHackSign Subaru]].
3rd Apr '16 6:35:26 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ActingForTwo: Notably, Music/MegumiHayashibara voices both Rei, Yui, and Unit-01 (...and Pen-Pen). The trope is employed very deliberately in the case of the first three, seeing how they all share a connection.

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* ActingForTwo: Notably, Music/MegumiHayashibara voices both Rei, Yui, and Unit-01 (...and Pen-Pen). The trope is employed very deliberately in the case of the first three, seeing how they all share a connection.
23rd Jan '16 1:27:59 PM StFan
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** The Mexican Spanish dub suffered of this, ''big time'': Originally it was planned to be dubbed with a different voice cast. For some reason, the licesor (Possibly ADVFilms) decided to dub the series in Colombia, using the same studio who dubbed [[SoBadItsGood the very unpopular dub]] of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. For unexplained reasons, they only dubbed a pilot episode, but they were never be able to dub the entire series. Later, the dub as planned to be made in a Spanish-speaking studio in Los Angeles and, after too much criticism, it went back to Mexico again, albeit with a very different cast from the original Mexican one.

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** The Mexican Spanish dub suffered of this, ''big time'': Originally it was planned to be dubbed with a different voice cast. For some reason, the licesor (Possibly ADVFilms) Creator/ADVFilms) decided to dub the series in Colombia, using the same studio who dubbed [[SoBadItsGood the very unpopular dub]] of ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. For unexplained reasons, they only dubbed a pilot episode, but they were never be able to dub the entire series. Later, the dub as planned to be made in a Spanish-speaking studio in Los Angeles and, after too much criticism, it went back to Mexico again, albeit with a very different cast from the original Mexican one.
15th Jan '16 2:54:01 AM Anddrix
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** Also, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Anno's original intent]] was to use a piece of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polovtsian_Dances Polovtsian Dances]] for the opening theme. The studio, [[ViewersAreMorons concerned that viewers would be confused by such an opening]], requested that it be replaced with a catchy [[JapanesePopMusic J-pop]] number, and thus [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "A Cruel Angel's Thesis" was born]].

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** Also, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Anno's original intent]] was to use a piece of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polovtsian_Dances Polovtsian Dances]] for the opening theme. The studio, [[ViewersAreMorons concerned that viewers would be confused by such an opening]], opening, requested that it be replaced with a catchy [[JapanesePopMusic J-pop]] number, and thus [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome "A Cruel Angel's Thesis" was born]].
13th Dec '15 5:09:50 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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*** Kaworu is mentioned without name as a child with a cat. To those who have read the manga, this sounds even weirder.[[note]]In the manga, he cheerfully kills a cat with his hands.[[/note]] According to interviews with Anno the cat would have made it into the final product had it not been for budget-constrains. The same interviews also reveal that they had at one point considered introducing Kowaru earlier than they eventually did and that Shinji first would have found him playing an abandoned piano in some a ruined house. This was later recycled for the third ''Rebuild'' movie.

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*** Kaworu is mentioned without name as a child with a cat. To those who have read the manga, this sounds even weirder.[[note]]In the manga, he cheerfully kills a cat with his hands.[[/note]] According to interviews with Anno the cat would have made it into the final product had it not been for budget-constrains. The same interviews also reveal that they had at one point considered introducing Kowaru earlier than they eventually did and that Shinji first would have found him playing an abandoned piano in some a ruined house. This idea was later recycled for eventually used both in the manga and the third ''Rebuild'' movie.
7th Nov '15 4:14:38 PM nombretomado
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*** The Evas look slightly different. Units 05 and 06 are specifically mentioned; Unit 05 was to have been brought into Japan after Zeruel while Unit 06 would've perished during the finale. While not making it into the series, these Evas were recycled for the ''[[RebuildOfEvangelion Rebuild]]'' movies as the personal Units of [[GodCreatedCanonForeigner Mari]] and Kaworu respectively.

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*** The Evas look slightly different. Units 05 and 06 are specifically mentioned; Unit 05 was to have been brought into Japan after Zeruel while Unit 06 would've perished during the finale. While not making it into the series, these Evas were recycled for the ''[[RebuildOfEvangelion ''[[Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion Rebuild]]'' movies as the personal Units of [[GodCreatedCanonForeigner Mari]] and Kaworu respectively.



** 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 ''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 ''RebuildOfEvangelion''.''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion''.
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