History Trivia / NeonGenesisEvangelion

23rd Mar '18 2:45:44 PM AreYouTyler
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* OldShame: Shinji's French voice actor, Donald Reignoux, had a terrible time on the set and for a long time, he refused to work at the Chinkel recording studio again.
* TheOtherMarty[=/=]TheOtherDarrin: While the Japanese cast has remained remarkably consistent over the years, the English dub is notorious for being recast with every subsequent iteration of the series (four so far, for those keeping track). Most characters have had between two and four different voice actors, with poor Toji having at least ''six''. The only characters who have retained the same voice between every version so far are Shinji, Misato and Asuka.
** It's even worse in the Spanish dub. Only Shinji retains a single voice actor through the franchise, while the rest of characters have at least two or three, and often ''very'' different sounding among them. Asuka and Kaworu, who have a different VA in almost every medium of the franchise, are the worst examples.
** The French dub does not fare much better. Only Shinji and Misato retain their voice actors through the majority of the franchise, with ''End'' shuffling up most of the cast and ''1.0'' recasting everyone. Fortunately a decent chunk of the original cast (including the aforementiond two) return for the later films.



** 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]].
* TheOtherMarty[=/=]TheOtherDarrin: While the Japanese cast has remained remarkably consistent over the years, the English dub is notorious for being recast with every subsequent iteration of the series (four so far, for those keeping track). Most characters have had between two and four different voice actors, with poor Toji having at least ''six''. The only characters who have retained the same voice between every version so far are Shinji, Misato and Asuka.
** It's even worse in the Spanish dub. Only Shinji retains a single voice actor through the franchise, while the rest of characters have at least two or three, and often ''very'' different sounding among them. Asuka and Kaworu, who have a different VA in almost every medium of the franchise, are the worst examples.
** The French dub does not fare much better. Only Shinji and Misato retain their voice actors through the majority of the franchise, with ''End'' shuffling up most of the cast and ''1.0'' recasting everyone. Fortunately a decent chunk of the original cast (including the aforementiond two) return for the later films.
* 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 [[IncestuousCasting Rei]] in Revival.

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** The Mexican Spanish dub pull this out, albeit in lesser degree: Victor Ugarte Creator/VictorUgarte (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]].
* TheOtherMarty[=/=]TheOtherDarrin: While the Japanese cast has remained remarkably consistent over the years, the English dub is notorious for being recast with every subsequent iteration of the series (four so far, for those keeping track). Most characters have had between two and four different voice actors, with poor Toji having at least ''six''. The only characters who have retained the same voice between every version so far are Shinji, Misato and Asuka.
** It's even worse in the Spanish dub. Only Shinji retains a single voice actor through the franchise, while the rest of characters have at least two or three, and often ''very'' different sounding among them. Asuka and Kaworu, who have a different VA in almost every medium of the franchise, are the worst examples.
** The French dub does not fare much better. Only Shinji and Misato retain their voice actors through the majority of the franchise, with ''End'' shuffling up most of the cast and ''1.0'' recasting everyone. Fortunately a decent chunk of the original cast (including the aforementiond two) return for the later films.
* RealLifeRelative: In the Latin American Dub, both of Shinji's younger voices in flashbacks as been done by [[Creator/VictorUgarte Victor Ugarte's]] Creator/VictorUgarte's sisters. Gaby in the original series and Xóchitl in Revival...due to the former being TheOtherDarrin for [[IncestuousCasting Rei]] in Revival.
1st Mar '18 2:11:35 PM Pinokio
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* TheWikiRule: The [[http://evangelion.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page Evangelion Wiki]].
11th Jan '18 3:47:01 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: Downplayed. The series does by and large follow the plot as it was outlined in the original first draft proposal. But a case of RealLifeWritesThePlot with the Aum Shinrikyo cult's terrorist attack on the Tokyo subway leading to much of the script having to be scrapped and Anno being in heavily treatment for his clinical depression, meant that the show starts seriously deviating from said proposal around Episode 16 and forwards.
15th Dec '17 12:01:21 PM Anddrix
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** {{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.

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** {{The Movie}}s feature commentaries by Creator/AmandaWinnLee, her husband and Creator/TaliesinJaffe, which are generally [[LoveItOrHateIt beloved/despised]] 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.
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.
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