Kaji: Okay, listen: Shinji, you are becoming a man... Evangelion: ReDeath
Shinji: *horrified* What?!
Kaji: Let me put it this way: Some day, you'll learn to appreciate melons.
is a Gag Dub
of Neon Genesis Evangelion
made by Studio Sokodei
. It takes both the series and the movie and somehow boils it down to a half hour Coming of Age
parody, which is quite an accomplishment. ReDeath
is frequently shown at anime conventions, and remains one of the more popular and quoted fan-parodies of Evangelion
out there. It was recently re-released in a ReDux version.
In the film we follow Loser Protagonist
Shinji Ikari, who sets out on his epic quest to discover exactly what this "nookie" thing everyone keeps talking about is, and, most importantly, how he can acquire some of it
. Meanwhile his father, Gendo the Pimp, attempts to bring about The End of the World as We Know It
through the use of a horribly outdated pop song by Prince
The original, non-ReDux version can be viewed here
.The remastered version however can be seen here
This Gag Dub contains examples of:
- The Abridged Series: Well, sort of. The term was not yet invented when it was made, so it is kind of a predecessor.
- The Ahnold: Asuka.
- "Also Sprach Zarathustra": The first appearance of the SEELE monoliths (in case the reference wasn't already clear).
- Audience Participation Song: Showings of this at anime conventions usually feature the audience clapping along to Gendou's theme and singing along to a video that sets AC/DC's "Big Balls" to Pokémon.
- Big "NO!": Kaji lets one rip after he uses a crowbar to "free himself" from Misato.
- Blatant Lies: Gendo insists that all rumors of him being a pimp are "wild allegations" and he won't respond to them.
- Cool, but Inefficient
Gendo: I, uh, know. I just love that song.
- Larynx Dissonance: Asuka, who has the voice of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
- Left the Background Music On: As Gendo enters the Di$ney meeting accompanied by his theme music
Billy Dee Williams (green member): "Man, am I gettin' sick of his theme song!"
- Leitmotif: It's Gendo!
- Shinji, I Am Your Father
- Make-Out Point: According to Misato, a hill overlooking Tokyo-3 is one.
- Memetic Badass: In-Universe. Gendo is portrayed as a Kavorka Man pimp with his own Theme Song.
- The Omniscient Council of Vagueness: Di$ney.
- Overly-Long Gag: A still frame of Asuka's reaction to Touji's "manhood" set to the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah."
- Pass the Popcorn: "Ooh, cat fight."
- Potty Failure: Shinji pees in the entry plug.
- Shout-Out: Plenty of em...
- The Power of Rock: NERV attempts to bring down the attacking angel by performing "Bohemian Rhapsody." It doesn't work.
- Temporal Paradox: Gendo creates one (and causes Second Impact) by playing the song "1999" in the year 2000. And Third Impact by playing it again in 2014.
- Third-Person Person: Keel Lorenz/Bob Dole.
Bob Dole doesn't have to this kinda crap! Bob Dole is a cyborg!
- Unwitting Pawn: Kaji to Gendo.
I found the original CD of Prince
's Greatest Hits
, so I gave Gendo the disc he needed so I could discover the truth behind his plans. Misato:
But you gave him the disc! Kaji:
Yeah. It was the only way I could get close enough to the truth! Misato:
But you gave
him the disc
) Kaji: Aw, crap!
- Volleying Insults
- Wingding Eyes: Kaji gets spiral-eyed at one point in the Redux version.