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and Take Care of Yourself. Please Note: This article contains spoilers for Neon Genesis Evangelion, End of Evangelion, and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Yeah, I'm based. Keym. I don't think that there are many people who feel this way, but in my case, EVA made me think about myself and was like a mirror of myself. After seeing this, I have a lot of expectations for the other movie. In 1997, End of Evangelion released in theatres as the “true” ending to the show, and much like episodes 25 and 26, End gives no easy answers. This page was last edited on 22 September 2020, at 21:45. Kojima had originally avoided working on what would become Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. everybody was finally witnessing EVA's last moments. UnluckyKate. The feelings of the very last scene parallel the feelings of the main character, Shinji. Kojima and Anno are birds of a feather, in that their most acclaimed work within the series came about as a result of their decisions to return. It seemed like something that could be real. Anno’s mental state continued to spiral, at times the director considered suicide. This time I'd like it. It was popular at the time, and it is popular now. The animation's quality, isn't it the best animation now? there was an analysis that said how Shinji couldn't run away from the pain or the unpleasant feelings that were attached, Anno, I'll kill you!!! I mean - it's just too awesome! Without delving too deeply into the inner machinations of the show’s plot, these two episodes are a drastic departure from the show’s tale of angels, conspiracies, and the Human Instrumentality Project. On the front wall: 碇レイプマン (Ikari Rapeman) Oct 25, 2017 5,009. I went to see DEATH and REBIRTH Saturday night. Thank you very much. Anyway, since this was released, Gainax has become well-known in the anime world. I'm not aware of my own evil . AYY STOP I do not own End of Evangelion or claim to own End of Evangelion, nor am I making money from this. Reactions: Vincentdante. To feel loneliness is better." Some fans responded to this hesitation with vitriol, and with death threats. Even many days after I saw the movie, I still canít stop thinking about it, this really astounded me!!! Thanks to Mr. Anno and all the staff for helping to liberate our hearts and souls, and for all of these feelings. (Is the same text as in Letter 1 but with different calligraphy. What a great production of REBIRTH!! Rian Johnson received death threats for his creative choices in The Last Jedi; to this day, there are still vocal advocates who rail against the film, and Disney, and Kathleen Kennedy. One falling apart and the other avoiding her own darkness. When I looked at the main characters, I could see my high school self in them. An e-mail death threat sent to Hideaki Anno in response to the TV series ending, which reads, "Anno, I'll kill you!". I'm waiting for the next movie. However, after members of the development team were made nervous due to the threats, Kojima was compelled to direct the sequel project. At the beginning, I really like it that's why this anime gives me that light feeling It’s no secret that the creator of Evangelion, Hideaki Anno, suffered from bouts of depression during the production of the show. “ Evangelion is like a puzzle, … ", that was the impression I had when I went out of the theater. I'm going to see the EVA movie. Kojima ultimately returned to the series with Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Created and directed by Hideaki Anno, Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン, often abbreviated as NGE or simply EVA) is a Japanese media franchise consisting of four main parts: a twenty-six-episode TV series (1995), two sets of film adaptations (1997 and 2007–), and a manga (1995–2013). REBIRTH ends in the middle, and since the beginning I couldnít even understand it. Amazing!!! This is not to discount the fantastic battles, or the interesting conspiracy and lore developed throughout the show’s run. MGS3 has, since its release, been hailed as the pinnacle of the series. Today I started to find a lot of meaning inside Evangelion. The director, Hideaki Anno, had clinical depression which got worse after the previous series he worked on didn't get the ratings. It instead forces the audience, through Shinji, to confront their self-destructive states and desire for easy answers, for help they have not earned. I'm a middle school student like Shinji. All's right with the world. That's what I'd consider being successful in their work. The person who wrote the abusive/slanderous stuff, is actually a really old friend if mine. However, it felt to me that these aspects were always given a backseat to the characters and their inner struggles. These were commonly referred to as Death Threats (or hate mail), a very common myth, but the vast majority of them are, in fact, not death threats. These people have difficulties in dealing with their feelings; and so in their own ways -- Shinji by totally collapsing and falling apart, However, for many fans this was not what they wanted. NERV headquarters is invaded by the JSSDF, as SEELE makes its final move.Asuka awakens from her despair and battles the Mass Production Eva Series to the death. This movie made me think about myself and really feel the emotions that are deep in my heart. But at the end both of them have the same expectations. He wrote it really well. To explain it would take a while, but Shinji and I are alike; depressed and helpless and introverted. It was itself stunningly controversial. When the final two episodes aired, Anno infamously got death threats because viewers were so put off by the shift. But that’s not an excuse to wish harm on someone else. This image was included in The End of Evangelion. But either way, the backlash to what was happening with Evangelion was in full effect and saw production studio Gainax receive death threats from viewers. Death(True)2. First of all, I saw Eva and now it seems like I truly recognize myself, and this feeling is because of Eva. It’s one of the most potent cinematic “Fuck you”s ever devised. Shinji, the audience surrogate, masturbates to completely over a comatose Asuka; he remarks the now infamous “I’m so fucked up”/“I’m the lowest of the low” (Dub/Sub). Eventually, the project culminated in The End of Evangelion, a three-act film that served as a finale to Neon Genesis Evangelion. This interview can also be found on the Shiki-Jitsu blu-ray extras. Hideo Kojima, in an eerie way, found himself in almost the exact same situation as Anno following the release of Metal Gear Solid 2. To Anno, this was the point of Evangelion. ([email protected]). He had to give the fans what they wanted. Evangelion is my favorite anime. This year I graduate from middle school, and now my focus is on being a high school student, and so that's why I'll now make my best effort. (*) It is not unfair to criticize Anno and Gainax Animation for the hypocrisy in their straightforward depictions of adolescent sexuality, and the ways in which the female characters of Evangelion, two of which are literal children, are fetishized in marketing and merchandise. It's also a commonly held belief that the Death threatsflashed on screen in End of Evangelion were for the ending of the TV series, when in fact, the Death threats shown on screen at least, were in regard… When he started to make the new movies (the rebuild of evangelion), he is simply telling another evangelion story. We are the lowest of the low. Anno, I'll kill you!!! As such, he put out End of Evangelion to be a follow-up on the series to spite the fans, with Shinji Ikari essentially being a spiteful stand-in for the otaku audience to Evangelion . It is a commonly held belief that Hideaki Anno created End of Evangelion as a form of revenge against Evangelion fans unhappy with the existing ending to the TV series. Warning: full spoilers for Neon Genesis Evangelion and End of Evangelion, as well as some for Rebuild of Evangelion! Why, after I saw REBIRTH, were my teeth were chattering, and why was I shivering for nearly an hour? AT Field 03/23, 7:05 24 episodes and 3 films. Anno’s mental state continued to spiral, at times the director considered suicide. I'm worried about what will happen to Shinji in the movie (but I like the last scene on the TV series a lot). The ways in which we proclaim attachment to the work of an author, and attribute any failings of their work as personal attacks, deeply disturb me. ...up on your pedestal, you can't possibly be aware of just how stupid you are. One can understand why George RR Martin would be hesitant to evoke the wrath of the Fans by releasing books that, most likely, could never live up to the absurdly high expectations set in place by those who have made their release a personal dream. Another Pop Culture Blog by Jonathan Wooder, Rian Johnson received death threats for his creative choices in, Martin’s admitted struggle to write the book amidst the growing popularity of the series, More from Another Pop Culture Blog by Jonathan Wooder, The party’s over (or is it just starting? Best known for the Rebuild of Evangelion anime series, Khara received threats over SNS that evoked the Kyoto Animation tragedy. I can’t help but feel that this is Anno’s way of asking the viewer if they tried to understand what he was doing with Evangelion. With an increasingly tight budget, and his own mental health drastically interfering with the writing and creating of the show (it has been noted that Anno would constantly rewrite episodes before they were due to begin animating), Evangelion was a troubled production. Good luck and please make it your best!!! Death threats and hatred being hurled at creators is the norm in a fandom culture that prioritizes getting what you want over the creative freedom and expression of the creators. The series has remained a polarizing enigma … "Why did I even see this movie? They were so unpopular the studio received hate mail and the director death threats. that's how I feel. In "EVA", I can't wait 'til summer! 233 votes, 89 comments. The man's posts included death threats and references to the deadly fire … Oct 26, 2017 7,077. I think that this anime has a lot of fascinating things, but the one that affects me the most is the main character's mysterious charm. - "/v/ - Video Games" is 4chan's imageboard dedicated to the discussion of PC and console video games. The End of Evangelion. The first part, Death, is a 70-minute long edit of the first 24 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, with additional footage not seen in the original broadcast (the footage would be later reintegrated into the Japanese Laserdisc and the American and European Platinum Collection releases of the series, as \"Director's Cut\" versions of episodes 21 to 24).Death was later re-edited when Death & Rebirth premiered on the Japanese \"WOWOW\" satellite TV network, and renamed Death(true), which omitted … thedoctor2016 Harem King. This is never more clear than in the final two episodes of the show’s television run, Do You Love Me? I hope they do the end of evangelion next. Another friend that last scene It’s what makes experiencing their work so bittersweet, the knowledge of the abuse they endured as a result of creative decisions. We never fully tried to understand. Studying the grafitti, how is it possible that it says that? Neon Genesis Evangelion came to life on Oct. 4, 1995, as a half-hour anime series broadcast on Japanese TV. Metal Gear Solid 2 is my favorite game. Get the rest out by Golden Week - Please!!! God's in his heaven. Instead, these final two episodes serve as a therapy session of sorts for the characters, with Shinji Ikari as the focal point. Why did you have to stop part-way? Rebirth. If you write the real thing, it causes a lot of trouble. This is a translation of the letters, emails, and graffiti that quickly flashed (about one per frame) at the end of the live action sequence in the second half of End of Evangelion. Gainax’s office and email inboxes were bombarded with graffiti and emails, including death threats. Rei asks Shinji if he ever tried to fully understand them, and Shinji sullenly claims that he did. After seeing "Evangelion" I felt very impressed, so I somehow sent this letter. Tenchuu: Heaven's punishment (well deserved), On the left wall: SEX, うんこ (unko, "poop") About the movie's contents - it is just amazing. The last scenes made me appreciate my own existence even more. and thank you so much for everything!! Over Gainax shop announce: 死 (shi, "death"/"die"), Note: The previous letters were close-ups of the graffiti shown here. A 35-year-old resident of Okayama, Japan is in police custody after making death threats to Hideaki Anno’s Studio Khara. In response, Anno received several letters both of encouragement and criticism, including death threats and letters of disappointment from fans who thought Anno had ruined the series for them. When I saw this movie, I knew Evangelion for the first time. George RR Martin, creator of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series that is the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones, has infamously had increasingly long gaps between books in the series; The Winds of Winter, book six of seven, has been repeatedly delayed due to Martin’s admitted struggle to write the book amidst the growing popularity of the series. In the last scene on TV, Shinji accepts everyone and they all congratulate him; that was a very nice end and I felt very happy. Due to budget restrictions, and Anno’s shift in focus, fans were left wanting for a resolution to the Human Instrumentality Project, Seele, and NERV that wasn’t to be. Member. Anno’s mental state continued to spiral, at times the director considered suicide. Note: This is possibly Anno or one of the staff commenting on the graffiti on the walls outside of Gainax's studio. I still feel a strange sensation even after watching the movie, because of these two opposite feelings mixing in myself. There is a distinct line between constructive criticism meant to better the creators of your favourite show, and betraying the trust of author and audience. Rocco as Gendo fit perfectly. and Asuka by letting her arrogance cover up her inner weakness -- they each work towards the same goal: to come to terms with themselves. In this moment, Anno is holding up a reflection to the audience, some members had grown to be sexually attracted to Asuka and Rei, among other characters in the show. You've made something incredible!! technically the death threats in the film are from when they announced the first film would be a recap of the anime . Giant robot shows were cool, fun, and filled with things exploding, which was awesome. Everything coming from a place of pure creative intent, unconstrained by budget, fan pressure or other external factors. I also felt inside myself the same excitement that Shinji felt. This norm can be seen everywhere. Suffice it to say the author was a profoundly disturbed person and we are looking at a retroactive view of madness. Gainax, the studio behind Evangelion, received hate mail and death threats over it, some of which appeared on-screen during the End of Evangelion film. When I was on the train, returning home, I had that terrible painful feeling, but also at the same time, happiness started to grow inside of me. In the interview, Anno says: Note: In certain places, is used because the on-screen text was cut-off and could not be translated. I could feel inside my heart the feelings inside Hideaki Annoís heart. Circling back to End of Evangelion, we see what happens when an author responds to the toxic elements of fandom. This movie really develops a very deep and serious theme. When the show concluded in 2019, amidst the firestorm by fans for the show’s admittedly terrible ending, the clamouring for the books reignited with a passion. Just in case it became a little confuse ;D, btw isn't a literal translation, I'm trying to take the main idea because that last sentence was difficult to explain in English in a literal way. After finally finishing Neon Genesis Evangelion for the first time, I found I had become deeply immersed into the show’s exploration of depression, isolation, abandonment, and the ways in which we hate ourselves. Continuing don't make us have those dark expectations (*). Within fandoms, there becomes a sense of entitlement surrounding the content that is consumed, that you know what’s right, and what is deserved. and I have felt like this way too. ), Back to the Future and the American Dream, The Dark Crystal: A Story of Deep Healing, My Year with Meryl Streep: Dark Matter (2008), ‘American Psycho’ and the Gender Politics of Ax Murder, How Star Wars Made Me the Woman that I Am, Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) — A Classic High Seas Tale Told With Hollywood Panache. 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