Wow, I didn't even know this was in the public domain.One other thing I meant to mention with EoE for anyone who's interested, as I don't think it ever made it to any of the official English-language releases, is that there's a lengthy (10 minutes!) live-action sequence that was deleted from the final film. Like a very mundane take on It's a Wonderful Life, it shows a possible a reality where Shinji never existed, placing Misato, Asuka and Rei (all played by their VAs) as regular office drones going about their daily lives, albeit at a point where their conversations do mirror some of Shinji's thoughts from earlier in the film. It's a little tedious, and it's not hard to see why it would have been cut, but it's such a bizarre artifact that I'd highly recommend seeking it out (not sure if it's entirely kosher to link it directly). If nothing else, it makes an interesting counterpart for the 'anime romcom' fantasy sequence in the TV version.
Oh my god. There's... a bit of wordplay near the start of that video.One thing I would like to bring up at this stage is the first Evangelion game, the appropriately named First Impression
Yeah, it's very interesting. I'd read about it in an earlier draft of the EoE screenplay but didn't realise it'd actually been filmed!
That voice near the end (the one that calls out "Asuka" and says "I'm not here") is actually Hideaki Anno.
It is, yeah. That's actually confirmed.Thinking back on the live-action scene that is in the final film, there's a time-lapse shot of three women standing in a busy street - without going back to check it, I wouldn't mind betting that's the VA group again.
I don't think there's much to comment on with regards to the opening. Shinji rightfully feels shame at masturbating over Asuka
This is a great opportunity to bring up a quite significant detail about the opening scene of EoE that I honestly haven't ever seen discussed, though I'm sure it must've been within Japanese fandom. Taken from a draft of the screenplay, this is Shinji's last line of the opening scene:Misato's kiss could be interpreted as an attempt to move Shinji past this fixation, and to push him to acquire a more aggressive (one could say 'masculine') approach to the situation and life in general.
Right place, right timeEternal gratitude to the amazing @~AyaMachi~ for finding the DVDs and sending me them. What an incredible thing. We'll get to watch the show together further down the line.
I often see "you" or "I", but hear the characters name in the dub. I assume that use for "you" is when your very familiar with the person. But what about the "I"? Speaking in the third person is seen as a bit weird here, but in what circumstances do the Japanese do it? I think the last time I heard was in "If It's for My Daughter..." when the little girl uses her name instead of watashi.Japanese has several different words that are equivalent to "I" in English
Ooh, interesting questions!I often see "you" or "I", but hear the characters name in the dub. I assume that use for "you" is when your very familiar with the person. But what about the "I"? Speaking in the third person is seen as a bit weird here, but in what circumstances do the Japanese do it? I think the last time I heard was in "If It's for My Daughter..." when the little girl uses her name instead of watashi.
So the opposite of my guesskind of "safe bet"
Definitely this for the example I used.This is deemed to be "kawaii" (cute)
Well, not completely so; it's quite complicated. It's just that it's the most accessable "catch-all" solution to addressing someone in Japanese. If, say, the name were to be used without any name suffix (no "-san", "-kun", "-chan" or anything), that does convey a level of familiarity or even intimacy.So the opposite of my guess
I remember it well; I was really impressed by the subs for that bit.One of the jokes in Your Name. needs an explanation if you want to understand
Character expressions are definitely the artist's strongest suit! Even the quieter moments where someone is unsure or embarrassed are really well drawn. They even mentioned in the afterward that Rei is their favourite character to draw for.