If you’re a fan of Japanese animation (aka anime) you’ve doubtless heard of a few classics held up as the best of the medium. Films and television shows whose place in the history of Japanese culture is widely regarded as secure: Akira, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, Spirited Away, to name a few of the most…
So now CGI Ultraman is a thing (and it is a glorious, glorious thing to see, a crouching Ultraman a’la Terminator rising up from the dust). Everything looks good and well animated, even the kaiju reminds me of Pacific Rim. Also, the destruction looks believable, but the city still looks empty, just like the TV series.…
If you said “There would be more explosions,” you’d be wrong. If you picked “Shinji would get a lot more tail,” you’d be right on the money
Yesterday, I read a rather excellent article over a Comics Alliance titled “Smart, Nice and Sassy: ‘Good Girl’ Role Models Make Boring Heroes.” The central thesis of the article was that, yes, we’re getting more great female characters in comics these days, but is it possible they’re a little too great? More…
As some of you may have noticed, Toho has recently announced that Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, both of whom have collaborated together previously on Neon Genesis Evangelion and Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo, will be co-directing the new Japanese Godzilla film, slated for 2016. Given the high profile of both…
To round out November, I'm going to go over Evangelion 2.0, the second part of the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy by Hideaki Anno that continues the story of Shinji Ikari. In turn, it is a remake of the Neon Genesis Evangelion series of the 1990's.
In the short film "The Beast", Lu Yang uses high fashion to recreate Sachiel, the Angel from episode 1. Then she uses traditional fire cupping to recreate Unit-02 in Beast Mode.
... long time voice actress Megumi Hayashibara.
So now that I've written my review of Pacific Rim I thought it might be worth getting into the comparison that everyone seems to want to make: Pacific Rim vs. Neon Genesis Evangelion. Are they really all that similar? Let's break it down.
So before it came out, you couldn't mention Pacific Rim without someone (myself included) likening it to Evangelion. Del Toro is a confirmed anime fanboy, and Eva's revolutionary influence on the mecha genre is legendary. But there really wasn't much Eva present, aside from a few superficial things. SPOILERS AHOY
Shinji's had enough of Nerv's crap.
From the genius (?) who brought you "The Fucking Robot."
I just watched Eva 3.33, the other thread is far off the front page, and, holy shit, I want to talk about it. SPOILERS after the cut.
My brains... I think I've lost them all. Or perhaps they've turned into tang. I'm not sure. SPOILERS OBVIOUSLY
Best EVA I've seen yet! Holy cow!
*This trailer contains spoilers.
Don't forget, the first of the Rebuild movies is airing tonight on Toonami. If you haven't seen it yet and you're an Eva fan, check it out.
But I want a pink robot action figure. A fully articulated pink robot action figure.
This video explains exactly what I've been trying to tell people when I say I like the TV series ending better than End of Evangelion. This cardboard man is wise.