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05 September 2007 @ 09:58 pm
Neon Genesis Evangelion 1.0 ~ You are Not Alone  
Thank you for all of the well-wishes everybody. ^-^ It really means a lot to me. <3<3 An update on my hands-- I went to the clinic to have them check up on my cuts today. The doctor was a little upset that I'd let my bandage get wet...... but it wasn't my fault that a typhoon hit as I was riding my bike there! I was soaked, not just my hands.. >.>;; Well, in any case, he changed the bandages so they're smaller and more manageable. It's a little easier to type now, though I can't move my left thumb much so I can't hold a pencil well (;_;). Que sera sera though ne? I saw my stitches and they were kinda scary, but they seem to be healing all right. I think. ^-^ I have to go back tomorrow again though.

Well... today, since I'm still out of comission to write/draw, I went to see the new Evangelion movie! It's been at least 10 years since I've seen the anime, and I only saw it in english, so it was interesting. I used to dislike the japanese seiyuu in comparison to the english, but now I think that they're just as good. What I didn't realize (maybe I should have researched?) is that the movie is basically just the first 4 episodes knit together and put on the big screen! They did remaster it and throw in some new footage, like a short scene at the end with Kaoru being awakened (!!!!). The fight scenes were also a lot more detailed, and I had much more of a sense of what it was really like for him inside that Eva. Misato also took Shinji down to see Lilith already, and some other major details were changed/rearranged. It's really apparent in this version just how much Shinji is mistreated and being used by NERV. It's also emphasized again and again in the changed/rearranged/added scenes that Shinji decides to stay and fight for his friends' sake. I actually like him, and feel sorry for him this time around, instead of the "god how pathetic" feeling that I got from the original series. It was interesting... I have a very different take on it all of these years later, and I like it a lot more than I originally liked the first 4 episodes. Oh no... am I gaining a taste for mecha?!?! Anyways, I look forward to the next installment, because of course it will have the wonderful Asuka. =^__^=

Shinji was so much more likeable this time. More backbone, more concern for other people, more human. His determination (when he had it) really shone through.. Maybe it was because it was on the big screen... Oh man, the new ending song, "Beautiful World" by Utada Hikaru, is GORGEOUS. ♥♥
Current Music: Utada Hikaru - Beautiful World
Gottisgottis_chan on September 5th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
I'd kill to see that movie! ^_^ Maybe it's based more around the manga than the anime? =O I wonder if it will ever make it to Sweden, since they are releasing the manga, and the anime has been in the shops for quite a while... =O
Hi-chan (火ちゃん): Eva - Rei Alonehinoai on September 5th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
I haven't read the manga, so I'm not sure if it is or isn't.. It's definitely more interesting, though. I really look forward to the next movie, especially with Kaoru being awakened so early!!

I hope that it makes it there! Definitely everyone should be given the chance to see it that wants to. ^^
Gottisgottis_chan on September 5th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
The manga goes a little deeper, I think, and Shinji is more likable. =3 *nodnodnodnod* There are some quite hilarious scenes in the manga involving Shinji and Kaoru. ^__^ *cackles*

*nodnodnodnod* *_____*
katja_enigmatickatja_enigmatic on September 5th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
Why I don't know you, I was directed here by a friend for interesting Japan living tales, best wishes with the hand heeling! That's terrible! I have luckily not cut myself on any of my hyakuen shop items but I have melted a plastic things because I was making toast in my fish frier. Luckily, I know have a toaster! And I drool over your mini oven.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 5th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you ^___^ *hugs*
Mewgokumew2 on September 5th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
Ya, the movie is just a retelling of the series. There's supposed to be like 3 movies, I think?
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 5th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I heard the same thing. I knew that it was going to start at the beginning, but I didn't know that they were going to reutilize all of the original animation. I thought that they'd do it all from scratch and it would be changed more. Of course, it's cheaper for them to do it this way...

I really want to see the last movie! That's going to be the most exciting one, since we'll finally see animation for the last segment!!!! <3 Instead of just text appearing on black backgrounds..........
Michi: eva // happy asuka with reinuriko on November 18th, 2007 01:40 am (UTC)
Random user popping in while surfing journals!

Actually, the animation is completely 100% new. It mirrors some of the original anime very well, but it is not the TV animation at all. There's places online that you can see side by side comparison shots and can see how sleek the new animation is.

And to be super nitpicky, it's actually the first 6 episodes. XD;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 18th, 2007 09:20 am (UTC)
LOL I'm not a big Eva fan, so I only saw the first series ages back, when it was still new. If it was really all redone, it sure had bad cell quality for some segments. It looked blown-up and less detailed, compared with some of the really new scenes (like the one with Kaoru at the end).

Haha, you're popping up on several of my comments, lol.
xxMiMixxaibachansuki on September 5th, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)
hiii i dont know you but i asked you a question once xD. omigosh! i hope your hand gets better (: sorry for posting that here.
by the way...you don't happen to do online sales...do you?^^;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 6th, 2007 12:29 am (UTC)
Sometimes I do, when I have the time. ^^
Chiakichiaki777 on September 6th, 2007 10:04 am (UTC)
So Utada actually made something new? I must listen to this. >.>
tl;dree970 on September 7th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
Glad your hands are getting better. I didn't know there was an Eva movie! @.@ I might have to check it out sometime.
aiuta on September 7th, 2007 10:27 am (UTC)
How the heck did I miss this entry? o_O
Anyway, Kaoruuu <3<3<3. So, I'm so glad the movie is better than the original anime. Maybe that's how they should have planned the series in the first place. Who knows?

The first time I saw Evangelion I felt sorry for Shinji and only considered him a puppet. Well, that's what he actually was. Later in the series, I got concerned about his sanity. Seriously, with all the things he had witnessed I think his mind was a complete chaos. Thank God he's not that wuss anymore, because at times he was...I don't know..too girlish?

All in all, I'm happy that the movie was good; I can't wait to see it! *secretly waiting for more Kaoru* Do you know when the next one will appear?