Sunday, August 28, 2011

Neon Genesis Evangelion: OOOOO! Goodies In The Mail!

Here're most of the protagonists (Plus a couple of "villains".) in the series &
a "friend". Clockwise: Unit 01, Asuka Langley Soryu, Gendo Ikari, Ritsuko
Akagi, Rei Ayanami, Shinji Ikari, & Misato Katsuragi. Credit: Gainax
                      Neon Genesis Evangelion: OOOOO! Goodies In The Mail!

                                                                 by

                                                                    Jay Agan

      I up n' dun' it. After You Tubing End of Evangelion I broke down & sent out to Amazon for the movie, the series (Platinum edition. With the six "directors cut" episodes.), & Death and Rebirth ..... USED. Have no intention of spending too much on ANYTHING  let alone some discs. Was able to get End & the series at about half, & spent less than ten bucks on D & R (Good thing too. If you have the series & End, you don't need D&R.)

      Was not originally hot on the franchise as I shy away from "giant robot" stuff (Overdone & dumb.) & I had a misconception about the "good guys" & their ultimate goal. Turns out the vast majority are duped into thinking they're saving mankind from an ill defined supernatural/ extraterrestrial menace all the while they're being used to bring about the end of all human life. The "do-gooders" orchestrating this think they're doing everyone a favor! As there have been some things in my life gone awry because of the good intentions of others I found the premise of the series intrigueing. Then there's the rest of the stuff:

1. Take what is seemingly a giant robot slug fest.

2. Add theological trappings from the Book of Revelation, the Gnostic hereseys, & the Cabbalah.

3. Throw in a conspiratorial group of insiders (A Bilderberg/CFR/Illuminati on crack.) literally hell bent on "saving" you wether you want it or not (I ran with a lot of conspiracy chasing groups in my younger days.).

4. Bring in a VERY reluctant hero, a psycho "nazi" chick, & a creepy yet sympathetic semi-clone with a more than subdued personality.

5. Also a dad who's an anti Ward Cleaver, a tech scientist who is much more involved than she lets on & a more than capable female military officer who also doubles as "the beer fairy".

      Toss the above in together with all the color, action, comedy(?), chaos, collateral damage & death you'd expect in an anime & you have the Evangelion franchise.

      Am done with the first six chapters. Intend to get the rest this week. It's gonna be a long week.

 Article copyright © 8-28-2011 Jay Agan

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7 comments:

  1. If you choose to sell "End" after viewing, please LMK.

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  2. I think I'll keep "End". Thanx for inquiring though.

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  3. Ahhh...a completist!

    I did in fact find a decent copy online after my comment. It is on the way.

    Shinji is such a dreadful little whiner. Gendo has much to be judged for.

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  4. Asuka growls while she whines. The nice thing about the rebuild series is you get less of Shinjis' whining. Gendo, Lorenz, Romney, Obama, I don't like that bunch at all.

    I understand E 3.33 will be released to theaters in fall 2012. A whole dang year to wait!

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