ATTENTION: 2 More Treats EVA Fans Might Have Missed!

Hello Evangelion fanboys and fangirls, it would appear that EVA-Week is nearing its inevitable end. But don’t worry, if you’re not already sick of me going on and on about this series, here are two treats to the franchise you might have glossed by. After all, they are only a few minutes apiece.

Gosh, I’m starting to sound like a teacher emailing his students the latest assignments . . . I thank Wikipedia pages for helping me with this one!

Evangelion: Another Impact (CONFIDENTIAL)

This was an anime short project from Studio Khara and the media company Dwango. It was, like everything else, directed by Hideaki Anno, but produced by Joseph Chou and Tomohiko Ishii. Released on February 6, 2015, the website of the project describes the plot as follows:

“Another time, another place. An activation test of a decisive weapon was underway. With its development and operational trials shrouded in complete secrecy, the Another Number – Unit Null, suddenly breaks free of human control and goes berserk. For what purpose was Another Number – Unit Null created?

The story of an Evangelion’s activation, rampage and howling in another world.”

Supposedly it’s cannon, but I don’t think that was the intent. The project was meant to see what Evangelion looked like in realistic CG animation, and you know what? IT LOOKS HELLA COOL!! You don’t even have to be a fan of the series to enjoy this EPICNESS! Just enjoy the little clip:

This is the full thing, HD quality, though there is a voiceover in another language.

For those English buds who need the translation, here it is with subs, though in lower quality.

 

Evangelion: until You come to me.

Now this one was specifically directed by Anno and released with more serious intent and style. It was an entry in the 2014 Animator Expo, and is designed as a sort of prelude/possible 3.0+1.0 hype/just-for-art for the Rebuild series, specifically set after 3.33 as it had “emotionally drained him.” The background song is Shiro Sagisu’s rendition of the popular Irish tune, “Danny Boy.”

You’ll have to click on this link to watch it:

https://vk.com/video1785371_170606473?list=07610468a6ce66812c

Don’t get parts of it? All of it? Here is an excellent analysis which I encourage ALL EVA fans to watch REGARDLESS of having seen the original, as YouTuber GoatJesus does a wonderful job picking apart this piece of art and appreciating it for the sadness, beauty, and hope it inspires.

 

Had you seen either of these Evangelion shorts, or were you living under a rock like I was? I do hope you enjoy something out of this, whether it was the high-energy Another Impact or the more delicate, melancholic, emotionally-touching until You come to me. Both are more Evangelion, and both do it pretty damn well, providing not only new material but different medias the franchise can be viewed through. If you’d like to chat about any of it, drop me a comment below! Until the next and final EVA-Week post, this has been

– Takuto, your host

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10 thoughts on “ATTENTION: 2 More Treats EVA Fans Might Have Missed!

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  2. My comment isn’t about the shorts because (I haven’t even watched the movies so what am I talking about saying I wanna watch the shorts —) Anyway, just wanted to say that I haven’t been reading all your EVA posts because I do plan on watching the movies and I don’t wanna be spoiled 😀 So … I apologise! *offers candy and cookies in compensation* BUT SOON I SHALL EMBARK ON THIS. I am not sure when ‘soon’ is though :/

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    • Don’t worry about it, as long as you one day plan to visit the franchise yourself, then my mission would have been carried out. Also, thanks for your honesty – I often times won’t read a review if it’s something I don’t want to be spoiled on. As a result, I don’t want to just leave a like without reading it. I firmly believe credit is given where it is deserved, and it wouldn’t do my friends much help either if I were just slapping LIKE across everything I see. That’s why this comment of yours speaks to me. It’s like that, “Hey, I appreciate your work, truly, but I’ve yet to watch the series so I won’t read too into things/at all.”
      Candy will only be worthy compensation if you decide to PILOT THE EVA one day! Thanks a bunch for this comment, Shiroyuni!!

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      • I do fully intend to revisit the franchise itself, seeing that I have yet to argue and counterargue with myself (lol) on what the attractions of this series is and why its so popular.

        Yep, that was exactly my sentiment 🙂 Glad that you understand. I think sometimes we often forget to actually write this down as a comment, so the writer doesn’t always have a clue.

        No problem 🙂 I certainly will! 😀

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      • Good, good! All that self-argument and contemplation is good for the psyche.
        And yep 🙂 I just feel like I had to throw this down here, as I understand my “normal like count” for reviews had declined during my Eva phase, but the comments were relatively low. I guess it’s whatever; Eva for me was more of a personal exploration anyway. 🙂

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      • My thoughts exactly, thanks for sympathizing. You do whatever you want to with your blog, whenever you want to! Just know that not everyone likes everything, unfortunately, or at least that’s what I’ve learned. That’s why we take risks to further our own writing and pleasure though, right!?

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      • Haha exactly! Without the risks, I daresay it wouldn’t be half as fun to do it (and also not as rewarding when your ‘less with the crowd’ tastes actually find some unexpected resonance with some of your readers xD)

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