Revisiting Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0 May 22, 2010Posted by ayasawada in Anime, Film.
Tags: Anime, BFI, Eva, evangelion, GAINAX
I’ve waited almost a year to see this again — with English subtitles — having made a special trip to see it in Tokyo last year. It blew me away then and it blew me away again the second time around. This is without a doubt one of the best anime films I’ve ever seen and one that certainly rewards repeat viewing.
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Evangelion 2.0: You can (not) advance (Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha) September 7, 2009Posted by ayasawada in Anime, Film.
Tags: Anime, cinema, Eva, evangelion, Film, GAINAX, Japan, movie
While in Japan, I was lucky enough to catch the second Renewal of Evangelion movie at the Human Trust Cinema in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Evangelion Shin Gekijōban: Ha (Renewal of Evangelion: Ha or Evangelion 2.0: You can (not) advance as it is alternately known) is the next in GAINAX’s remakes/reimaginings/cash-in rip-off’s of their popular, controversial anime series.
Despite my misgivings about reanimating and redoing an otaku favourite, I was really impressed by the first film (Evangelion 1.0: You are (not) alone). Yes, the story was exactly the same as the first six or so episodes of the series, but it had been a long time since I’d rewatched the TV anime and the newly animated footage was stunning. To see everything rendered in new, 21st Century colours and CG was a treat for the eyes, and the story still holds — in some ways it was even better without the filler fluff that comes with a TV series.
Yet, while the story was essentially the same, it did hint at big changes to the original plot — Kaworu, for example, made a few taster appearances.
This is carried on in the second film, which while going through essentially the same hoops as the original anime, takes a different route in getting there.
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Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Eps 1-27 (complete) October 7, 2007Posted by ayasawada in Anime.
Tags: Anime, Eva, GAINAX, Gurren Lagann
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In short: GAR!
Thoughts: There’s only one way to describe Gurren Lagann and that’s simply GAR! It’s enough to make grown men weep with tears. Manly tears, but tears nonetheless. Yep, this is gonna be a rave, so prepare yourself. Who the hell do you think I am?