[EVA] Sick Sadamoto (SPOILER !!!!, under your own responsability)
kami44 at interia.pl
Thu Jun 10 00:44:42 EDT 2004
> I think
> there's a time and place to cut away, but in essence the scene - I
> think - is meant to differentiate between Sadamoto's Kaworu and Anno's
> Kaworu. In the anime, Kaworu is almost a hero. He's sympathetic and
> has all the answers and in the end becomes a martyr for humans.
> Conversely, Sadamoto's manga Kaworu is a touch more sinister and "basic".
> I wonder if this scene would have struck you as much had you not had
> the anime as a previous reference point...
No, it probably wouldn't have. I probably would have thought Kaworu to be
just another second-rated Evil!pretty-boy (how many of them have we had
already..? :D )... I would have hated him for kitten masacre, but I would
have been be much less disturbed.
...It's almost as if Sadamoto killed the kitten _and_ anime!Kaworu in one
scene :). And it /was/ shocking for me, if only for the reason that I've
read some fanfics where the authors made Kaworu a total bastard [mostly to
show him as an obstacle on Shinji's & Asuka's (or Shinji & Rei's) way to
eternal lurve... or something :)] and I laughed my head off over the
authors' blatant fanboyism. Imagine my "pleasant" surprise when Sadamoto
used exactly the same trick ^_^'...
Oh well, I got over it and started treating manga as just another fanfic
^^'. This way I can appreciate beautiful art and humour while ignoring the
plot holes and fanboyism :D.
...Actually I don't think that anime-Kaworu is that perfect :). He seems
ideal and sympathetic, because most of the time we see him through Shinji's
eyes. However, to anyone but Shinji (Ayanami & Seele, to be precise) he
seems to be rather proud and arrogant (in a cute, if oblivious way ;P). I
don't think he knew all the answers from the very beginning; perhaps he
found out all the answers only just before he died v_V...
...That was random. V. sorry. :)
> In an odd way, it
> reminded me of Shinji's scene at the beginning of EoE. In both cases
> we have pre-conceived notions of the character, and in both cases they
> do something unexpected that *seems* to be against what we had
> otherwise anticipated.
Actually, Shinji's "scene" didn't shock me that much. He was not exactly in
his right mind back then, and it's not as if he really did something
OT: BTW, have anyone read System of Romance by Sadamoto & Takaha Mako..?
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