[EVA] Evangelion Kaibunsho
aaronc1 at umbc.edu
Tue Sep 19 12:10:47 EDT 2006
Nice. Cross posted to a bunch of places.
> This was supposed to be my Eva swan song, but with Sadamoto taking so
> long with the manga and now the new Gainax eva movies being announced
> it looks like Eva will continue for the time being, so here it is.
> Teaser text:
> In February 1997, an anonymous document circulated through Japanese
> anime bulletin boards and internet chat rooms. This nearly 40KB text-
> only document written under the pseudonym "Hiiro Yui", a self-
> professed "[anime] industry dropout", claimed to expose various
> behind-the-scenes secrets surrounding the Evangelion TV airing,
> Director Anno, Okada Toshio (Gainax founding member), and other
> Gainax/Eva related matters that had thus far circulated only as
> rumors among industry people and otaku "in the know". This document,
> which came to be known as the Evangelion kaibunsho*, quickly
> disappeared from the bulletin boards and chat rooms, but copies had
> been made and the document was also posted anonymously to several
> prominent Eva-related websites, so it saw widespread exposure. The
> "Eva boom" now past, most of these websites no longer exist, and the
> document can currently be found only at a few forgotten web pages and
> mirror sites.
> * Kaibunsho = Lit.: Mysterious/subversive/defamatory document.
> Generally an insider expose written for reasons of spite, a grudge or
> other resentment, but also sometimes out of a desire to expose the
> truth and/or draw attention to an injustice.
> Links to the complete original Japanese text and English translations
> of relevant parts can be found at:
> PS: Big, big thanks to Brendan for getting this all formatted and
> posted. :)
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