[EVA] Eva Manga: Like? Dislike? (Was: No Stage this month)
rmiller2 at wvu.edu
Fri Mar 2 10:51:15 EST 2007
>>> "Sailor Star Dust" wrote at 03/01/07 10:35 PM >>>
> (*cough* Trying to punch Gendou *cough*) anti-hero. Something about his manga version
just doesn't seem to have that "human" aspect his anime counterpart has... <
Having been in a similar position at one point in my teenage years, I can appreciate Sadamoto's inclusion of that bit in his Shinji's character development. I find Sadamoto's Shinji to be very, very human.
Overall, I've found Sadamoto's take on the Eva characters far more realistic and far less cliche' in many respects than the anime's version, and I find the manga's story much more involving and satisfying than the anime's in that respect. That may stem in part from my own life experiences, which have always had a play in my enjoyment of Eva. I found the apparent budding romance between Shinji & Rei - and the much more dramatic playfulness of Asuka toward Shinji - to be a tremendous breath of fresh air... and the prompting of a few wistful memories as well.
"Apples and oranges." Each story tells itself very well within the limitations and opportunities of its medium. The sound & fury - as well as the tender moments - offered by each are quite different but no less powerful than the other. I see no reason to address so strong a distaste for any element of either. Even Sadamoto's rather lengthy creation periods.
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