[EVA] _Protoculture Addicts_ #41 (July/August 1996)
obsessivemathsfreak at obsessivemathsfreak.org
Sun Jan 24 23:46:01 EST 2010
Thanks for your efforts with these. There are certainly a few
interesting items here.
Gwern Branwen wrote:
> pg 42-43
> NEON GENESIS EVANGELION: MECHA FILES by Martin Ouellette
> EVA-03 (MASS PRODUCED TYPE - NERV USA)
> The fourth EVA to reach operation status, EVA-03 was built in the
> United States and shipped to Japan at Gendo Ikari's request.
> Basically, EVA-03 is identical to EVA-02, the only difference being
> the head, which is very similar to EVA-01. It was supposed to be
> piloted by Toji Suzuhara (the fourth child), but suffered a fate that
> proved to be quite gruesome. While in transit to Japan, EVA-03 came in
> contact with a mysterious cloud and became infected by the Angels. It
> went berserk soon after its activation and had to be destroyed by
> EVA-01. Toji, prisoner inside his machine's plug (cockpit module)
> barely escaped with his life. EVA-03 is overall black with white
> markings similar to EVA-01's.
> EVA-00-2 (TEST TYPE)
> EVA-00-2 Human Shaped Battle Weapon Operation is the final,
> operational form of Rei Ayanami's EVA-00, which was heavily damaged in
> episode #6. EVA-00's new form is identical to EVA-02, save for the
> head, which remains the same as the old Test type. The armament is
> identical to EVA-01, but Rei being the best shooter in the three
> pilots, EVA-00-2 often handles the sniping duty, which consists in
> covering the two other machines with a giant sniper rifle (heavily
> inspired from the Sterling Model 81 sniper rifle). EVA-00-2's colors
> are medium blue with white markings similar to EVA-01's.
> DESIGNS SELECTION
> 1. EVA "D" Type suit
> This is the suit EVA-02 wears in episode #12. It can be used in
> extreme conditions, both hot and cold, and can resist fantastic
> pressures. The pilot must wear his (or her) Plug Suit at a special
> setting to pilot when their machine wears it.
> 2. NERV isolation suit
> Used around sites containing dangers such as bacteriological and
> chemical contamination. It is not pressurized, but offers good
> 3. NERV Anti-Rad suit
> This is the suit Misato uses to stop the Jet Alone Robot in episode
> #7. Unlike the isolation suit, it is pressurized and has its own
> oxygen supply. The helmet contains a radio and a data display screen.
> 4. JSDF Jet Alone Robot
> This robot was conceived to liberate the Japanese Self Defense Forces
> from the need to call on NERV and its EVAs during Angel attacks. It is
> fully automated and uses a onboard nuclear reactor as its energy
> source. It runs amuck on its first test run and the JSDF has to call
> on NERV to stop it before a reactor overload. The circumstances of its
> malfunction remain a mystery.
> 5. EVA Independent Power Pack
> This is the emergency energy system used when the standard one is not
> available to the EVAs. These are basically batteries and function much
> the same way. There is one on each shoulder blade. They are used in
> Episode #11.
> 6. EVA platform
> These are the platforms on which the EVAs are brought to the surface.
> It is mounted on rails and can be sent to any place in the city via a
> vast rail network. The EVA is secured to it by hydraulic clamps.
> 7. UN VTOL Gunship
> A mix between helicopter and a plane, this gunship is used by the UN
> forces in place of chippers. Heavily armed and armored, it is very
> efficient against a standard military target, but proves too weak
> against Angels. Its main armament are rocket launchers.
These are all great finds. Just to confirm, are these translations of
official designations from Gainix?
In addition, what sort of illustrations were provided with the
descriptions? Screenshots? Or were there any "production" drawing or the
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