[EVA] 2011 email interview with former Gainax translator Michael House
e29au at yahoo.com.au
Mon Nov 28 18:53:35 EST 2011
Thanks for that, Gwern (and all your other efforts). I have one question, though:
Gwern Branwen wrote:
>> A number of fans have argued that the ending is devious and [_1984_](!Wikipedia "Nineteen Eighty-Four")-style with Shinji succumbing to the hive mind or whatever, and actually the worst outcome for Shinji; you would seem to put the kibosh on that - good riddance, I never liked that theory, a flagrant violation of Occam's razor.
I haven't had time to read the interview in its entirety, but I couldn't find anything which ruled out a 1984-style ending completely. What do you based that statement on? Just Anno's original intentions for Shinji?
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