[EVA] Name Symbolism Question
alhuang at hcs.harvard.edu
Fri Nov 7 00:55:35 EST 1997
On Fri, 7 Nov 1997, Kumiko Sato wrote:
> Hi, Hajimemashite,
> Does anybody know where the charas' names come from other than Japanese
> Navy ships? So far as I know, Suzuhara Touji and Aida Kensuke are the
> names of the two main characters in Ryu Murakami's novel, Fascism of Love
> and Fantasy (its original title is Ai to gensou no fascism). It seems that
> severe criticism of fascistic imperialism, which was claimed by Germany and
> Japan in the WWII, underlies the EVA story (in addition to many other
Wow, I had no idea....
But for the most part, the names are derived from the names of
Japanese battleships from WWII.
> And I heard from a friend long time ago that those names like Rei and Asuka
> were taken from the victim children of the serial murder by Tsutomu
> Miyazaki, a case which made certain kinds of people called Otaku (in)famous
> for their socially isolated "disgusting" life style. Is this true?
> I'd appreciate any info. Arigatou ne in advance!
Is that so? Bleah...don't want to think about that guy.
> And a comment on Asuka's German. Her German sounds weird even to Japanese
Na ja; Deutsch ist nicht sehr leicht. ^_^
(Well, yeah, German is not very easy.)
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