[EVA] Brain Powered--Evangelion clone?
puppeteer at earthlink.net
Sat Apr 4 20:04:49 EST 1998
George Chen wrote:
> I have noticed Tomino Yoshiyuki's (who created the original Gundam) new
> sci-fi Mecha TV series got a few points which very much, let say,
> inspired by Evangelion:
> Story so far:
> Mysterious sites under the Sea (hum...actually Nadia influence here).
> Mysterious UFO appears all over the world...and nothing is known about
> the *bad guys* and what they are up to so far.
> Mecha design:
> Done by Nagano Mamoru of L-Gaim and Five Star Stories. Great stuff, but
> it's a boring blend between the Motor Heads (FSS Mecha) and SD version
> of Eva. Literally, since they are all about 12 m. in height. ^_^;
Hope this doesn't spur a debate between one of my friends, because he
likes Tomino and Nagano both (I like them, too. But not as much as him)
> Isami Yuu--His parents both work in a bio tech reach industry and he
> himself is also involved in the organic engine research--hope he is not
> as wimpy as Shinji. ^_^;
No, here he sounds more like DJ :@
> Utsumiya Hime--Um...Asuka clone (?). Orphan. Obviously pilot of Brain
> Isami Iiko--Elder sister of Yuu--technically speaking. She's also an
> orphan being taken cared of by Yuu's parents (Rei?!).
> So, to the folks in Japan...have you seen the show yet? From just
> reading about it, looking at char. design, and Mecha design...looks very
> much like Eva clone to me! ^_^;
Which is kinda suprising considering how Tomino said Brain Powerd (with
one E) would blow Eva out of the pubic's consciousness.
Getting slightly OT for a second, but is it me or does Tomino HATE Eva?
Judging from his statements to Takeda (this is from his diary on the
Gainax site) about the movies and his bragging about Brain Powerd, I
think he has a severe dislike for Eva. Jealousy, perhaps?
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