[EVA] Brain Powered--Evangelion clone?
Zhou Tai An
kain at pacific.net.sg
Mon Apr 6 04:26:42 EDT 1998
>>What I will be saying is that Escaflowne, another Sunrise work,
>>surprisingly, seems to be a reaction to EVA, in particular the last story
>>arc; it's imagery and scenes seem to be very "anti-EVA."
>I think Escaflowne is VERY different from EVA, but it was already in
My point exactly. I just said that Esca was sorta anti-EVA in it's
execution, especially towards the end. ^_^
>with mecha while EVA is...EVA. Escaflowne is a good show, but it had the
>misfortune of following the wake of Evangelion. Esca had an ending that
>Right! There isn't one _truly_ original idea in anime today, so quality
>depends on execution.
With 3000 years of human literature behind us, I'd think it's safe saying
there ARE no original ideas. ^_^
>Anno has manic depression (so do I, but I'm not an anime director ^^). A
Let's not begin counting, if not I'd have to jump in as well. ^_^
>lot of Shiji's pain is his own...(transposed into a far more dramatic
>setting, of course)
Writers do that, often. I do.
>I read something about a "down with Evangelion party" held by Tomino to
>come up with beter ideas than EVA...
>Although this is OT, a lot of anime stories wouldn't be animated, if they
>were made in the US. Japanese live-action SFX can't compete with Hollywood.
>So they have anime. (Military drama? LA. Anime military drama? Add mecha.)
Very, very true.
>Lower cost, yet more mind-boggling and awe-inspiring than most American
>animation could ever hope to be. The only US animated series I'm watching
>now is the Tick, and that's for the superhero parodies and humor. Haven't
>seen any new Batman: TAS episodes around here lately... Have not seen
Batman is good. So is ExoSquad (or rather, was, because the series began to
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