asuka_langley at geocities.com
Sat Apr 25 14:02:34 EDT 1998
Excuse the spelling errors... The keyboard got messed up and some keys are not
Zhou Tai An wrote:
> Whether or not Sadamoto is being nicer to the characters or not, or ending
> it better, I still don't like the manga. For one, it's too childish.
-_-# Nandesute---?! (^_^)
> Hey, even simple kanji like "mite" have furigana. ^_^
Okay, a question : Is the use of Furigana artist's preferance, or do the
publishers decide for themselves wreather or not the series should have
furigana or not? Someone who knows well about Japanese manga ind. inform me on
this, since this is something unique (AFAIK) to the Japanese...
> The general tone of it is
> too far removed from EVA for me to consider it anything but an extended and
> published work of fanfiction - it would have been better with more emphasis
> on the depressive aspects, and slowly work it's way to a conclusion. IMHO.
I think the part the reason why is was so depressed had, in part, to do with
the nature of the medium - animated one-time TV series. Manga, with its
advantage in length (can be as long as they want it to be), can fill in the
gaps and adjust the flaws in the storyline that they had in the TV series
(Some scenes, they had to change the script to match the false animation...
Like the floating plug suit in Episode 20). You'll notice that scarcely few
comedy will actually leave a strong emotional feeling in the viewer's mind.
For a 26-episode long TV series to try to leave strong impression to the
viewer (as to have it remain popular years after it's final run? ^_^) is to
have dark undertone. The manga still has retained most of the depressiveness
of the anime (On occasion, adds to it)... It just has lighthearted extra
scenes that neutralizes the effect. Also in the manga, each character has
stronger identity. As in, their personalities are distinctively different from
each other. Later in the anime, personality-wise (I thought), they sort of all
melt into one (HCP!! ^_^)...
And, of course, the manga is supposed to do something different from the
anime... Personally, I think depressive tone was already covered in the anime. ^_^
> And to quote another MLer - "I like brutal." ^_^
Asuka thinks there is too much of that in real life as it is... (Hey, you know
what'll be REALLY fun? Let's shoot down our classmates with a automatic gun!) -_-;;
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