[EVA][OT] EoE in Theaters
mmk at gol.com
Fri Sep 10 10:32:43 EDT 1999
>(It's SHOGOKI, technically with the "O" with the line over it btw...
The Japanese spell it as "Shogouki".
While the "o" with a line over it is sometimes used as the English
spelling (particularly overseas), the correct spelling uses a "u". If
you don't believe me, try writing it in Hiragana.
>and why the heck do you all call the EVA SERIES/RYOSANKI the 'MPs'
>[obviously for Mass Production model..] it sorta sounds dumb...)
Not half as dumb as someone who can't pick up a J/E dictionary and find
out that "ryousan" means "mass production"...
>Anyway, the rating is probably based on the rating by the Japanese
>equivelent of the MPAA, which is rather tougher than the MPAA.
The Japanese equivalent of the MPAA is the "Eirin" (Eiga Rinri Kitei
Kanri Iinkai = Motion Picture Code of Ethics Committee), and it is
anything but strict. There have been scenes in movies and even on
regular network TV that would not have made it past the censors in the
US. (Warning - the following is NC-17 :P)
For example, one particular TV series protrayed two married people
having an affair. The final scene of the series was a fairly graphic
full-nude sex scene with only the "connected" portions not shown or
blurred out. The two then drank cyanide-laced wine and committed a
double-suicide-en-climax, and the shot faded out to the two walking
naked hand-in-hand through a waist-high field of grass.
This series aired at 9:00 pm and was widely watched - I even heard
junior high school students talking about it.
>yes there are. Like "Eyes Wide Shut" got a R-18 with no admition of anyone under 18 even with parent or guardian unlike the US. (It's
closer to the US NC-17 rating...)
"Eyes Wide Shut" received the relatively new "R-18" rating because the
distributors wanted the publicity. Further, people under 18 are getting
into the theaters without too much problem. It's human nature - tell a
person that they can't do something and they try to do it.
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