[EVA][SPOILERS - sorta] Rei's Origins
bochan at fuji.ne.jp
Mon Aug 27 12:19:53 EDT 2001
> The part about the shot depicting Eva-01 and Lilith "probably during Yui's
> experiment" comes from the Japanese liner notes.
> Genesis 0:12, in the "Eva Tomo no Kai" section.
> I don't have a scanner, but...
> "[...] Sono naki ni yokotawatta nitai no kyojin no eizo ga aru. Kore wa Yui
> ga shoushitsu shiteshimatta jikken o shita dankai de, Lilith to Eva Shogouki
> dearu rashii. Tomo ni kahanshin ga hotondo nai joutai de ari, ketsuraku
> kahanshin douhi ga tsunagatteiru you da. Lilith to Shogouki ga tsunagatta
> joutai de Yui wa, Lilith ni sesshoku shi torikomareteshimatta no darou"
I can confirm this, and although the words "seem/appear" and "probably" are
used, the rest of the information is rather concise and to the point.
"[...] Among these are an image of two giants lying stretched out. These
apparently are Lilith and Eva-01 at the stage of the experiment where Yui
disappeared. Both are in the condition with most of their lower bodies
missing, and the missing lower torsos appear to be joined. Yui probably
performed contact in the condition with Lilith and Eva-01 joined, and was
taken/absorbed into [the Eva]."
Incidentally, this image of Eva-01 being grown/separated from Lilith matches
with the word used in "Air" to describe Eva-01 -- "bunshin". This word can be
used for "clone", but the constituent kanji "bun" (divide) and "shin" (body)
also point to the more ameobic-type reproduction of growth and separation.
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