[EVA] Moura interviews with Gainax people & others

V V frumious99 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 17 19:56:26 EST 2009


Yui's stone gravemarker didn't look like the stick ones from EoE

Irrelevant really, as I know what they are *now*

--- On Thu, 12/17/09, Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Gwern Branwen <gwern0 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [EVA] Moura interviews with Gainax people & others
To: "The english-language evangelion mailing list." <evangelion at eva.onegeek.org>
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2009, 8:13 PM

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 1:54 PM, V V <frumious99 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> It's only "obvious" if you even know that Japanese gravemarkers look like that, and at the time, I didn't.

But you should have. By EoE, you had already seen Yui's "grave" in a
massive and visually-striking field of similar cenotaphs, at least
once. (Were there multiple shots of the graveyard? I can only clearly
remember one.)
I remember being quite struck by that stark scene; I knew immediately,
between the nailed-up cross and the close resemblance to Yui's marker,
that those were gravemarkers.
(And also the parallel: Yui was dissolved away like presumably most or
all of the people Shinji put up markers for.)

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