Shinji, the audience surrogate, masturbates to completely over a comatose Asuka; he remarks the now infamous “I’m so fucked up”/“I’m the lowest of the low” (Dub/Sub). Amazing!!! He wrote it really well. Giant robot shows were cool, fun, and filled with things exploding, which was awesome. everybody was finally witnessing EVA's last moments. Graffiti spray painted on Gainax Headquarters front wall in response to the TV series ending. The ways in which we proclaim attachment to the work of an author, and attribute any failings of their work as personal attacks, deeply disturb me. In the last scene on TV, Shinji accepts everyone and they all congratulate him; that was a very nice end and I felt very happy. When I looked at the main characters, I could see my high school self in them. Yeah, I'm based. To explain it would take a while, but Shinji and I are alike; depressed and helpless and introverted. In "EVA", that's how I feel. Rocco as Gendo fit perfectly. Some fans responded to this hesitation with vitriol, and with death threats. Eventually, the project culminated in The End of Evangelion, a three-act film that served as a finale to Neon Genesis Evangelion. There is a distinct line between constructive criticism meant to better the creators of your favourite show, and betraying the trust of author and audience. Kojima and Anno are birds of a feather, in that their most acclaimed work within the series came about as a result of their decisions to return. thedoctor2016 Harem King. Evangelion: Death and Rebirth is the subject of the 43rd episode of Anime Abandon hosted by Bennett The Sage The episode was posted to Thatguywiththeglasses on December 14th, 2012 and was posted to YouTube on June 13, 2013 . technically the death threats in the film are from when they announced the first film would be a recap of the anime . I don't know if you're putting on some kind of striptease or jerk-off show, but... If you won't die on your own, I'll do you a favor and set fire to your studio. Why did you have to stop part-way? It is a commonly held belief that Hideaki Anno created End of Evangelion as a form of revenge against Evangelion fans unhappy with the existing ending to the TV series. As such, he put out End of Evangelion to be a follow-up on the series to spite the fans, with Shinji Ikari essentially being a spiteful stand-in for the otaku audience to Evangelion . Though this was intentional, fans ignored the themes, and zeroed in on their personal attachment to what a good sequel to Metal Gear Solid would look like. 157k members in the evangelion community. I'm 16 years old, young, and talented, and this movie made me think about life and the meaning of our existence, and when I thought about this . The director, Hideaki Anno, had clinical depression which got worse after the previous series he worked on didn't get the ratings. If you write the real thing, it causes a lot of trouble. Note: This is possibly Anno or one of the staff commenting on the graffiti on the walls outside of Gainax's studio. We are the lowest of the low. Gainax, the studio behind Evangelion, received hate mail and death threats over it, some of which appeared on-screen during the End of Evangelion film. ([email protected]) AT Field 03/23, 7:05 At the beginning, I really like it that's why this anime gives me that light feeling When the final two episodes aired, Anno infamously got death threats because viewers were so put off by the shift. The feelings of the very last scene parallel the feelings of the main character, Shinji. When the final two episodes aired, Anno infamously got death threats because viewers were so put off by the shift. Late beyond belief and totally brainless. Anno, I'll kill you!!! Member. Translator's Note: the last part, after Asuka's sentences, is the general idea, is like the guy is seeing in Shinji and Asuka, two examples of escaping from reality with two different ways of do it. Tenchuu: Heaven's punishment (well deserved), On the left wall: SEX, うんこ (unko, "poop") It’s what makes experiencing their work so bittersweet, the knowledge of the abuse they endured as a result of creative decisions. In response, Anno received several letters both of encouragement and criticism, including death threats and letters of disappointment from fans who thought Anno had ruined the series for them. To feel loneliness is better." These were commonly referred to as Death Threats (or hate mail), a very common myth, but the vast majority of them are, in fact, not death threats. George RR Martin, creator of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series that is the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones, has infamously had increasingly long gaps between books in the series; The Winds of Winter, book six of seven, has been repeatedly delayed due to Martin’s admitted struggle to write the book amidst the growing popularity of the series. Why, after I saw REBIRTH, were my teeth were chattering, and why was I shivering for nearly an hour? This page was last edited on 22 September 2020, at 21:45. However, instead of existing as a way to make nice with fans, The End of Evangelion became a cry against fandom. Yeah end of Evangelion includes the death threats (rewritten iirc to make sure no one knew who’s sent them) he received from the original 25 and 26 (which I think are masterpieces also) Reply. Hideo Kojima, in an eerie way, found himself in almost the exact same situation as Anno following the release of Metal Gear Solid 2. Thank you very much. After the release of Death and Rebirth, GAINAX and director Hideaki Anno received letters and emails with harsh criticisms and, in some cases, death threats. Gainax’s office and email inboxes were bombarded with graffiti and emails, including death threats. I didn't understand why I was shivering, was it for something scarring or for something painful? Rian Johnson received death threats for his creative choices in The Last Jedi; to this day, there are still vocal advocates who rail against the film, and Disney, and Kathleen Kennedy. Oct 25, 2017 5,009. Shinji's falls into despair and Asuka's arrogance appears to be some sort of escape from the darkness in her heart. My true mental state has various thoughts all mixed together, and this doesn't allow me to think properly. On the front wall: 碇レイプマン (Ikari Rapeman) Neon Genesis Evangelion is an interesting anime with an equally interesting history. Thanks to Mr. Anno and all the staff for helping to liberate our hearts and souls, and for all of these feelings. Anno and Gainax, the studio that produced Evangelion, even received death threats from some particularly irate fans. Created and directed by Hideaki Anno, Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン, often abbreviated as NGE or simply EVA) is a Japanese media franchise consisting of four main parts: a twenty-six-episode TV series (1995), two sets of film adaptations (1997 and 2007–), and a manga (1995–2013). 233 votes, 89 comments. Perhaps the shivering was a way to express all those confusing feelings of fear and euphoria. For me, that’s when Evangelion was at its best. Rebirth. “ Evangelion is like a puzzle, … Death threats and hatred being hurled at creators is the norm in a fandom culture that prioritizes getting what you want over the creative freedom and expression of the creators. I'm a middle school student like Shinji. One can understand why George RR Martin would be hesitant to evoke the wrath of the Fans by releasing books that, most likely, could never live up to the absurdly high expectations set in place by those who have made their release a personal dream. and Asuka by letting her arrogance cover up her inner weakness -- they each work towards the same goal: to come to terms with themselves. What a great production of REBIRTH!! Anno, I'll kill you!!! God's in his heaven. 24 episodes and 3 films. The team behind the final two episodes sought to resolve the emotional arcs of each character, and leave Shinji in a happier place compared where he was throughout the show’s run. However, fans felt betrayed by the game, and by the decision to replace Solid Snake with Raiden, a distinctly unlikeable character when compared to Snake. (And you thought fan entitlement was a recent phenomenon.) I still feel a strange sensation even after watching the movie, because of these two opposite feelings mixing in myself. When word came that a new movie was being developed to take its place, tickets sold out long in advance. This time I'd like it. In one moment of the film, Shinji is interrogated by his perceptions of Asuka, Rei, and Misato; the primary female influences on his life. In 1997, End of Evangelion released in theatres as the “true” ending to the show, and much like episodes 25 and 26, End gives no easy answers. You've made something incredible!! Just in case it became a little confuse ;D, btw isn't a literal translation, I'm trying to take the main idea because that last sentence was difficult to explain in English in a literal way. Of course, this is also due to Anno’s hesitation in providing clear answers to Evangelion. These people have difficulties in dealing with their feelings; and so in their own ways -- Shinji by totally collapsing and falling apart, But at the end both of them have the same expectations. I don't think that there are many people who feel this way, but in my case, EVA made me think about myself and was like a mirror of myself. REBIRTH ends in the middle, and since the beginning I couldnít even understand it. MGS3 has, since its release, been hailed as the pinnacle of the series. All's right with the world. Rentaruya 03/23, 6:07 It’s one of the most potent cinematic “Fuck you”s ever devised.  Most of the letters and emails showed genuine appreciation and, in some cases, praise and encouragement/anticipation towards the End of Evangelion, as they were written in reaction Death and Rebirth, not the ending of the series, which also featured part of what would later become Episode 25'. Closing your eyes to your own faults, how can you just dismiss it as 'bathroom graffitti'? The last scenes made me appreciate my own existence even more. However, it wasn’t so simple. I mean - it's just too awesome! Giant robots had long been a big part of Japanese television. When he started to make the new movies (the rebuild of evangelion), he is simply telling another evangelion story. Within fandoms, there becomes a sense of entitlement surrounding the content that is consumed, that you know what’s right, and what is deserved. Oct 26, 2017 7,077. NERV headquarters is invaded by the JSSDF, as SEELE makes its final move.Asuka awakens from her despair and battles the Mass Production Eva Series to the death. Rei asks Shinji if he ever tried to fully understand them, and Shinji sullenly claims that he did. After seeing this, I have a lot of expectations for the other movie. ([email protected]). But I think that not creating expectations is like a crime. Over Gainax shop announce: 死 (shi, "death"/"die"), Note: The previous letters were close-ups of the graffiti shown here. And until then, show us a "painful" and "happy" movie!!! Note: The next 8 frames consist of the same letter. Evangelion is my favorite anime. This is a translation of the letters, emails, and graffiti that quickly flashed (about one per frame) at the end of the live action sequence in the second half of End of Evangelion. It’s no secret that the creator of Evangelion, Hideaki Anno, suffered from bouts of depression during the production of the show. In reality, the End of Evangelion is closer to the original concept for the series ending, which was changed due to budget and censorship issues. Letters 9, 12, and the first part of 13 were translated by Bochan Bird. After seeing "Evangelion" I felt very impressed, so I somehow sent this letter. Good luck and please make it your best!!! Warning: full spoilers for Neon Genesis Evangelion and End of Evangelion, as well as some for Rebuild of Evangelion! Without delving too deeply into the inner machinations of the show’s plot, these two episodes are a drastic departure from the show’s tale of angels, conspiracies, and the Human Instrumentality Project. Anno ended the series on a bleak note, prompting death threats from fans, ... Death & Rebirth and The End of Evangelion feature some of the most … Some fans responded to this hesitation with vitriol, and with death threats. This is a translation of the letters, emails, and graffiti that quickly flashed (about one per frame) at the end of the live action sequence in the second half of End of Evangelion. Anno’s mental state continued to spiral, at times the director considered suicide. Why do I say this? With an increasingly tight budget, and his own mental health drastically interfering with the writing and creating of the show (it has been noted that Anno would constantly rewrite episodes before they were due to begin animating), Evangelion was a troubled production. Received with confusion and then vitriol upon its release, creator Hideaki Anno infamously received death threats, images of which supposedly made their way into his eventual feature-length reworking of the ending, Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997). It's also a commonly held belief that the Death threatsflashed on screen in End of Evangelion were for the ending of the TV series, when in fact, the Death threats shown on screen at least, were in regard… This image was included in The End of Evangelion. I could feel inside my heart the feelings inside Hideaki Annoís heart. I hope they do the end of evangelion next. And thanks to EVA, I've started like myself and that has made me very happy. I can't wait 'til summer! Anno’s mental state continued to spiral, at times the director considered suicide. The "hate mail" letters were written by an old friend of Anno's. After crafting an existentialist deconstruction of the medium that concludes with encouraging players to make their own choices, Kojima was ready to step away from the Metal Gear series. Is Gainax able to maintain their business? Due to budget restrictions, and Anno’s shift in focus, fans were left wanting for a resolution to the Human Instrumentality Project, Seele, and NERV that wasn’t to be. 8 Hideaki Anno's Death Threats Over Evangelion's Ending Are Included Fans have had passionate responses towards endings that they don’t agree with for years now, but the audience for Neon Genesis Evangelion got especially vocal in their disappointment. The series has remained a polarizing enigma … However, for many fans this was not what they wanted. I could feel the pain of the TV series again. It is unfair to wish death upon the creators of your favourite anime because the ending is not what you wanted. it seems that some religious group In the interview, Anno says: Note: In certain places, is used because the on-screen text was cut-off and could not be translated. “ Evangelion is like a puzzle, … The anger was so powerful they rebooted the ending with a movie, “The End of Evangelion”. To Anno, this was the point of Evangelion. The suspect allegedly posted threats to Khara between July 7 and July 18. When I was on the train, returning home, I had that terrible painful feeling, but also at the same time, happiness started to grow inside of me. I'm worried about what will happen to Shinji in the movie (but I like the last scene on the TV series a lot). Some fans responded to this hesitation with vitriol, and with death threats. I also felt inside myself the same excitement that Shinji felt. Even many days after I saw the movie, I still canít stop thinking about it, this really astounded me!!! The animation's quality, isn't it the best animation now? I want to say thank you for this. (*) C haracters die gory deaths, Shinji plummets to rock bottom, and footage of the death threats are shown in the film. I'm going to see the EVA movie. I'm waiting for the summer to see "End of Evangelion", and I know that that will be even more painful, but I will feel happy and enjoy it. This year I graduate from middle school, and now my focus is on being a high school student, and so that's why I'll now make my best effort. ), Back to the Future and the American Dream, The Dark Crystal: A Story of Deep Healing, My Year with Meryl Streep: Dark Matter (2008), ‘American Psycho’ and the Gender Politics of Ax Murder, How Star Wars Made Me the Woman that I Am, Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) — A Classic High Seas Tale Told With Hollywood Panache. Get the rest out by Golden Week - Please!!! It seemed like something that could be real. Neon Genesis Evangelion came to life on Oct. 4, 1995, as a half-hour anime series broadcast on Japanese TV. When I saw this movie, I knew Evangelion for the first time. It was itself stunningly controversial. Another Pop Culture Blog by Jonathan Wooder, Rian Johnson received death threats for his creative choices in, Martin’s admitted struggle to write the book amidst the growing popularity of the series, More from Another Pop Culture Blog by Jonathan Wooder, The party’s over (or is it just starting? This image was included in The End of Evangelion. 24 November 2020 #20,939 WMD said: Reactions: Vincentdante. But either way, the backlash to what was happening with Evangelion was in full effect and saw production studio Gainax receive death threats from viewers. (Is the same text as in Letter 1 but with different calligraphy. 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