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  1. Index
  2.  
  3. EVA FAQ version 0.6.1.1
  4. New information delineated with "(*"
  5.  
  6. Section 0. Introduction.
  7. 0.0) Format of this document.
  8. 0.1) What is this document about?
  9. 0.2) What is Shin Seiki Evangelion/Neon Genesis Evangelion?
  10. 0.3) The English Evangelion mailing list.
  11. 0.3.1) How do I unsubscribe?
  12. 0.4) Where can I get the most up-to-date version?
  13. 0.5) Who should I send Additions/Corrections to?
  14. 0.6) Who worked on this document?
  15. 0.7) What's new in this version?
  16.  
  17. Section 1. General information about the series.
  18. 1.0) Story Background.
  19. 1.0.1) What does "Shin Seiki Evangelion" translate as?
  20. 1.1) Tell me about Genesis 0:0, 26 TV episodes, and the two movies.
  21. 1.1a) What are the different versions of the films?
  22. 1.1.1) What is Genesis 0:0?
  23. 1.2) Who are the characters?
  24. 1.3) The EVAs.
  25. 1.4) The Angels.
  26. 1.5) Timeline.
  27. 1.6) Religious glossary
  28. 1.6.1) What is the tree-like image seen in the opening credits?
  29. 1.6.2) What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?
  30. 1.6.3) What does NERV mean?
  31. 1.6.4) Where did the motto for NERV come from?
  32. 1.6.5) What does "Seele" mean?
  33. 1.6.6) What does "Gehirn" mean?
  34. 1.6.7) Who are the Magi?
  35. 1.6.8) What is the Spear of Longinus? (was 5.6)
  36. 1.6.9) Who is Adam, Eve and Lillith?
  37. 1.6.10) What is the seven eyed logo?
  38. 1.6.11) What is Marduk?
  39.  
  40. Section 2. About EVA's production.
  41. 2.0) Gainax, the company that produced it.
  42. 2.0A) Is Gainax being investigated by the Japanese Taxation Office? Is it because of tax fraud?
  43. 2.1) The sponsors.
  44. 2.2) Main Production Staff.
  45. 2.3) When was Evangelion first broadcast?
  46. 2.3.1) What is so special about the beginning date of broadcast?
  47. 2.4) Who is Anno Hideaki?
  48. 2.4.1) What is Anno Hideaki's next project?
  49. 2.5) ?
  50. 2.6) Who are the voice actors and what other roles have they played?
  51. 2.6.1) Who are the English voice actors?
  52. 2.7) About the songs.
  53. 2.7.0) How many versions of Zankoku na Tenshi no THESE are there?
  54. 2.7.1) What are the words to Zankoku na Tenshi no THESE
  55. (The cruel angel's thesis)?
  56. 2.7.1.1) What does "TE-SE" mean, anyway?
  57. 2.7.2) Why are the endings different for each episode?
  58. 2.7.3) How many different versions of "Fly me to the moon" are there?
  59. 2.7.4) But there are only 26 TV episodes!
  60. 2.7.5) Can you tell me which version is used for which episode?
  61. 2.7.6) Who are the singers?
  62. 2.7.7) What are the differences between versions?
  63. 2.7.8) What are the differences between Rei's versions?
  64. 2.7.9) What are the words to Tamashii no Refrain?
  65. 2.7.10) What are the lyrics to Emergency Evacuation to Regression?
  66. 2.7.11) What are the lyrics to Thanatos- If I Can't Be Yours?
  67. 2.8) Why are there two subtitles (Japanese and English) for each episode?
  68. 2.9) Specific information about some episode's subtitles.
  69. 2.10) Episode list {subtitles, TV air date, staff and ending information}.
  70. 2.11) How can I see the TV series/Films?
  71. 2.11.1) Will AD Vision change episodes 25 and 26?
  72. 2.11.1A) Will AD Vision release the films?
  73. 2.11.2) Will MTV broadcast Evangelion?
  74. 2.11.3A) Will the Japanese release of Genesis 0:11 have extra scenes?
  75. 2.11.3B) Will the AD Vision release of Genesis 0:11 include these scenes?
  76. 2.11.4A) Will the Japanese release of Genesis 0:12 have extra scenes?
  77. 2.11.5) Has Evangelion been seen in the US in DVD format?
  78. 2.11.6) Will Australian TV broadcast Evangelion?
  79. 2.11.7) Have the eyecatches (or titles) at the centre of each episode released in Great Britain and Australasia been edited out?
  80.  
  81. Section 3. Details
  82. 3.0) What is the first impact?
  83. 3.1) What is the plug suit for?
  84. 3.2) Why has Gendou changed his last name?
  85. 3.3) What gender are the EVAs?
  86. 3.4) Are the characters named after Japanese Navy warships?
  87. 3.4.1) Are there any other significance pinned to any of the other characters' names?
  88. 3.4.2) Is Kaworu spelt with or without a "w"?
  89. 3.5) Is the term "Children" a deliberate use?
  90. 3.6) What is the structure of "Death"?
  91. 3.6.1) What is the piece of classical music Shinji plays on his cello in episode 15?
  92. 3.7) What is LCL?
  93. 3.8) References and homages in Evangelion
  94. 3.8.0) Miscellaneous (*
  95. 3.8.1) The Andromeda Strain
  96. 3.8.2) Space: 1999
  97. 3.8.3) The Day The Earth Stood Still
  98. 3.8.4) The Violent History Of the Showa Era: The Final Battle Of Okinawa
  99. 3.8.5) Cordwainer Smith and the Instrumentality Project
  100. 3.8.6) Yashima (episode 5 & 6)
  101. 3.9) Who are the other members of Seele?
  102. 3.10) How big are the Eva Units?
  103. 3.11) What are the Pattern types
  104. 3.12) The different departments of NERV
  105. 3.13) What is the Henflick limit?
  106. 3.14) Is that Real Beer that Misato Drinks?
  107. 3.15) What is "fan service"?
  108. 3.16) Which Identities of Naoko Akagi are in the MAGI?
  109. 3.17) Is the Leaf Silhoutte on the NERV logo a fig leaf?
  110.  
  111. Section 4. Merchandise.
  112. Now incorporated into the Evangelion English Mailing List
  113. Merchandising FAQ.
  114.  
  115. Section 5. Spoilers
  116. 5.0) What is the Instrumentality of Men project?
  117. 5.1) Who is Yui, and what is her connection to EVA-01? (ep.21)
  118. 5.2) What happened to Shinji when he was small? (ep.21)
  119. 5.3) What happened to Asuka's parents? (ep.22)
  120. 5.4) What is the big deal about Rei? (major spoiler ep.23, 24)
  121. 5.5) Why is everybody talking about the last two episodes? (ep.25 & 26)
  122. 5.6) What is the Spear of Longinus(sp?)? (Deleted and included in 1.6)
  123. 5.7) What is LCL?
  124. 5.8) What is the RCB?
  125. 5.8.1) Is the RCB Evangelion Canon?
  126. 5.9) Why does Rei's image appear in front of Shinji in episode 1?
  127. 5.10) Why does Shinji's Plug Suit appear when he disappears completely into EVA Unit 1 in episode 20? (*
  128. 5.11) Is the term "Children" a deliberate use?
  129.  
  130. Section 0
  131. Introduction
  132.  
  133. 0.0) Format of this document.
  134. Each separate topic is marked with "x.y)" at the beginning. Square brackets ("[x.y]") marks a reference to another topic.
  135. Some terms are listed in both romanized Japanese and English. In those cases the Japanese terms comes first.
  136. Japanese romanization mostly follows the Hepburn system. But I don't have a reference to that so it might not be exact. Kanjis are marked by initial caps and Katakanas are marked by all caps.
  137. Japanese people's names are presented family name first. Thus, in the name "Ikari Shinji" Ikari would be the family name.
  138. 0.1) What is this document about?
  139. This is a collection of information about the work Shin Seiki Evangelion/Neon Genesis Evangelion [0.2]. This information is mostly compiled from the work itself, books [4.0.3] and the posts in the English Evangelion Mailing list [0.1].
  140. 0.2) What is Shin Seiki Evangelion/Neon Genesis Evangelion?
  141. Shin Seiki Evangelion/Neon Genesis Evangelion (Evangelion or EVA in short) is originally an anime TV series conceived by ...
  142. 0.3) The English Evangelion mailing list.
  143. To subscribe to the English language Evangelion mailing list, a blank email to <evangelion-subscribe@evangelion.ml.org>. You will recieve an email message confirming your request, which you must reply to. You will also recieve a copy of the list rules, which contain the address of the list.
  144. The list also has a web page at http://evangelion.ml.org/eva/ml
  145. 0.3.1) How do I unsubscribe?
  146. You can unsubscribe from the Evangelion mailing list by sending mail to <evangelion-unsubscribe@evangelion.ml.org>, then replying to the confirmation message.
  147. Mailing List: Currently, the FAQ will be posted on the first of each month. (It depends on the enthusiasm of the current editor.)
  148. Usenet: The FAQ will be posted to rec.arts.anime.info when the current edition becomes V1.0, and posted each update as necessary. This document will become V1.0 when all sections and questions have been completed and answered. (It depends on the enthusiasm of the current editor.)
  149. 0.5) Who should I send Additions/Corrections to?
  150. To the mailing list, or to the current editor of the FAQ.
  151.  
  152.  
  153. Section 1
  154. General information about the series
  155.  
  156. EVA FAQ version 0.6.1.1
  157. New information delineated with "(*"
  158.  
  159. Contents
  160. 1.0) Story Background.
  161. 1.0.1) What does "Shin Seiki Evangelion" translate as?
  162. 1.1) Tell me about Genesis 0:0, 26 TV episodes, and the two movies.
  163. 1.1a) What are the different versions of the films?
  164. 1.1.1) What is Genesis 0:0?
  165. 1.2) Who are the characters?
  166. 1.3) The EVAs.
  167. 1.4) The Angels.
  168. 1.5) Timeline.
  169. 1.6) Religious glossary
  170. 1.6.1) What is the tree-like image seen in the opening credits?
  171. 1.6.2) What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?
  172. 1.6.3) What does NERV mean?
  173. 1.6.4) Where did the motto for NERV come from?
  174. 1.6.5) What does "Seele" mean?
  175. 1.6.6) What does "Gehirn" mean?
  176. 1.6.7) Who are the Magi?
  177. 1.6.8) What is the Spear of Longinus? (was 5.6)
  178. 1.6.9) Who is Adam, Eve and Lillith?
  179. 1.6.10) What is the seven eyed logo?
  180. 1.6.11) What is Marduk?
  181.  
  182. Section 1. General information about the series.
  183. 1.0) Story Background.
  184. On September 13, AD2000, a disaster later known as the Second Impact strikes the earth. A large explosion at the South Pole said to be caused by a meteor melted the ice caps, causing the sea level to rise and the earth's axis to tilt, and causing the death of two billion of the world's
  185. population in the aftermath.
  186. In the year 2015, an unknown object approaches Tokyo-3. At the same time Ikari Shinji was called to this city by his father after a long separation. {...}
  187. 1.0.1) What does "Shin Seiki Evangelion" translate as?
  188. Literally, it translates as "The Gospel of a New Century". However Gainax has used its discretion to name the English title "Neon Genesis Evangelion", which is a combination of three Greek words. "Euangelos" is the Greek word for Gospel, composed of "eu" (good) and "angelos" (news).
  189.  
  190. 1.1) Tell me about Genesis 0:0, 26 TV episodes, and the two movies.
  191. The canon of Evangelion is the 26 episodes of its TV series. There was also a videotape, Genesis 0:0, {which is a promotion of the series}. A movie "Evangelion: Death and Rebirth" was released March 1997, and another one "The End of Evangelion" was released July 1997.
  192. The director's cut of "Death (True)" and "Rebirth" was shown on Japanese satellite TV (JSB), 2 January, 1998, from 10:10pm to 12 midnight.
  193. A new movie, "Revival", was released on March 7th, 1998, and includes a re-edited version of the "Death" sequence of the first movie "(True)" (second edit), and comprises of all three segments ("Death (True)", "Rebirth" and "End".)
  194. In addition, the Red Cross Book (RCB) lists a glossary of terms as used in the series and films, and claims to be the final explanation of the secrets and mysteries of Evangelion. (See 5.8) for a list of the definitions given in the RCB.)
  195. 1.1a) What are the different versions of the films?
  196. Death & Rebirth (March 1997): Original theatrical motion picture; Death is a retelling of the first 24 TV episodes with augumented animation. Rebirth is an original feature, which chronicles events directly following episode 24.
  197. End of Evangelion (July 1997): Original theatrical motion picture, which chronicles events directly following Rebirth. It is divided into two sections, "Air" and "Magokoro Wo, Kimi Ni".
  198. Death (True) and Rebirth (January 1998): Japanese satellite broadcast. Death (True) is a second edit of the original Death feature.
  199. Revival (March 1998): Theatrical motion picture compiling all three segments, the first segment being a second condesation of the first 24 episodes, the second and third being Revival and End.
  200. 1.1.1) What is "Genesis 0:0"
  201. The tape is filled with video images of the art design for the series. There are eight parts to the tape, each describing different art designs, such as characters, mecha, etc. It is intended to be an introduction to the series.
  202.  
  203. 1.2) Who are the characters?
  204. The description are mostly from the character description of the film books. (Heights are estimations, and are not derived from any reliable source.)
  205.  
  206. Ikari Shinji, The main character. "Third Children". Pilot of Evangelion Unit 1 (EVA-01). His mother died when he was young, and he has also been living apart from his father for 10 years. Was asked suddenly by his father to come to Tokyo-3, and thrust into the position of pilot. 14 years old (2nd year Japanese middle school). Height approx. 4' 9"
  207. Ayanami Rei"First Children". Pilot of Evangelion Unit 0 (EVA-00). Was trained specifically for this since the early phase of the project. Was heavily injured in an accident during development and is still in cast and bandages in TV ep.1. Silent and do not seem to express her emotions. 14 years old (2nd year Japanese middle school). Height approx. 4' 7"
  208. Souryuu Asuka Langley, "Second Children". Pilot of Evangelion Unit 2 (EVA-02). Has both Japanese and German blood, but her nationality is American. Decisive and competitive. A Genius who has graduated from university the year before the TV series. Height approx. 5' 5"
  209. Ikari (Rokubungi) Gendou, Commander of NERV, an organisation under the United Nations that exists for the purpose of investigating /researching / annihilating the beings called "Angels". Also responsible for the development of the Evangelions. Father of Ikari Shinji. Very secretive. 48 years old. Height approx. 5' 7-8"
  210. Fuyutsuki Kouzou, NERV's second-in-command. Commands NERV when Gendou is way. 10 years older than Gendou, and has known him from his university days.
  211. Katsuragi Misato, NERV HQ Tactics-Operations 1 Dept. Operation Office Sect 1, Section-Chief. The immediate superior of Shinji, and also his guardian and housemate. 29 years old. Captain at the beginning of the series, later promoted to Major. Height approx. 5' 3"
  212. Akagi Ritsuko, Head of the Evangelion development project. Has known Misato since both were students. A beautiful lady who is cool and intellectual. As a scientist she is very capable but sometimes comes across being {detached and unsympathetic}. Collects little cat toys as a hobby. 30 years old.
  213. Ibuki Maya, MAGI operator, lieutenant. As somebody on rec.arts.anime.misc once said, "best identified by the line 'Dame desu!' (It doesn't work! We can't!)".
  214. Makoto Hyuuga, NERV Bridge Operator. Makoto Seems to have some sort of attraction to Misato.
  215. Aoba Shigeru, NERV Bridge Operator. Plays the guitar.
  216. Kaji Ryouji, Classmate of Misato and Ritsuko in the University of Tokyo-2. He had lived together with Misato in their university life. He is also a double-spy of SEELE and Japanese Government. His position is Special Investigation Department of NERV, and Inquiry Section of the Department of Interior of Japan.
  217. Suzuhara Touji, At first a bully to Shinji, he becomes Shinji's best friend.
  218. Aida Kensuke, A military otaku, he and Touji become Shinji's best friends.
  219. Horaki Hikari, Class President; Asuka's best friend; looks down on Touji and Kensuke.
  220. Pen Pen. Described as a "warm-weather" penguin, Pen-Pen shares Misato's apartment with Shinji and Asuka.
  221. Nagisa Kaoru. Born September 13, AD2000, the Fifth children.
  222. Ikari Yui, Shinji's mother. Disappeared in an accident when Shinji was young.
  223. Akagi Naoko, Ritsuko's mother. Created the MAGI Super-computer system.
  224.  
  225. 1.3) The EVAs.
  226. Evangelions are artificial beings created as versatile weapons against Angels. They are piloted from "Entry plugs" situated in the EVAs' backbones. A pilot needs to synchronise with an EVA in order to pilot it. The EVAs' origin is part of the main plot of the series. Their approximate height is about 40m and weight 700 Imperial tons (estimation only- no factual evidence.)
  227.  
  228. Unit 0 (EVA-00)Prototype. Orange in color. Went berserk a few days before Shinji arrived in ep.1, and heavily injured Rei. Heavily damaged during events in ep.6. Repaired and upgraded to EVA-00' afterwards. EVA-00 has one eye. Japan built. Pilot Ayanami Rei, owner NERV. Evangelion "Kai" means "modified". Blue in color. After severe damage during events in ep.6, armor was completely rebuilt in blue color, added shoulder blades (for battle configration), and status was also upgraded from ProtoType to TestType.
  229. Unit 1 (EVA-01)Test type. Purple in color. Seems to have some mysterious characteristic lacking in the other EVAs. Only EVA known to restart after total power failure, reason unknown. Only EVA to have successfully have had an Dummy Plug operating inside it. Also carries various other systems that Production Models lack. EVA-01 has two eyes. Japan built. Pilot Ikari Shinji, owner NERV.
  230. Unit 2 (EVA-02)Red in color (same as the plug suit of its pilot). First production model, designed in Japan, built in Germany, but transported to Tokyo-3 at Gendou's request. EVA-02 has 4 eyes. Pilot Soryu Asuka Langley, owner NERV.
  231. Unit 3 (EVA-03)Second Production Model, built in the US. After EVA-04's accident US. handed its control over to NERV Japan.Not revealed until ep.18. Owner NERV.
  232. Unit 4 (EVA-04)Third Production Model, built in the US. During its test, EVA-04's S2 Engine, which was restored in Germany and was installed in EVA-04 caused it to *sink* into the Sea of Dirac, taking everything within its 100mile radius; the cause unknown. Status Unknown/ unassigned, owner NERV.
  233. Unit 5-13 (EVA-05 - EVA-13)Mass Production model EVA units, built in various places of the world - (SEELE member countries; see 3.9) Has some design change from older EVAs.Not revealed until End of Evangelion. Owner SEELE.
  234.  
  235. 1.4) The Angels.
  236. If Unit One is credited with a kill, that means that it was not under Shinji's control at the time. People who are credited with an assist, that means they made significant progress toward defeating the angel.
  237.  
  238. The First Angel Adam. Intro, episode 12"The first human" Misato sees mysterious illuminating figure, just before Second Impact of year 2000, also rumoured that EVA series are clone of First Angel; the silhoutte of the First Angel appears to be like EVA-01.
  239. The Second Angel??????(Unknown; some speculate that the mysterious wing like figure that apears during second impact is the second Angel; another source places the Second Angel in the US as the subject of research; as yet unproven.)
  240. The Third Angel Sachiel, "Angel of Water". Defeated by Unit One. Humanoid angel, first angel to shown in the TV series uses illuminating spikes for close combat attack Self destructs itself after it was beaten by EVA-01.
  241. The Fourth Angel Shamshiel, "Angel of the Sun". Defeated by Shinji. Has ability to fly <but no wings>, looks like a giant insect, uses light tentacles as weapons.
  242. The Fifth Angel Ramiel, "Angel of Thunder". Defeated by Shinji, assisted by Rei. Shaped like Giant diamond, semi-transparent <or fully transparent> Uses very powerful particle beam as weapons, it also has drill-like appendage to drill its way into the GeoFront.
  243. The Sixth Angel Gagiel, "Angel of Fish". Defeated by Shinji and Asuka, assisted by the UN Fleet. Only known water-dwelling angel, attacks UN fleet on route to Japan, It doesn't have special weapons, as it generally use ramming and biting as its weapons.
  244. The Seventh Angel Israphel. "Angel of music". Defeated by Shinji and Asuka. Looks similar to third angel, however it has the ability todivide itself into self-functioning halves. It appears to have a weak AT Field; it was temporarily disabled by a N2 mine.
  245. The Eighth Angel Sandalphon, "Angel of Embryos". Defeated by Asuka, assisted after the fact by Shinji. First discovered as embryo by Volcano research team, NERV tries capture this angel, however it manages to "grow" to break the cage. Has the ability to survive in extreme temperature and pressure.
  246. The Ninth Angel Matariel, "Angel of Rain". Defeated by Shinji, assisted by Asuka and Rei. Spider-like appearance, it secretes acid like substance from eye that can melt steel, and even EVA armor.
  247. The Tenth Angel Tzachquiel, "Angel of the Sky". Defeated by Asuka, greatly assisted by Shinji and Rei. First discovered orbiting Earth, it tries to orbital-skydive all the way down to surface, dropping bombs, then self destruct.
  248. The Eleventh Angel Ireul, "Angel of Fear". Defeated by Ritsuko, assisted by Maya. Computer Virus Angel, first discovered as contamination in test body, it manages to hack itself into MAGI computer core, in order to compel MAGI to set Self Destruct sequence. It appears to be able to evolve exponentially.
  249. The Twelfth Angel Leliel, "Angel of Night". Defeated by Unit One. It uses giant sphere like thing as decoy, when its target is lured, it creates void 650m in diameter yet only 3 nano meters thick, absorbing whatever is on it. The void is described as the "Sea of Dirac".
  250. The Thirteenth Angel Bardiel, "Angel of Hail". Defeated by Unit One, under the control of the Dummy Plug. Its real form is rather unknown, however it manages to take over EVA-03 when it is passed through a cloud.
  251. The Fourteenth Angel Zeruel, "Angel of Might". Defeated by Unit One, assisted by Shinji. Very powerful Angel, with enough power to blast through 18 of 21 armor of Geofront, it also has folded sheet metal like appendages that it uses to cut/attack in close proximity, it nearly destroys NERV base.
  252. The Fifteenth Angel Arael, "Angel of Birds". Defeated by Rei. Another orbital angel, rather then attacking NERV base/EVA's, it targets EVA pilots. It attempts to psy-link with Asuka, and as result Asuka gets Psychological Shock.
  253. The Sixteenth Angel Almisael, "Angel of the Womb". Defeated by Rei. First discovered looking like Ring of light, it doesn't have definite shape. It tries to physically takeover EVA-00 and its pilot.
  254. The Seventeenth Angel Tabris, "Angel of Free Will". Defeated by Shinji. Shinji finds a new friend after just everyone moves away, he gets very close to him, later he takes over EVA-02 <in remote control> and reaches Terminal Dogma. He's also known as Nagisa Kaworu (Karou, Kaoru), or the Fifth children.
  255. The Eighteenth Angel Lilim---Mankind is the 18th Angel called Lilim, born from Lilith, the source of life.
  256.  
  257. 1.5) Timeline
  258. [Some birthdates are estimations; these dates are marked with question marks]
  259. April 9 1957
  260. Fuyutsuki Kouzou born
  261. April 29 1967
  262. Rokubungi Gendou born
  263. 1974
  264. Kyoko (Asuka's mother) born
  265. 1977
  266. Ikari Yui born
  267. June 17 1984
  268. Kaji Ryouji born in this period
  269. November 21 1985
  270. Akagi Ritsuko born
  271. December 8 1986
  272. Katsuragi Misato born
  273. February 13 1990?-95?
  274. Hyuuga Makoto born in this period
  275. May 5 1990?-95?
  276. Aoba Shigeru born in this period
  277. July 11 1991
  278. Ibuki Maya born in this period
  279. 1999
  280. Fuyutsuki Kouzou teaches Ikari Yui at Kyoko University; meets Rokubungi Gendou.
  281. [Gendou marries Yui, takes "Ikari" as family name. Yui and Gendou join HUMAN COMPLEMENTATION PROJECT.]
  282. 2000
  283. September 13 2000- The Second Impact
  284. Experiments in the Antarctic of the "reduction" of a foreign life form causes the accidental and sudden melting of the Antarctic ice fields. As a result 2 billion people are killed by the flooding of coastal regions all over the world.
  285. [Katsuragi Misato only? survivor of Antarctic base destruction. Rescued by returning Gendou and Kouzou.]
  286. September 13 2000
  287. Nagisa Kaworu born (Fifth Children)
  288. September 15 2000
  289. An armed conflict occurs at the border of India-Pakistan.
  290. September 20 2000
  291. Tokyo annihilated by new type of bomb, the N2.
  292. 2001
  293. Feburary 14 2001
  294. "Peace Treaty of Valentine" ends disputes.
  295. Feburary 18 2001
  296. Horaki Hikari born
  297. June 6 2001
  298. Ikari Shinji born
  299. September 12 2001
  300. Aida Kensuke born
  301. December 4 2001
  302. Soryu Asuka Langley Zeppelin born
  303. December 26 2001
  304. Suzuhara Touji born
  305. 2002
  306. UN explains Second Impact as a meteorite collision.
  307. 2003
  308. GEHIRN formed to study ramifications and effects of research leading up to and following Second Impact. Kouzou, Dr. Akagi Naoko join Gehirn. Gehirn builds research facilities in what is presumably Tokyo-3(?). Project E has now started. The research facilities is a front for Gehrin and work begins in the Geo Front for what is to be the future NERV headquarters. Dr. Akagi develops MAGI super-computer system.
  309. 2004
  310. Yui lost in Contact Experiment accident.
  311. 2005
  312. Asuka Langley confirmed as Evangelion Pilot.
  313. Kyoko commits suicide after unexplained incident. Asuka's father remarries.
  314. Katsuragi Misato and Akagi Ritsuko meet in Tokyo-2 at the cafeteria in Tokyo-2 University. Shortly after, Misato and Kaji meet and she cohabits with him.
  315. [Ikari Shinji fostered out by his father.]
  316. 2007
  317. UN Headquarters moves to Tokyo-2.
  318. 2008
  319. Dr. Akagi finishes programming the logic processes for MAGI. Ritsuko joins Gehrin.
  320. 2009
  321. Misato and Kaji join Gehirn.
  322. 2010
  323. Rei Ayanami introduced.
  324. Dr. Akagi commits suicide after completion of Magi project. Gehirn dissolved, NERV created to continue Gehirn's work, with new charter.
  325. 2012
  326. [The last meeting between Ikari Shinji and Ikari Gendou prior to current events.]
  327. 2014
  328. Asuka graduates from university.
  329. [Rei and Asuka trained as Evangelion pilots; Rei takes seven months to be fully synchronised.]
  330. 2015
  331. [The present day; current events as outlined 1-24]
  332. [The 2015/6 Timeline Project]
  333. Day a - Start of episode 1.
  334. Day b - Start of episode 3.
  335. Day c - Not used.
  336. Day d - Start of episode 5.
  337. Day e - Start of episode 7.
  338. Day f - Episode 8, when the gang lands on the "Over the Rainbow."
  339. x - Used to indicate unknowness. x is undefined, even in an expression. (x+x != 2*x (actually, the truth value of this is undefined).
  340. i[n] - The value of i[n] is an unknow constant. So, i[1] == i[1] is always true.
  341. Day a-1
  342. Day d-22 - Rei's accident occurs.
  343. Most probably, Rei's accident occurs one day before the start of the series.
  344. Jun 6, 2015 - The earliest possible date for day a. Shinji turns 14 on this day, and Shinji is introduced in several places as a fourteen year old.
  345. Day a. - Episode 1 occurs. Episode 2 begins.
  346. 2a. Shinji seems to be out for a night, waking up the next day.
  347. 2b. On a+1, Gendou mentions that Rei will be able to pilot the evangelion again in 20 days.
  348. Day a+1. - Episode 2 ends.
  349. Day a+9. - The earliest possible date of day b. (see 3a.)
  350. Day b. - Episode 3 begins.
  351. 3a. Misato claims that the angels gave them "only three weeks" between attacks, this time. 9 days is the shortest one could have and still claim to be "three weeks."
  352. Day b. - Episode 3 ends.
  353. Day a+13. - The latest possible date of day b. (see 3a, 4a, 4b.)
  354. Day b+5. - Episode 4 begins.
  355. 4a. Misato claims that Shinji has missed 5 days of school. She strongly implies that the events of episode 3 are the cause of this.
  356. 4b. Shinji sleeps overnight in Kensuke's tent. (Bringing us to day b+6).
  357. Day b+6. - Episode 4 ends.
  358. Day a+20.
  359. Day d+1. - Episode 5 begins.
  360. 5a. Rei's accident occured 22 days ago.
  361. 5b. One day passes before Rei's piloting test. (Shinji, Ritsuko, and Misato eat, Ritsuko gives Shinji the card. It seems that Shinji gives Rei the card the next day.) (This is d+1, or a+21)
  362. Day a+21. Day d+1. - Episode 5 ends. Episode 6 begins.
  363. 6a. Operation Yashima begins at midnight, meaning it occurs on day d+2 (a+22).
  364. Day a+22. Day d+2. - Episode 6 ends.
  365. Day e. - Episode 7 begins.
  366. 7a. On the first day, Misato visits Shinji's school.
  367. 7b. On the second day (e+1), Misato and Shinji stop the JA.
  368. 7c. On the third day (e+2), Misato and Shinji eat breakfast.
  369. Day e+2. - Episode 7 ends.
  370. Day f-i[0]-1. - Unit 02 leaves Sasebo port. (see 8a.)
  371. Day f-i[0]. - Episode 8 begins.
  372. 8a. Gendou mentions Unit 02 leaving Sasebo "yesterday."
  373. 8b. When the convoy is less than one day out, the gang choppers onto it. (Day f.)
  374. Day f. - Episode 8 ends.
  375. Aug 5, 2015 - Episode 9 begins.
  376. 9a. Nerv predicts the next attack will occur "6 days later." Since that's Aug 11, the first attack must be on Aug 5. (Derived from 9b.)
  377. 9b. Misato marks Aug 11, 2015 on the calender. Camera then pans to Aug 8, which I assume to be the current day, and also the day after the angel attack. (As a side note, the calender
  378. they are using isn't correct for 2015. It's either 2017, or more likely 1995.)
  379. 9c. Aug 11 is the day that was marked, so I assume it the day of the second battle.
  380. Aug 11, 2015 - Episode 9 ends.
  381. 2015
  382. [Events as portrayed by Death & Rebirth and End of Evangelion]
  383. 2016 (TV)
  384. [The Human Complementation Project is executed]
  385.  
  386. 1.6) Religious glossary
  387. The definitions given here are references outside the TV series and motion pictures, and do not define them within them.
  388. 1.6.1) What is the tree-like image seen in the opening credits?
  389. This is the Sephirotic System, devised by Athanasius Kirchner in 1653. A German priest, he studied the Kabbalah, a tome of Jewish mysticism, and created the diagram.
  390. The Kabbalah appears to an influence in the conception of Evangelion. Meaning "tradition" in Hebrew, the Kabbalah is claimed to be the word of God, handed down to Adam and Moses, reveals the framework of God and the Creation (the Sephirotic System.)
  391. 1.6.2) What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?
  392. The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered by a shepherd in a cave in Israel, about 1947. They appear to be the earliest records of Jewish scripture. They were kept secret by the Jordanian and Israeli governments until about twenty years ago, when photographs of the scrolls were leaked. Now all the scrolls have been studied and translated and published in an English edition.
  393. Reasons why the scrolls were kept secret vary, but a likely explanation is that the scrolls' contents, written by a Jewish sect after the time of Jesus Christ, may have conflicted with sections of the New Testament.
  394. The following text is contributed by Charles King:
  395. "The Dead Sea Scrolls were the product of a small Jewish sect living near the village of Qumran on the western shore of the Dead Sea around the time of Christ. The Scrolls were first discovered by a shepherd in 1947, but additional scrolls continued to be unearthed for the next ten years. As the area came under the control of Jordan after the Israeli war of independence, the scrolls came to be concentrated in the Jordanian Archaeological Museum, where the task of editing them was given to a group of scholars known as the International Team, led by de Vaux. Although publication of the scrolls began in the 1950s, its progress was extremely slow, largely because of the magnitude of the task and lack of funds. At the same time, some editors made unfounded speculations concerning the implications of the scrolls for Christianity, based on the inaccurate assumption that the Qumran sect was related to the early Christian church.
  396. "After the six-day war of 1967, the scrolls fell into the hands of the Israeli authorities, who maintianed the status quo with regard to control of the texts. By 1990, matters had reached a head, with many interantional scholars demanding full publications of the scrolls. After a couple of scholars released a partial reconstruction based on a concordance, the Huntingdon library of San Marino, California released a set of microfilms it had which had been deposited in the library back in the 1950s. Soon afterwards further photographs appeared from an anonymous source, and finally, in 1991, the Israeli government released a full set of high-quality photographs.
  397. "Although there may still be a few very minor fragments left untranslated, the vast bulk of the scrolls is available in English translation in various editions."
  398. Text by Charles King <king@axon.rutgers.edu>
  399. 1.6.3) What does NERV mean?
  400. "Nerv" is German for "nerve".
  401. 1.6.4) Where did the motto for NERV come from?
  402. "God's in his Heaven, All's well with the world" is taken from a poem by Robert Browning (1812-89), "Pippa Passes", Part 1 1.222.
  403. 1.6.5) What does "Seele" mean?
  404. "Seele" is German for "soul"
  405. 1.6.6) What does "Gehirn" mean?
  406. "Gehirn" is German for "brain"
  407. 1.6.7) Who are the Magi?
  408. The Magi are the so-called three wise men from the East, who came to worship the baby Jesus in Bethlehem, following a star that pointed to the place where they could find him. (Matthew 2.1-12) Folklore names the three wise men as Balthasar, Casper and Melchior.
  409. In addition, the Magi also held a high advisory position to the Persian Emperor, during the reign of Cyrus and Cambyses.
  410. 1.6.8) What is the Spear of Longinus? (was 5.6)
  411. This is the spear that pierced the side of Christ at the Crucifixion, the wound from which blood and water poured out. Folklore names thesoldier that wielded the spear as Longinus.
  412. Like the Holy Grail, the Spear is fabled to wield magical powers, such as the ability to grant victory to anyone who holds it. An Arthurian legend tells about the quest of one of Arthur's knights to find the Spear. It is said that Adolf Hitler was interested in the legend of the Spear (which was held in a museum in Austria.)
  413. 1.6.9) Who is Adam, Eve and Lillith?
  414. Adam (man) was the final creation of God, "in his image". Eve (woman) was created to be a companion to Adam, from a piece of Adam's rib. Lillith, according to Jewish folklore, was the first companion of Adam, but would not obey him, and was exiled from the Garden of Eden ("East of Eden"). She apparently became the wife of Cain (son of Adam, who killed his brother, Abel), and gave birth to demons.
  415. The following text is excepted from the Encyclopaedia Americana:
  416. "LILITH, lil'lith, a female demon with origins in Babylonian, Jewish, and Muslim folklore. In one tradition she was the first wife of Adam, with whom she claimed equality because they were created together. She refused to serve Adam and was expelled from Eden before God created Eve."
  417. "Lilith was believed to be the queen of demons and Satan's consort. From her unions with [Satan], or, in other accounts, with Adam, evil spirits were born . . . In the guise of a beautiful woman she had intercourse with men and gave birth to demons."
  418. The following text is supplied by <Johnfav@aol.com>
  419. Recently I came across Lilith:- the "Black Moon" in my research, I'd like to bring it up. Interestingly, we can see that Anno only used what he found from various historical records or knowledge for his creation of EVA world, which also proves that, for instance, Evangelion cannot interpret too much by following one direction or approach such as religions- the quite common approach for viewers to define or explain various things in Evangelion.
  420. Now this is what I've found:
  421. Lilith, the "black moon", may well be a fiction. It has, after all, only been seen by a few observers and that was in 1618 and 1700. In his Astrologie lunaire, Alexandre Volguine, the founder of the Cahiers astrologiques, studied the influence of Lilith, the "black moon", second satellite of the Earth. Certain astrologers put the occurence of the First World War down to its influence.
  422. From this, it is not hard to see that, Anno quite surely did came across the "Black Moon" and the mystical name "Lilith" was used in here. Then Anno delibrately called that white giant in terminal dogma "Lilith", and area surrounded it is called "Black Moon", which is the egg of Lilith. based on this assumption, Anno can be said that he was inspired by this piece of astrological fact, and coincidently, he also knew that the name "Lilith" is also a mystical being dated back the time of Genesis, the first wife of Adam and later exiled from Eden. So that, with all this background and cross-over of "Lilith", which forms a fundamental infra-structure for the background of NGE.
  423. Again, Lilith:- the Black Moon, and Lilith:- the first wife of Adam, are two separate, independent, unrelated sources.
  424. 1.6.10) What is the seven eyed logo?
  425. It is apparently the "seven eyes of God."
  426. In Revelations, Chapter 5, Verse 6:
  427. And I saw, standing midway between the throne and the four living beings and among the elders, a Lamb as if it had been sacrificed. It had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God dispatched over the whole earth.
  428. (version from the Bible, Gideons edition, published 1976.)
  429. 1.6.11) What is Marduk?
  430. Marduk is a Babylonian god. According to Babylonian legend, the first human being was created by mixing Marduk's blood with clay.
  431. The following text is supplied by Stefano Brondi <bab@bab.net>
  432. Marduk is the son of Apsu and Tiamat, the two primordial beings on the Babylonian legend. Apsu was the water and void spirit, and Tiamat the sea and chaos spirit, with the shape of a dragon's shape.
  433. Marduk became the champion of all Gods born by the primordial beings after Apsu was killed by one of Marduk's evil brothers. This caused Tiamat to go crazy. The enormous dragon started to generate scorpion men, demoniac lions, enormous serpents and shining dragons.
  434. To stop her, Marduk took with him a net, a clave, poison (fiala), a bow, arrows and a bag of lightning bolts. He used a chariot pulled by four horses and followed the four winds and a strong tornado.
  435. He captured Tiamat and he cut out her heart and decapitated her. He cut her veins and he divided her body in two parts. From one of these parts he moulded the sky and from the other he moulded the earth. In the sky Marduk raised a shelter for the Gods, and installed the moon and all stars as guardians of time. With one of Tiamat son's blood he made human beings to serve Gods.
  436.  
  437. Section 2
  438. About EVA's production
  439.  
  440. EVA FAQ version 0.6.1.1
  441. New information delinated with "(*"
  442.  
  443. Contents
  444. 2.0) Gainax, the company that produced it.
  445. 2.0A) Is Gainax being investigated by the Japanese Taxation Office? Is it because of tax fraud?
  446. 2.1) The sponsors.
  447. 2.2) Main Production Staff.
  448. 2.3) When was Evangelion first broadcast?
  449. 2.3.1) What is so special about the beginning date of broadcast?
  450. 2.4) Who is Anno Hideaki?
  451. 2.4.1) What is Anno Hideaki's next project?
  452. 2.5) ?
  453. 2.6) Who are the voice actors and what other roles have they played?
  454. 2.6.1) Who are the English voice actors?
  455. 2.7) About the songs.
  456. 2.7.0) How many versions of Zankoku na Tenshi no THESE are there?
  457. 2.7.1) What are the words to Zankoku na Tenshi no THESE (The cruel angel's thesis)?
  458. 2.7.1.1) What does "TE-SE" mean, anyway?
  459. 2.7.2) Why are the endings different for each episode?
  460. 2.7.3) How many different versions of "Fly me to the moon" are there?
  461. 2.7.4) But there are only 26 TV episodes!
  462. 2.7.5) Can you tell me which version is used for which episode?
  463. 2.7.6) Who are the singers?
  464. 2.7.7) What are the differences between versions?
  465. 2.7.8) What are the differences between Rei's versions?
  466. 2.7.9) What are the words to Tamashii no Refrain?
  467. 2.7.10) What are the lyrics to Emergency Evacuation to Regression?
  468. 2.7.11) What are the lyrics to Thanatos- If I Can't Be Yours?
  469. 2.8) Why are there two subtitles (Japanese and English) for each episode?
  470. 2.9) Specific information about some episode's subtitles.
  471. 2.10) Episode list {subtitles, TV air date, staff and ending information}.
  472. 2.11) How can I see the TV series/Films?
  473. 2.11.1) Will AD Vision change episodes 25 and 26?
  474. 2.11.1A) Will AD Vision release the films?
  475. 2.11.2) Will MTV broadcast Evangelion?
  476. 2.11.3A) Will the Japanese release of Genesis 0:11 have extra scenes?
  477. 2.11.3B) Will the AD Vision release of Genesis 0:11 include these scenes?
  478. 2.11.4A) Will the Japanese release of Genesis 0:12 have extra scenes?
  479. 2.11.5) Has Evangelion been seen in the US in DVD format?
  480. 2.11.6) Will Australian TV broadcast Evangelion?
  481. 2.11.7) Have the eyecatches (or titles) at the centre of each episode released in Great Britain and Australasia been edited out?
  482.  
  483. 2.0) Gainax, the company that produced it.
  484. Gainax was founded in December, 1984 by Hirouyuki Yamaga, Hideaki Anno, Toshio Okada. It produced The Wings of Honneamise (film), Nadia of the Mysterious Seas/The secret of Blue Water (TV), Over the top!/Gunbuster" (OAV), "Otaku No Video" (OAV). Honneasmise was sponsored by Bandai, which hoped to create a merchandising market using the film. Costing 800 million yen, the film was instead a failure, taking eight years to recoup Bandai's investment. Nadia was broadcast in 1990 on NHK. It then took {how much time} off, and made the Princess Maker series of games. Evangelion is their "returning to anime" work.
  485. 2.0A) Is Gainax being investigated by the Japanese Taxation Office? Is it because of tax fraud?
  486. Yes. In July 1998 investigators from the Japanese Taxation office raided Gainax's offices and the residence of Gainax's president Yamaga. In November 1998 Japanese newspapers reported that Gainax performed tax fraud by transferring funds to other companies, labelling it as different kinds of fees, and then secretly re-depositing it. Gainax appears to have been fined heavily. Newspaper reports specifically listed Gainax as the author of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the cult TV series.
  487. 2.1) The sponsors.
  488. Sega Enterprise (the video/console game company) and Kadokawa Shoten (publisher) sponsored the production of EVA. This is probably why the EVA video games to date has only been published on the Sega Saturn. Kadokawa publishes a monthly anime magazine NewType that has quite a lot of EVA coverage, and it also publishes the EVA manga (in the monthly magazine Monthly Shonen A (Ace)) and several EVA books.
  489. 2.3) When was Evangelion first broadcast?
  490. Evangelion began broadcast weekly on October 4, 1995, and concluded March 27, 1996. TV Tokyo broadcast the series at 7pm.
  491. 2.3.1) What is so special about the beginning date of broadcast?
  492. It began broadcasting at the end of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and Divine Judgement; whether that was a deliberate scheduling is unclear, as Evangelion was meant to premiere northern Spring, 1995.
  493. 2.4) Who is Anno Hideaki?
  494. Anno Hideaki is the director and writer of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Born 22 May, 1960, he grew up a huge general live action SF movies and TV fan, specialising in Ultraman. In 1981 he joined Akai Takami and Yamaga Hiroyuki in creating the cult Daicon III video, supervising the main animation. The next year he joined Artland and worked on the TV series "Superdimensional Fortress Macross". He was an animation director and chief mecha designer for Gainax's landmark film, "Wings of Honneamise" (1987). His first sole director credit was the OAV series "Top o Nerai Gunbuster" (1988), which he followed up with the successful "Fushigi no Umi no Nadia" (1990), both which he co-wrote.
  495. 2.4.1) What is Anno Hideaki's next project?
  496. His most recent new project, "Love and Pop", is a live action film drama about the so-called "school-girl" prostitution trade, or "enjou kousai." School girls, in order to obtain the latest fashions and fads, have become prostitutes to earn the money to purchase such items. The film follows the day in the life of a fifteen year old girl who wants to purchase an expensive ring.
  497. Gainax is airing a new TV series in the northern Autumn, 1998. Based on the shoujo manga "Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou" (His and Her Reasons), by Masami Tsuda, Anno Hideaki is slated as director. The manga is serialised in "Monthly Lala", and four volumes of compilations have been published.
  498. 2.6) Who are the voice actors and what other roles have they played?
  499. Shinji: Ogata Megumi
  500. Other roles: Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho), Ten-o Haruka (Uranus in Sailormoon), Princess Emeraude and Eagle Vision (Magic Knights Rayearth), Juliana (Megami Paradise)
  501. Misato: Mitsuishi Kotono
  502. Other roles: Usagi (Sailor Moon), Asuka (New Century GPX Cyber Formula), Satsuki (X), Mink (Dragon Half), Koume Sawaguchi (Blue Seed), Kyoko (Rival Schools: United by Fate)
  503. Rei: Hayashibara Megumi
  504. Other roles: Momiji (Blue Seed), Ranma-chan (Ranma 1/2), Lina Inverse (Slayers), Musashi (Pokemono), Nuku Nuku/(Natsume Atsuko) (Super Cat Girl Nuku Nuku), Saeki Tomoko (DNA^2), Achika (Tenchi Muyou {in Love})
  505. Asuka: Miyamura Yuuko
  506. Other roles: Sakaki Shihoko (Battle Skipper), Angel Daisy (Wedding Peach), Mari-chan (Boku no Marii), Utako Ohkawa (CLAMP Campus Detectives), Seung Mina (Soul Edge/Soul Blade)
  507. Ritsuko: Yamaguchi Yuriko
  508. Other roles: Onna B (Cho-Kuchiseninariisou), Kojiro (Happy Birthday Kojiro, a puppet show), Roo (Montana Jones), Kachusha (Wedding Peach)
  509. Touji: Seki Tomokazu
  510. Other roles: Shirou Kamui (X), Van Fanel (Escaflowne), Sanosuke (Ruroni Kenshin CD book), Chichiri (Fushigi Yugi), Male Maze (Maze), Eiji (Battle Arena Toshinden), Gai Daikouji and Tsukuro Shiratori (Nadesico)
  511. Kensuke: Iwanaga Tetsuya
  512. Other roles: Mizuhara Makoto (El Hazard), Eib Green (Ahita he Free Kick), Kuro (3-chome no Tama), Hatto/Maskman (Jungle King Ta-chan), Ohyama Daisuke (Goal FH), SuperStarMan (LuckyMan), Ryuria (Orguss 02), TV Anounncer (Dirty Pair Flash), Rich (X-Men), RPG Densetsu Hepoi [Debut]
  513. Fuyutsuki: Kiyokawa Motomu
  514. Other roles: Temu Rei (Gundam), Egami (City Hunter), Hino-sensei (Chinpui), Gaugoiru (Nadia), Gureison (Cyber Formula), Mikamura-hakase (G Gundam)
  515. Gendou: Tachiki Fumihiko
  516. Other roles: Maito (L'Gaim), Kigunan (Z Gundam), Mashu (Lupin III Hemmingway Paper), Pitcher (Secret Garden), Tsukasa Motoichi (Tetsurin 28FX), Goal Dofuddo (Iron Leaguer), Gerumar (DevilMan), Buchiyama (Patlabor the Movie), Leonharuto (Area 88), Masukani (Legend of Galatic Heros), Nakama Tooru (Be-pop High School), Tomoyasu (Giant Robo), Officer (NukuNuku), Yashima's Secretary (Humming Bird), Rida (Please Save My Earth), Mimizuku no Ryu (Gatchaman), Uri Roto (Bastard!), also appears in many live action movie directed by Oshii Mamoru
  517. Kaji: Yamadera Koichi
  518. Other roles: Ryoga (Ranma 1/2), Kagetsu (Shamanic Princess), Togusa (Ghost in the Shell), Tenshinhan (DBZ), Guide (Ranma 1/2), Karamaru (Pizza Cats), Wataribe Kurama (Wataru 2), Eaton (Nadia), Owner of bakery (Kiki's Delivery Services), Merosu (Merosu), Fargo (BGC), Yuta (Mermaid's Forrest), Aningu (Orguss 02), Nachi (Compiler), Torbadour (Ah My Goddess), Daigo (Rival Schools: United by Fate), Marty (Back to Future [Michael J Fox]), (48 Hours [Eddie Murphy]), (Born On The Fourth Of July [Tom Cruise]), (Hot Shot [Charlie Sheen]), {Malcolm X [Malcolm X]), (Rainman [Tom Cruise]), (Doc Hollywood [Michael J Fox])
  519. Kaworu: Ishida Akira
  520. Other roles: Toya Kei (Mamalade Boy), Amano (Goal FH), Amatsumi (Yamato Takeru), Mizuno Koichi (Burrin), FishEye (Sailor Moon SuperS), Seiya (Ririka SOS)
  521. Maya: Nagasawa Miki
  522. Other roles: Gure (Anpanman), Maria (Dakuon), Gomi (Kodocha), Pureshijon (Princess Minerva), Sakura (Key the Metal Idol).
  523. Hikari: Iwao Junko
  524. Other roles: Kotori (X movie), Akane (Mahou Tsukai Tai) Melissa (Montana Jones [Debut]), Chitose (Cho-kuseninarisou), Sari (Macross 7), Key (Key the Metal Idol), Mayuka (Tenchi Muyo Manatsu no Eve)
  525. Shigeru: Koyasu Takehito
  526. Other roles: Hotohori (Fushigi Yugi), Aburatsubo (Mahou Tsukai Tai),Yasha-oh Gai (Shurato), Tekkaman Evil/Shinya (Tekkaman Blade), Kayin (Toshiden), Seishiro (Tokyo Babylon), Young Yosho (Tenchi OVA), Moskiton (Master Moskiton).
  527. Makoto: Yuuki Hiro (Real Name Tsuyusaki Teruhisa)
  528. Other roles: Leon (Shamanic Princess), Tapion (13th Dragonball movie), Shapura/Kira (DBZ), Robert (Jenny), Karuma (Mikan), Takeshi (3-chome no Tama), Kawata (MukaMuka Paradise), Toshiba (Motana Jones), Betto (Anpanman), Henry (Cyber Formula), Hiro (H2).
  529. Keel Lorenz : Mugihito (real name Terada Makoto)
  530. Other roles: Police commissioner (Dr Slump), Prince Kanjeruman (Voltoms), Rorufu (Southern Cross), Mitaka's Uncle (Maison Kikuko), General Mifune (Taylor), Pejite City Mayor (Nausicaa), Mendou's father (Urusei Yatsura 4), Kokuran (Legend of Galatic Heros), Jean Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation [Patrick Stewart]).
  531. Akagi Naoko : Doi Mika
  532. Other roles: Momo's mother (Minky Momo), Hayase Misa (Macross), You's mother (Creamy Mami), Buke (Mospeda), Blue Blat (L'Gaim), Ensign Lana (Southern Cross), Mirin (Lady Rin), Queen Serenity (Sailor Moon), Anna (Ashita no Free Kick), Reindebir (Wedding Peach), Designer's Sister (Kiki's Delivery Services), Fureia (Apple Seed), Hummingbird's mother (Hummingbird).
  533. 2.6.1) Who are the English voice actors?
  534. Ikari Shinji: Spike Spencer
  535. Ayanami Rei: Amanda Winn
  536. Souryuu Asuka Langley: Tiffany Grant
  537. Katsuragi Misato: Allison Keith
  538. Akagi Ritsuko: Sue Ulu
  539. Ikari (Rokubungi) Gendou: Tristan MacAvery
  540. Fuyutsuki Kouzou: Guil Lunde
  541. Ibuki Maya: Kendra Benham
  542. Hyuuga Makoto: Brian Granveldt
  543. Aoba Shigeru: Jason Lee
  544. Kaji Ryouji: Aaron Krohn
  545. Suzuhara Touji: Joe Pisano
  546. Aida Kensuke: Kurt Stoll
  547. Horaki Hikari: Carol Amerson
  548. Ikari Yui: Kim Sevier
  549. Akagi Naoko: Laura Chapman
  550. Keel Lorentz: Richard Peeples
  551.  
  552. 2.7) About the songs.
  553. The capitalization may seem unconventional but I'm just trying to be faithful to the way they are presented on the CD case.
  554. 2.7.0) How many versions of Zankoku na Tenshi no THESE are there?
  555. At least 6:
  556. * Main version
  557. * Director's Edit. Version
  558. * TV. Size Version
  559. * Director's Edit. Version II
  560. * AYANAMI Version
  561. * Female cast (Misato, Rei, Asuka) Version
  562. 2.7.1) What are the words to Zankoku na Tenshi no THESE (The cruel angel's thesis)?
  563. Zankoku na tenshi no youni shounen yo shinwa ni nare.
  564. Like a cruel angel, become a legend young man.
  565. Aoi kaze ga ima, mune no doa wo tataitemo, Watashi dake wo tada mitsumete, hohoenderu anata.
  566. Although the blue winds are knocking on the door of the heart, You are simply smiling and staring only at me.
  567. Sotto fureru mono, motomeru koto ni muchuu de, Unmei sae mada shiranai, itaikena hitomi.
  568. Totally absorbed in seeking something that is gently shivering, And not even knowing your fate, you have baby-like eyes.
  569. Dakedo itsuka kizuku deshou, sono senaka niwa, Haruka mirai mezasu tame no hane ga aru koto.
  570. However someday you'll probably realise On your back there are wings that make the future awaken.*Zankoku na tenshi no teeze, madobe kara yagate tobidatsu. Hotobashiru atsui patosu de, omoide wo uragiru nara. Kono sora wo taite kagayaku, shounen yo shinwa ni nare.
  571. **This is the thesis of a cruel angel, Soon you'll be flying away from the window. If you betray your memories by your gushing pathos, You will hold the universe and shine. Become a legend young man.*Zutto nemutteru, watashi no ai no yurikago, Anata dake ga yume no shisha ni, yobareru asa ga kuru. Aoi kubisuji wo tsukiakari ga utsushiteru. Sekaichuu no toki wo tomete, tojikometai kedo!
  572. Always sleeping in the cradle of my love, The morning comes when only you are called the messager of dreams. The moonlight shows the slender back of your neck. I wish I could stop and trap time in the entire world!
  573. Moshimo futari aeta koto ni, imi ga arunara,  Watashi wa sou jiyuu wo shiru tame no baiburu.
  574. If our meeting have a meaning, Then I am the bible that reveals this freedom.
  575. Zankoku na tenshi no teeze, kanashimi ga soshite hajimaru. Takishimeta inochi no katachi, sono yume ni mezameta toki,  Dare yorimo hikari wo hanatsu, shounen yo shinwa ni nare.
  576. This is the thesis of a cruel angel, The sadness will begin with shape of the life that you embrace,  When you awake from that dream. Blaze brighter than anyone, become a legend young man.
  577. Hito wa ai wo tsumugi nagara, rekishi wo tsukuru.  Megami nante nanenai mama, watashi wa ikiru.
  578. People make history as they weave their love.  If I cannot become something of a goddess, I am still alive.
  579. * repeat
  580. (Translation by Patrick Yip <Patrick.Yip@ing-barings.com>)
  581. 2.7.1.1) What does "TE-SE" mean, anyway?
  582. The Japanese characters "TE-SE" translate to the German "these", meaning "thesis" in English, according to JDIC, the electronic Japanese dictionary.
  583. 2.7.2) Why are the endings different for each episode?
  584. Ask Gainax.
  585. 2.7.3) How many different versions of "Fly me to the moon" are there?
  586. There are at least 28 different ones on the CDs. (There are 29 in the CD list, but I think one of CLAIRE's full sized version is duplicated.) There may be some more in KIDA-114, but I don't have that disc yet.
  587. 2.7.4) But there are only 26 TV episodes!
  588. I suspect only the ones marked (TV. Size Version) are used on TV, which makes only 16 versions below.
  589. 2.7.5) Can you tell me which version is used for which episode?
  590. The source of this list can be found on Genesis 0:6 LD.
  591. Episode Ending
  592. 1 CLAIRE TV. Size version *
  593. 2 CLAIRE TV. Size version *
  594. 3 CLAIRE TV. Size version *
  595. 4 CLAIRE TV. Size version *
  596. 5 Rei(#5) (Hayashibara Megumi)TV. Size Remix Version (see 2.7.8) *
  597. 6 Rei(#6) (Hayashibara Megumi)TV. Size Remix Version (see 2.7.8) *
  598. 7 Yoko Takahashi 4 beat TV. Size version?
  599. 8 Aya (Asuka; Miyamura Yuko) Aya Bossa Techno Version
  600. 9 Yoko Takahashi Acid Bossa Version (Asuka image)
  601. 10 Yoko Takahashi Version (Asuka image)
  602. 11 CLAIRE TV. Size version *
  603. 12 Yoko Takahashi 4 beat TV. Size version
  604. 13 Yoko Takahashi Acid Bossa Version (Asuka image)
  605. 14 Yoko Takahashi Version (Asuka image)
  606. 15 4-Beat Version <Off Vocal Version> (Karaoke)
  607. 16 Off Vocal Version (Karaoke)
  608. 17 <Aki Jungle Version>
  609. 18 CLAIRE TV. Size version *
  610. 19 CLAIRE TV. Size version *
  611. 20 B-22 A Type Version
  612. 21 Yoko Takahashi Version (Asuka image)
  613. 22 Aya (Asuka; Miyamura Yuko) Aya Bossa Techno Version
  614. 23 Rei(#23)TV. Size Version
  615. 24 Off Vocal Version (Karaoke)
  616. 25 Rei(#25)TV. Size Version
  617. 26 Rei(#26)TV. Size Version
  618. * - these versions can be found on OST 2; all other versions can be found on OST 3
  619. 2.7.6) Who are the singers?
  620. CLAIRE Claire Littley, (British?) singer born in London.
  621. YOKO TAKAHASHI Takahashi Yoko, Japanese singer. Also sings the opening.
  622. Rei Ayanami Rei (Hayashibara Megumi).
  623. Aya Soryu Asuka Langley (Miyamura Yuuko).
  624. Aki ?
  625. ASUKA Soryu Asuka Langley (Miyamura Yuuko).
  626. MISATO Katsuragi Misato (Misuishi Kotono).
  627. 2.7.7) What are the differences between versions?
  628. Main Version Intro, 1st pass, piano, 2nd pass, more BGM, 3rd pass of passage 2 only. TV. Size only 1 vocal pass, most of them without intro.
  629. 4 Beat Slower (during the vocal parts?).
  630. Acid Vocal on acid?
  631. Bossa ?
  632. Jungle Fast beat, `jungle' percussions?
  633. London Beat Techno/classical beat, sampling of NASA transmissions
  634. Off vocal Instrumental/Karaoke.
  635. Techno Techno
  636. 2.7.8) What are the differences between Rei's versions?
  637. At least, ANNO directed HAYASHIBARA Megumi to sing as Rei for #5, and as "unified person of Rei and HAYASHIBARA Megumi" for #6.
  638. 2.7.9) What are the words to Tamashii no Refrain?
  639. This translation was provided by <unknown> and revised by Patrick Yip
  640. <Patrick.Yip@ing-barings.com>
  641. --
  642. Tamashii no refrain
  643. Soul refrain
  644. Watashi ni kaeri nasai, kioku wo tadori,
  645. Yasashisa to yume no minamoto e.
  646. Mouichido hoshi ni hikare, umareru tame ni.
  647. amashii no rufuran...
  648. Please come back to me, tracing my memories,
  649. To the source of sweetness and dreams.
  650. For the sake of being born, shine like a star once more!
  651. Soul refrain...
  652. Aoi kage ni tsutsumareta suhada ga,
  653. Toki no naka de, shizuka ni furueteru.
  654. Inochi no yukue wo toikakeru you ni,
  655. Yubisaki wa watashi wo motomeru.
  656. The bare skin wrapped in pale shadow,
  657. Are shivering silently amidst time.
  658. As if to inquire where life is going,
  659. [Your] fingertips desire after me.
  660. Dakishimeteta unmei no anata wa,
  661. Kisetsu ni saku marude hakanai hana.
  662. Kibou no nioi wo mune ni nokoshite,
  663. Chiriisogu azayakana sugata de.
  664. You who hold fate in your hands,
  665. are a very vulnerable flower blossoming in the seasons,
  666. leaving the smell of hope in the heart,
  667. and falling apart rapidly in a splendid pose.
  668. *Watashi ni kaeri nasai, umareru mae ni,
  669. Anata ga sugoshita daichi e to.
  670. Kono te ni kaeri nasai, meguriau tame.
  671. Kiseki wa okoru yo nando demo,
  672. Tamashii no rufuran...*
  673. *Please come back to me, come back before birth,
  674. And to the earth that you passed through.
  675. Please come back into these arms, for the sake of a chance meeting.
  676. Miracles will be created, no matter how many times,
  677. Soul refrain.*
  678. Inoru you ni, mabuta tojita toki ni,
  679. Sekai wa tada yami no soko ni kieru.
  680. oredemo kodou wa mata ugokidasu,
  681. Kagiri aru eien wo sagashite.
  682. Like in prayer, when the eyelids are closed,
  683. The world simply disappears into the depths of darkness.
  684. However the heart beat goes on again,
  685. Searching for an eternity with limits.
  686. Watashi ni kaeri nasai, kioku wo tadori,
  687. Yasashisa to yume no minamoto e.
  688. Anata mo kaeri nasai ai shiau tame.
  689. Kokoro mo karada mo kurikaesu.
  690. Tamashii no rufuran...
  691. Please come back to me, recalling my memories,
  692. To the source of sweetness and dreams.
  693. You, please come back also, for the sake of love.
  694. Both body and soul repeat,
  695. soul refrain...
  696. *Repeat
  697. --
  698. Revision by Patrick Yip <Patrick.Yip@ing-barings.com>
  699. 2.7.10) What are the lyrics to Emergency Evacuation to Regression?
  700. This song is track three from the End of Evangelion Soundtrack
  701. This translation was provided by Avery Davies <puppeteer@earthlink.net>
  702. Emergency Evacuation to Regression / Outro
  703. Far in the distance is cast a shadow
  704. Symbol of our freedom will bring as salvation
  705. On the horizon hope for Tomorrow
  706. Sweeping across the land to give us unity
  707. Look to the heavens with tears of triumph
  708. To cherish a new life and suffer not again
  709. Lift up our spirits from all destruction
  710. Never shall we return from conflict we must learn
  711. 2.7.11) What are the lyrics to Thanatos: If I Can't Be Yours
  712. Lyrics supplied by Kaoru Nagisa <kaoru_nagisa@hotmail.com>
  713. THANATOS - If I Can't Be Yours -
  714. Now it's time, I fear to tell
  715. I've been holding it back so long
  716. But something strange deep inside of me is happening
  717. I feel unlike
  718. I've ever felt
  719. And it's makin' me scared
  720. That I may not be what I (think I am)
  721. What of us, what do I say
  722. Are we both from a different world
  723. Cos every breath that I take, I breathe it for you
  724. I couldn't face my life without you
  725. And I'm so afraid. There's nothing to comfort us
  726. What am I, if I can't be yours
  727. I don't sleep, don't feel a thing
  728. And my senses have all but gone
  729. Can't even cry from the pain, can't shed a tear now
  730. I realise
  731. We're not the same
  732. And it's makin' me sad
  733. Cos we can't fulfil our dream (in this life)
  734. So I must, let us break free
  735. I can never be what you need
  736. If there was a way, through the hurt
  737. Then I would find it
  738. I'd take the blows. Yes I would fight it
  739. But this is the one. Impossible dream to live
  740. What am I, if I can't be yours.
  741. 2.8) Why are there two subtitles (Japanese and English) for each episode?
  742. They were made that way. The English subtitle also serves as an eye-catch and sometimes convey a change in focus for the second half of the episode. It is interesting to note that the two subtitles are not always direct translations of each other. It is also interesting that only in ep.26 there are 2 cuts (versus 1 in the other episodes) for the English subtitle.
  743. 2.9) Specific information about some episode's subtitles.
  744. Episode 19
  745. The definition of introjection is a psychoanalysis term meaning "the internalization of the parent figures and their values; leads to the formation of the superego".
  746. Episode 24
  747. The two characters "si-Sya" in the Japanese subtitle is a visual pun to Kaoru's last name, Nagisa. It is also a pun meaning both "Angel" and "Casualty". In detail:
  748. katakana "shi" looks very much like a "sanzui-hen" kanji radical (which basically adds "water-related" meaning to the kanji). Composed with the next kanji "sha" (person), they *look* like ONE kanji "nagisa" (shore).
  749. The English title, "Knockin' on Heaven's Door", is the title of a Bob Dylan song, which was included in the film "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid".
  750. 2.10) Episode list {subtitles, TV air date, staff and ending information}.
  751. ________________________________________________________________________
  752. Ep Japanese Title English Title Air Date
  753. # (Japanese/English trans.)
  754. ________________________________________________________________________
  755. 1 Shito, shurai/Angel Angel Attack Oct 4, 1995
  756. attack
  757. 2 mishiranu, tenjo/ The Beast Oct 11
  758. Unknown Ceiling
  759. 3 naranai, denwa/ A phone A Transfer Oct 18
  760. that doesn't ring
  761. 4 ame, nigedashita ato/ Hedgehog's Dilemma Oct 25
  762. Rain, after he ran way
  763. 5 Rei, kokoro no mukouni/ Rei I Nov 1
  764. Rei, beyond her heart
  765. 6 ketsusen, Daisan shin Rei II Nov 8
  766. Tokyo-shi/Decisive
  767. battle in the Third New
  768. Tokyo City
  769. 7 hito no (?)rishimono/ A Human work Nov 15
  770. The human creation
  771. 8 Asuka, rainichi/ Asuka Asuka strikes Nov 22
  772. comes to Japan
  773. 9 shunkan, kokoro, Both of you, dance like Nov 29
  774. kasanete/ With one you want to win!
  775. accord in a flash
  776. 10 maguma daiba/Magma Magma Diver Dec 6
  777. Diver
  778. 11 seishi shita yami no The day Tokyo-3 stood still Dec 13
  779. naka de /In the still
  780. darkness
  781. 12 kiseki no kachi/ The She said, "Don't make others Dec 20
  782. worth of a miracle is. suffer for your personal
  783. hatred."
  784. 13 shito, shinnyuu/Angel's Lilliputian Hitcher Dec 27
  785. invasion
  786. 14 Zere, tamashii no za/ Weaving a story Jan 3, 1996
  787. Seele, the throne of
  788. souls
  789. 15 uso to chinmoku/ Those women longed for the Jan 10
  790. Lie and Silence touch of others' lips and
  791. thus invited their kisses
  792. 16 shi ni itaru yamai/ Splitting of the breast Jan 17
  793. Disease to die, and...
  794. 17 yonhitome no tekikakusha/ Fourth Children Jan 24
  795. The fourth qualified
  796. person
  797. 18 inochi no sentaku wo/ Ambivalence Jan 31
  798. The judgement of Life
  799. 19 otoko no tatakai/ Introjection Feb 7
  800. A man's fight
  801. 20 kokoro no katachi, hito Weaving a story 2: Feb 14
  802. no katachi/ oral stage
  803. Mind's form, man's form
  804. 21 nerufu, tanjou/ He was aware of that he was Feb 21
  805. The birth of Nerv a child
  806. 22 semete, ningen rashiku/ Don't be Feb 28
  807. At least be humane
  808. 23 namida/Tears Rei III Mar 6
  809. 24 saigo no shisha/ The beginning and the end, Mar 13
  810. The final messenger; or knockin' on heaven's door
  811. casualty; Nagisa
  812. 25 owaru sekai/ Do you love me? Mar 20
  813. The world ending
  814. 26 sekai no (?) de ai wo Take care of yourself Mar 27
  815. saken dakemono/The beast
  816. that shouted "I" at the
  817. heart of the world
  818. 2.11) How can I see the TV series/films?
  819. In Japan, the series has recently been re-run in the last quarter on 1997.
  820. There is no news of any further reruns. LD's, home video tapes and DVD's
  821. of the series have been released sporadically, with a likely completion
  822. date some time in 1998.
  823. The films have generally completed their theatrical runs, however a movie,
  824. "TRUE", was released in the first quarter of 1998, and includes a re-edited
  825. version of the "Death" sequence of the first movie. A director's cut of
  826. "Death & Rebirth" was shown on Japanese Satellite TV early in January,
  827. 1998.
  828. A movie, "Revival", was released on March 7th, 1998, and includes a
  829. re-edited version of the "Death" sequence of the first movie "(True)", and
  830. comprises of all three segments ("Death (True)", "Rebirth" and "End".)
  831. This was shown on Japanese Satellite TV in early February 1999.
  832. The theatrical features will be released in December 1998 in a Movie
  833. Version LD Box. In addition, the two parts that comprise "End" will be
  834. released in the third quarter of 1998 as part of the TV laser disk release.
  835. (see 4.0.1)
  836. In Hong Kong and Singapore the TV series is available on Video Compact
  837. Disk. Asia Home TV Channel have purchased the rights to broadcast the
  838. series, beginning 28 April 1998, from 22:20 to 23:00 every Saturday. The
  839. series has been dubbed by ATV, and two episodes are shown each Saturday.
  840. The series has been edited heavily in some episodes (14 & 15). The
  841. versions for VCD/pay television and free to air television have different
  842. dub castings.
  843. The films have not been shown theatrically, nor have been legally released
  844. on the home video/LD market.
  845. In North America and Great Britain home video/LD's of the TV series are
  846. available from AD Vision. In North America up to eleven volumes of the
  847. home video tape (22 episodes) have been issued (as of April 1998), and one
  848. LD (four episodes). The TV series has not been broadcast. The films have
  849. not been released theatrically. There is no concrete information as to who
  850. has the rights to distribute the films in North America. AD Vision have
  851. officially announced that it is not pursuing the rights to the films.
  852. In Great Britain as of 1/99 AD Vision (UK) have released up to tape 12.
  853. In Europe (not including Great Britain) the series appears to be released
  854. by the Dynamic Planning Inc Japan and the Dynamic Group Companies (Europe),
  855. owned by Go Nagai, a famous manga artist.
  856. In France the series has been licensed to Dynamic France(?).
  857. In Italy the series is released by Dynamic Italia, and is licenced from AD
  858. Vision. So far there have been 2 tapes released, two episodes per tape,
  859. bi-monthly. Genesis 0:3 is expected early May 1998.
  860. In Spain the series is released by Manga Films. So far there have
  861. been six tapes released, three episodes per tape. Genesis 0:7 was
  862. released 21 May. The series will be broadcast on TV on Canal 33,
  863. beginning 21 October, at 9:30pm.
  864. In Portugal the series is broadcast on TV as part of a children's
  865. show. The series concluded in early June.
  866. In Holland and Belgium the series is released by Dynamic. Each tape
  867. contains 3 episodes, and is subtitled in the Dutch language. The
  868. price is 34.95 guilders (approximately US$17). The first tape should
  869. be available now.
  870. In Germany the series is released by OAV Films and distributed
  871. throughout the country by the Anime Connection of Germany (A.C.O.G)
  872. under licence from Dynamic Germany. Each boxed set has three tapes,
  873. each with two subtitled episodes, and retails for DM79.95 (deluxe
  874. edition DM129.95) One volume has been released in December 1998.
  875. In Australasia the series has been licenced to Madman Entertainment.
  876. The first tape has been released in October 1998, and regular multiple
  877. tape monthly releases until March, 1999. The price is Aus$19.95
  878. (dubbed)/$29.95 (subbed).
  879. 2.11.1) Will AD Vision change episodes 25 and 26?
  880. At a panel at the Animazement 1998 convention, where the final four
  881. episodes of the TV series were shown, representatives indicated that AD
  882. Vision will release the series as broadcast on Japanese television. In
  883. addition, AD Vision has no plans to release an English edition of the
  884. Japanese LD's of Genesis 0:11 and 0:12, which have additional and/or
  885. altered scenes, although it has indicated an interest in doing so.
  886. 2.11.1A) Will AD Vision release the films?
  887. No. In mid-November 1998 AD Vision officially announced that it had
  888. no further interest in releasing the Evangelion theatrcial features.
  889. 2.11.2) Will MTV broadcast Evangelion?
  890. It had been rumoured that MTV had obtained the rights to broadcast the
  891. TV series on cable television. In a statement from AD Vision, a
  892. spokesman reiterated that AD Vision hold *all* North American rights
  893. to Evangelion, and that MTV had no plans whatsoever to broadcast the
  894. TV series.
  895. 2.11.3A) Will the Japanese release of Genesis 0:11 have extra scenes?
  896. According to Carl Horn, editor of the Viz edition of the Neon Genesis
  897. Evangelion comics book, the Japanese release of Genesis 0:11 will have
  898. extra scenes included. The scenes that are reputed to be included
  899. include a scene with Kaji Ryouji and Asuka Langley, and a scene with
  900. Fuyutsuki Kouzou and Ikari Yui. This information was gathered either
  901. from the February issue of Animage or Newtype. (This information was
  902. gleaned from rec.arts.anime.misc)
  903. The following information was contributed by "George Chen"
  904. <george@netobjects.com>
  905. --
  906. A while back when 0:11 just came out I think someone had already made
  907. a short review and I'm just gonna put in some other observations:
  908. Before the episode 21 starts there are about full 3 mins. of
  909. still/animations which portrait the interior of some UN lab @ South
  910. Pole. You can hear Gendo's techno-babble in the background which I
  911. think is right before the time which 2nd Impact was about to happen.
  912. The last cut of the scene is the white light giant then cut straight
  913. to a blue screen with the UN logo top secret babble. VERY COOL stuff.
  914. It kinda set-up like the FBI copy write warning which give you the
  915. impression of watch some old UN archive at NERV library. Again, very
  916. cool stuff. ^_^
  917. I am also surprise that there are a lot of extra Yui scenes which some
  918. of us can gain more knowledge about Yui and HCP. Obviously missing
  919. (from TV) is the one which Fuyutsuki ran into Yui right outside of the
  920. UN Artificial Human Evolution Research Lab (my translation there)...
  921. Yui was very much surprised that Fuyutsuki showed up (Fuyutsuki was
  922. supposed to confront Gendo about 2nd Impact).
  923. New scenes in episode 22 include a scene which Asuka standing *naked*
  924. in the bathroom and said, "kimochi warue!" Actually, I think that is
  925. the only full-body naked scene of Asuka in the series so far. Turns
  926. out Asuka got pissed-off at herself and kicking things around in the
  927. bathroom. Asuka forever!!! ^_^;
  928. Also a dream like sequence of Asuka at some train station (wearing
  929. plug-suit) going against the flow of people....
  930. The mind-attck of 15th Angel is also slight enhanced. Now we can
  931. actually see Asuka going through the whole process which is VERY VERY
  932. similar to what Shinji went through in episode 26. We see Asuka takes
  933. on a different attitude and letting the outside world perceive her
  934. differently . Again, very very similar to what Shinji experienced in
  935. 26. (I recognized that some cut scenes here are also being used in
  936. EOE also)
  937. Spear of Longinus also look slightly different when it piece through
  938. 15th Angel's AT field. The spare actually expand a little which looks
  939. a lot more powerful to previous TV version...Also, when Unit 00 pull
  940. the spare out of Lilith, the legs of Lilith of started to grow right
  941. away--which I don't remember seeing in the fan sub.
  942. --
  943. (Text by "George Chen" <george@netobjects.com>)
  944. The following information was contributed by "Ryan Tyrrell"
  945. <rtyrrell@i-cafe.net>
  946. --
  947. There's some cool Second Impact footage added before they roll the
  948. credits for episode 21.
  949. There's scenes in 22's "introspective" portion(tm) where Asuka is
  950. walking through an empty trainyard and suddenly finds herself
  951. struggling upstream through a crowd of hooded figures. One takes its
  952. hood off and all of a sudden she's lost in a sea of red psychedelia.
  953. I'm probably not describing it well enough, it's a very nicely done
  954. scene. Another that might be new is a scene where the ghostly image
  955. of herself as a young girl approaches her as she huddles in a
  956. playground and says something(damn I need to learn Japanese!), Which
  957. Asuka lashes out at. The ghost dissolves away, almost exploding from
  958. the impact of her words. Looks like I'll be getting the AD Vision
  959. version just so I can see what's missing from it. ^_^
  960. --
  961. Footage of her ripping the dress open, along with the cells from her
  962. introducing herself to her classmates, one of her many "Anta Baka?"
  963. scenes, and her saying "Chance!" in a rather evil looking manner are
  964. used repeatedly by the angel to throw the strong facade she has
  965. created right back in her face. The whole sequence is quite intense -
  966. Pokemon has nothing on this tape. :)
  967. --
  968. (Text by "Ryan Tyrrell" <rtyrrell@i-cafe.net>)
  969. 2.11.3B) Will the AD Vision release of Genesis 0:11 include these scenes?
  970. No. AD Vision have stated that the North American release will use only
  971. footage from the original TV series.
  972. 2.11.4A) Will the Japanese release of Genesis 0:12 have extra scenes?
  973. Yes.
  974. 2.11.5) Has Evangelion been seen in the US in DVD format?
  975. It is reported that a Panasonic DVD sample disk contains about five minutes
  976. from the first episode of Evangelion, with subtitles in English, French,
  977. Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, etc. It is NOT for sale.
  978. 2.11.6) Will Australian TV broadcast Evangelion?
  979. Yes. The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS-TV) are broadcasting the TV
  980. series, starting Saturday 2nd January 1999, in a hourly format (two
  981. episodes.) As of the week starting on 4 October, SBS-TV have begun showing
  982. 30 second promotions, one with OP music, and one with Beethoven's 'Ode of
  983. Joy'. SBS-TV by tradition shows only dubbed anime.
  984. 2.11.7) Have the eyecatches (or titles) at the centre of each episode
  985. released in Great Britain and Australasia been edited out?
  986. Yes. Due to BBFC (British Broadcasting Film Classification) regulations,
  987. AD Vision have had to excise the eye catches out. As Australasian editions
  988. are sourced from the British edition, the eyecatches are also excised from
  989. that edition also (broadcast and video releases).
  990. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
  991.  
  992. Section 3
  993. Details
  994.  
  995. EVA FAQ version 0.6.1.1
  996. New information delineated with "(*"
  997.  
  998. Section 3. Details
  999. 3.0) What is the first impact?
  1000. 3.1) What is the plug suit for?
  1001. 3.2) Why has Gendou changed his last name?
  1002. 3.3) What gender are the EVAs?
  1003. 3.4) Are the characters named after Japanese Navy warships?
  1004. 3.4.1) Are there any other significance pinned to any of the other characters' names?
  1005. 3.4.2) Is Kaworu spelt with or without a "w"?
  1006. 3.5) Is the term "Children" a deliberate use?
  1007. 3.6) What is the structure of "Death"?
  1008. 3.6.1) What is the piece of classical music Shinji plays on his cello in episode 15?
  1009. 3.7) What is LCL?
  1010. 3.8) References and homages in Evangelion
  1011. 3.8.0) Miscellaneous (*
  1012. 3.8.1) The Andromeda Strain
  1013. 3.8.2) Space: 1999
  1014. 3.8.3) The Day The Earth Stood Still
  1015. 3.8.4) The Violent History Of the Showa Era: The Final Battle Of Okinawa
  1016. 3.8.5) Cordwainer Smith and the Instrumentality Project
  1017. 3.8.6) Yashima (episode 5 & 6)
  1018. 3.9) Who are the other members of Seele?
  1019. 3.10) How big are the Eva Units?
  1020. 3.11) What are the Pattern types
  1021. 3.12) The different departments of NERV
  1022. 3.13) What is the Henflick limit?
  1023. 3.14) Is that Real Beer that Misato Drinks?
  1024. 3.15) What is "fan service"?
  1025. 3.16) Which Identities of Naoko Akagi are in the MAGI?
  1026. 3.17) Is the Leaf Silhoutte on the NERV logo a fig leaf?
  1027.  
  1028. 3.0) What is the first impact?
  1029. According to the textbook with which Shinji and his classmates study the history, the First Impact is the collision of a meteorite with the Earth which caused the moon to be separated from the Earth.
  1030.  
  1031. 3.1) What is the plug suit for?
  1032. It increases the pilot's synchronization with an EVA. The only necessary thing for a pilot to wear in order to pilot an EVA is the hairclip-like thing on his/her hair. So we see the children pilot the EVAs in their street clothes or school uniforms in several episodes. In episode 13 we see them test-synchronizing nude.
  1033.  
  1034. 3.2) Why has Gendou changed his last name?
  1035. Gendou married into his wife's family, taking up her family's name instead of vice versa. This sometime happens in Japanese society and especially if the wife's family is of a higher social standing or wealthier than the husband's ("Gyaku Tama no Koshi" (marry a woman of wealth)). Another situation is when the wife has no brothers to carry on the family name.
  1036. This explanation is supplied by Bochan Bird <mmk@gol.com>:
  1037. "Well, this is also one reason, but the Japanese that are that interested in status (caste), are a rather small group at the top. Also, the family has the status, not the male or the female.
  1038. First, let me state that when a Japanese couple gets married, one or the other 'must' adopt the family name of the other. While currently the subject of much debate, there is no system where the wife (or husband as the case may be) gets to keep her (his) old name.
  1039. "Next, there are a number of reasons why a man would take his wife's family name, including:
  1040. 1. The status issue indicated above. (rare)
  1041. 2. The wife's family name is 'better' or 'luckier'. (also rare)
  1042. 3. The wife's family had no sons and the wife is either the eldest daughter, or the daughter that will take over the household upon her parent's death. In this case, the husband is usually the second, third or later son in his family. (This is quite common, but has been running into problems lately due to Japan's extremely low birthrate: with less than 1.5 kids per couple, currently 70% of all younger Japanese are the eldest or only child.)
  1043. 4. The husband wants to erase all ties with his former life and 'start over'. (Although rare, this is probably the reason I would choose for Gendo.) An interesting tidbit regarding Japan's legal system: If a person changes their name, obligations on the previous name (debts, etc.) become extremely difficult to collect on. It is as if the previous person has ceased to exist and a new person has been created. For this reason it is sometimes done for symbolic purposes - ie: to emphasize a new start.
  1044. "I'm sure there are also other reasons, but I can't think of any off the top of my head. (Incidentally, when a Japanese person marries a foreigner, they get to choose whether or not to change their name - because the foreigner doesn't have a family register in Japan.)"
  1045.  
  1046. 3.3) What gender are the EVAs?
  1047. This is subject to debate. The gender of the EVAs are not made explicit during the series. Ritsuko said (trying to avoid spoilers) a line that contains the word "she" in ep.19, and a lot of people takes this to mean that EVA-01 is female. However the rest of the time she, and everybody else, refers to the EVAs as "EVA", so the line in question is most likely refering to somebody else (who that is is another spoiler). To further confuse matters, Kaoru also said a line with "her" in ep.24, probably refering to EVA-02.
  1048. In addition, Ritsuko and Misato refer to EVA-03 as a "him".
  1049.  
  1050. 3.4) Are the characters named after Japanese Navy warships?
  1051. It appears so; names can be matched to World War II Imperial Japanese Navy ships or classes of ships. Here is a list of names and the corresponding ships or classes of ship:
  1052. Akagi - Akagi Class Aircraft Carrier
  1053. Aoba - Heavy Cruiser
  1054. Ayanami - Fubuki Class Destroyer
  1055. Fuyutsuki - Akizuki Class Destroyer
  1056. Hyuga - Battleship
  1057. Ibuki - Aircraft Carrier
  1058. Katsuragi - Unryu Class Aircraft Carrier
  1059. Soryu - Soryu Class Aircraft Carrier
  1060. In addition the following names are based on nautical terms:
  1061. Ikari - Anchor
  1062. Kaji - Rudder
  1063. Rokubungi - Sextant
  1064. Keel - The major piece of timber that forms the hull of a ship
  1065. Asuka's American surname is also named after a ship, from the US Navy: Langley - Aircraft Carrier (named after an aircraft pioneer, c. 1900)
  1066. 3.4.1) Are there any other significance pinned to any of the other characters' names?
  1067. The following definitions are readings of the names:
  1068. Rei/Ayanami "example", "soul", "zero"/"the waves of cloth"
  1069. Sohryuu/ "river of all"/"scent of tomorrow"/"from the long meadow"
  1070. Misato - "beautiful town"
  1071. Ritsuko/ the first kanji="science", "profit"/"red tree"
  1072. Gendou - "illusionary, dark way"
  1073. (information from Zhou Tai An's Symbolisms FAQ)
  1074. It appears that Suzuhara Touji and Aida Kensuke are the names of the two main characters in Ryu Murakami's novel, Fascism of Love and Fantasy (its original title is Ai to gensou no fascism.) The theme of fascism and criticism of fascism underlies both novel and possibly Evangelion.
  1075. Hikari Horaki's sisters (Nozomi, Kodama and including Hikari) are named after three services on the Shinkansen railway network.
  1076. The Hebrew word for God, "Elohim", as used in the original text of Genesis (and used in the Tree of the Sephiroth shown in the opening credits) is both a feminine and plural noun. "Rei" is also feminine and plural.
  1077. 3.4.2) Is Kaworu spelt with or without a "w"?
  1078. The AD Vision edition spells his name "Kaoru", partly because it is spelt that way in the animation of 25. The following text by Patrick Yip attempts to clear the origin of the name.
  1079. "I was flipping through the old Japanese classics "Genji Monogatari" (Tale of Genji) the other day. It's been quite some time since I looked at the final part of this monumental work, and I found that the name of the hero in this part of the story is "Kaworu"!!
  1080. "I did some more research on this name. These are the facts about "Kaworu" that I find out:
  1081. - The reason why "Kaworu" is written with a "wo" character is probably influenced by classics work like "Genji Monogatari". In the Heian ages and medieval period, "wo" and "o" were quite separate words. At that time "Kaworu" was indeed written with "wo" character. The two characters merged in their pronounciation in the Edo period and thus created the confusion as to why "Kaworu" should have a "wo" character. It is possible that some Japanese may not even know this, and it has become common practice to write "Kaoru". This creates more confusion.
  1082. - "Kaworu" is a serious but also romantic hero in the last third of the Tale of Genji. And literally the kanji for "Kaworu" means fagrance (of incence wood). Indeed in Tale of Genji, Kaworu was born with a very special bodily feature: His body bore a sweet fagrance smell. So the name "Kaworu" is commonly related to the idea of intelligent, handsome and romantic hero.
  1083. - And one more striking thing. "Kaworu" can be a girl's name as well!! This adds to the ambiguity of sex implicated by this name. Put it into the context that Kaworu is an epitome of shoujo-anime bishounen (handsome boy) with ambiguous sexuality. Now it seems to me that Gainax actually put some thought in choosing his name.
  1084. - Lastly, it can now become clear that despite "Kaworu"'s Caucasian look, he indeed has a Japanese name."
  1085.  
  1086. 3.5) Is the term "Children" a deliberate use?
  1087. Evangelion pilots are referred to singly as "Children"; eg. Shinji is the "Third Children" (see 5.11 for spoiler information)
  1088.  
  1089. 3.6) What is the structure of "Death"?
  1090. DEATH the movie can be divided into five parts, with four interludes. The four interludes combine to form the "quartet" section.
  1091. 1. The prelude
  1092. (2nd Impact and Misato, Asuka's first appearance, Shinji's first appearance, Kaworu's death)
  1093. a. Opening title, first part of "quartet" - Shinji
  1094. 2. Shinji's section
  1095. b. second part of "quartet" - Asuka
  1096. 3. Asuka's section
  1097. c. third part of "quartet" - Rei
  1098. 4. Rei's and Yui's section (ReiII, Yui, ReiI, ReiIII, Rei dummy system)
  1099. d. fourth part of "quartet" - Kaworu
  1100. 5. Touji's, Kaji's, Asuka's, Kaworu's section (Kaworu's death again, ending)
  1101. I will concentrate on the "quartet" section:
  1102. The quartet is purported to take place 18 months before Kaworu's death. As I said before, the time-scale is simply impossible to have Kaworu playing in the quartet. But since GAINAX really wanted to use Kaworu, so they did some tricks to the fourth part of the "quartet":
  1103. We can only see the shadow, hear the guy say "Ah-ha sorry sorry", then see his legs and that's it! We can only tell it is Kaworu by his voice. I think GAINAX did not really need to do this. Why can't Touji play violin?
  1104. I think GAINAX still has its mind fixed by stereotypes, or they don't want to face fans which see things in stereotypes. Oh well, anyway...
  1105. a. 22:00 (22 minutes) before the start.
  1106. Shinji is already there, with his cello. He is the 4th string.
  1107. He plays Cello Suite #1 by J.S.Bach (BWV 1007)
  1108. b. 10:30 (10 minutes and 30 seconds) before the start.
  1109. Asuka arrives. (yeah! ^_^) She brings her violin. She is the 2nd string.
  1110. She plays third movement - Gavotte Rondo - of Violin Partita #3 by J.S.Bach (BWV 1006)
  1111. Here is something very interesting. Here is the only part in the "quartet" section that has more than one line of conversation. So I translate them all, for the benefit of all Shinji x Asuka fans ^_^
  1112. Shinji: Good morning
  1113. Asuka: Good morning. What are we going to play today?
  1114. Shinji: Pachebel's Canon.
  1115. Asuka: Oh. That's easy for you. You only need to do the arpeggio harmonics.
  1116. Shinji: Yeah.
  1117. c. 5:43 (5 minutes and 43 seconds) before the start.
  1118. Rei arrives. She brings her viola. She is the 3rd string.
  1119. She plays nothing solo :)
  1120. Note that they arrange Asuka as the second person to arrive at the scene.
  1121. d. 0:00 The appointed time.
  1122. Kaworu finally arrives. We only see his shadow (actually for all the other three, we never get to see their faces either, but at least we could see their bodies). Asuka said "You are laaaate!" Kaworu jokingly said "Ah-ha sorry sorry". Somebody said "Let's begin" Another said "Un". And they start playing Pachebel's Canon.
  1123. (Text by Patrick Yip <Patrick.Yip@ing-barings.com>)
  1124. 3.6.1) What is the piece of classical music Shinji plays on his cello in episode 15?
  1125. Suiten für Violoncello solo Nr.1 G.dur, BWV.1007 1.Vorspiel (First Suite, First Movement., (Prelude) in G Major), from the Six Suites for Solo Violocello, composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, 1720 to 1725.
  1126.  
  1127. 3.7) What is LCL?
  1128. Evangelion pilots are immersed in a fluid that allows the direct supply of oxygen into their lungs. This is known as LCL, and this technology is available in real life:
  1129. "Perfluorides -- medical molecules for the future?
  1130. "Perfluorocarbons (PFC) are linear or cyclic organic compounds in which hydrogen atoms have been subsituted by fluorine atoms. The strong carbon-flurorine bond gives PFCs outstanding thermal and chemical stabilty. So far, the most common use of these is as 'blood subsitutes'. One of the most striking properties of PFCs is that they can dissolve very large volumes of the respiratory gases oxygen and carbon dioxide. Although in a pure form they are immiscible with blood and aqueous solutions, they can be emulsified and mixed with blood.
  1131. "Well, that is at least the introduction to PFCs. As it of now, it is now used in hospitals readily for balloon-angioplasty operations and for infants without fully developed lungs."
  1132. (Text by dreamreaver <tcneo@cyberway.com.sg>)
  1133. In addition, Oxygenated Liquid Hydrocarbons is a liquid similar to Perfluorocarbons that is used as a substitute for oxygen mixes in diving equipment. As yet it's still in the experimental stage. It would be used in situations where deep sea diving would be necessary. Oxygen as a gas in conditions of high pressure would be dangerous to the breather. Such conditions would exist deep under the sea. LCL would be substituted for oxygen.
  1134. LCL in real life could cause damage to the throat after emptying due to coughing out the fluid. Treatment would require immediate application of an oyxgen mask. In addition LCL would take several days to empty completely out of the lungs.
  1135. (See 5.7 for spoiler information)
  1136.  
  1137. 3.8) References and homages in Evangelion
  1138. Evangelion is replete with references and homages from influences from Anno Hideaki's life. This section attempts to outline specific references.
  1139. 3.8.0) Miscellaneous
  1140. (This information was excerpted from the Evangelion Encyclopaedia, included with the Italian edition of the Evangelion TV series video release, authored by "Gualtiero Cannarsi" <shito@tin.it>. Text supplied by "Ebj" <e.barone@flashnet.it>)
  1141. -----
  1142. The coffee machine at NERV: The coffee machine is an exact replica of the one that was present at Gainax studios at the time of the production of the series.
  1143. The newspaper Maiasa Shinbun, episode 7: The name of the Maiasa Shinbun (lit. "the newspaper of all mornings") that is used to show the official version of the reasons for Second Impact) is most probably the fusion of the names of two existing newspapers, the MAInichi Shinbun ("the newspaper of all days") and the ASAhi Shinbun ("the newspaper of the Rising Sun").
  1144. The head office address is the same of Gainax's.
  1145. Ikuhara Industries, episode 7: Among the flower wreaths offered by firms invited to the Jet Alone presentation, one is by "Ikuhara Electronic Systems". Kunihiko Ikuhara is the name of a young director famous for working in various series and the second movie of the anime TV series Sailor Moon, and he's a friend of director of Evangelion Hideaki Anno.
  1146. "This is Adam, this is the first human being", episode 8: The line by Gendou Ikari (possibly slightly different from my translation from Italian) that closes his encounter with Ryouji Kaji in episode 8 is exactly the same of that by the cruel Gargoyle character from Fushiji no Umi no Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water series, also by Gainax (episode 37).
  1147. The walls of Jerico, episode 9: The last night before the Synchro battle, Shinji and Asuka are alone at home together because Misato has work to do at NERV. After teasing him about the matter, Asuka moves her futon from the living room to Misato's bedroom, and warns him that the sliding doors are "the indestructible walls of Jerico".
  1148. This is a quote from the movie "It Happened One Night" (USA, 1934), by Frank Capra. The episode quoted is the night that the two main characters, Peter Warne (Clark Gable) and Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert), spend in the same hotel room. They divide the two beds hanging a blanket on a rope in the mid, and defining it as "The Walls of Jerico".
  1149. The reference in the movie is to the Biblical episode of the capture of the city of Jerico by Joshua and the people of Israel, because God wanted so. The supposedly indestructible walls of Jerico were destroyed thanks to the sound made by seven ram horns. Joshua, under the order of God, circled the walled city for seven days and seven nights, after which the walls collapsed, and the Hebrew army could invade.
  1150. Studio Fantasia, Shinji Higuchi, Episode 9: In the first attack to the seventh angel, Eva 02 jumps over and destroys an abandoned building on the Suruga coast with a sign on top that says "Studio Fantasia". The name and the logo on the sign belong to an animation studio involved as associate productor in the Gainax OAV series "Otaku no Video". In this series' credits appears the name of the same Shinji Higuchi that is responsible for the story boards of episode 9 of Eva, something visible in the humorous situations and the generally bright atmosphere of the episode, relatively uncharacteristic for the rest of the series. (*
  1151. Kermadec-3 thermoresistant deep probe, episode 10: The Kermadec-3 probe owes the name to the existing oceanic fault of Kermadec. The same fault was present in the TV series Fushigi no Umi no Nadia - The Secret of the Blue Water. Captain Nemo, Jean, Hanson, Sanson and the lion puppy King go there to find some algae to cure Nadia and Marie.
  1152. -----
  1153. 3.8.1) The Andromeda Strain
  1154. This film recounts the spread of a virus and attempts by the US Army to contain it.
  1155. These similarities occur in episode 10, Magma Diver.
  1156. Evangelion The Andromeda Strain
  1157. ==============================
  1158. After Misato discovers Sandalphon in the volcano, she calls NERV. When Aoba answers, she demands a A-17, an executive order for an offensive mission vs. an Angel. Aoba reminds her that the phone she is on is an open transmission. Shinji looks up at the sky and sees some flashes of light. When he asks Ritsuko, she tells them they are UN jets, that are to bomb the area with N2 mines if they fail. Shinji tries to call Kensuke and his call is intercepted by NERV Security, who closes the call with the phrase "thank you for your cooperation".
  1159.  
  1160. After they leave the infected town, Dr. Stone orders Directive 7-12, an executive order to cauterize the area with a thermonuclear device. Major Manczech (sp) reminds him that they are making an unsecured line. Inside the town of Piedmont, Dr. Hall looks up and sees some flashes of light in the sky. When he sees them again, Dr. Stone tells him that they're Air Force jets. If something were to happen to them on the ground, the helicopter would be either escorted to Wildfire (where it and its pilot would be "sterlized" i.e., incinerated) or shot down if it were to go off course. Dr. Stone's wife's call is intercepted by the NSA, who closes the call with the phrase "thank you for your your cooperation".
  1161.  
  1162. The conversation (Episode 19) is word-for-word identical.
  1163. . the placards in 20 use the same method of counting time
  1164. (black background with Nth DAY).
  1165. . the code "601" in 20 is used by MAGI for the term "unable to
  1166. analyse" when Ritsuko refers to Angel DNA.
  1167. The novel of "The Andromeda Strain" was written by Michael Crichton. A reference in another Michael Crichton novel, "The Terminal Man" describes the installation of a stimulation device as identical to how Ritsuko connects with Casper.
  1168. 3.8.2) Space: 1999
  1169. Space: 1999 was a space opera of the seventies, produced by Gerry Anderson, creator of the Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet. It's about the adventures of the inhabitants of a moonbase, when Earth's moon is torn from orbit by a cataclysmic disaster.
  1170. The date of the disaster was September 13, 1999. In Evangelion the Second Impact occurs exactly one year later. (This date is also noted as a "future" event in Gainax's second Otaku no Video OAV.)
  1171. 3.8.3) The Day The Earth Stood Still
  1172. The Day The Earth Stood Still is a classic 1950's science fiction film, about the first contact between humans and the representative of a community of worlds. Reaction of the humans is riddled with suspicion and paranoia, and the alien represenative has to prove his strength by draining energy from everything in Washington DC, making "the Earth Stand Still".
  1173. In episode 11, The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still, the whole of NERV, located in the geofront beneath Tokyo-3 loses power mysteriously.
  1174. 3.8.4) The Violent History Of the Showa Era: The Final Battle Of Okinawa
  1175. According to Protoculture Addicts Issue 49 (a Canadian anime news magazine) the film Death & Rebirth was heavily influenced by a story, "The Violent History Of the Showa Era: The Final Battle Of Okinawa", about the World War II battle of Okinawa. The battle itself was very brutal.
  1176. 3.8.5) Cordwainer Smith and the Instrumentality Project
  1177. Cordwainer Smith (real name Paul Linebarger), wrote a series of stories about the Instrumentality of Mankind. In the series, a house of immortal nobles guided a society grown stagnant. The sacrifice of a few of the society brought chaos and began regeneration.
  1178. The series has strong religious overtones, and Smith apparently had a background in China.
  1179. 3.8.6) Yashima (episode 5 & 6)
  1180. (This information was excerpted from the Evangelion Encyclopaedia, included with the Italian edition of the Evangelion TV series video release, authored by "Gualtiero Cannarsi" <shito@tin.it>. Text supplied by "Ebj" <e.barone@flashnet.it>)
  1181. Operation Yashima takes its name from the Yashima Battle, year one of the Bunji era (1185), during the Genpei wars. According to the legend, during the battle, the samurai Yoichi Nasuno ( aka Nasu no Yoichi), while riding his horse in the water, hit the red fan of his enemy Tamamushi with an arrow from long distance, thus resolving the battle. Analogy with the Yashima operation is evidently the need for an accurate long distance shot (from behind 'the water' of lake Ashino) to resolve the battle. Moreover, Yashima, written with different characters, can be read as "the eight countries", an ancient way to call the entirety of Japan. Though confirmation is not given, an analogy between this and the need to use the energy of the entire Japan to feed the positron rifle can also be considered appropriate.
  1182. 3.9) Who are the other members of Seele?
  1183. The names of the persons seen during the meetings of Gendou with Seele are not known, but their countries of citizenship can be identified.
  1184. Keel Lorenz (German): The only man named.
  1185. France: Bespectacled slightly balding man with long thin nose.
  1186. England: Large chinned, full head of hair.
  1187. USA: Bald, with broad nose.
  1188. Russia: permed hair, large broad nose, moustache, dark complexion.
  1189. (Information obtained from the 100% Newtype book and the Newtype NERV Reports)
  1190. 3.10) How big are the Eva Units?
  1191. The Eva Units are about 60 to 65 metres high. This is extrapolated from measurements of the Over The Rainbow and the Kentucky and Illinois (aircraft carrier and battleships respectively), and of measurements of the flying wing and Gaghiel, bot of which use a Eva figure for scale. (Taken from the third Newtype film book.)
  1192. 3.11) What are the Pattern types?
  1193. NERV staff use different colour codes to differenciate between different types of threats. The codes are also known as blood types.)
  1194. Blue - Angel
  1195. Orange- Unknown, no AT field detected (first appeared during 12th Angel's attack)
  1196. There is a third type, Green, which apparently appears on the Children's files.
  1197. 3.12) The different departments of NERV
  1198. These are the different departments mentioned in the series:
  1199. Operations (at least two sections)
  1200. Technology (four sections, the third devoted to "electro-magnetic and light wave weapon development")
  1201. Public Affairs
  1202. Security (at least two sections)
  1203. Engineering
  1204. Special Affairs
  1205. 3.13) What is the Henflick limit?
  1206. It is the maximum damage beyond which it becomes prohibitively expensive to repair an EVA unit. That limit is reached in episode 19, where two EVA units are extensively damaged, and funding to repair the units is taken from EVA building, forcing the cancellation of two EVA units.
  1207. There is also a similarily named term, the Hayflick Limit, to which is may also refer to. The limit refers to the finite number of times cells of higher-order organisms may divide before the cell becomes too "old" to divide. The significance of this is that Evangelions are not "repaired", like a mechanical object, such as a vehicle, but instead healed or regenerated. There is a limit to the chemistry of the biomechanics of an Evangelion unit can be treated by NERV, which gives new significance to the use of the "spare parts" that were used from Evangelion Units 5 and 6.
  1208. 3.14) Is that Real Beer that Misato Drinks?
  1209. Yes and no. One brand that Misato drinks is Yebisu, which is definitely a real beer. However, after complaints by the brewers, in episode 2 the name was changed to "Yebichu", which may also be a homage to a manga series, "Oruchuban Yebichu".
  1210. According to Carl Horn the brand name was retracted because the TV network which broadcast the series objected because the brewers of "Yebisu" did not advertise with them, and didn't want to give the brewers free publicity!
  1211. The other is Boa, which appears to be a homage to the anime film "Sora Tobu Yuurei Sen" (1969). In this film Boa juice is a highly addictive and poisonous beverage.
  1212. 3.15) What is "fan service"?
  1213. Generally speaking, "fan service" are shots of a light sexual nature, nothing usually more than brief flashes of cleavage or nudity. This includes shots from above of well endowed female characters, shots of buttocks (clothed or otherwise), etc. Normally this is restricted to female characters, but male characters can be "service" subjects.
  1214. 3.16) Which Identities of Naoko Akagi are in the MAGI?
  1215. In episode 13 Ritsuko refers to each of the three MAGI Supercomputers as having an identity of her mother and the creator of the MAGI, Dr. Naoko Akagi. This means that their logic circuits (for want of a better term) follow a prescribed or programmed behaviour, and make decisions according to that behaviour.
  1216. According to the RCB:
  1217. Melchior (1) - Scientist
  1218. Balthasar (2) - Mother
  1219. Casper (3) - Woman
  1220. 3.17) Is the Leaf Silhoutte on the NERV logo a fig leaf?
  1221. Probably.
  1222.  
  1223. Section 5
  1224. Spoilers
  1225.  
  1226. EVA FAQ version 0.6.1.1
  1227. New information delineated with "(*"
  1228.  
  1229. Section 5. Spoilers
  1230. 5.0) What is the Instrumentality of Men project?
  1231. 5.1) Who is Yui, and what is her connection to EVA-01? (ep.21)
  1232. 5.2) What happened to Shinji when he was small? (ep.21)
  1233. 5.3) What happened to Asuka's parents? (ep.22)
  1234. 5.4) What is the big deal about Rei? (major spoiler ep.23, 24)
  1235. 5.5) Why is everybody talking about the last two episodes? (ep.25 & 26)
  1236. 5.6) What is the Spear of Longinus(sp?)? (Deleted and included in 1.6)
  1237. 5.7) What is LCL?
  1238. 5.8) What is the RCB?
  1239. 5.8.1) Is the RCB Evangelion Canon?
  1240. 5.9) Why does Rei's image appear in front of Shinji in episode 1?
  1241. 5.10) Why does Shinji's Plug Suit appear when he disappears completely into EVA Unit 1 in episode 20? (*
  1242. 5.11) Is the term "Children" a deliberate use?
  1243.  
  1244. Each question is marked by the episode that it spoils. If you have not watched up to that episode I strongely advice against reading the spoiler. Part of the enjoyment of EVA is to watch the complex plot unfold, and several people has expressed regret being spoiled some major points in the plot (which below has).
  1245.  
  1246. 5.0) What is the Instrumentality of Men project?
  1247. Gendou's main responsibility is said to be the Instrumentality of Men project instead of the Evangelion project in ep.??. Incidentally, the phrase "Instrumentality of Men" is attributed to Anno himself.
  1248. [Translation note: '"Instrumentality of Mankind"? Yes, "Instrumentality of Mankind" was translated to "JinRui Hokan Kikou" in Japanese. 'When Literal Translation Project started translating EVANGELION, I translated "JinRui Hokan Keikaku" as "Instrumentality of Mankind Project." Later, ANNO himself revealed it must be translated to "Instrumentality of Man Project". (Well, sounds like politically-incorrect... )' - Takeuchi Shouichi]
  1249.  
  1250. 5.1) Who is Yui, and what is her connection to EVA-01? (ep.21)
  1251. Ikari Yui is Shinji's mother. In ep.21 we learned she was a student in the University where Fuyutsuki worked as a Professor. She was a test pilot of EVA-01, and died while in an experiment involving it. ("As I wished," said Naoko, Ritsuko's mother and inventor of MAGI.) No detail of the accident is told. However in ep.20 Ritsuko said she didn't invent the pilot salvage process (concerning the 400% synchro incident), that it was used 10 years ago but failed. Combine with the fact that Shinji has lived away from Gendou for 10 years, there is a strong hint that Yui was absorbed into EVA-01 much like what happened to Shinji in ep.20.
  1252. There are other hints to this end; EVA-01 has moved several times by itself, without external power, to protect Shinji. In the manga, Shinji encounters an unknown female figure while unconcious in EVA-01.
  1253. There was some suspicion after the disapperance of Yui that her husband may have intentionally caused her death: in Ep. 21 newspaper headlines are shown.
  1254. The headlines read:
  1255. ~The Dark Side of the UN: Corruption in Secret Organization!
  1256. ~Secret UN Organization: Bio-medicine's Scientific Sanctuary
  1257. ~The AEL- What is the secret of the Dead Sea Scrolls?
  1258. ~Artificial Evolution Laboratory
  1259. ~University Faction in Dispute
  1260. ~Cozy Relationship with Some Corporations
  1261. ~Gene Manipulation?
  1262. ~Terrifying Bio-Hazard!
  1263. ~Technology to Invade the Arena of... Terror!
  1264. ~One Reported Dead
  1265. ~DEATH
  1266. ~...for... ...research...
  1267. Yui Ikari, age 27, became the victim of...
  1268. ... incompetence in the laboratory...
  1269. ~Careless miss?
  1270. ~Human Experimentation?
  1271. ...human negligence... DNA Information
  1272. ~Runaway Effect
  1273. ~Expected Danger
  1274. ~Former Co-researcher
  1275. ~Bribe!
  1276. ~Gendo Ikari is sued...
  1277. ~Genom Biology
  1278. ~Supreme Court Verdict of Innocent for...
  1279. ~Lack of Morals...
  1280. ~Technology of God
  1281. During these headlines, the following subtitles are seen:
  1282. "That's Right! He may be guilty of killing his own wife."
  1283. "He killed his own wife."
  1284. "No! Mother was... smiling."
  1285.  
  1286. 5.2) What happened to Shinji when he was small? (ep.21)
  1287. He witnessed Yui's fatal accident, and "ran away" from NERV and his father. Probably as a result of this and Yui's death, Rei is recruited as a pilot. In the earlier episodes he has no recollection of this. We were made to assume that Gendou abandoned him to work on his project. Shinji finally remembers in ep.(20? 21?).
  1288. I don't think this justifies what Gendou does to his son, but that's a different question.
  1289.  
  1290. 5.3) What happened to Asuka's parents? (ep.22)
  1291. Her mother got into an accident while test piloting an EVA (EVA-02?) and become insane. She thought a doll was Asuka and ignored the real Asuka. She was shown to have "killed" the doll and then committed suicide in ep.22, which Asuka discovered. As a result, Asuka hates dolls and Rei, who she thinks is passive "like a doll".
  1292. Asuka's father remarried and her step mom gave her a call from Germany in ep.22.
  1293.  
  1294. 5.4) What is the big deal about Rei? (major spoiler ep.23, 24)
  1295. Rei is a clone, in the sense that there are multiple copies of her body. She is probably cloned from Yui Ikari (the RCB states that Rei was derived from the remains of Yui after the accident in 2005), and Lillith, the being crucified in the Terminal Dogma. She was said to process some Angel-like characteristics: She has red eyes, and Kaoru said to her "We are alike." in ep.24. It was hinted that she generated an A.T.Field in ep.24. She was somehow connected with Yui: They look alike, which Naoko noticed in ep.23, and Shinji commented "I feel she is like (a) mother" in ep.?? and again "so, that feeling was right after all" in ep.23.
  1296. The only people who definitely knew, prior to ep.23, was Gendou, Ritsuko, and Maya (hence her comment of dummy plugs being "inhumane" in episode 14). Fuyutsuki probabaly knows also.
  1297. There is only 1 "operational" Rei in any given moment in the TV series. The rest of the bodies are said (by Ritsuko in ep.23) to possess no "soul" and are just "spare parts" to the dummy plugs and the real Rei. It seems that it is possible to transfer her soul to another body in the event of her death, which happened twice in the series.
  1298. The first Rei was killed (strangled) by Naoko. The incident was shown in ep.21.
  1299. The second Rei sacrificed herself to save Shinji in ep.23.
  1300.  
  1301. 5.5) Why is everybody talking about the last two episodes? (ep.25 & 26)
  1302. Mostly likely that it did not make a satisfying ending and it confused many viewers. It did not give much of a conclusion just a lot of philsophy.
  1303. Of course, some people liked 25 & 26.
  1304.  
  1305. 5.7) What is LCL?
  1306. LCL, the fluid that Evangelion pilots breath whilst in the entry plug, is the liquid that issues out of Lillith. According to End Of Evangelion, when the Third Impact takes place, human matter dissolves into LCL. This, of course, brings up several interpretations of what LCL is, something that is beyond the charter for the FAQ.
  1307.  
  1308. 5.8) What is the RCB?
  1309. The Red Cross Book lists a glossary of terms as used in the series and films, and claims to be the final explanation of the secrets and mysteries of Evangelion. The following terms and names are defined in the Red Cross Book:
  1310. A-801;
  1311. A.T. Field;
  1312. BC Weapon;
  1313. L.C.L;
  1314. MAGI;
  1315. N^2 Weapon;
  1316. S^2 Engine;
  1317. Aoba Shigeru;
  1318. Akagi Ritsuko;
  1319. The Red Earth Purification Ceremony;
  1320. Adam;
  1321. Ayanami Rei;
  1322. Umbilical Cable;
  1323. Ikari Shinji;
  1324. Ikari Gendou;
  1325. Ikari Yui;
  1326. Ibuki Maya;
  1327. Secret Dead Sea Scrolls;
  1328. Entry Plug;
  1329. Evangelion;
  1330. Evangelion mass-produced model (EVA series);
  1331. Kaji Rouji;
  1332. Katsuragi Misato;
  1333. Gaf's Room;
  1334. Keel Lorentz;
  1335. Black Moon;
  1336. Community/Colony;
  1337. Third Impact;
  1338. Third Children;
  1339. Geo-Front;
  1340. Angels;
  1341. EVA-01;
  1342. Human Complementation Plan;
  1343. Stigmata;
  1344. Tree of Life;
  1345. Fruit of Life;
  1346. SEELE;
  1347. SEELE's Coat of Arm;
  1348. Second Impact;
  1349. Second Children;
  1350. Tree of Sephiroth;
  1351. Noises of Cicada;
  1352. Strategic Self-Defence Force;
  1353. Central Dogma;
  1354. Souryu.Asuka.Langley;
  1355. Souryu.Kyouko.Langley;
  1356. Dummy Plug;
  1357. Neo-Tokyo-2;
  1358. Neo-Tokyo-3;
  1359. Single-Form;
  1360. Fruit of Wisdom;
  1361. Children;
  1362. Rite of Passage;
  1363. Destrado;
  1364. Secret Agency NERV;
  1365. Nagisa Kaworu;
  1366. EVA-02;
  1367. Mark of NERV;
  1368. Ark;
  1369. Command Centre (literal translation: Command Announcement Office);
  1370. Hyouga Makoto;
  1371. First Children;
  1372. Fuyutsuki Kouzou;
  1373. Plug Suit;
  1374. Progressive Knife;
  1375. Frigate;
  1376. Bakelite;
  1377. Enchantment;
  1378. Lilith;
  1379. Lilim;
  1380. Spear of Longinus; and
  1381. Spear of Longinus (copy)
  1382. A translation of the RCB by Patrick Yip can be found at
  1383. http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Towers/4190/shrine.html
  1384.  
  1385. 5.8.1) Is the RCB Evangelion Canon?
  1386. The RCB is produced and edited by Studio Yuu under the supervision of Gainax/EVA Production Committee. Studio Yuu is listed in End of Evangelion as Promotion Assitance, and the copyright to RCB is owned by of Gainax/EVA Production Committee. It's a fair guess that the RCB can be considered as canon.
  1387. [Note from Ketheres - However, LD booklets released later have some points of information that contradict points in the RCB, and thus it can be superceded.]
  1388.  
  1389. 5.9) Why does Rei's image appear in front of Shinji in episode 1?
  1390. This appers early on in the episode. Shinji has just arrived in Tokyo-3, just as the population has retreated to shelters as the Third Angel attacks. As Shinji tries to ring Misato and find out why she isn't there to pick him up, he turns and sees Rei's image suddenly appear. He turns away momentarily, and when he turns back, it's gone.
  1391. This incident is never referred to again in the series, leaving this a true mystery.
  1392. At the end of the film End of Evangelion Rei appears in the same way that she appeared at the beginning of the TV series; in other words, she is the Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega.
  1393.  
  1394. 5.10) Why does Shinji's Plug Suit appear when he disappears completely into EVA Unit 1 in episode 20?
  1395. When Shinji disappears into EVA Unit 1 (episodes 19/20) he's wearing his school uniform. Later on in 20, his plug suit appears. Some have considered this to be a continuity error on the part of Gainax. The following line is the only piece of information that refers directly to plug suits:
  1396. Ritsuko: All of the materials which formed Shinji-kun are kept in the plug. What is called his soul exits there. In fact, his ego image gives pseudosubstance to his plugsuit.
  1397. An interpretation of this line means that when a pilot operates an EVA Unit, his or her body can disintegrate. The plug suit is used to keep the physical body together so that the pilot can be retrieved intact.
  1398. It can be then surmised that the plan to retrieve Shini involves collecting his substance and reordering it using the plug suit.
  1399. Patrick Yip <Patrick.Yip@ing-barings.com> has noted though that the line spoken by Ritsuko does not exist in the original script. It has been theorised that there was an error of animation continuity which was caught before the episode was completed. The line was included to explain the inconsistency.
  1400. Bochan Bird <mmk@gol.com> theorises that Shinji's physical form was instead turned into LCL. If this is true, then his clothes were also absorbed (it's not seen in the plug.) (*
  1401. In End of Evangelion, when people are turning into LCL near the end of the film, their clothes are left behind!
  1402. Now to err once could be explained as a mistake; to make the same mistake twice (albeit from different directions) could be construed as carelessness. Whilst the LCL theory seems viable it would seem that the reasons why Shinji is absorbed in 20 and why people turn into LCL are both different; having made a mistake with one set of continuity why would Gainax make it again in the film.
  1403.  
  1404. 5.11) Is the term "Children" a deliberate use?
  1405. According to a Evangelion date/address book, as Rei was not one child, but several identical clone children, she was referred to as the "First Children." It is surmised that to protect/hide this information, following Evangelion pilots were referred to as the "n-th Children".
  1406.  
  1407. EVA FAQ ver.0.6.1.1
  1408. Written by Stephen Lee.
  1409. Edited by Widya Santoso.
  1410. Last revised March 5, 1999.
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