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Evangelion live action movie's changes from the original
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Posted 7/29/08 , edited 7/29/08
most people wouldve heard something about this by now considering evangelion is just a really good anime with a large fanbase. basic info is that gainax is giving adv films the go ahead for the movie and the sfx company that did lord of the rings will handle the cgi and evas. anyway i got no qualms about the people involved especially since gainax is still involved but there are possible changes that some fans might not agree with. One are name changes! this sparked a lot of outrage on forums wen the rei plug suit concept was titled with a different name. also and this is the biggest for me... cast nationality....im not being racist and all but wat the hell is up with changing the characters from japanese to europeans and americans? small changes to the story and some deviations are fine with me since if its the same itll be boring but changing the characters like that is a bit much. anyway how bout everyoen else?
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how can they just make changes like that, sure they may be minor, but they are some of the facts that make up what Evangelion really is. if they change the nationality of the characters, then how is Asuka supposed to bitch about her German heritage is better that Shinji's japanese heritage, when they might not be either race! it may not seem important to many people, but it does too me.
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Lol those are normal changes, you guys have to remember that the changes they make are done to achieve maximum sales. They need to sell it people who would not normal watch anime or have a clue about Evangelion, the only way they can do that is if they remove asian stars and replace them with well known American and European stars. Outside of those who know more about asian cinema etc, most people would only recognise Jackie chan and Chow yun fat. So this kinda thing is a no brainer.
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Posted 7/29/08
On the Character's name thing I really wouldn't worry too much till more is known, Richard Taylor announced he would stay dedicated to preserving the original feel of the Anime, all we can do for now is trust him.
Let's not get too picky on Nationality as well or rather let's call it Ethnicity (since there is a good chunk of Asian-American actors). if we all remember Memoirs of a Geisha not every actor in that movie was japanese in fact there were alot of Chinese and Korean actors as well and it turned out to be a wonderful movie( though not derived from anime it was still a HIGHLY japanese story). As long as the actor does a good job at the role and keeps us entertained that's good enough for me I think.
All in all it's way too early to start getting our panties into a bunch before we truly know more then rumors and concept art.
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Posted 7/29/08
weird isnt it
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live action will probably kill eva for me
shinji and rei should be japanese
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Posted 7/29/08

kokonryuu wrote:

most people wouldve heard something about this by now considering evangelion is just a really good anime with a large fanbase. basic info is that gainax is giving adv films the go ahead for the movie and the sfx company that did lord of the rings will handle the cgi and evas. anyway i got no qualms about the people involved especially since gainax is still involved but there are possible changes that some fans might not agree with. One are name changes! this sparked a lot of outrage on forums wen the rei plug suit concept was titled with a different name. also and this is the biggest for me... cast nationality....im not being racist and all but wat the hell is up with changing the characters from japanese to europeans and americans? small changes to the story and some deviations are fine with me since if its the same itll be boring but changing the characters like that is a bit much. anyway how bout everyoen else?


Hmmm. First, thanks for the info. This would take some getting used to. I am really hoping that they change the ending. I can't think of anything they could do with the live action that would wreck things for me any worse than the END of EVA did way back in the day. I'm still pissed!!!
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Posted 12/29/08
Just hope it does not turn out something like the Dragon Ball movie coming out next summer...(it is scheduled for as late as 2015)
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Posted 12/29/08

luxis wrote:

Lol those are normal changes, you guys have to remember that the changes they make are done to achieve maximum sales. They need to sell it people who would not normal watch anime or have a clue about Evangelion, the only way they can do that is if they remove asian stars and replace them with well known American and European stars. Outside of those who know more about asian cinema etc, most people would only recognise Jackie chan and Chow yun fat. So this kinda thing is a no brainer.


xD I lurve your picture it made me die xD
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MAsia wrote:

Just hope it does not turn out something like the Dragon Ball movie coming out next summer...(it is scheduled for as late as 2015)


haha yeah. when i heard there was a live action of dragon ball, i was totally shocked! O.O
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Well,im not surprised that some of the cast are different from the original...im not surprised anymore..after Dragonball -_-,sides...they need someone good at german for Asuka anyway..and they need a convincing Shinji and Rei..especially Rei...getting those factors screwed could be like dropping a bomb on them and the fans wont be happy..so i just hope it comes out "balanced"..
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Posted 1/2/09 , edited 1/2/09

kokonryuu wrote:

also and this is the biggest for me... cast nationality....im not being racist and all but wat the hell is up with changing the characters from japanese to europeans and americans? small changes to the story and some deviations are fine with me since if its the same itll be boring but changing the characters like that is a bit much. anyway how bout everyoen else?


Uh oh.

This will not be the Eva I know.

Gonna go hide in my bomb shelter now lol.
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Probably will be a complete EVA FAIL... eva is an anime with amazing story (not ending but) so people stick to the original IT.WILL.SELL
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Posted 1/2/09
oh my.. wonder what its going to look like... ~_~
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I don't think i will have a nice live action film...

and what's with the changing of character it sucks..

It will be boring..

I think animation will still be good.
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