Presumably Anno (or whoever is in charge of the brand) is afraid of whoring it out too badly. You can make an endless amount of Star Wars Christmas Specials or shitty Yoda action figures because they are distant enough from the main product that people won't hold their quality against you. But your fans will blame you for dragging the quality down by releasing shit like The Phantom Menace.I'm just wondering why they never adapted the dating sim games and manga spinoffs into TV series. Haruhi Suzumiya and CLAMP series got some, why not those?
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I played Xenogears when it first came out and I started watching NGE when it came out in the states but never finished.Xenogears did the Christian imagery thing with actual meaning, for better or worse depending on who you ask (with Saga really driving it home with Jesus).
In Eva it was all just used as something to set it apart at the time from other shows (and most of it is obscure jewish terms like the angel names) while its theme is more Buddhist (all returns to nothing, ect).
I do feel for sure Square was influenced heavily in the making of Xenogears and FFVII by Eva.
Anno didn't make Ideon or Devilman doe.You could say that, or you could keep it simpler and say that it's Ideon meets Devilman.
He also got a lot of shit from people, from the producers playing Kick the Autistic, to his fans sending death threats, which influenced how the series developed.And Anno made the series while he was sorting out his deep depression. Clearly. There's something incredibly sincere and intriguing about that, in my opinion.
As much as they get cited it seems to me to be a lot more Ultraman (giants with a time limit and a circle globe thing in their chest fight aliens and their science squad buddies stand around and pretend they matter) and UFO (shadowy conspiracy assholes everywhere and not-very-good fathers). The intro's got a lot of Bond as is that song that's lifted from On Her Majesty's Secret Service.No, but they were the main influences IIRC.
I think the Ideon and Devilman influences are more in a thematic sense. Their plots have vaguely similar resolutions to Eva (enough that you can certainly see the inspiration), but they don't exactly get there through the same mechanisms.As much as they get cited it seems to me to be a lot more Ultraman (giants with a time limit and a circle globe thing in their chest fight aliens and their science squad buddies stand around and pretend they matter) and UFO (shadowy conspiracy assholes everywhere and not-very-good fathers). The intro's got a lot of Bond as is that song that's lifted from On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
I think Anno says it's Ideon and Devilman with some Mazinger, but it doesn't show so much to me in the final product.
I'VE LOST EVERYTHINGIn my heart of hearts, I know that I can never love again.