Yeah end of Evangelion includes the death threats (rewritten iirc to make sure no one knew who’s sent them) he received from the original 25 and 26 (which I think are masterpieces also) Reply. It's also a commonly held belief that the Death threatsflashed on screen in End of Evangelion were for the ending of the TV series, when in fact, the Death threats shown on screen at least, were in regard… Oct 26, 2017 7,077. I don't know if you're putting on some kind of striptease or jerk-off show, but... This image was included in The End of Evangelion. An e-mail death threat sent to Hideaki Anno in response to the TV series ending, which reads, "Anno, I'll kill you!". Best known for the Rebuild of Evangelion anime series, Khara received threats over SNS that evoked the Kyoto Animation tragedy. The director, Hideaki Anno, had clinical depression which got worse after the previous series he worked on didn't get the ratings. I remember watching Eva and seeing Shinji being worried and troubled and I felt the same in my heart. Anno, in the best "death of the author fashion", said (and I am sorry I couldn't find the source) that the "true" ending lies with the viewer. Kojima had originally avoided working on what would become Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Anno’s mental state continued to spiral, at times the director considered suicide. He instead made MGS3, a prequel to the rest of the Metal Gear series. We are the lowest of the low. I went to see DEATH and REBIRTH Saturday night. The first part, Death, is a 70-minute long edit of the first 24 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, with additional footage not seen in the original broadcast (the footage would be later reintegrated into the Japanese Laserdisc and the American and European Platinum Collection releases of the series, as \"Director's Cut\" versions of episodes 21 to 24).Death was later re-edited when Death & Rebirth premiered on the Japanese \"WOWOW\" satellite TV network, and renamed Death(true), which omitted … ), (Is the same text as in Letter 1 right side but with different calligraphy.). Eventually, the project culminated in The End of Evangelion, a three-act film that served as a finale to Neon Genesis Evangelion. Anno’s mental state continued to spiral, at times the director considered suicide. Anno, I'll kill you!!! On the front wall: 碇レイプマン (Ikari Rapeman) Anno, I'll kill you!!! To Anno, this was the point of Evangelion. I can't wait 'til summer! Created and directed by Hideaki Anno, Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン, often abbreviated as NGE or simply EVA) is a Japanese media franchise consisting of four main parts: a twenty-six-episode TV series (1995), two sets of film adaptations (1997 and 2007–), and a manga (1995–2013). I'm going to see the EVA movie. Yeah, I'm based. Member. 157k members in the evangelion community. This norm can be seen everywhere. I mean - it's just too awesome! While here, I want to address the difference between criticism and abuse. Kojima ultimately returned to the series with Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. When I was on the train, returning home, I had that terrible painful feeling, but also at the same time, happiness started to grow inside of me. In a 1996 interview with Newtype, Anno was quoted as saying “Evangelion is like a puzzle, you know, any person can see it and give his/her own answer.”. ), Back to the Future and the American Dream, The Dark Crystal: A Story of Deep Healing, My Year with Meryl Streep: Dark Matter (2008), ‘American Psycho’ and the Gender Politics of Ax Murder, How Star Wars Made Me the Woman that I Am, Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) — A Classic High Seas Tale Told With Hollywood Panache. “ Evangelion is like a puzzle, … Anno ended the series on a bleak note, prompting death threats from fans, ... Death & Rebirth and The End of Evangelion feature some of the most … MGS3 has, since its release, been hailed as the pinnacle of the series. However, fans felt betrayed by the game, and by the decision to replace Solid Snake with Raiden, a distinctly unlikeable character when compared to Snake. First of all, I saw Eva and now it seems like I truly recognize myself, and this feeling is because of Eva. The ways in which we proclaim attachment to the work of an author, and attribute any failings of their work as personal attacks, deeply disturb me. And until then, show us a "painful" and "happy" movie!!! He wrote it really well. Late beyond belief and totally brainless. When the final two episodes aired, Anno infamously got death threats because viewers were so put off by the shift. Note: The next 8 frames consist of the same letter. When he started to make the new movies (the rebuild of evangelion), he is simply telling another evangelion story. This image was included in The End of Evangelion. Shit, GAiNAX! Instead, these final two episodes serve as a therapy session of sorts for the characters, with Shinji Ikari as the focal point. 24 episodes and 3 films. However, it felt to me that these aspects were always given a backseat to the characters and their inner struggles. I'm not aware of my own evil . The man's posts included death threats and references to the deadly fire … I can’t help but feel that this is Anno’s way of asking the viewer if they tried to understand what he was doing with Evangelion. Giant robot shows were cool, fun, and filled with things exploding, which was awesome. REBIRTH ends in the middle, and since the beginning I couldnít even understand it. [1] Most of the letters and emails showed genuine appreciation and, in some cases, praise and encouragement/anticipation towards the End of Evangelion, as they were written in reaction Death and Rebirth, not the ending of the series, which also featured part of what would later become Episode 25'. Warning: full spoilers for Neon Genesis Evangelion and End of Evangelion, as well as some for Rebuild of Evangelion! It’s no secret that the creator of Evangelion, Hideaki Anno, suffered from bouts of depression during the production of the show. Kojima and Anno are birds of a feather, in that their most acclaimed work within the series came about as a result of their decisions to return. but gradually Ms. Ogata When the final two episodes aired, Anno infamously got death threats because viewers were so put off by the shift. He had to give the fans what they wanted. (And you thought fan entitlement was a recent phenomenon.) Most of the letters and emails showed genuine appreciation and, in some cases, praise and … 8 Hideaki Anno's Death Threats Over Evangelion's Ending Are Included Fans have had passionate responses towards endings that they don’t agree with for years now, but the audience for Neon Genesis Evangelion got especially vocal in their disappointment. I'm waiting for the next movie. In the first few, the letter is on its side, and the last ones the letter is right side up, allowing you to see more of the text. Within fandoms, there becomes a sense of entitlement surrounding the content that is consumed, that you know what’s right, and what is deserved. thedoctor2016 Harem King. This movie really develops a very deep and serious theme. The team behind the final two episodes sought to resolve the emotional arcs of each character, and leave Shinji in a happier place compared where he was throughout the show’s run. In the interview, Anno says: Note: In certain places, is used because the on-screen text was cut-off and could not be translated. This time I'd like it. This is a translation of the letters, emails, and graffiti that quickly flashed (about one per frame) at the end of the live action sequence in the second half of End of Evangelion. It instead forces the audience, through Shinji, to confront their self-destructive states and desire for easy answers, for help they have not earned. It was too long. Why, after I saw REBIRTH, were my teeth were chattering, and why was I shivering for nearly an hour? Please Note: This article contains spoilers for Neon Genesis Evangelion, End of Evangelion, and Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. The End of Evangelion. and thank you so much for everything!! After finally finishing Neon Genesis Evangelion for the first time, I found I had become deeply immersed into the show’s exploration of depression, isolation, abandonment, and the ways in which we hate ourselves. In 1997, End of Evangelion released in theatres as the “true” ending to the show, and much like episodes 25 and 26, End gives no easy answers. I'm waiting for the summer to see "End of Evangelion", and I know that that will be even more painful, but I will feel happy and enjoy it. As such, he put out End of Evangelion to be a follow-up on the series to spite the fans, with Shinji Ikari essentially being a spiteful stand-in for the otaku audience to Evangelion . And thanks to EVA, I've started like myself and that has made me very happy. Neon Genesis Evangelion is an interesting anime with an equally interesting history. In reality, the End of Evangelion is closer to the original concept for the series ending, which was changed due to budget and censorship issues. Today I started to find a lot of meaning inside Evangelion. and Take Care of Yourself. Regarding to Hideaki Anno's mentality (meaning, Evangelion) I feel terrified, but at the same time I felt like I could identify with it too. Some fans responded to this hesitation with vitriol, and with death threats. About the movie's contents - it is just amazing. Just in case it became a little confuse ;D, btw isn't a literal translation, I'm trying to take the main idea because that last sentence was difficult to explain in English in a literal way. Circling back to End of Evangelion, we see what happens when an author responds to the toxic elements of fandom. It seemed like something that could be real. I don't think that there are many people who feel this way, but in my case, EVA made me think about myself and was like a mirror of myself. But either way, the backlash to what was happening with Evangelion was in full effect and saw production studio Gainax receive death threats from viewers. I didn't understand why I was shivering, was it for something scarring or for something painful? Amazing!!! It was itself stunningly controversial. Letters 9, 12, and the first part of 13 were translated by Bochan Bird. If you write the real thing, it causes a lot of trouble. Studying the grafitti, how is it possible that it says that? God's in his heaven. Due to this I can't fully translate the last part since I'm missing the whole meaning. The last scenes made me appreciate my own existence even more. Death threats and hatred being hurled at creators is the norm in a fandom culture that prioritizes getting what you want over the creative freedom and expression of the creators. AT Field 03/23, 7:05 The suspect allegedly posted threats to Khara between July 7 and July 18. Rentaruya 03/23, 6:07 After crafting an existentialist deconstruction of the medium that concludes with encouraging players to make their own choices, Kojima was ready to step away from the Metal Gear series. This movie made me think about myself and really feel the emotions that are deep in my heart. After seeing this, I have a lot of expectations for the other movie. To explain it would take a while, but Shinji and I are alike; depressed and helpless and introverted. “ Evangelion is like a puzzle, … This is never more clear than in the final two episodes of the show’s television run, Do You Love Me? (*) Rocco as Gendo fit perfectly. Keym. It is not unfair to criticize Anno and Gainax Animation for the hypocrisy in their straightforward depictions of adolescent sexuality, and the ways in which the female characters of Evangelion, two of which are literal children, are fetishized in marketing and merchandise. Why did you have to stop part-way? The "hate mail" letters were written by an old friend of Anno's. This year I graduate from middle school, and now my focus is on being a high school student, and so that's why I'll now make my best effort. Mr. Anno, please keep working on EVA a lot more. One falling apart and the other avoiding her own darkness. But I think that not creating expectations is like a crime. Translator's Note: the last part, after Asuka's sentences, is the general idea, is like the guy is seeing in Shinji and Asuka, two examples of escaping from reality with two different ways of do it. The treatment of Anno and the team at Gainax is, unfortunately, not an isolated incident. This interview can also be found on the Shiki-Jitsu blu-ray extras. Some fans responded to this hesitation with vitriol, and with death threats. Reactions: Vincentdante. everybody was finally witnessing EVA's last moments. It’s what makes experiencing their work so bittersweet, the knowledge of the abuse they endured as a result of creative decisions. You've made something incredible!! Metal Gear Solid 2 is my favorite game. It’s one of the most potent cinematic “Fuck you”s ever devised. Perhaps the shivering was a way to express all those confusing feelings of fear and euphoria. These were commonly referred to as Death Threats (or hate mail), a very common myth, but the vast majority of them are, in fact, not death threats. One can understand why George RR Martin would be hesitant to evoke the wrath of the Fans by releasing books that, most likely, could never live up to the absurdly high expectations set in place by those who have made their release a personal dream. Anno and Gainax, the studio that produced Evangelion, even received death threats from some particularly irate fans. With an increasingly tight budget, and his own mental health drastically interfering with the writing and creating of the show (it has been noted that Anno would constantly rewrite episodes before they were due to begin animating), Evangelion was a troubled production. I think that this anime has a lot of fascinating things, but the one that affects me the most is the main character's mysterious charm. Get the rest out by Golden Week - Please!!! When I saw this movie, I knew Evangelion for the first time. Rei asks Shinji if he ever tried to fully understand them, and Shinji sullenly claims that he did. We never fully tried to understand. Some fans responded to this hesitation with vitriol, and with death threats. I could feel the pain of the TV series again. Neon Genesis Evangelion came to life on Oct. 4, 1995, as a half-hour anime series broadcast on Japanese TV. Over Gainax shop announce: 死 (shi, "death"/"die"), Note: The previous letters were close-ups of the graffiti shown here. Only the last one, and the grafitti, which might suggest Anno found it amusing when most of the feedback (shown) was positive and constructive, https://wiki.evageeks.org/index.php?title=End_of_Evangelion_Death_Threats&oldid=104151, Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. This is not to discount the fantastic battles, or the interesting conspiracy and lore developed throughout the show’s run. it seems that some religious group Without delving too deeply into the inner machinations of the show’s plot, these two episodes are a drastic departure from the show’s tale of angels, conspiracies, and the Human Instrumentality Project. "Why did I even see this movie? However, instead of existing as a way to make nice with fans, The End of Evangelion became a cry against fandom. In one moment of the film, Shinji is interrogated by his perceptions of Asuka, Rei, and Misato; the primary female influences on his life. In a Tokyo International Film Festival interview, Anno revealed that there were legal reasons that prevented them from actually using fan mail, so the mail was actually written by the staff. I also felt inside myself the same excitement that Shinji felt. If you won't die on your own, I'll do you a favor and set fire to your studio. 233 votes, 89 comments. It is a film at war with its own creator, and the audience. Thank you very much. ([email protected]). As a response, Gainax released two films: Death and Rebirth and End of Evangelion. I'm worried about what will happen to Shinji in the movie (but I like the last scene on the TV series a lot). Translator's Note: I felt exactly the same way as #24 after encoding this eva-madness for over a year now. 24 November 2020 #20,939 WMD said: Gainax’s office and email inboxes were bombarded with graffiti and emails, including death threats. ... as a totally hopeless yet respected artist, so "what the hell". That's what I'd consider being successful in their work. Graffiti spray painted on Gainax Headquarters front wall in response to the TV series ending. I want to say thank you for this. At the beginning, I really like it that's why this anime gives me that light feeling NERV headquarters is invaded by the JSSDF, as SEELE makes its final move.Asuka awakens from her despair and battles the Mass Production Eva Series to the death. However, after members of the development team were made nervous due to the threats, Kojima was compelled to direct the sequel project. Due to budget restrictions, and Anno’s shift in focus, fans were left wanting for a resolution to the Human Instrumentality Project, Seele, and NERV that wasn’t to be. UnluckyKate. Rebirth. The animation's quality, isn't it the best animation now? Anno’s mental state continued to spiral, at times the director considered suicide. Rian Johnson received death threats for his creative choices in The Last Jedi; to this day, there are still vocal advocates who rail against the film, and Disney, and Kathleen Kennedy. AYY STOP I do not own End of Evangelion or claim to own End of Evangelion, nor am I making money from this. I could feel inside my heart the feelings inside Hideaki Annoís heart. Note: This is possibly Anno or one of the staff commenting on the graffiti on the walls outside of Gainax's studio. My true mental state has various thoughts all mixed together, and this doesn't allow me to think properly. Good luck and please make it your best!!! The series has remained a polarizing enigma … The person who wrote the abusive/slanderous stuff, is actually a really old friend if mine. and Asuka by letting her arrogance cover up her inner weakness -- they each work towards the same goal: to come to terms with themselves. Evangelion: Death and Rebirth is the subject of the 43rd episode of Anime Abandon hosted by Bennett The Sage The episode was posted to Thatguywiththeglasses on December 14th, 2012 and was posted to YouTube on June 13, 2013 . These people have difficulties in dealing with their feelings; and so in their own ways -- Shinji by totally collapsing and falling apart, ", that was the impression I had when I went out of the theater. that's how I feel. Gainax, the studio behind Evangelion, received hate mail and death threats over it, some of which appeared on-screen during the End of Evangelion film. I'm 16 years old, young, and talented, and this movie made me think about life and the meaning of our existence, and when I thought about this . Our perceptions of how important something is informs our personal attachments, and when something is not what we want it to be, it can feel like a betrayal. C haracters die gory deaths, Shinji plummets to rock bottom, and footage of the death threats are shown in the film. Everything coming from a place of pure creative intent, unconstrained by budget, fan pressure or other external factors. Suffice it to say the author was a profoundly disturbed person and we are looking at a retroactive view of madness. Closing your eyes to your own faults, how can you just dismiss it as 'bathroom graffitti'? However, for many fans this was not what they wanted. ...up on your pedestal, you can't possibly be aware of just how stupid you are. Is Gainax able to maintain their business? This page was last edited on 22 September 2020, at 21:45. I feel that the main thing that this movie teaches us is about the importance of being honest with our own lives. ... well he certainly doesn't like the ones that sent him death threats and made it so all gainax mail had to be delivered through the police for a while. This is a translation of the letters, emails, and graffiti that quickly flashed (about one per frame) at the end of the live action sequence in the second half of End of Evangelion. Shinji, the audience surrogate, masturbates to completely over a comatose Asuka; he remarks the now infamous “I’m so fucked up”/“I’m the lowest of the low” (Dub/Sub). Oct 25, 2017 5,009. ([email protected]) It is unfair to wish death upon the creators of your favourite anime because the ending is not what you wanted. technically the death threats in the film are from when they announced the first film would be a recap of the anime . Translator's Note: Since is a whole letter split in 3 parts, I translated like a whole thing which was more easy, since some parts were twice between the parts. It was popular at the time, and it is popular now. People of the staff, do your best with the summer movie, and good luck!! Shinji's falls into despair and Asuka's arrogance appears to be some sort of escape from the darkness in her heart. It is a commonly held belief that Hideaki Anno created End of Evangelion as a form of revenge against Evangelion fans unhappy with the existing ending to the TV series. and I have felt like this way too. So in my heart, I sympathized with "I'm not alone. Neon Genesis Evangelion, ... At one point there’s a split-second montage of pictures of death threats sent to Anno. In this moment, Anno is holding up a reflection to the audience, some members had grown to be sexually attracted to Asuka and Rei, among other characters in the show. 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