Evangelion’s New Movie Whoops All Comers.

September 5, 2007

Opening on a mere 84 screens, the new Neon Genesis Evangelion movie  took the top spot at the Japanese box office this past weekend, with one theater alone selling 12,500 tickets over two days. Given the universe’s penchant for giving us good things and then taking them away, I find this very encouraging as massive financial success should keep this project from sputtering out before all 4 movies are complete.

According to ANN, the end of the movie featured a “next episode preview” which included several new Eva designs for units 04, 05, and 06 and an unnamed new female character with brown hair and glasses. I suppose with Kaworu showing up quite early in this telling of the story, rather than at the tail end, the writers felt that they should add another girl pilot to keep the pilot’s roster heavily tilted towards the X chromosome. Or something. Maybe they gave Asuka a new character design. If that is the case, I think I will kill somebody.


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