Mastermind of the Otaku Instrumentality Project.
Oh wow, sure is slowpoke.jpg around here, but I guess it's better than nothing at all. After what seems like ages after the first Evangelion movie was first aired in Area 11, this third world country of mine finally decided to bring it over. The fans were pleased. I was slightly amused, since this would be an actual opportunity for me to fall in love with the series. Did it work?
Naturally like any excited otaku, the whole bunch of us were at the vicinity much earlier than we should have been. As such, the best way to kill time was to hang out at an eatery talking about weaboo shit.
Setsuna's TDD-1 jacket. Every Full Metal Panic fan present wanted to pry it off him.
At the cinema itself, where we were to collect the tickets from some makeshift booth. Incidentally, the anime forums I hang out at made it a joint event with some otaku club in which Kurogane was part of.
Stalker-tan watching everyone sign their names on the To Stalk list.
The tickets. I was sandwiched in between wolf-x and Setsuna for the duration of the movie, hoping those EVA fags would actually shed some light on the story along the way.
Venerated member of the Anime Shrine forums and organizer of the event, linkinstreet. He's kinda like the Gendou of the group, hence the following impersonation:
Definitely lacking something, which is why I improved it in the OP image.
Group shot photo nicked from Aoshi. These people had way better cameras but they couldn't at least include something of higher res Β―\(ΒΊ_o)/Β―
So yeah, what about the movie itself? I can't really compare this against the original considering the fact I've never watched past the first episode, though it was fun rewatching the scenes that I was familiar with. They had to obviously jam in several episodes into the movie which was just about an hour and a half long, so EVA newfags like myself had a hard time keeping time, though fortunately I've heard bits and pieces of the overall plot, so I wasn't entirely confused. Apparently the predominantly wussy Shinji is more likeable here compared to the original series, not that I could tell, since he was pretty annoying here too, initially. Not sure if the EVA oldfags in the cinema were happy, but I guess they were generally satisfied with the entire thing, though you could hear them sounding off their fanboy rage during the censorship of certain key scenes, namely Rei's nipple shots. Lawl Eva oldfags. In the end, it was quite an experience watching the much talked about Evangelion in its remade and bigger budgeted glory, especially when the entire cinema was full of like-minded weaboos. Then again, I remain steadfast and don't see myself converting to an EVA fan anytime soon, but who knows, with the proper indoctrination, that might well change, though I highly doubt it. Next week: Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo!