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Wow, time does fly...
So, Neon Genesis Evangelion started on Adult Swim tonight. I started TiVoing it since I haven't watched Eva in years and I've never watched the dub, so I figured what the heck.

I couldn't believe how dated it looked, I remember Eva being the hot new thing with high production values. But it is about ten years old now! Damn. Compared to newer shows, like Cowboy Bebop, it looks dated - and Bebop itself isn't new anymore, and is looking a little bit dated compared to something like Stand Alone Complex. But I'd say Bebop had higher production values to start with so it holds up better.

Anyway, watching Eva again is a little odd, it isn't quite how I remembered it, though this is just one episode. And the dub is certainly early work. Maybe it took 10 years for TV broadcast standards to loosen up enough to show Eva. :-) (I know, they showed a few episodes back in 2002, but they're running the whole series now.)

Cruel Angel's Thesis is still a cool song.

I am: sleepy sleepy
Current Media: TiVo: Neon Genesis Evangelion

advcarrot From: advcarrot Date: October 21st, 2005 06:30 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I thought the same thing when I saw the commerical for it running on Adult Swim. "Damn, this animation looks so dated..." I remember when it was cutting edge and all the rage. Now it's just... old and Rei's still all the rage. n.n;
jedilora From: jedilora Date: October 21st, 2005 06:33 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Seriously-I remember our anime club showing it and then Cowboy Bebop, and we said then that the animation looked much crappier in comparison. Heck, Lain's trippier even.

Still-uniforms are darned easy to cosplay, and recognizable.
brother_buford From: brother_buford Date: October 21st, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I still have never figured out the fascination with Eva and why fanboys drool over OH MY GOD ITS TEH REI. To me, it's mediocre at best and flat out boring at worst. The animation is just kind of "eh" (for its time, even), and the story is a mix of pretentious, we don't know what we're talking about, I'm losing my mind, and we ran out of money.

Also Shinji... er, the whole cast, actually... needs to be beaten with large objects. Granted, that does happen in many cases - but it still doesn't cut the rampant dislike of every character factor.
kayselkiemoon From: kayselkiemoon Date: October 21st, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
is this the Evangelion (which I haven't seen yet), or a spinoff? dude, I simply must watch one/all three of my current Netflix dvds and start getting an anime. I'm so behind! behind who doesn't really matter, it's the fact that I fell in love with anime over two years ago and have still seen so freaking little. heh.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: October 21st, 2005 04:03 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
The Evangelion.

Get a TiVo, there is a lot of anime on cable these days - that's how I get most of mine now.

I also own probably 1,000+ DVDs, mostly anime, and many hundreds of VHS. :-)
kayselkiemoon From: kayselkiemoon Date: October 21st, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
ack, you evil tempter you. *grin*
I think due to my finances the tivo'll have to wait until sometime between thanksgiving and christmas (a great time for buying yourself presents, haha). in the meantime, I shall be a frenzied tv maniac and try to remember everything I want to tape/watch. heh.
From: ninjarat Date: October 21st, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Maybe it's just me, but the animation looked dated to me when it first ran. There were so many things that screamed "I'm a low-budget production" it wasn't funny.