November 22, 2012 11:00

"EVANGELION: 3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO." has finally been released. Have you gone to see it?

Personally, I recommend you to watch "3.0" twice.

The first time you don't know what's going on, but it's a good idea to watch it as it is.

Avoid spoilers all around before the movie. Never look at the brochures, especially.

It's best to watch this movie as if you're falling without knowing anything about it.

The second time you see it, the pieces of the puzzle that you didn't understand will click into place and connect.

The second time you watch it, the pieces of the puzzle that you didn't understand start to click into place and connect.

This feeling of "Oh, so that's what it's all about" is a great feeling.

On the Internet, there are already various interpretations, such as "maybe it's a loop of the old version," and "maybe this is what happened when I chose an option I didn't choose in the old version.

This is a fun feeling, isn't it?

Compared to "1.0" and "2.0", it is clearly less entertaining in the heroic direction.

However, it is a work that hides a lot of "mysteries" and "clues" that are much easier to understand than the old theatrical version.

The "mystery" itself is a "clue", and the clue itself is rather clear. It's very fun to piecing them together.

"I don't get it. I can't wait to see the next part!" is another way to enjoy the movie. Of course, there are ways to have fun.

There are some parts that intentionally expose gaps in the story, so first of all, jump into the theater!

Oh, definitely watch "1.0" and "2.0" before you go. Otherwise, you won't understand anything at all.

I was already very satisfied with the fact that Asuka was very active.

Asuka is so cute, isn't she?

And that new character, she's so cute! That girl! 

Oh, I can't even tell you her name because it would spoil it!

By the way, did you know that there was a piano trailer for "3.0"?

It's a teaser movie that uses 3D layers to almost completely recreate the inside of a piano when it's playing.

In addition to being full of mystery, I wondered why they were putting such technology into this scene.

(Let's check the trailer.)

I don't understand it, do you? What the hell is this?

I thought, "But it's Eva..." Then, I realized that they used it in a meaningful way.

If you keep this image in mind, you'll be able to smile when you watch it.

The title of this song is "Quatre Mains(bande-annonce)". It has been announced on the official website.

The literal translation in French is "four hands". It means four hands in a row.

I can smell it. If you've seen the movie, you already know what I'm talking about. It's that one and that one.

I'd like to talk a little bit about serial playing.

A "double" means that two people play one piano together.

The piano itself has 88 keys, so it is possible to play with four hands side by side, which is why this technique was born.

"Wouldn't it be easier if we played it together instead of by ourselves?" You may think for a moment that it would be easy, but it's not.

Each of us plays the two main parts at the same time, so depending on the song, we may have to cross our arms or be very close to the keyboard, which is actually difficult.

In fact, depending on the song, it can be quite difficult to play.

In Eva's terms, the two must be synchronized.

The person seated on the right is the first player, "primo," and he plays the treble clef.

The person sitting on the left is the second player, "Secondo," who plays the bass clef.

If you watch the trailer on the official website, you can see who will play which part.

If you listen to the song in the trailer as if it were played by a group of players, you will be able to see a lot of things very clearly.

If you have seen the movie, you will be reminded of many things in this song.

By the way, the piano used in "3.0" is a Yamaha CFIII#4831800 grand piano.

It's priced at 4,980,000 yen(*1) on the Internet.

*1) Around $ 48K.

That's expensive! But is that what a grand piano costs? No, it's expensive.

It's not new ivory (artificial ivory), it's real ivory.

Speaking of being reminded, when "EVANGELION: 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE." was shown on Friday Roadshow (a Movie Channel in Japan), the first scene of "3.0" was shown for about 6 minutes and 38 seconds, but actually it was not shown as it was.

A song was added.

I won't tell you what it is, because it would spoil the fun, but if the "Quatre Mains" I mentioned earlier means a series of pieces of music, this song is connected to that in a way, so please listen to it at the theater and find out.

In addition, here are some of the songs used in "2.0" that are not original.

If you know them, you can enjoy "3.0" a little more.

Kiyoko Suizenji "March of the Three Hundred and Sixty-Five Steps"

This is the humming song that Mari sings at the beginning of "2.0" while piloting the temporary 5th machine. The sense of music selection is classic for me every time.

The song was actually released in 1968.

Pinky and the Killers "Season of Love"

Also from "2.0", this is the background music for the scene where Kaji and Misato are drinking at the Okinawa Izakaya.

It is a very noticeable song, so I think you will recognize it.

Also from 1968.

Fernando Sor:Variaciones sobre un de Mozart, Op.9

This is the song used in the scene where Rei and Gendou have dinner in "2.0".

You may be thinking, "What? It has nothing to do with the above two," but it is pointed out in "Evangelion: The Complete Guide to Evangelion" that these 3 songs are actually used in "Operation Kaiteki Daisakusen".

The old Eva (TV version) was a work that included various parodies, and in fact, the new theatrical version also includes them.

In fact, the new version of the movie also includes many parodies, and this spirit is still alive in "3.0", including the use of some BGM from "Nadia, The Secret of Blue Water" as a self-parody.

Other songs used in "2.0" were Yoshiko Moriyama's "Today's Day is Goodbye" (1966), The Peanuts' "Furimukenaide" (1962), and Akai Tori's "Tsubasa wo kudasai" (1971).

Anyway, it was old. The songs are very old.

The song at the beginning of "Q" is also very old, from 1972. ...... It's not a spoiler yet, is it?

In "3.0", there is a lot of information packed into the words in the dialogues, facial expressions, various items, and many other things.

As one of them, the music is interesting to pay a little attention to.

The soundtrack will be released soon, so check that out as well. I'd love to hear if there's a full piano performance version.

In addition, the S-DAT tape, which I wrote about in a previous article, is important in a low-key way, so if you refer to this article, you might notice things when you see it.

The Mystery of Shinji's Cassette Tape in Evangelion: 1.0

(This site is not translated yet, sorry.)

With this one cassette player, you can express so many different relationships and emotions. It's amazing.

We don't use DAT (Digital Audio Tape) or even cassette tapes anymore.

The 60s, the 90s, and the 00s-10s.

It seems that Eva and Eva are stirring up all sorts of things with the method of "sound" as they head towards their climax.

Shiro SAGISU Music from "EVANGELION 3.0 "YOU CAN(NOT)REDO. Soundtrack

(Writen by Tamago mago)

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