2018-08-10 06:00

Anno is going to do "Phoenix" in "EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME" (scheduled for release in 2020 but released in 2021) which will be released in two years (2020) ?

Today I will talk about "EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME".

I watched the trailer for EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME, both the latest version and the one from 6 years ago.

I haven't seen EVANGELION:3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO. in a long time . It has a trailer at the end of the movie.

It's a nimble battle scene.

It's a nimble battle scene with the familiar music, and then "SERVICE SERVICE!" they say.

And I thought, "Oh, this was already six years ago."

Then, when I watched "Mirai (film)," I was surprised to see the latest version of the EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME trailer attached at the end.

So I watched the trailer for the latest version after 6 years . I knew the new Evangelion was shooting guns nimbly.

At the Nico Seminar on July 22 I said, "It's not that great," and well, I still feel that way (laughs).

It's not that great in any way, but it's rather nimble.

So my question is, "Can they make such a nimble animation in the next one?"

Remember how EVANGELION:3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO. ended 6 years ago (2012)?

As you all remember, Shinji, Asuka, and Rei were like, "What are we going to do now?" and they start walking around like hitchhikers.

The humans have perished, and there is only NERV and an anti-NERV organization called WILLE, but they are the only ones on the planet anymore.

I wondered, "What are they thinking by making an animation in which the three of them are hitchhiking in the desert with no one else on the planet?"

Well, the purpose of this is to prevent final impact.

Starting with First Impact, followed by Second Impact, Third Impact, Force Impact, and so on.

I questioned, "How many Impacts are there?" and then they said, "Final Impact" (laughs).

I didn't know how many impacts there were anymore, and I thought, "What's going to happen now?"

Let me share with you my rough guesses.


There is a manga called "Phoenix" by Osamu Tezuka.

It was serialized in a magazine called "COM" in 1967.

It is even older than "2001: A Space Odyssey".

This is "Future" from "Phoenix".

The main character, Makoto, is cursed by the Phoenix to have a body that cannot die after a nuclear war that destroys the world.

He had to live forever and ever without being able to die because of it.

But he finds one more person who is alive.

Sorry. This is a spread with a very detailed panel.

Tezuka Osamu only uses this kind of panel progression when he draws this scene.

He finds one person who is in hypersleep.

This person wakes up 5,000 years later.

And he says, "I wonder who you are..." and "I wonder if he is really alive." He waits for 5,000 years.

During those 5,000 years, many things happen, and although he cannot die, his body gradually ages.

He still couldn't die, and 5,000 years had passed.

He says, "It's been 5,000 years, but you haven't woken up," "I brought a laser drill, so I'll open it with this."

He opens it and says, "Damn it," and "His body is totally crushed."

We don't know if the way he opened it crushed him or if he was already dead inside.

I feel that the flow of the story has a very Eva-like quality somehow.

This "Phoenix" was drawn in 1967.

In fact, "Manga Shonen" (Manga Boy) was published by Asahi Sonorama when both Anno and I were adolescents.

"Phoenix," which was in that magazine, became very popular.

It was re-evaluated, saying, "There was such a great manga more than 10 years ago." When I was in high school or college, a series of "Phoenix" books were published one after another. I was very much influenced by that.

So I guessed that Anno was also influenced by it.

Later on, Makoto is all alone for tens of thousands of years, lonely and desolate, so he creates a robot.

He creates a robot of a girl, but she doesn't do what he tells her to do.

She says to him, "You're an old man with lots of wrinkles on your face. You are weird!" So he gets angry and finally kills her.

After he kills her, he says, "Why can't I make a robot properly?" and you see this scene with the dead body of the girl's robot piled up in a heap.

I think this is one of the source material of "Ayanami Rei".

This is one of the ways how EVANGELION:3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME ends.

What happens after this is that Makoto eventually becomes a god, but he tried to create a new life and failed.

He tried to create a robot, but it didn't work.

So he decided to leave it to the power of the earth and put colloids and other chemicals in the ocean and waited for a few hundred million years.

After a few hundred million years of waiting, the creatures that evolved from slugs gradually began to evolve, and finally they came to have a scientific civilization.

They finally had a scientific civilization, but a certain species used a method of attracting underground magma to the ground, and the two slug forces started a war.

He waited for hundreds of millions of years for them to grow, but in the end, these slug creatures finally perished.

Then, after another long and depressing period of time, reptiles were finally born, and then human beings were born.

After waiting for about tens of billions of years for the Earth's history to repeat itself once more, human beings were born.

So human beings are born, and then they start chasing the Phoenix, which has eternal life.

And again, human beings will probably start this stupid war.

So it will probably be the same thing all over again.

The first episode of Phoenix was set in the Land of Yamatai.

It connects to the story of the Yamatai again, trying to pursue and kill the Phoenix, and humans make the same mistake again.

Still, the Phoenix doesn't give up, and the "Future" ends with the story of watching them make the same mistakes over and over again.

I'm sure everyone in their 50's knows about the "Phoenix" manga.

The first episode is super ancient.

The second episode is super future.

So, the first and last episodes of the story are the first and second episodes.

The third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth episodes gradually bring the story closer to the present day.

It was a tremendous amazing work (laughs).

This was Osamu Tezuka's life's work, and I think Anno is trying to do the same thing.

The "robot that looks just like Ayanami" is one of the reasons why I think so, but if human beings have perished to this point, the only option left is to make the story about the one more creation of human beings or something.

So I think he'll probably go that way.

Whether it's Ultraman or anything else, Anno's approach is to go back to the original story.

My guess is that if he goes back, it will be to "Phoenix" or something like that.

Well, we are talking about whether or not the exhilarating robot action in the trailer can be done two years later in a pay-per-view-only broadcast.

<Original JP site: https://ch.nicovideo.jp/ex/blomaga/ar1641675>