'EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE.' Interview with Hideaki Anno #6

Evangelion's visual grammarInterviewerWhen you composed the film by piecing together the first six episodes, did you have any positive prospects that this would turn out well?AnnoRather than that, I was thinking of it as a series from the beginning, so I thought that would be the only way to make the first climax. When I was composing the TV series, I was thinking in terms of a character-driven story. From episode one to episode four, Shinji was the main character, and Misato was there as... more

Jan 14

'EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE.' Interview with Hideaki Anno #5

The bigger the screen, the heavier the brain processing.InterviewerDid you already have a plan from the beginning to divide the story into two parts after the sixth episode?AnnoYes, from the time I was thinking of making the film by re-editing.I imagined that the last 20 minutes, which would be the climax, would be Operation Yakushima, and I wanted to use all new footage.InterviewerThe story isn't that different, is it?AnnoThe outline of the story has not changed. The end of the story is... more

Dec 10

OTAKING explains "Stephen King's Salem's Lot"
Stephen King's Salem's LotWhy George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead (1978) was a hit is

Dec 08

OTAKING explains "Secrets of Notre Dame"

What is the meaning of the relief of the Virgin Mary on Notre Dame?This is the relief above the central entrance. It's a carving of the Virgin Mary. The reason why we know it is the Virgin Mary is because a woman is sitting on the throne. A woman is sitting on the throne and has two books in her right hand. She is holding a scepter in her left hand, something like a cane. No question. This woman is the Virgin Mary because she is sitting on the throne.The church called Notre Dame is the... more

Dec 07

OTAKING explains "Blade Runner"

It all started with Lucasfilm.“Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” was published in 1968. And people were talking that this novel was going to be made into a movie.In 1969, one year after the book was published, there was a man who tried to get the film rights.It was a man named Martin Scorsese, who had just graduated from the film department of New York University and had made only one commercial film. He tried to get the film rights, but was unsuccessful.After that, in 1974,... more

Dec 05

OTAKING explains "Neon Genesis EVANGELION" OP Animation

This is a cut-by-cut explanation of Evangelion's opening animation.He explains in detail about the 90 seconds of animation which is full of information.I hope you enjoy it.---Here is the links to the videos he was referring to in the video.KEYHUNTER openingUFO... more

Dec 04

'EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE.' Interview with Hideaki Anno #1
'EVANGELION: 1.0 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE.' Interview with Hideaki Anno #4
Interview: Anno talks about "Live Action Movies and Anime"
Hideaki Anno & Yoshiyuki Sadamoto Interview in January '95
The sequel to Anno's version of Shin Godzilla (fevered imagination)