Archive for the ‘Fandom’ Category

AMVs, Evangelion, and the death of Chester Bennington

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Chester Bennington, famous as the lead vocalist of Linkin Park, was found dead in his home on the morning of July 20th, 2017.  His suicide came only a few months after Chris Cornell, who Bennington was close friends with, also committed suicide.  Had Cornell survived, July 20th would have been his 53rd birthday.  On the […]

“I (Don’t) Need You”, an Evangelion Cosplay Music Video

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Cosplay and AMVs are both vibrant subsets of anime fandom, and I feel like cosplay music videos (or CMVs for short) are an overlooked intersection of the two.  It’s not something I seek out, but occasionally I stumble across one, and find it a refreshing break from your typical AMV that sources solely from the […]

Evangelion Chiptune Music by Studio Megaane

Monday, July 11th, 2016

After spending some time with Andrew’s Evangelion Chiptune album the other day, I did some poking around on YouTube for some other substantial efforts to recreate Evangelion’s iconic themes with lo-fidelity sound chips.  In particular, I came across Studio Megaane, which has done an impressive volume of chiptune renditions, with a strong preferance for mecha anime.  So it […]

Atop The Fourth Wall covers The Shinji Ikari Detective Journal

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Linkara of Atop the Fourth Wall recently performed a live show at Anime Midwest 2014 where he covered the Shinji Ikari Detective Diary.  If you’re unfamiliar with Atop the Fourth Wall, it’s a web show that covers and riffs on comics that are awful in various ways. Now, I haven’t been terribly supportive of Detective […]

Evangelion World Cup Fan Art

Monday, July 14th, 2014

I’m not a sports guy.  Even the sports that I enjoy I would much rather be playing.  Maybe that’s the video gamer in me at work.  So I wasn’t terribly interested in the World Cup.  But, somehow, the internet has found a way to make it relevant to me.  As you may know, Germany won […]

A Human Work, a free Evangelion concept album

Friday, February 14th, 2014

I really enjoy seeing fan-produced concept and tribute music dedicated to Evangelion.  It’s interesting to see how people take a (predominantly) visual medium like animation and break it apart and reinterpret it through an aural medium like music.  In this case, we have an ambient concept album called “A Human Work” by Kyle Edwards.  Through […]

Evangelion University, Live Action Webseries Pilot

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Brendan Steere, a filmmaker in New York, recently released a short pilot for a live action Evangelion webseries called Evangelion University.  The show strips the Evas, Angels, and general sci-fi elements out, and re-imagines it as a 90s-era college dramedy.  If someone were to pitch you that concept, you would probably be pessimistic like I […]

AMV Spotlight: ErMac Studios

Monday, December 16th, 2013

I’ve been spending some of my time lately going through and organizing my Eva files, and while I was looking through my archive of AMVs, one editor stood out that I felt like highlighting.  Justin Emerson, who went by ErMaC, has been out of the AMV circle for close to a decade.  When he retired, […]

Asuka, by Free Parking!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

The more digging I do, the more Evangelion-inspired music I discover.  This time around, it’s an album called “Asuka” by Free Parking!, an alternative rock band from Pennsylvania.  They describe their influences as “Weezer, Thrice, Radiohead (just Brendan), Blur, The Fratellis, Say Anything, Vampire Weekend” and more.  I can definitely hear some influence from Weezer […]

Evangelion “Business Time” AMV at Otakon 2011

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

This year’s winner of Best Comedy and Best in Show in Otakon 2011’s AMV Contest was an Evangelion AMV produced by PixelBlended Studios entitled Evangelion 0.22 – Shinji does (not) Mean Business.  It utilizes footage from Neon Genesis Evangelion set to the song Business Time by Flight of the Conchords.  Aside from sexual overtones, the […]

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