Idea Channel on Evangelion, the Death of the Author, and the Overthinking of Pop Culture

By Aaron Clark on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 in Neon Genesis Evangelion, The End of Evangelion, Video.

PBS’s Idea Channel is coming to a close after five years of diving deep into and sharing ideas about pop culture on YouTube.  One of their final few videos, on the overthinking of popular culture, is a topic that has always been a concern of mine.  Quite often I find myself, as an Evangelion fan, concerned about society’s […]

Evangelion & One Hour Photo

By Aaron Clark on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 in Eva Monkey Videos, Movies, Neon Genesis Evangelion, The End of Evangelion, Video.

As an Evangelion fan, one of the things that I really enjoy is finding connections and threads between Evangelion and other works.  Not just in terms of works that influenced Evangelion, or that Evangelion specifically referenced, but also works that have subsequently been influenced by Evangelion and have made specific references to Evangelion.  It’s fun to […]

Happy Rapture Day Everybody!

By Aaron Clark on Saturday, May 21st, 2011 in The End of Evangelion.

So apparently today is the rapture.  And if you are not familiar there has been talk about the end of the world, also known as the second coming of Christ, and the Last Judgment.  There’s this guy named Harold Camping, who is a self-published Christian author and radio personality who has spent way too much […]

Subliminal advertising in The End of Evangelion?

By Aaron Clark on Sunday, May 1st, 2011 in Merchandise, The End of Evangelion.

After the tree of life descends into a huge gaping vagina on Rei/Lilith’s forehead in The End of Evangelion, we’re treated to a minute-long sequence of single frame stills from the Neon Genesis Evangelion TV series that are scratched, painted on, distorted, and layered over top of one another in interesting ways.  All told, it’s […]

The End of Evangelion fansub by Zhentarim DivX

By Aaron Clark on Monday, April 11th, 2011 in The End of Evangelion.

I was revising some slides for my upcoming Evangelion panel at Anime Boston, and I thought I would head over to eBay and check to see what it would cost to purchase a copy of The End of Evangelion.  I was astonished to find the price ranging from $23 to $150, with the average price […]

Manga no longer has movie licenses.

By Aaron Clark on Thursday, November 19th, 2009 in Death and Rebirth, The End of Evangelion.

It’s been an assumption for a while, given that DVDs for Death & Rebirth and The End of Evangelion have been out of print for some time now, but it’s finally official, according to Steve Sargent of Manga Entertainment on the Anime News Network podcast, Manga no longer has the licenses for the Evangelion movies. […]

One Hour Photo

By Aaron Clark on Wednesday, March 14th, 2007 in Movies, Neon Genesis Evangelion, The End of Evangelion.

I was reminded of One Hour Photo, and decided to dig it up and watch it again. I’ve posted about it before, but for those who are unfamiliar with the movie, let me break it down for you. Robin Williams plays a lonely, emotionally disturbed photo lab technician at SavMart, a colder fictionalized version of […]

Eva Movie Boxset

By Aaron Clark on Thursday, July 28th, 2005 in Death and Rebirth, Merchandise, The End of Evangelion.

I don’t quite understand creating a boxset for any fewer than three DVDs, but nevertheless, you may now purchase the Evangelion movies in a snazzy little set. For those that have already kindly supported Manga Entertainment, you need not run to the store and buy this two disc set, for this is merely the previous […]

Live Action Segment

By Aaron Clark on Tuesday, August 17th, 2004 in Neon Genesis Evangelion, The End of Evangelion, Video.

It has become difficult recently to find stuff worth mentioning or commenting on. On occasion I come across something like what I have in store for you today. Some of you might be aware that Hideaki Anno filmed some live action segments for the End of Evangelion. Much of the live action you see is […]