Hideaki Anno August Announcement

Hi Everyone, just wanted to make a little announcement. Yes, it’s an early announcement, but I am writing this for myself as much as I am writing to let you know about it. I’m going for that “hold myself too doing this” sort of announcement so I know that I am going to do this no matter what.

Last Year, I wanted to do an August Themed month involving the one, the only Hideaki Anno. Well, the fact that I moved back to school in the middle of the United States for a semester kind of ruined that for me. I know that I was able to get a Nadia and His and Her Circumstances reviews out at the beginning and end of the month of august, but that doesn’t count. This year I am going to do it, because I mostly plan on mostly focusing on the movies that he played a hand in. Director, Animator, whatever, the role he played doesn’t matter to me. He just needs to be apart of it in some way.

So here is his discography that I plan on covering in some form just a review to talking about their relevance to his career and animation in general:

1) Nausicaa of The Valley of the Wind
2) Gunbuster (The Movie)
3) Royal Space Force: Wings of Honneamise
4) Macross Plus (The Movie)
5) Neon Genesis Evangelion (The Original Series)

I am using Gunbuster and Macross Plus the movie, because I have no legal access to the OVA unfortunately, but have the movie versions on dvd. Also, definitely taking advantage of the fact that Netflix is rereleasing Eva on their Netflix account. I’m glad most of these are movies, because doing more series would be harder to do.

If you want to get involved in anyway, please jump on board. You don’t even need to tell me that you are interested, just jump into that weird Anno pool left with the orange tang. Or not. On the second hand, that feels and sounds kind of gross. You might not exactly know what it is or where it came from, so maybe don’t step in it.

Back on topic, if you do want to collab over one of these or even some other Hideaki Anno related things, please let me know. I would love collab something or reblog one of the posts you made on here so I can share it with the world (or whatever small part of the blogosphere I have open to me to share too.) We all have two months to decide on what to do when, so that leaves open the world to everything that is possible besides building an Eva or a robot in general. That might take a little longer then two months.

Thank you for indulging my insanity everyone. Or maybe it’s not insanity yet? Either way, I hope this can be a little fun and maybe educational in some ways. As long as we stay away from existential crisis things. No guarantees there though.

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  1. An Anno month would be great. You could also try Otaku no Video and Metal Skin Panic MADOX as far as things Anno has been involved in. He was a producer and makes a censored cameo in the former and he produced the latter.

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  2. Sounds like a good time. Eva was the very first “serious” anime series I watched, and I’m convinced it did something to my head that I still haven’t recovered from. Anno is an interesting man.

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  3. This will be fun. This summer I think is gonna have a resurgence of notice in NGE because of the Netflix release, so It’ll be good to have a level headed take on it among the avalanche of “yikes” hot takes.

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  4. If you want I could do a collab with you on the science behind those shows, for example what exactly the LCL is made of and why it would kill you, or what breathing underwater is like. Or the affects of gravity on the human body.

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    1. I would be interested in both of those, but more interested in the first one probably. Haven’t done much research myself into that.


  5. I don’t usually do this kind of stuff and this year has been pretty lean in terms of me posting stuff to my blog, but I am just about to watch the live action film box set of his films I got late last year. I was planning on reviewing “Love & Pop” and “Shiki-Jitsu”. Thinking maybe I’d also like to transcribe the interview between Anno and Shimpei Itoh in regards to idols and idol fandom that was only included (in English at least) on the insert of the subtitled VHS version of the “Hyperdoll” OVA released by Pioneer back in the mid 1990’s.

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    1. Thank you and I can tell you that it is going to work this time. I have mostly everything sorted out. I just don’t have the last week and Evangelion to write and and I still don’t know how to do that, what direction to approach it and everything. Gah, that anime.

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  6. I was wondering how I could have missed this post, but then I saw the publishing date: it was during my hiatus, so yeah that explains a lot 😅😅 This is awesome though: Macross Plus….so cool! And Gun Buster a blast from the past! You see me jumping up and down here? Erm… no of course you cant: but well I AM doing that lol! 😂😂

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    1. Yay! I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 It’s been a lot of work so far. Those two are fun. I wish I was able to watch the whole Gunbuster OVA, but the movie isn’t so bad I think :).

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