NERVous Breakdown

by Zac Bertschy,

ANNCast Episode 059 - NERVous Breakdown

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To compliment your long weekend, here's a podcast that is entirely about Neon Genesis Evangelion.

I know, I know - we had a 2-hour bonus show last week that was also about Evangelion. But we didn't actually discuss the show itself at all - just argued about how fans should interpret it. So this one is about the show itself. And it's good times!

Joining me to chat up all things plug-suited is Carl Horn, manga editor for Dark Horse and a true statesman of anime & manga fandom in the US, alongside Aaron Clark, noted Evangelion pundit, co-founder of and founder of Together, we go over all the stuff people usually discuss - including which ending is "the best", the appeal of the new films to longtime fans, whether or not Anno was dating the woman who played Asuka and she improvised that "I feel sick" line (you know, pressing issues here) and just how wonderful it is that Evangelion wallows in such negative human emotions. It's a great time! Strap on your party hat!

Quick note: Carl is presently editing The Shinji Ikari Raising Project manga over at Dark Horse, and in the back of each volume they print fanart, letters and testimonials from Evangelion fans. If you have a story about how you interpret the show, a piece of art you've created or any sort of personal reaction to the series, you can submit it to [email protected] and maybe it'll show up in a future volume.

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ANNCast Episode 59 Breakdown

00:20 A little explanation upfront as to the timing and circumstances of this particular episode

01:45 Evangelion with Carl Horn and Aaron Clark! The entire show is just about this one topic. Yep, the whole thing.

And that's it! See you next time!

Have questions for the ANNCast crew? Tweet 'em to @ANNZac! Or check out the community forums thread about the show, or send email questions to [email protected] dot com!

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