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Titen96



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:33 pm Reply with quote
I believe it was Shinji Ikari not Akari
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:45 pm Reply with quote
Shinji Ikari*

I think it would be like playing The Joker, it has to mess with your head at some point
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:49 pm Reply with quote
Well, quit whining so much, and just get in the darn robot. Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:27 pm Reply with quote
Well, quit whining so much, and just get in the darn robot

[img]https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/hideaki-anno.jpg?w=670&h=377&crop=1[/img]

Hideaki Anno: Get in the damn voice recording booth, Megumi.

But seriously though, hats off to her for doing such a role. Shinji is a very broken character and playing him can't be easy.[/img]
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:41 pm Reply with quote
Only a GOAT can handle a GOAT character. Well done Megumi.
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Saku-dono



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:44 pm Reply with quote
Nobody could've done Ikari Shinji in that level besides Ogata-san. She's just perfect as Ikari Shinji. It's not really an exaggeration to say that EVA became a success because of her.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:48 pm Reply with quote
This is bad news. Looks like the last Eva movie is going to be the crappiest of them all.

GlassesMan wrote:
Well, quit whining so much, and just get in the darn robot

[img]https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/hideaki-anno.jpg?w=670&h=377&crop=1[/img]

Hideaki Anno: Get in the damn voice recording booth, Megumi.

But seriously though, hats off to her for doing such a role. Shinji is a very broken character and playing him can't be easy.[/img]


Damn, look at his cauliflower ears. Gross. I wonder by which Eva fan did he get body slammed, and how many times lol.


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WatchforMoons7



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:02 pm Reply with quote
Laughing Laughing Laughing
She's like a cutest jailbait jii-san girl.

Really though, there is plenty of truth from what she says. Actors get immersed in the role, and since EVA is so twisted, the show kind of makes you. That is being a character. I know, it's cliche.

Just don't go crazy too much Ogata.

And screaming a lot is never a good thing.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:07 am Reply with quote
I'm not surprised at all, considering the kind of show Eva is. That said, she should feel good that her role as Shinji is one of the greatest anime VA/seiyuu performances of all time, imo.
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TsukasaElkKite



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:26 am Reply with quote
I feel bad for her. She's got an amazing vocal range.
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roseversailles



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:37 am Reply with quote
I wonder if she's saying this right now because she's recording for Eva Rebuild 4? That's my hope, anyways Smile

I've been re-watching Evangelion over the last few months in recognition of it being the "Year of Evangelion." Hoo boy, this show is so much more affecting when viewed through the lens of depression. This has been a pretty rough personal year for me and I've found such a deeper level of immersion, heartbreak, and catharsis watching the show; it's like a mini-therapy session at times (which, according to Anno, the production pretty much was).

This has been my first time watching the show all the way through subtitled, and while I have nostalgic affection for the dub, I've gotta say the Japanese cast, especially Ogata-san, really hit it out of the park. No doubt she's still emotionally drained from playing Shinji---it's exhausting just to listen to that poor kid's thoughts. As much as I love her performance as Haruka, Shinji is Ogata-san's masterpiece. The seiyuu for Asuka is also fantastic; it's hard to not think of how tense recording got, especially considering some of the stories came out!

It's funny to me that so many people hated the last chunk of Evangelion, when it got dark and introspective; that section is what resonates to me most, and has overall been what enamored the series to me as much as it has. North America needs to bring on the Blu-Rays, already!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:57 am Reply with quote
Hyperdrve wrote:
This is bad news. Looks like the last Eva movie is going to be the crappiest of them all.


Yes, well, if it is so much screaming and crying enough to give the actress a headache. I don't even want to think about it. Hopefully they will cut some scenes short. Razz
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jymmy



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:12 am Reply with quote
My favourite exchange with Ogata:

Nakata Atsuhiko: That reminds me, in the old movie version there was a scene where Shinji was masturbating. How was that recorded?
Ogata: Hahaha. It’s obvious but that was my first time doing something like that (laughs). I thought to myself that I can’t get this wrong just because I’m female! So I talked to Tachiki Fumihiko who voices Gendou and said “Dad, this is my first time, I’m not sure if I will be able to do this right. So if I got it wrong, please tell me” (in Shinji voice)
Nakata: Hahaha!
Ogata: After recording ended, we went “How did I do, dad?” “You did well, Shinji” “Yes! I got praised by my dad!”
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NearEasternerJ1



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:08 pm Reply with quote
Ogata is a great VA, but not as Shinji. She was great in Sailor Moon as a female character.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:58 am Reply with quote
I love how she dubs Shinji; it's clear that she puts her heart in her acting, so it's not surprise that she is somewhat affected by the character. Cool
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