Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Evangelion: 2.0

I downloaded a pretty clean copy of Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance. A few years ago, I bought the boxed set of 8 DVDs containing the original TV series. It was good but confusing. Evidently it wasn't just me that didn't get it so they released a two part (bought those too) alternate ending.

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth
Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

Of course, when they say "The End", usually it doesn't mean the end. Recently, Gainax announced something called Rebuild of Evangelion. Part 1, called You Are (Not) Alone, came out in 2007. That was basically a retelling of the first part of the original story. The second in the series, You Can (Not) Advance, came out in 2009 and seems to be still showing at film festivals. I think a lot of the storyline is new but I need to watch it to find out. The Japanese DVD was released in May of 2010 and there are no official English subtitles yet. There were some subtitle files in the 1.4GB torrent I downloaded but they turned out to be traditional Chinese. Sigh... better than nothing I suppose.

Evangelion 2.0 Trailer

Evangelion 3.0 is supposed to be released this year.


I found an English subtitle file for Evangelion 2.0. However, it was made for the single CD version whereas what I downloaded was split into two files. I guess I have to split the SRT file manually if I want to understand what's going on in the movie.

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