Tiffany Grant, the English-language voice actor of Asuka from the popular anime series “Neon Genesis Evangelion”, discussed during the anime convention SwampCon how those involved with the show’s production seemed to be cursed.
Grant hosted a Q&A session during the anime convention were she talked about a wide range of topics. A topic heavily discussed was her involvement with the series she is best known for, “Neon Genesis Evangelion”.
While talking about Evangelion, Grant revealed that many people involved with the show, herself included, seemed to have bad things happen to them while working on the series.
“When I went to work to record the dialogue for the ‘End of Evangelion’ movie, I was driving to the studio and my muffler fell out of my car! I was talking to Tristan MacAvery, the voice of Gendo Ikari, and he said, ‘Oh my god! That happened to me too!”. So when he was going to record ‘End of Evangelion’, the muffler fell out of his car too. I am telling you, it is cursed,” she explained.
While car troubles were the extent of Grant’s experience with the Eva Curse, another member of the production crew, Wade Shemwell, was continually injured during his time working on Evangelion.
“He worked on [Evangelion] for a year and there was always some car accident that he was in. Every time you’d see him, it would get worse. He would have a limp, then he had a cane, then he was hobbling…It was awful,” she said.
In addition to the Eva Curse, Grant revealed some other interesting tidbits of information about the production of the Evangelion series.
“In 2003-ish, Gainax went back in Japan and remastered the video and remixed the audio for the Evangelion TV series. They spent more money remastering the series than they spent on the entire series the first time,” she revealed.
Interest in “Neon Genesis Evangelion” remains high despite the series originally airing in the mid-90s. The series is currently going through a reimagining of the series through the “Rebuild of Evangelion” movie series which has been well-received both commercially and critically.