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Neon Genesis Evangelion Staff Cursed, Tiffany Grant

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.

Kami Anison – Godly Awesome Animation Songs – Part 3 – The Neon Genesis Evangelion

It already may be too famous to talk about now, but my third recommendation is a song from “The Neon Genesis Evangelion” (ShinSeiki Evangerion). It won several major animation awards. It was on TV from October 4th 1995 to March 27th of 1996 (Total: 26 episodes).

The story is about children that fight with aliens called Shito. One of the characters, Rei Ayanami, has many fanatical fans.


Japanese title: Zankoku na Tenshi no Te-ze
English title : Thesis of a Cruel Angel

Lyrics:

Young boy, like a cruel angel’s thesis,
Live up to be a legend…

Even though clear blue winds
Beat on the door of my heart,
You just smile, looking straight at me
Too involved in yearning for
Something to hold on
The innocent eyes still no nothing of fate yet.

But someday you will notice
On those shoulders of your
There are strong wings
To guide you to the far future.

A cruel angel’s thesis
Will someday fly high from the window
If memories are betrayed by
The overflowing, burning pathos (emotions).
Young boy, shine like a legend,
Holding the sky in your arms.

The cradle of love that sleeps within me
There will be a morining that
A servant of dreams will come for you.
The moonlight shines on your thin neckline.
I’d stop time in this world
And lock it away for myself, but…

If there is any meaning
In the fate that pulled us together,
Then I am, yes, the Bible
That teaches you of freedom.

A cruel angel’s thesis
And then sorrow comes forth
When the shapes of the dreams you hold in your arms
Come to life within you.
Young boy, who shines brighter than anyone else,
Rise to become a legend.

People weave together love to create history
And so I live on,
Unable to become a goddess…

A cruel angel’s thesis
Will someday fly high from the window
If memories are betrayed by
The overflowing, burning pathos (feelings).
Young boy, shine like a legend,
Holding the sky in your arms.

In Japanese:

Zankoku na tenshi no you ni
Shonen yo, shinwa ni nare…

Aoi kaze ga ima mune no doa wo tataitemo,
Watashi dake wo tada mitsumete
Hohoenderu Anata
Sotto Fureru mono
Motomeru koto ni muchuu de,
Unmei sae mada shiranai itaikena hitom

Dakedo itsuka kizuku deshou
Sono senaka ni wa
Haruka mirai mezasu tame no
Hane ga aru koto…

Zankoku na tenshi no te-ze
Madobe kara yagate tobitatsu
Hotobashiru atsui patosu de
Omoide wo uragiru nara
O-zora wo daite kagayaku
Shonen yo, shinwa ni nare

Zutto nemutteru watashi no ai no yurikago
Anata dake ga yume no shisha ni
Yobareru asa ga kuru
Hosoi kubisuji wo tsukiakari ga utsushiteru
Sekai-ju- no toki wo tomete
Tojikometai kedo…

Moshi mo futari aeta koto ni imi ga aru nara,
Watashi wa, sou, jiyu- wo shiru
Tame no Baiburu

Zankoku na tenshi no te-ze
Kanashimi ga soshite hajimaru
Dakishimeta inochi no katachi
Sono yume ni mezameta toki
Dare yori mo hikari wo hanatsu
Shonen yo, shinwa ni nare

Hito wa ai wo tsumugi nagara rekishi wo tsukuru
Megami nante narenai mama
Watashi wa ikiru…

Zankoku na tenshi no te-ze
Madobe kara yagate tobitatsu
Hotobashiru atsui patosu de
Omoide wo uragiru nara
O-zora wo daite kagayaku
Shonen yo, shinwa ni nare

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