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2:01 pm - 01/20/2013

Neon Genesis Evangelion Staff Cursed While Working On Series

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.

pdat 21st-Jan-2013 05:02 am (UTC)
wow..never thought about that..
izumi_ixa 21st-Jan-2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
Cursed or not, NGE is a great Saga.

"Interest in "Neon Genesis Evangelion" remains high despite the series originally airing in the mid-90s."
That's because good things never dies n_~.
stole_away 23rd-Jan-2013 08:00 am (UTC)
wow but this series is so good i love it
nova_usagi 23rd-Jan-2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
Interest in "Neon Genesis Evangelion" remains high despite the series originally airing in the mid-90s.

One reason is because it`s got a lot of things that appeal to a chunk of otaku: cute young girls in tight costumes; giant robots and fights with explosions, guns, and giant robots; and Shinji, a socially awkward underdog with no real clear skills or focus in life with all kinds of issues, being the main character, hero, and Rei (and possibly Asuka`s) love interest.

And I feel like Village Vanguard and the convenience stores (I`m talking about you, Lawson!) are the main forces behind keeping the series from being forgotten by most.

I saw one of the newer movies on TV and I think it`s better than the 90s version. For example, they made Shinji, Rei, and Asuka more likable.

Edited at 2013-01-23 07:14 pm (UTC)
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