More on Mari Makinami: Cosplay!

Topic started by gia on Sept. 21, 2009. Last post by cfatalis 5 years, 6 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

You guys know that as the resident fence-sitter on the Evangelion Rei vs Asuka dbate, I've been really intrigued by the newly-added third female option (amongst the pilots, anyway): Mari Illustrious Makinami. She's got a really cute design, but I still haven't heard much about her personality. alafista's post with some stellar Mari cosplay reminded me of the character, so I thought I'd let you know a few things about her that I've discovered since the last time she came up (though probably none of it is "new").
Her name is actually derived from a Japanese destroy and a British aircraft carrier, both from World War II: the Makinami and the HMS Illustrious. Neither is a recognized family name in Japan, and it's unclear if she (like Asuka) is of mixed descent. Her school uniform reminds me a little bit more of an English one (a la Harry Potter) than a more traditional Japanese, which may be another hint.

Mari was actually first revealed, at least in name, in the Petit Eva@School DS game, then in movie posters sans name, and her full name came out in an Evangelion-focused magazine. Prior to that she was known only as "meganekko." She pilots both EVA-05 and, at some point, EVA-02, which seems to imply some relationship to Asuka-- though it's hard to imagine Asuka giving up the EVA-02 easily. She seems to know Ryoji as well (I'm totally picturing some major Asuka rivalry here), and may be a spy for one of NERV's other branches.

The cosplayer, by the way, is one Chamaro-san,  who is also known for her awesome Haruhi cosplay
Post by Black_Rose (1,204 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Oh my! I just died and went to heaven. 
Post by JJOR64 (2,075 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
I don't know if I'm appreciating these cosplayers or just pining for Eva 2.0, but do want.
Post by Agent_Lost (1,124 posts) See mini bio Level 10
I need to see Eva 2.0
Post by dagas (37 posts) See mini bio Level 6
So cute!
Post by Sonata (36,370 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Its just something about a cute girl with glasses.
Post by Jewel (1,654 posts) See mini bio Level 10
....... im no guy but im lost as to what is attractive about her o.O
Post by cfatalis (19,150 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@Jewel said:
" ....... im no guy but im lost as to what is attractive about her o.O "
you mean with the cosplayer? or with the character?
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