Anime Los Angeles actually happened a couple weeks back, but we held off on posting my interview with fantastic funnyman Spike Spencer until today to get the doubly-auspicious timing right. Spike’s best known role in anime is, of course, Shinji in EVANGELION and I’m just now about to head off to catch an LA screening of EVANGELION 2.0: YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE. Unfortunately, we aren’t getting the triply-auspicious trifecta because this won’t actually be the American dub… but close enough, right? There was some confusion last week that led me to miss the premiere of the GANTZ movie, but you lunatics have my guarantee that I won’t be missing this for the world.
You might recall that I did an (excessively long) review of the EVA 1.0 Blu Ray last summer with my pal, Metal Mike. I’ve been waiting almost half a year now to find out what will happen next in this rebuilt now that Kaworu has been introduced at a much earlier point in the plot’s timeline. My understanding is that these new movies will be taking events in a progressively different direction as they go along. I’ve heard talk of a fourth (or fifth?) pilot joining the regular crew, as well as drastically more menacing reinterpretations of the angels. Also, my dirty mind is curious to see how much farther the sexual tension between Shinji and Misato will be pushed, since it was a lot more blatant in the last movie.
Well, I’m off. Stay tuned for my on-camera review of this flick!