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Neon Genesis Evangelion Cosplay: Rei Ayanami (Luna Amemiya) Cosplay 28 FEB 2014

Japanese cosplayer (sometimes ero) Luna Amemiya picks what is probably one of the most iconic characters to come out of the 90’s anime scene for today’s Cosplay entry, namely the mysterious Rei Ayanami, from the legendary Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise.

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The enigmatic Rei Ayanami, one of the mysterious First Children and pilot of Evangelion Unit-00, is a silent and socially withdrawn girl, displaying no lust for life or passion in her actions. Fiercely loyal to Nerv’s leader Gendo Ikari, Rei knows her expendable nature and has no problem throwing herself into battle despite the possible danger and risk to her self.

As the series reaches its climax, some serious revelations regarding the nature of Rei gets revealed, and as such she plays a pivotal role in the follow up movie, The End of Evangelion.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion Cosplay: Rei Ayanami (Chocoball) Cosplay 20 SEP 2013

Japanese cosplayer Chocoball picks what is probably one of the most iconic characters to come out of the 90’s anime scene for today’s Cosplay entry, namely the mysterious Rei Ayanami, from the legendary Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise!

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The enigmatic Rei Ayanami, one of the mysterious First Children and pilot of Evangelion Unit-00, is a silent and socially withdrawn girl, displaying no lust for life or passion in her actions. Fiercely loyal to Nerv’s leader Gendo Ikari, Rei knows her expendable nature and has no problem throwing herself into battle despite the possible danger and risk to her self.

As the series reaches its climax, some serious revelations regarding the nature of Rei gets revealed, and as such she plays a pivotal role in the follow up movie, The End of Evangelion.

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Neon Genesis Evangelion Cosplay: Asuka Langley Soryu (Hiromichi) Cosplay 13 AUG 2012

Today’s cosplay entry takes a character from the hugely popular, original run of Neon Genesis Evangelion, in the form of Asuka Langley Soryu, brought to life, plugsuit and all, by the demure Japanese cosplayer, Hiromichi.

Asuka is first introduced into the series in episode 8, with the arrival of Eva Unit 02 and the battle with the Angel Gaghiel. Asuka is shown as maintaining a high synchronization ratio and exceptional skills as an Eva pilot, being very aggressive and confident in battle. After first being defeated in battle by Zeruel, Asuka’s self-confidence (and, correspondingly, her synch ratio and effectiveness as a pilot) begins to dwindle. This comes to a head in episode 22, when Arael appears and Asuka, burdened by increasingly poor results in synchronization tests, is infuriated by being ordered to serve as backup to Rei. She defies orders and tries to attack the Angel alone, but is overwhelmed by a psychological attack by the Angel, forcing her to relive her painful memories and resulting in a mental breakdown.

She becomes incapable of piloting Unit 02, and since piloting Eva is the meaning of her life, Asuka loses the will to live and spends much of the final episodes of the television series in a hospital bed in a catatonic state.

Asuka’s surname comes from the Japanese World War II aircraft carrier Soryu, her German surname from the American World War II aircraft carrier Langley. Her first name comes from Asuka Saki, who is the main character of the Japanese comic, SuperGirl Asuka written by Shinji Wada.

Character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto explained that he “first designed an Asuka-type girl as the lead character” but felt it might be too similar to previous anime that he and Anno had worked on, such as Gunbuster and Nadia. He suggested to Anno that they change the lead character to a boy, which would be more in keeping with the robot genre.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asuka_Langley_Soryu

Neon Genesis Evangelion Cosplay: Asuka Langley Soryu (Midori Kanda) Cosplay 06 AUG 2012

Today’s cosplay entry takes a character from the hugely popular, original run of Neon Genesis Evangelion, in the form of Asuka Langley Soryu, brought to life by the always brilliant Japanese cosplayer, Midori Kanda.

Asuka is first introduced into the series in episode 8, with the arrival of Eva Unit 02 and the battle with the Angel Gaghiel. Asuka is shown as maintaining a high synchronization ratio and exceptional skills as an Eva pilot, being very aggressive and confident in battle. After first being defeated in battle by Zeruel, Asuka’s self-confidence (and, correspondingly, her synch ratio and effectiveness as a pilot) begins to dwindle. This comes to a head in episode 22, when Arael appears and Asuka, burdened by increasingly poor results in synchronization tests, is infuriated by being ordered to serve as backup to Rei. She defies orders and tries to attack the Angel alone, but is overwhelmed by a psychological attack by the Angel, forcing her to relive her painful memories and resulting in a mental breakdown.

She becomes incapable of piloting Unit 02, and since piloting Eva is the meaning of her life, Asuka loses the will to live and spends much of the final episodes of the television series in a hospital bed in a catatonic state.

Asuka’s surname comes from the Japanese World War II aircraft carrier Soryu, her German surname from the American World War II aircraft carrier Langley. Her first name comes from Asuka Saki, who is the main character of the Japanese comic, SuperGirl Asuka written by Shinji Wada.

Character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto explained that he “first designed an Asuka-type girl as the lead character” but felt it might be too similar to previous anime that he and Anno had worked on, such as Gunbuster and Nadia. He suggested to Anno that they change the lead character to a boy, which would be more in keeping with the robot genre.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asuka_Langley_Soryu

Neon Genesis Evangelion Cosplay: Rei Ayanami [Plugsuit] (Namada) Cosplay 10 JUN 2012

Cute Japanese cosplayer Namada suits up in what has probably become one of the most iconic anime costumes ever, Rei Ayanami’s Unit-00 plugsuit from the original Neon Genesis Evangelion series.

The enigmatic Rei Ayanami, one of the mysterious First Children and pilot of Evangelion Unit-00, is a silent and socially withdrawn girl, displaying no lust for life or passion in her actions. Fiercely loyal to Nerv’s leader Gendo Ikari, Rei knows her expendable nature and has no problem throwing herself into battle despite the possible danger and risk to her self.

As the series reaches its climax, some serious revelations regarding the nature of Rei gets revealed, and as such she plays a pivotal role in the follow up movie, The End of Evangelion.

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rei_Ayanami

Rebuild of Evangelion Cosplay: Mari Illustrious Makinami (Yunmao) Cosplay 16 JAN 2011

With the recent attempt to update the all time anime favourite, Neon Genesis Evangelion, certain new characters needed to be introduced in order to keep things fresh. One of these characters to pop up just happened to be another female pilot – Mari Illustrious Makinami!

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And Another Weekend Down My Life 05 OCT 2009

20091014-Neon-Genesis-EvangelionOne more weekend ticked off the calendar and we’re pretty much on the home straight to the big day now folks! :)

The weekend itself wasn’t particularly memorable though if I glance back at it. Tired from all the driving between Westlake, Gordon’s Bay and Bellville during the week, I initiated a “I’m not driving anywhere this weekend protocol” which meant that Friday evening was spent consuming Stikland fish and chips, watching Neon Genesis Evangelion episodes on my lonesome and then finally playing Rummikub with Pops and Mom, before crashing in bed and getting a much needed rest.

Of course, come Saturday morning and I couldn’t resist joining Ryan and Pops for some early morning squash and I’m happy to say that my knee really does seem to be handling the squash quite well these days, without even the slightest of niggles despite all my running around the court. After a quick shower I then hit the shops to do a spot of grocery shopping at Tygervalley before Chantelle was to arrive in Bellville, and as luck would have it, my early morning scout turned up an absolute gem in that I found the wedding band I’ve been looking for on the first try! Of course, I couldn’t very well buy it as that is just not how it works and so I immediately phoned Chantelle to tell her the good news. (Needless to say, she was over the moon to hear it because it meant that we no longer had to spend the rest of the day drudging through shopping centres looking at wedding bands!)

Back home I killed some time with Ryan by challenging him to FIFA (where Lady Luck finally swung my way at last) before heading back out to the shops to hook up with Chantelle, buy the rings, bump into Dean and Zania and enjoy a quick bite to eat at McDonalds for lunch. Our camera hunt on the other hand turned up yet another dud…

Then it was on to mission two for the day, namely making photocopies of the various ID documents we needed for marriage licence purposes and having them certified at Brackenfell police station (it was the closest, so no particular reason for picking that one). Thankfully that process ran really, really smoothly and then it was back home for me to catch some more Neon Genesis Evangelion while C and her mom went clothes shopping – the bane of any red-blooded manly man.

Evening was rung in with a delicious braai in the company of Mom, Pops, Ryan and C and with the New Zealand versus Pakistan game on in the background, the hours rolled by pretty damn quickly! :)

(Did however suffer a disastrous tragedy when on removing my contact lenses before hitting sack, my elbow managed to hit the lampshade, causing the lens to fly off my finger and disappear to who knows where. Why a disaster? Because my spares are all kept in Gordon’s Bay, meaning that my “I’m not driving anywhere this weekend protocol” had now come to a rather abrupt end, with a full Sunday of the weekend still to go)

Sunday morning meant the missing of squash as I instead joined Chantelle and darted off through to Christ Church Blaauwberg, where we enjoyed a great sermon and then met up to chat with Gary, the pastor who will be marrying us come the big day. He happily accepted the documents we had gathered together and then launched into a good discussion over what to expect and what needs to be done for the ceremony part of our wedding day, leaving us with some interesting decisions to make and points to ponder.

From there it was back to Bellville in order to gather all our stuff and then drive through to Gordon’s Bay, stopping off at Somerset Mall on the way in. There we at last managed to secure a Sony W210 Cyber-shot camera (though we couldn’t get it in the black that we originally had wanted), meaning that finally that particular wedding gift search is now officially over, much to Ryan’s relief (but not really his pocket) I’m sure! :P

Some boerewors rolls for lunch and then it was time to roll up our sleeves and get to work, mowing down the remaining table menu print outs and getting the office space back into shape. Needless to say, that took up pretty much the rest of the day, leaving us only with the tiniest of evening for relaxation, kicking off with Chantelle enjoying a showing of Strictly Come Dance on BBC Entertainment and me Wanted (on Action I think it was) after that.

All of which of course meant that I only got home around midnight and have once again started today off with only five hours of sleep to my credit, exactly the situation I was trying to avoid in the first place!

Oh well, looking at my calendar it doesn’t seem like this week is going to be any better, no use grumbling about it, so maybe I’d better start thinking of rolling out my “I’m not driving anywhere this weekend protocol” protocol for the upcoming weekend already! :P