– Sep 01, 2021 – 04:31:26 PM
Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon A Time it was the final closure to almost three decades of one of the strongest franchises in the entertainment industry. However, the ending that has generated a lot of debate among the community has allowed us to know more about this anime. And, the development that led Hideaki Anno:
Such is the case of Shinji ikari, the protagonist of Evangelion 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon A Time that shows us a facet little explored in anime. From a happier and more relaxed student life to a more determined attitude in their day-to-day life. East conceptual art shows us a less gloomy and melancholic character than the one we know:
As we have discovered over time, concept art is used to shape the first sketches of a character. For instance; Freeza it was going to be big like Majin Boo or in this case, Shinji was a person with a facet of emotions more diverse than the one we met in Neon Genesis Evangelion. Even more like the son of Kaji and Misato we met in the final movie:
The artistic direction work carried out by Yoshuyuki Sadamoto for Evangelion lets us see the complexity that this character had until his final result. In fact, this same artist was in charge of making the manga adaptation of this franchise. In this format, we learn more about not only Shinji ikari, but to each of the people in the franchise.
The images were made by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, designer of the anime characters, and are included in Neon Genesis Evangelion Proposal, a document created by Gainax two years before the anime’s premiere with sketches, ideas, and the first steps before it Evangelion conquer the world.