Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance

Evangelion 2.22

Got to tip my hat off the sugoi-ness of Amazon.jp and DHL International Express, my Blu-Ray arrived right on the morning of May 26th even though I am like a whole hemisphere away from Japan!

Pretty much smaller than Evangelion 1.01. No idea how it compares to 1.11 since I didn’t buy it. After carefully cutting open the wrapping plastic, this is what it contains inside…

Evangelion 2.22

Evangelion 2.22

And finally… for the filmstrip. Of all the scenes… I had to get this…

Evangelion 2.22

Oh well, at least it’s better than getting Toji or Kensuke. But why is it out cropped and out of focus!?!! Faulty merchandise?! Can I make a returns claim!?

Goddamnit, I wanted Asuka!!!!!!

Oh. I am now officially broke with 50 ringgit left in the account.

( ゚∀゚)アハハ八八ノヽノヽノヽノ \ / \/ \
( ゚∀゚)アハハ八八ノヽノヽノヽノ \ / \/ \

20 Comments

  1. Hurin Said,

    May 26, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    If I could understand Japanese I might have been tempted to do the same. I will buy it once Funimation gets around to releasing it though.

    The filmstrip reminds me of an episode of The Simpsons where Bart got a cel from Itchy and Scratchy.

    Bart, tries to pawn his cel at the comic store.

    Bart: Is this cel worth anything? [gives him cel with arm on it]
    Dealer: [looks at it, sighs] Let me show you something. This — this is
    a Snagglepuss drawn by Hic Heisler. It is worth something.
    This — this is an arm, drawn by nobody. It is worth nothing.
    Bart: Can’t you give me anything for it.
    Dealer: I can give you this telephone. It is shaped like Mary Worth.
    Bart: Oh…
    Dealer: No groaning in my store.

  2. AznCoffee Said,

    May 26, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

    I got this bad boy last night too.

  3. Haesslich Said,

    May 26, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

    So, I guess this means that you were… GENDOWNED. YEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH…..

  4. J3N0V4 Said,

    May 26, 2010 @ 4:36 pm

    Damn your one lucky bastard

    i just got my hands on the non-translated subs and have been trying to open them for translating(try my hand at fansubing) but I’ve hit a brick wall on not being able to open them

    fortunately for you though you’ve got the proper dvd(jammy bastard)

  5. arch_ER Said,

    May 26, 2010 @ 5:59 pm

    Well lucky you.

    I live in Japan and haven’t got mine yet. Darn!

  6. Ise Said,

    May 26, 2010 @ 6:30 pm

    I rofl’d at the Gendo film-strip. Of all the scenes in eva2!

  7. Myssa Rei Said,

    May 26, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

    You lucky, LUCKY S.O.B. Someday, someday I’ll be able to get my own copy. Bloody recession…

  8. CaptainBright Said,

    May 26, 2010 @ 11:16 pm

    I’m really sad you got the filmstrip of Gendou doing the pose. I pity you. A lot.

  9. chaostangent Said,

    May 27, 2010 @ 2:31 am

    At least you got a character. My film strip admittedly was of Gendou, except one of the distant scenes when he’s sitting on his desk in his huge office. So yeah, I get a whole bunch of dark, a strip of light and a speck. I though the strip was over exposed when I first opened it. Oh well, cest la vie.

  10. LHY Said,

    May 27, 2010 @ 2:59 am

    Still waiting for my copy. Unlucky about the film strip you got… I think there were some Japanese fans after Gendou although I don’t know how much they’d pay.

    Shinji rescuing Rei seems to be fetching US$450 or so. There’s a list of other strips people got at these sites. Feel sorry for the ones that ended up with the blank transition screens ^^;

    http://blog.esuteru.com/archives/461140.html
    http://togetter.com/li/23979

  11. Evangelion 2.22 — Distilled notes » chaostangent Said,

    May 27, 2010 @ 5:18 am

    [...] strip of light with a speck where Gendou’s head is. I shrugged and dropped it back in the holder; key scenes may be fetch­ing a high price but my pos­i­tion as a slav­ish Evan­gelion fan has not waned. I often times won­der what [...]

  12. welsper84 Said,

    May 27, 2010 @ 2:02 pm

    I got what looks like Mari for my film strip; I need to watch the blu-ray later to know exactly what scene is that.

  13. narkins Said,

    May 28, 2010 @ 6:41 am

    want……………….

    Damn improvished, monoligual self.

  14. lulalala Said,

    May 28, 2010 @ 9:37 am

    well apparently someone got a complete black film strip lol

  15. Mappy Said,

    May 29, 2010 @ 12:21 am

    The reflection on the box cover scares me.

  16. igro Said,

    June 1, 2010 @ 12:50 am

    Too bad about the strip… But I’ve seen the movie and it is just pure WIN, I can’t get enough of it.
    BTW, Kurogane, did you buy a BD player or did you just buy the disc for the strip? :D

  17. Jason "moofang" Said,

    June 1, 2010 @ 10:52 am

    I’m thinking of being a sucker and getting one too, but am really blur about the dvd region stuff and all. Iirc u got the dvd for 1.01. Does the stuff work on the common dvd players/pc’s we use here in msia?

  18. kaden Said,

    June 2, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

    I got Shinji face when hes lying on his bed with the headphones in.

    bought my dvd when i was in Japan at Tokyo Station on the 25th lol

  19. BurningLizard Said,

    June 4, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    Heh. This just makes me wish I could speak, or at least understand Japanese. I’m dying for it to finally come out in the states. At least I’m paying attention this time, 1.01 came out and I didn’t even notice.

  20. badri Said,

    July 1, 2010 @ 11:55 am

    mine’s arriving today, after a month’s waiting. やっと、BDで見られる!!

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