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First, the research diagnoses the main characters in accordance with Jungian and classical psychoanalysis in this way explaining the premise of the series.
Second, it maps the psyche of the protagonist, referring to the basic set of Jungian Archetypes. Third, it specifies and interprets various narrative stages of NGE as stages of the individuation process, which the protagonist undergoes on his path.
The goal of this research is to establish NGE as the modern simulated fairytale which, by being such, illustrates the psychical structure of the dominant post-modern character, namely otaku or geek and ultimately conveys the notion of fairytale and the psychological processes that are encrypted within it in the terrain of the hyperreal. Table of Contents 1. Background Information. Complex Characters Castration and Oedipus Complexes.. Mother Complex16 4. M other 20 5. Friend or Foe.
Mandala of Individuation Conclusion54 9. Works Cited59 Introduction The other thing I thought of was about copying. Quite aptly, Anno declared himself a copy, saying, Im a copy of a copy. But this is a copy of a copy of a copy. In the future, there will undoubtedly be a copy of a copy of a copy of a copy, and undoubtedly, this chain of copies will continue Oshii. Neon Genesis Evangelion is a huge Japanese franchise that incorporates in itself countless animated films, mangas, video and board games plus any imaginable piece of fan merchandise, ranging from Evangelion sneakers to Evangelion noodles.
It all has started in the late when one of the co-founders of Gainax anime studio Hideaki Anno completed his directorial debut Nadia the Secret of Blue Water. Although, the series was a huge hit, young director withdrew from the anime industry confused by his work and its impact.
The reasons for such an unpredictable move could be only guessed. It is said that Nadia was a project based upon the Jules Vernes Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and that it has already been scripted and adapted by one of the most prominent animators of the industry Hayao Miyazaki. So Anno did not get enough space for his creativity. Moreover due to Nadias immense success among fans, series had had to be expanded, in that way Anno was not only creatively restricted but also forced to mindlessly pad the show.
Danielson This leads us directly to the phenomenon of otaku, who are the major consumer group of any media especially anima and manga in Japan. According to an encyclopedia Basic Knowledge of Modern Terms Gendai Yogo Kisochishiki word otaku Has been used as discriminatory word among manga and animation maniacsIt indicates the type of person who cannot communicate with others, is highly concerned about details, and has one exclusive field of interestThe word corresponds to nerd which in the USA is used for computer and SF fantastic.
Grassmack According to Grassmack otakus isolative tendencies approximate them to the notion of Moratoriumu Ningen moratorium people.
At first term moratorium was referred to the training or study in which young people are suspended from fulfilling their obligations and responsibilities to society.
Grassmack But later in the use of Okonigi Keigo, the professor at the neuropsychiatric department of Keio University, it has turned into the signifier of todays dominant social character that inevitably leads to the identity diffusion syndrome and ego vacuum that have today become the normal state of affairs.
Grassmack, qtd in Moratorium ningen no jidai. Otakus culture is considered to be major in Japan and accordingly constitutes a major group of consumers. Anno and Gainax knew that phenomenon very well, since they themselves were a part of the subculture.
However, being so aware of oneself and of the audience Gainax could not help but to expose both sides of the culture they were part of.
Most notably in Otaku No Video, where Studio Gainax revealed their ambiguous emotions about being the obsessed fans in a - part satire, part autobiographical, and part wish fulfillment [story, where] a university student who gets gradually sucked into the otaku lifestyle and, subsequently rejected by society, vows to become Otaking, and attempts to otakuize the human race through building a mighty corporation that will sell otaku culture to the world.
Horn The main trick was in that studio had decided to mix animation with live footage, thus producing a mocking contrast and showing a pathological culture as it was. And although movie was a commercial failure, Gainax in this way openly admitted that they were otaku and that they were not afraid to critically examine themselves, their audience and their medium.
In fact as he stated these inconveniences was brought about not only because of the already adapted script that could have limited his creativity, but mainly because of the established child orientation that series had had, and which is why they turned out to be childish. Anno Moreover Thomas Lamarre, who is a teacher of East Asian studies at McGill University and the author of the Anima Machine concludes that For Anno, the popularity of Nadia, its fans erotic attachment to the character of Nadia and the demand to stretch out the series were all surely crucial in his shift of attitude.
Anno In one American interview he reveals that these four years was a serious struggle against his own cowardice. Cowardice, that used to be seen as limitations of. Horn Moreover, it is said that Anno were also actively studying psychology prevalently Jungian Malone qtd in Newtype February, Over the time, the depression has taken on a new form, when Anno being summoned by Gainax to direct their first anime in four years, and his in five in the same way as the protagonist of his future project Shinji being summoned by his father to pilot the Evangelion Tsurumaki Neon Genesis Evangelion was made to take still recent, nonsensical idea from Otaku No Video, seriously namely to otakuize the human race.
In this way Anno hoped to break the closedness for otaku culture as well as for himself, and the anime industry. But more important is that he created this series, being inspired by and in an almost mystical accordance with Jungian Archetypes and Collective Unconscious, which I admit, sounds tautological, since this Jungian work in itself aims to outlines the fundamental traits of every possible narrative, or even any possible psyche.
However, the degree to which we can read Evangelion through the Jungs volume as much as the almost schizophrenic sense of literalness with which Evangelion corresponds to Jungs research, suggest that Anno, guided or inspired by Jung, created or simulated a new century fairytale that is fully corresponds to our postmodern Baudrillardian reality of simulation. Here is how Anno presented the series before the first air in The year: A world where, fifteen years before, over half the human population perished.
A world that has been miraculously revived: its economy, the production, circulation, consumption of material goods, so that even the shelves of convenience stores are filled. A world where the people have gotten used to the ressurection-yet still feel the end of the world is destined to come. A world where the number of children, the future leaders of the world, is few. A world where Japan saw the original Tokyo destroyed, discarded and forgotten, and built a new capital in Nagano Prefecture.
They consructed a new capital, Tokyo-2, then left it to be a decoythen constructed another new capital, Tokyo-3, and tried to make it safe from attack. A world where some completely unknown enemy called the "Angels" comes to ravage the cities. This is roughly the worldview for Neon Genesis Evangelion. This is a worlview drenched in a vision of pessimism.
A worldview where the story starts only after any traces of optimism have been removed. And in that world, a year-old boy shrinks from human contact. And he tries to live in a closed world where his behavior dooms him, and he has abandoned the attempt to understand himself.
A cowardly young man who feels that his father has abandoned him, and so he has convinced himself that he is a completely unnecessary person, so much so that he cannot even commit suicide.
Anno Anno continues saying:I started this production with a wish that once the production [sic] complete, the world, and the heroes would change. I tried to include everything of myself in Neon Genesis Evangelion-myself, a broken man who could do nothing for four years. A man who ran away for yearsIt is a production where my only thought was to burn my feelings into film Anno This desire for a change and recovery that is expected to be achieved through work together with a admitted Jung influences makes me presuppose, that for Anno, Evangelion was a way to individuate himself, plus to capture the process in a film, as an example of individuation for the others.
Which is perhaps why, the film that was supposed to be an otaku heaven turned out to be a self-tormenting, auto-destructive critique of anime fans Hiroki since an individuation process usually runs a dramatic course, with many ups and downs and requires not only recognition of the problem but also dealing with it.
Jung 41 Significantly, the Evangelions production was unpredictable, improvisational and had a live feeling around it. Anno was constantly changing things and frequently made decisions without knowing why or for what purpose. Anno d At some point, the crew was ready to quite as all the series were literally collapsing.
However, as Kazuya Tsurumaki the assistant director of Evangelion mentions that Gainax decided to continue and to show the whole process including our breakdownmake it a work that shows everything including our inability to create a satisfactory product.
The Red Cross Book In this way Gainax in general and Anno in particular created an extremely ambiguous work which in its ambiguity constitutes a union of at first sight irreconcilable opposites. It is a fairytale that was created in accordance with the universal canons of fairytaling which in itself contradicts the essence of fairytaling that is supposed to be a spontaneous, nave, and uncontrived product of the psyche Jung And yet at the same time NGE is spontaneous and improvisational.
It simultaneously attracts otaku with its deliberately familiar setting and various manufactured fan services but ultimately repels them with painfully relevant confrontations that otaku decided to evade by escaping into the medium of anime. Thus, creating an unpleasant but inevitably heeling experience, - sort of Annos mandala Jung , which yet by being contradictory personal, honest and spontaneous, captured the valuable unconscious material, and had broken through the stagnant world of animation that has been reproducing the same product for the same needs for a decade.
Anno b 27 Mariana Ortega who is a Professor of Philosophy at John Carroll University in her article My Father, He Killed Me; My Mother, She Ate Me: Self, Desire, Engendering, and the Mother in Neon Genesis Evangelion states that: The shows proclivity for self-referentiality, parody, pastiche, metalepsis, and ultimately, deconstruction provides us with a general instance of what Umberto Eco has termed opera aperta, or open work a piece that allows and even requires multiple interpretation.
In this way, I hope to clarify Evangelions narrative, and determine its impact as a grand-scale depiction of individuation process made by and for otaku. Though, I will omit distinguishing any massage of the story which in the case of Evangelions deliberately evasive nature would certainly prove to be insensible and as informative as sharing ones impression on the way back home from the theater. And, since Neon Genesis Evangelion, as a, simulated and yet still somehow spontaneous, fairytale cannot very well express anything except what the psyche actually is.
Jung In this research I will focus mostly on the original TV series and the theatrical release of the alternative ending - End of Evangelion, in this way, keeping as close to the original script as possible. Also, I have to admit that there is an essay by John Faulkner that has already attempted to research the connection between Evangelion and Jungian psychology.
However, with all respect and acknowledgment to Falkners paper I found enough arguments that has been disregarded or ignored for whatever reason. So I hope that my research would be a worthy match as much as the necessary extension on the concerned subject. Background Information Carl Gustav Jung was a well-known Swiss psychotherapist, who was particularly preoccupied with the notion of unconscious which is only natural for a great psychotherapist.
Needless to say that he greatly influenced and developed the field of psychoanalysis adding to it already classical and yet indispensable notions like archetype, collective unconscious or complex.
He regarded unconscious as the psyche that resides deep down into the nervous system that is also known as sympathetic, that is a total opposite of cerebrospinal system with which he associated consciousness: and while latter is responsible for muscular activity, perception and environment control, the former mystically feels and affects other beings; and while latter perceives everything as outside, the former accordingly - as inside.
The Bible in its turn refers to the unconscious as the heart which contains temptations, anger and is inhabited by blood spirits. Moreover it is said that anyone who ever descends into that most personally intimate layer, will find oneself trapped into the claustrophobic prison of egocentric subjectivity and will definitely encounter personal monsters that dwell within. Jung The unconscious usually manifests though the fantasy products dreams, delusions, visions at the times when the conscious control over unconscious activity weakens, thus letting unconscious and repressed materials leak to the terrain of consciousness.
By studying dreams, fantasies and products of psychoses and neuroses Jung have noticed considerable parallels that correspond to the mythological motifs and fairytales.
These motifs were not predisposed by place of birth, religion or education and could have been explained only if they were universal and common for everyone. Jung This gave a beginning or better says renewed the attention to the phenomenon called the collective unconscious, since it has been already assumed in a form of Levy-Bruhls representations collectives, Huberts and Mauss categories of imagination and Adolf Bastians elementary or primordial thoughts.
Jung 43 Following this revelation, If our consciousness, headed by ego, is of extremely personal nature as well as the closest areas of its unconscious counterpart that is simply called unconscious or personal unconscious, collective unconscious in its turn, on the contrary, is identical in all individuals and is inherited.
Collective unconscious is constellated with pre-existent forms, motifs and patterns of behavior that closely resemble instincts and are called archetypes. Jung 43 However it is impossible to describe an archetype or its meaning, in words or images, since it issues from the collective unconscious, which is initially unconscious and hence unknown. Therefore together with Jung we can only say that its meaning may be circumscribed, but not.
Jung 38 The archetypes could be activated and connected which means that they freely convey the energy libido from unconscious to consciousness and manifests adequately every time when they are needed. But occasionally they could be stored up and disconnected which happens when the content associated with archetypes were repressed by consciousness as a result of a conflict. In this case they clog the energy in themselves and soon overpowered unconscious inflates and aiming for a balance, affects whatever view or idea or tendency our intellect may choose to dangle enticingly before our desiring eyes.
Jung 94 The archetypes are of a great importance to us and our well-being; they link us to the treasures of our ancestors and show us where the consciousness takes its roots.
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Death & Rebirth (Special Edition) The End of Evangelion (Red Cross Book) During the initial theatrical run of the Neon Genesis Evangelion films, theatrical.
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Neon Genesis Evangelion's reputation precedes it. The episode series, which first aired in , is about as divisive as anime gets. On the one hand, Evangelion is a scathing subversion of the mecha format that was done to death during the '80s and '90s — making it, in a sense, a suitable mecha anime for people who don't like the genre. On the other hand, this series is notoriously dense with lore that the show itself never adequately explains. In fact, the foundation of much of what we do, officially, for certain, know about the story comes from a booklet released alongside a movie, in limited numbers, in Japan. That doesn't sound very friendly to newcomers then, does it? Even more infuriating, Evangelion has never been easy to find internationally.
For a TV anime series, the opening sequence is its face. What sets this sequence apart are the up-tempo scene cuts that make effective use of short segments. The second piece is constructed of 84 scenes. In other words, each scene only gets an average of about 1 second. The opening of this show has been lauded as a masterpiece for brilliantly matching the music to the images, its strong impact, and its sharp sensibilities.
For the anime series, Yoko Takahashi performed the song " A Cruel Angel's Thesis " which was used as the opening theme song for the series. The song " Fly Me to the Moon " originally by Bart Howard was performed by various voice actors from the anime series and these versions of the song were used as the ending theme song for the series.
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