- Member: Scintilla
- Studio: Aquiline Studios
- Title: Alternate Eva Opening: Eva Bebop
- Premiered: 2004-05-14
- Yoko Kanno Tank!
- animecentral AMV Contest, animecentral AMV Contest (2004-05-14)
- AnimeNext AMV Contest, AnimeNext AMV Contest (2004-06-18)
- Otakon (Summer '04), Otakon (Summer '04) (2004-07-30)
- Anime Weekend Atlanta EXPO AMV CONTEST, Anime Weekend Atlanta EXPO AMV CONTEST (2004-09-24)
- Anime Weekend Atlanta 10, Anime Weekend Atlanta 10 (2004-09-24)
- Anime Destiny 2004, Anime Destiny 2004 (2004-11-14)
Technical note: I have tried to get this to look good with MPEG-1 compression, but I haven't been able to get it to work. If you can't play this video, go download and install ffdshow.
What They Say:
"OMG I LOVE YOU" - SnhKnives
"...damn." - DOKool
"fjaoeifmaoifasjfasjfasdmaoifjasdfoijsafjJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!lkfjasoijf!!famceoifjoj!2jer3983u!" - spike_spiegel121
"may i have your babies now? |:" - Koopiskeva
"It's insanity on a stick, dipped in yummy chocolate and served with a highly caffinated beverage." - Patches
What I Say:
Get everybody stuffed together!
3 months of on-and-off work went into this video, including a LOT of Photoshopping.
I expect never to do that much Photoshopping for any single video ever again.
(Yes, I still have never touched After Effects in my life.)
This video was one of those crazy ideas that came into my head and would not go away until I had realized it. And I decided that I would either go all-out on it, making it as close to the original Cowboy Bebop opening sequence as possible, or not do it at all.
Technically speaking, it is not perfect, but it is close enough for me.
If you saw this at AnimeCentral, the distro version includes show credits ("music by Shiroh Sagisu", "directed by Hideaki Anno", etc.), and the text flies by Eva-02 faster.
If you saw this at Otakon, the text flies by Eva-02 faster in the distro version.
And if you saw this at AnimeNEXT, what you saw there is exactly what you'll see here, except for the fact that this version has credits at the end. :)
Thanks are due to 1knighthawk (again) for letting me borrow his NGE (TV) DVDs, and to Cyanna (as always) for previewing and suggestions. Especially the idea to put boxes in the Pen-Pen scene. :)
What the Text Says:
At the dawn of the new millennium...
mankind has awakened a threat unlike any faced before - the Angels.
Conventional weapons are useless against them.
They can only be stopped by means of the Evangelions -
bio-engineered vessels born from the Angels' own technology.
But this forbidden knowledge is also the key to bringing about
a startling new genesis for the human race. Placed in the hands of three young pilots,
the final fate of humanity resting upon their shoulders, the Evas are the world's last hope.
Manking faces a crisis unlike any in human history. To confront this threat,
one young boy now boards a machine created by the world's top scientists and engineers.
The ultimate all-purpose humanoid weapon: EVANGELION
ASUKA LANGLEY SORYU [I only picked her because she had the only name that was anywhere near Ed's in length]
What the Judges Say:
Best of Show at AnimeCentral 2004 (w00t! my first best of show ever!)
Honorable Mention for Technical Achievement at AnimeCentral 2004
Best Comedy at AnimeNEXT 2004
Runner-up in Humorous/Satirical category at Otakon 2004
Runner-up for Best of Show at Anime Destiny 2004
AMVs.org Viewers Choice Awards 2005: Best Instrumental Video
AMVs.org Viewers Choice Awards 2005: Best Fun Video
AMVs.org Viewers Choice Awards 2005: Best Parody Video
Once again because people seem to be missing it: If you can't play this video, go download and install ffdshow.