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Neon Genesis Evangelion Staff Cursed While Working On Series

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posted by Aysohmay on 16 January, 2013 at 03:14 am   ·   21 comments
Neon Genesis Evangelion Staff Cursed While Working On Series

Tiffany Grant, the English-language voice actor of Asuka from the popular anime series "Neon Genesis Evangelion", discussed during the anime convention SwampCon how those involved with the show's production seemed to be cursed.

Grant hosted a Q&A session during the anime convention were she talked about a wide range of topics. A topic heavily discussed was her involvement with the series she is best known for, "Neon Genesis Evangelion".

While talking about Evangelion, Grant revealed that many people involved with the show, herself included, seemed to have bad things happen to them while working on the series.

"When I went to work to record the dialogue for the 'End of Evangelion' movie, I was driving to the studio and my muffler fell out of my car! I was talking to Tristan MacAvery, the voice of Gendo Ikari, and he said, 'Oh my god! That happened to me too!". So when he was going to record 'End of Evangelion', the muffler fell out of his car too. I am telling you, it is cursed," she explained.

While car troubles were the extent of Grant's experience with the Eva Curse, another member of the production crew, Wade Shemwell, was continually injured during his time working on Evangelion.

"He worked on [Evangelion] for a year and there was always some car accident that he was in. Every time you'd see him, it would get worse. He would have a limp, then he had a cane, then he was hobbling...It was awful," she said.

In addition to the Eva Curse, Grant revealed some other interesting tidbits of information about the production of the Evangelion series.

"In 2003-ish, Gainax went back in Japan and remastered the video and remixed the audio for the Evangelion TV series. They spent more money remastering the series than they spent on the entire series the first time," she revealed.

Interest in "Neon Genesis Evangelion" remains high despite the series originally airing in the mid-90s. The series is currently going through a reimagining of the series through the "Rebuild of Evangelion" movie series which has been well-received both commercially and critically.

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Comments

  • Posted by ASianInvasion · 35,724 Jpops · 1 shares · 2 years ago  
    ASianInvasion

    i like neon gensis but this curse -__-

  • Posted by khmerz01 · 969 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    khmerz01

    weird or just a coincindence that it happens the time where they shoot it.

  • Posted by mastercrow · 390 Jpops · 1 shares · 2 years ago  
    mastercrow

    This isn't really news-worthy

  • Posted by Kiironohari · 478 Jpops · 13 shares · 2 years ago  
    Kiironohari

    Damn, The Eva Curse is a lil heavyer than i remember...

  • Posted by xXxAleiusxXx · 374 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    xXxAleiusxXx

    Strange...at least they're all alive, right? :L

  • Posted by beatus · 241 Jpops · 81 shares · 2 years ago  
    beatus

    Lol omg how scary. A little too coincidental to be coincidental?

  • Posted by ice88 · 651 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    ice88

    I wander what cars they had. :\

  • Posted by crimsonphantom · 1,619 Jpops · 1 shares · 2 years ago  
    crimsonphantom

    hope nothing happens when they record "evangelion 3.0". :S

  • Posted by Chiaki0978 · 13,319 Jpops · 50 shares · 2 years ago  
    Chiaki0978

    superstitious much? lol but that is kinda weird

  • Posted by fade92 · 258 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    fade92

    dang....weird stuff..

  • Posted by gomaberry · 10,163 Jpops · 12 shares · 2 years ago  
    gomaberry

    Well that's creepy... O~O

  • Posted by Sachiko498 · 252 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    Sachiko498

    well that is a bit awkward O.O

  • Posted by WingedSphinx01 · 15,726 Jpops · 4 shares · 2 years ago  
    WingedSphinx01

    It's because of all that Illuminati symbolism they use in the show. Lol ;)

  • Posted by honeysnowflakes · 143 Jpops · 1 shares · 2 years ago  
    honeysnowflakes

    AH SUPERSTITION!

  • Posted by LyrreChelle · 55,452 Jpops · 1072 shares · 2 years ago  
    LyrreChelle

    hmmmpp....somethings going on..

  • Posted by Kazuhito · 1,227 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    Kazuhito

    lol.. cursed .____.

  • Posted by jmaki · 6,885 Jpops · 33 shares · 2 years ago  
    jmaki

    REMOVED - SPAM

  • Posted by JessieJay · 14,592 Jpops · 11 shares · 2 years ago  
    JessieJay

    I'm wonder what kind of minor additions creepy pasta could add to this story.

  • Posted by AikoAkane · 519 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    AikoAkane

    i wish i would've went to that. it was only 1 hr and 30 mins away from me ugh! maybe next year:/ yeah the anime was pretty controversial. just like the dark knight trilogy.

  • Posted by Draxos · 3,935 Jpops · 2 years ago  
    Draxos

    Some things come with the work, nothing more, just have to deal with them

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