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Neon Genesis Evangelion Staff Cursed While Working On Series

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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  • Posted by ASianInvasion · 35,724 Jpops · 1 shares · 4 years ago  

    i like neon gensis but this curse -__-

  • Posted by khmerz01 · 1,007 Jpops · 4 years ago  

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

  • Posted by mastercrow · 642 Jpops · 1 shares · 4 years ago  

    This isn't really news-worthy

  • Posted by Kiironohari · 544 Jpops · 13 shares · 4 years ago  

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

  • Posted by xXxAleiusxXx · 374 Jpops · 4 years ago  
    xXxAleiusxXx least they're all alive, right? :L

  • Posted by beatus · 638 Jpops · 77 shares · 4 years ago  

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

  • Posted by ice88 · 651 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    I wander what cars they had. :\

  • Posted by crimsonphantom · 1,619 Jpops · 1 shares · 4 years ago  

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

  • Posted by Chiaki0978 · 13,319 Jpops · 50 shares · 4 years ago  

    superstitious much? lol but that is kinda weird

  • Posted by fade92 · 141 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    dang....weird stuff..

  • Posted by gomaberry · 10,594 Jpops · 12 shares · 4 years ago  

    Well that's creepy... O~O

  • Posted by Sachiko498 · 252 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    well that is a bit awkward O.O

  • Posted by WingedSphinx01 · 12,754 Jpops · 4 shares · 4 years ago  

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

  • Posted by honeysnowflakes · 143 Jpops · 1 shares · 4 years ago  


  • Posted by LyrreChelle VIP · 125,300 Jpops · 2180 shares · 4 years ago  

    hmmmpp....somethings going on..

    “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra
  • Posted by Kazuhito · 1,227 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    lol.. cursed .____.

  • Posted by jmaki · 6,885 Jpops · 33 shares · 4 years ago  


  • Posted by JessieJay · 13,659 Jpops · 13 shares · 4 years ago  

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

  • Posted by AikoAkane · 527 Jpops · 4 years ago  

    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 · 4,022 Jpops · 4 years ago  

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

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