I stared at volume 14’s new cover before something hit me like lightning.
Even as I mentally slapped myself for even having the GALL to consider this, I just… this can’t be, can it?
As some of you may know, I had the honour of briefly meeting Mr Sadamoto last September. In that meeting, besides a letter expressing my gratitude, I also gave him a color print, a close up of a smiling Shinji in his outfit from Evangelion’s final chapter. At that point, that outfit did not have a color scheme yet - the last chapter had been entirely black and white…
In the article describing the meeting, I wrote “I probably won’t ever find out what happened to my letter, or whether my gratitude got across - but that’s alright. Whether he knows it or not, just being able to meet him made me reassured on a lot of things I’ve been worried about lately.”
Honestly, I feel silly for even thinking or writing about this. There is absolutely no reason why he would have kept that print or even go as far as… there was snow to begin with and that shade of blue just fits the bill… but that doesn’t stop the devoted fan in me from feeling immense joy (and a bit of delusion)! I sure hope they will make a figure from this beautiful illustration.