The Evangelion logo. It is something known around the world. And has the power to instantly let people know your a fan. Then during the production of the first movie in the Eva reboot, they announced that there would be a new logo for NERV. They would be replacing the maple leaf with an apple. Big news for the fans.
Anyways, the logo was one of those things that I actually looked for when I sat down to watch You Are (Not) Alone for the first time. And I found it surprising that I was seeing the old logo more often than the new one. I’ve been saying for a while now that I was going to make a post on this movie. And my plans were that in this post I would mention the logo thing. Well five failed attempts later and I was finding that the only thing I actually wanted to talk about was the logo. So here is a collection of screenshots from the movie showing everything I saw the logos on.
The first time we see the new logo is the entrance they use to get into NERV.
Shortly after that, the first time we see the old logo is on the ID card Shinji has.
You can also see the old logo on the upper right of this screen shot as part of the bracing for Unit 01
And on the top of the seat inside the entry plug.
It can also be spotted as Unit 01 is being lifted up to the magnetic rail to launch.
Wow, running total has it at 1 new logo and already 4 old logo.
The old logo is also on the Eva elevator gate when Shinji is first launched in unit 01 .
As they are inspecting the remains of the angel, the laptop has the old NERV logo on it.
The rising of Tokyo-III finally shows off the new logo again.
It can be found on the Tokyo III buildings as well.
About time they showed it off a bit more, it was looking a little one sided there. Running total: New 3, Old 6
But the storage unit that Unit 01 arrived in for fight #2 has the old logo.
As well as the container with the spare assault rifle.
Then when Shinji is brought in after going for a little stroll. on the back of the wall is the old logo again.
We also see the old logo on the floor in the flashback when Unit 00 goes berserk.
This is a neat one as it looks like the two logos are mixed on Rei’s new NERV card. Her old card looks exactly the same though.
Once the doors opened the new logo can be seen, poor thing hasn’t been getting nearly the same amount of screen time.
YAY, the new logo appears again as they get ready to attack the final angel of the movie.
I think that’s the new logo on these guys as well….. stupid not having super highdef.
Running total puts new logo at 6, old logo at 10 and combined logo at 1.
More of the old logo, this time it’s in Central Dogma
And another shot of the old logo this time on Unit 00’s shield
Spotted the old logo again on the side of the railway cart used to transport Unit 01 up to the firing point.
More old logo this time on the fancy photon rifle.
But we see the new logo on some of these random boxes.
It’s also incredibly hard to see but there is a red mark on the pyramid before the blood hits it. I believe it to be the old logo but this REALLY needs some HD footage.
Final count has it at 7 times showing the new logo. 14(maybe 15) for the old and only 1 combined. It’s possible that I’ve missed some …. I really need a HD version of this movie already, HURRY UP and license this for the US already! And PLEASE give it to us on BR.
I still find it entertaining that the two logos interchanged like this as often as they do. I also had to go find a pic of the combined version after seeing it on Rei’s card. And of course I WILL be watching movie two and comparing notes on what logo appears on what.