All About Kaworu Nagisa

Originated from 4chan.org/cm/ (5/7/13)
Translated by /cm/ anon

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Sadamoto said Kaworu’s face is based on Rei, Shinji, and Asuka put together. He draws Kaworu’s collarbone and waist carefully to make him seem more sexy. He thinks Kaworu is what a boy would like to be before he becomes a man, with long and slender limbs, soft skin, and a girl’s face. Very cute, too.

By the way, according to this book, only 9 days have past between manga Kaworu’s arrival and his death.

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Who is Kaworu?

Speaking about Kaworu, he is the one knocks on heaven’s door. Speaking about Kaworu, he is born at end of the world. Speaking about Kaworu, he is a boy without a past. Speaking about Kaworu, he is Ode to Joy. Speaking about Kaworu, he is a boy with red eyes. Speaking about Kaworu, he is a boy with silver hair. Speaking about Kaworu, he is Seele’s secret Fifth Child. Speaking about Kaworu, he is a pretty boy. Speaking about Kaworu, he is temptation. Speaking about Kaworu, he is Shinji’s great friend. Speaking about Kaworu, he takes a bath with Shinji. Speaking about Kaworu, he sleeps with Shinji. Speaking about Kaworu, he is the boy who is born to meet Shinji. Speaking about Kaworu, he is an Angel in a boy’s shape. Speaking about Kaworu, he is Shinji’s enemy. Speaking about Kaworu, he is humanity’s enemy. Speaking about Kaworu, he is the betrayer. Speaking about Kaworu, he is the last messenger. Speaking about Kaworu, he is the one who chose his death freely.

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Speaking about Kaworu, he is free will. Speaking about Kaworu, he is sin. Speaking about Kaworu, he is punishment. Speaking about Kaworu, he is a sign. Speaking about Kaworu, he is hope. Speaking about Kaworu, he is the future. Speaking about Kaworu, he is the one who has the A.T.Field. Speaking about Kaworu, he is a being that is above humanity’s common knowledge. Speaking about Kaworu, he is the one makes the incomplete whole. Speaking about Kaworu, he is silence. Speaking about Kaworu, he is the shadow in the light. Speaking about Kaworu, he is philosophy. Speaking about Kaworu, he is loneliness. Speaking about Kaworu, he is scheming. Speaking about Kaworu, he is a manipulated child. Speaking about Kaworu, he is a wish. Speaking about Kaworu, he is a memory. Speaking about Kaworu, he is lost. Speaking about Kaworu, he is comfort. Speaking about Kaworu, he is a new life born of destruction. Speaking about Kaworu, he is a poison which numbs people’s hearts. Speaking about Kaworu, he is an unsolved mystery. Speaking about Kaworu, he is the answer. Speaking about Kaworu, he is lust. Speaking about Kaworu, he is magic. Speaking about Kaworu, he is shiver. Speaking about Kaworu, he is twist. Speaking about Kaworu, he is leaving. Speaking about Kaworu,he is the beginning and the end. Speaking about Kaworu, he is destiny. Speaking about Kaworu, he is the last words. Speaking about Kaworu, he is reincarnation. Speaking about Kaworu, he is the last miracle in the 20th century. Speaking about Kaworu, he is the first miracle in the 21th century.

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In the world where everything become one,
There is still reunion and leaving.
“Is it OK that the A.T.Field will hurt you and others again?”
It doesn’t matter.
“It is the phrase ‘I love you.’”
——Even if it is just a lie that my heart made up,
Even if it is only my own wishful thinking……

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Your clones fall from sky.
A broken heart can’t be repaired.
Thus, the human instrumentality project begins.

The human instrumentality project is starting.
All human souls will merge into one, return to the beginning.
All merge into one.
All merge into one.

“Is this all right?
Always run away,
Reject the world before it hurts you.”

But the last hope is still not merged.
The hope looks like you.

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So let’s make a wish.
“Please let me redo again.”
No matter how many times
“Thank you” and “Goodbye”
Wishing for reunion and leaving.

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Sadamoto said some interesting things in [All About Kaworu Nagisa]. It seems he based Shinji and Kaworu’s relationship on his childhood. When he was young, there was a transfer student who was a handsome boy. Sadamoto admitted that even though he often said “he is not that great”, deep in his heart, he really thought that the boy was very cool. lol

He said Shinji is in a special time where instead looking for girl’s love, he would rather want approval from another boy. That was what he felt before manga Kaworu got Rei’s feelings. And he said holding hands has special meaning in Evangelion, but he didn’t want the children’s relationships go beyond that, not including Kaworu because he is special. He also broke the “only one Angel come to attack” rule for Kaworu. Lol

And speaking of the differences between anime Kaworu and manga Kaworu, Sadamoto said that Anno wanted Kaworu to be the ideal human, while Sadamoto thought that humans are the end of Angel’s evolution, so he made manga Kaworu pre-human in a sense.
The parts he liked most about Kaworu was the shower scene and Kaworu and Shinji’s first meeting. He thought manga Kaworu was cute because even though he seemed like “do whatever you want” to Shinji, he was still very kind and give Shinji his bed.

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Here is the next part of Sadamoto’s long interview.
In this part he talks about Kaworu’s shyness about his kiss and how the relationships between the Children are not complete.

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Letters from Kaworu’s (middle-aged) male fans in the All About Kaworu book.

And they think Kaworu is only loved by fujoshi.

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The manga Kaworu parts are basically manga pages with explanations of Kaworu’s feelings and actions. But they end it up with Shinji’s thoughts.

Feeling hurt by Rei’s death, Shinji stayed with Kaworu. “I don’t want to be alone.” “I don’t want to go home.” Even though he said ” I don’t like you,” Shinji still relied on Kaworu. He stayed with Kaworu yet still thought about others, thought about Rei–even though Kaworu felt a little hurt, he still spoke kindly to Shinji.

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Manga Kaworu’s thoughts before he went to see Lilith:

Even though Shinji didn’t like him, “hate” still means that there was something between them. But if his feelings are “it doesn’t matter,” then that means they never have a bond. Hope to be loved. Hope to understand what Shinji thought about himself. Kaworu’s heart started to have human feelings, he gets off his chest on Shinji.

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Sadamoto’s Kaworu is very different from the mature boy we knew [anime Kaworu], he has a childish innocence. But Shinji is too stubborn to accept this Kaworu. Kaworu never had human feelings, after he get Rei’s yearn for Shinji, he began to seek out the feeling of “love” and “to be loved”. Maybe Seele is right, humanity is stupid, they can never understand each other, they only hurt each other and hate each other. But as an Angel who is supposed to bring about the end of humanity, Kaworu chose to die by a human’s hand in the end. This was his only freedom, his last wish. The moment Shinji accept Kaworu is the time that they will be apart forever.
It is the beginning of the end of this story.

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They also end the chapter about manga Kaworu with this:

“I was attracted to him.
Deep in my heart.
I don’t know when it began.
I really don’t want to fall in love with a boy like that.
I really don’t want to have friends anymore.
Even so……
Why do humans have to be attracted to other people so hopelessly?”

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[Q&A. Correct answers are bolded.]

The Examination of KAWORU

What do you know about Kaworu…? Check how much of a ‘Kaworist’ you are! (Japanese fans sometimes call themselves ‘-ist’of a character’s name, like ‘Shinjist’)

ANIMATION

Q03
What pattern did the rug placed at the entrance of Kaworu’s room have?
a)stripes
b)polka dots
c)camouflage
d)hearts

Q05
In the anime, what did Kaworu and Shinji enter together?
a)Kitchen
b)Bath
c)Club activity
d)Bed

Q06
What was Kaworu’s last line in the anime?
a)Thank you, it was good to be touched by you.
b)Goodbye, I’m happy to have known you.
c)Thank you, I’m happy to have met you.
d)Goodbye, it would be good if we could meet again.

Q07
How long was Kaworu’s ‘last moment’?
a)about 30 seconds
b)about 60 seconds
c)about 90 seconds
d)about forever

Q08
Where did [the children] play the strings quartet in movie [DEATH(TRUE)2]?

Correct answer was [It was 18 months before Kaworu was killed by Shinji.]

COMICS

Q16
What did he do to help when Shinji was hyperventilating?
a)gave him a paper bag
b)strangled him
c)kissed him
d)sang a song

Q17
What emotion flowed into Kaworu when he battled the Angel?
a)hatred
b)hunger
c)rejection
d)love

Q18
What was the subtitle of the chapter where Shinji stayed overnight at Kaworu’s place?
a)Comfortable Room
b)Planned Night
c)Twisted Night
d)Not Going Back Tonight

Q19
What did Kaworu want Shinji to call him?
a)lover
b)friend
c)family
d)’my wife’ (note they used “ore no yome” which is a how japanese equivalent of “mai waifu”)

Q20
What did Kaworu say his ‘last wish’ was?
a)to wash his back in the bath
b)to go home from school together
c)to be hugged so tightly that he breaks(;_;)
d)to be erased with Shinji’s own hands