Thank you very much for your letter and time.
I have just read your letter. I thought.
First of all, I must apologize to you for my Kare-Kano site.
As I wrote at my top page, I failed to promote my works at the next Comic Market 55 in December 1998.
These three days I apologized to many friends and companies for the failure. Therefore I could not renew my Kare-Kano site.
By the way, you may regard my Kare-Kano as a bit confusing.
Of course it is right. I also regard it as a LOT confusing.
Now Ms Masami Tsuda published six volumes of Kare-Kano through Hakusensha. However in the six volume, Yukino and Souichirou have just begun to make love. Perhaps they are still freshmen in senior high school.
As you know, in the convention of Japanese anime production, 13 weeks are regarded as 1 "Cours." Usually Japanese anime program is broadcast as 2 cours, 26 episodes.
What does Director Anno aim at?
If Anno's team makes anime-type Kare-Kano by tracing Tsuda's original cartoons, Yukino will get friends with Tsubasa and Maho. Moreover Souichirou's agony will not have been solved yet.
Do you think it is a good solution as an anime for young girls?
Director Anno is an enthusiastic reader of Hakusensha's Monthly "LaLa."
LaLa has dealt with a lot of love stories for girls. LaLa has shown many kinds of trouble solution. Anno must know the fact. Perhaps he has his own solution.
Please remember October 1995. I was (am) a fan of Ms Megumi Ogata. She is a ugly, fat and tall woman. She is rather old. She was an actress performing at several musicals. Thereafter she got a voice actress. As you know, she played the role of Eagle from Magic Knight Rayearth. It was her excellent job. On the other hand, she played the role of Sailor Uranus from Sailor Moon. Then she got very popular. Ms Megumi Ogata first played the main role at Neon Genesis Evangelion. Ogata fans expected the anime.
But it was a "Tatsunoko-Production"-like robot anime. Several weeks later, it became a school comedy which Gainax tended to make.
Neon Genesis Evangelion was Anno's private anime. In the end of TV-anime EVA, he had to choose that way.
In 1998, Anno began to make a new anime. It is a girl world. At present, he uses Tsuda's original pictures themselves.
But he has to find his original way to make a solution for young girls.
(If the solution means a collapse of Yukino's world, Kare-Kano will be transformed into a serious tragedy.)
You may see Act 6.0 of Kare-Kano. Kare-Kano's opening anime started. It was very confusing.
Is the story a comedy or a tragedy? We Japanese do not know the answer.
Therefore I must make a simultaneous confusing page including a lot of duplication. (Anno used a lot of duplication there. Anime fans call the method "Tenuki (Corners-Cut).")
Now I have an information on Kare-Kano. The rating of the first act of Kare-Kano was 4.3 percent in Tokyo. It is rather low. (EVA's rating was 5 percent in 1995.)
I saw Kare-Kano staff and voice actresses. Especially Maria Yamamoto and Atsuko Enomoto promote Kare-Kano actively. But the rating was low.
Anno has a father, as I wrote at my site. He drew Gendou Ikari at EVA. Perhaps he wants to draw Yukino's father. Yukino's father Hiroyuki Miyazawa (CV = Takeshi Kusao, a very famous voice actor in Slam Dunk) also has his dark past. Moreover his wife Miyako knows the days. Just after she graduated from high school, they were married. They had to make an extremely warm and merry home. In fact, their TWO daughters (Tsukino and Kano) are always very merry and cheerful.
Whenever I see Anno's "Humorous" pictures, a dark tragedy will wait at the next door.
So I watch the next tragedy.
I hope your more articles on Kare-Kano.
Thank you again for your cooperation.
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