Guides:Neon Genesis Evangelion (Episode 01) vs. Evangelion 1.0
"I've heard this story countless times already."
"Whatta waste of change..."
We get more of a "lost in the middle of nowhere" sense here.
Birds Alerted by Local Quantum Phenomenon
Direct retake. Now more minimalistic. As noted, the birds’ movement correspond extensively to the original.
Crashing Heavy Fighter VTOL
Direct frame-for-frame correspondence here, although the level of detail has been bumped way up.
Retro Rocket Angel
Jeepers, they spared no expense on this one; calling it a "trace job" wouldn't really be exaggerating. Though the little "halo" flourish is cute.
Sachiyaki, or, "Why settle for one when you can have two?"
In the original, this shot is stationary, whereas Rebuild actually animates the second face emerging (something depicted in the manga, as well). Definitely a welcome addition. The ichor seems to be obscured by the heat haze / crappy trailer quality.
Shinji's expression seems more... effective in Rebuild.
Pain in the Neck
A much more intricate restraint set-up this time around. The wall-like structures that envelop the shoulder pylons are either eliminated for Rebuild, or they have withdrawn by this point. The gizmo in the upper right with the (oldskool) Nerv logo on its seems to be the entry plug insertion mechanism, though it’s hard to see given the angle and all the stuff blocking the view.
To the Launchpad!!
No contest here.