Neon Genesis Evangelion: Second Impression
Second Impression (aka 2nd Impression) is a 1997 video game for the Sega Saturn. The plot features a new student in Shinji's class, Mayumi Yamagishi, a bookworm and good student, and Shinji's attempts to overcome his shyness and become her friend. The gameplay allows you to choose what to say to Mayumi and other students, sing karaoke (two original songs are included in the game), and whatnot. A new angel, meanwhile, the Insubstantial Angel, attacks Tokyo-3. It turns out that, somehow, the core of the angel is *inside* Mayumi, who attempts to commit suicide in the game's final scene.
The Saturn game came with an extra mini-cd containing the two theme song tracks, "Get it on! To kiss a Doppelganger" (sung by Asuka) and "You are your own reason" (sung by Mayumi). A book, 2nd Impression Bible, was published by Newtype and features screenshots, commentary by the production staff, sheet music to the new songs, etc.
Director & Storyboards: 村山靖 (? Osamu Murayama? )
Writer: Hiroshi Yamaguchi (scripted Eva episode 16 along with Anno)
Illustration Director: 大塚健 (Ken Ohtsuka?)
Guest character design: 高木弘樹 (Hiroki Takagi? No information on this guy) - presumably designed Mayumi?
Guest mecha design: Mahiro Maeda - presumably designed the Insubstantial Angel.
Animation: Production Reed Co.
|Eva 2nd Impression images|
- Wikipedia Japan entry, via Google translation
- Ex.org review - with screenshots.
- IGN Walkthrough
- Opening animation - online at Youtube.