青の6号 (OVA): Hayami’s Flashback
Well…its been awhile since my last post. Been busy with work and confirming my trip to Comiket 75. I’ve had this post in the draft box for some time, and its only recently that I had time to finish writing my thoughts about this.
This post is an examination of the 20-second scene at the start of EP3, concerning Hayami’s flashback about his past. Freezing and taking snapshots of the sequence proved to be rather tasking.
1. Grampus research project
Hayami looks eerily similar to that boy (lead) character in Evangelion. The cone-like part of the Grampus in this picture (towards the foreground) is actually the cutter arm array. You can barely make out the line dividing both arms as they’re joined up.
2. Flooded city
Looks like a view from Hayami’s apartment (Tokyo Base?).
3. Tipped aircraft carrier
No sign of fire or damage to the carrier. My guess is that it got tipped over after the flooding. Is it me or does the ship look rather small? I’ve seen the Nimitz Carrier before (in person), and it was HUGE.
4. UN assembly riot
This scene was probably meant to illustrate the breakdown of the old world order, following the events of the flooding. The layout of the assembly, plus the faint shape of the logo on the podium makes me believe that this scene was taken from the UN assembly building.
5. Wrecked submarines
The design of these subs look WW2-ish. They don’t look like missiles either. Hmm…
6. Fires on the horizon
The thickness of the smoke in the background makes me believe that its oil rigs that are burning, not ships.
7. Living in rooftops
These must be some really tall buildings. The water runs so deep in this picture. Nice housing layout by the way 😛
8. Battle at sea?
Those drums in the foreground look like depth charges. Another WW2-era like destroyer in the background.
9. City in ruins
How did those buildings manage to stay sideways. And is that Hayami’s dog? 😛
10. Mass migration
Wow. Whats going on here. Fires raging in the background (is that a city?), people being carried on stretchers, and everyone looking surprisingly well dressed.
11. Portrait of despair
For some reason, this picture reminded me of the award winning B/W photograph “Migrant Mother” by Dorothea Lange, 1936, about the Great Depression.
12. Mass burials
There’s still quite a large area of high ground apparently, enough to conduct mass burials. That person standing over the bodies could be a priest. What disturbed me most was the sight of that bulldozer in the background – its pushing a large pile of corpses. Guess there isn’t time to be respectful to the dead.
13. Waterfront living
Post apocalyptic Venice? Hehe. Sanitation and traffic must be really bad here…
14. Project Blue
The coconut trees to the right of the picture look suspiciously similar to the ones encountered by Hayami and Kino in Antarctica…
Well that concludes this post. Hope it was an enjoyable read 😛