Literal Translation Series,

                Episode: 4 Hedgehog's Dilemma
                Ame, Nigedashita ato (Rain, after running away)

                Translated Speech Script with some comments
                Written by WADA Mitsuhiro (Wada-kun)
                Comment by WADA Mitsuhiro (Wada-kun)

                Ver. 1 (Quick'n Dirty Version)


"Neon Genesis Evangelion (Japanese title: Shin-seiki Evangelion)" is
the brand new anime from GAINAX. The first episode of it was
broadcasted in Tokyo Japan on October 4, 1995. I love 'Eva'! Eva is
the aggressive animation series of high quality. Don't miss it! By all
means, you must see it *NOW*. If you like Eva, you can buy commercial
videos/LDs and repay an obligation *LATER*. My impression of Episode
4: Be careful! This isn't only a robot animation. No robot this
time. Shinji is cracking up and runs away from everything, even from
Misato. The process that Shinji, a hedgehog, opens up to others has
been elaborately represented. I like the last scene although it is
common. This is a heartwarming drama. This worth seeing, definitely! 
If you find the unsuitable expressions for the characters or scenes,
please send me your advice. Only your e-mails can encourage me. Of
course, It's OK that you'll send your comments not now but after you
see the videos. I've revised the script of Episode 1 with some
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* Sign on the door 'Shin-chan's room' 
* Misato knocking on the door of Shinji's room

Misato: Shinji-kun, get up! Why do you keep staying away from the
        school?! It's five days until today. Unit One completely works
        well. For being a pilot, you want to leave it like that?

Misato: Shinji-kun? 

* Misato opens the door but his room is empty 

* Misato finds his ID of Nerv and a letter to Misato. Addressee 
'Katsuragi Misato sama' on the envelope.

Misato: He's run away...... That's not surprising.


4: Hedgehog's Dilemma

* Two people seem to visit the room 
* The door bell rings 
* Misato opens the door 

Misato: Shinji-kun?! 

Toji: Er... 

Kensuke:We are Shinji's classmates, Aida and Suzuhara. 

Misato: Aida-kun and Suzuhara-kun?

Toji & Kensuke: Yes. 

Toji:   I'm Suzuhara. 

Misato: If I'm not mistaken, did you get into the entry plug of Unit One? 

Toji:   We are very sorry for causing you so much trouble the other day. 

Toji:   Ikari-kun has been absent from the school since then, so we've
        just come to ask after his health.

Misato: Shinji-kun. He is at the training center of Nerv now. 

Toji:   I see. 

Kensuke: Here are the prints which were heaped up in his desk. 

Misato: Sorry for all the trouble. Thank you. 

Toji: Well, we'll excuse ourselves. 

Kensuke: Please say hello to Shinji-kun for us. 

Misato: Yes, I will. Bye. 

* Misato shuts the door with an affable smile floating across her face. 

Kensuke: This is an unexpected development. 

Toji: She is so beautiful, isn't she? 

* Misato gets sulky and kicks a door violently. 

Misato: Shinji damned fool! ...... jerk

* A train is going in the heavy rain 

* Shinji is sitting on a seat of a train of the loop line and is
listening to music with SDAT walkman.

* It's early in the morning. The train is crowded with commuters. As
time goes by, the passengers get off one after another. Finally,
Shinji is alone. But Shinji remains there....... The train becomes
crowded with commuters again...... It's dark. Shinji is alone again.

Announcement: Exits on the right side at the next station. 

Announcement: Thank you very much for your taking the train of Tokyo-3
        Loop Line today. This train will be out-of-service at this
        station. Everyone, please check if you leave anything behind
        when you get off the train.

Shinji: I must go

* Shinji walks in an entertainment

* Shinji is watching a movie in a theater. There are only a few people in it. 
No one watches the movie. The movie is about Second Impact in 2000.

Man A (Movie): Could you really detect that? Doctor 

(Movie): Yes. An object with a diameter of tens of millimeters crashed
        into Antarctica at tens of percent of light speed.

Man A (Movie): By our scientific knowledge, we could neither
        detect it nor prevent it. 

Woman (Movie): It's a hell on earth outside. What does the science
        exist for?! 

Man B (Movie): At present, an atomosphere flow
        caused by the earth's axis transition has decreased. 

Woman (Movie): Has it calmed down a little? 

Man B (Movie): No. A tidal wave is coming at a speed of 230 meters a second. 

Man A (Movie): Doctor, let's escape. 

Doctor (Movie): I have an obligation to stay here.

Man A (Movie): Doctor, It's easy to die. But you have an obligation to
        watch the hellish world...

* Shinji is sleeping on a sofa in the waiting room in the all-night

* He gets out of the theater and walks along the street. It's getting
light. The world has pinkish tinge. Sounds of winds are suddenly
heard. The landscape begins to move around him. He is unable to bear
them and runs with covering his eyes with his hands.


* Misato lies on her back in the bed. She seems to think something. 
* Misato opens the door of Shinji's room and finds it empty. 

Misato: Jerk. 

* Shinji gets off a bus and walks in the mountain. 
* He sits down at a cliff and looks down at Tokyo-3. 


* Rei lies on the bed and is examined. 
* Misato and Ritsuko are talking. 

Misato: He is just only 14 years old. In the end, it seems so severe
        for him to be burdened with the destiny of the humanity. 

Ritsuko:But we have to put piloting of Evas into the hands of
        14-year-old children.

Misato: I know. 

Ritsuko:So, was there any contact from him? 


Misato: Nothing. I think he won't come back again. 

Ritsuko:What are you going to do? 

Misato: Nothing special. 

Misato: If he doesn't come back, it is better for


Misato: After the last battle, 


* Shinji with his plug suit sits on a bench in a room of Nerv

Misato: Why did you ignore my order? 

Shinji: I'm sorry. 

Misato: It's me who is responsible for the operation of you, isn't it? 
        You have an obligation to obey my orders, as you know. Do you

Shinji: Yes. 

Misato: Make this last time. 

Shinji: Yes. 

Misato: Do you really understand what I'm saying. 

Shinji: Yes. 

Misato: Hey, it won't be all right if you answer only yes to
        everything vaguely.

Shinji: I know well, of course. That's enough, isn't that? We won anyway. 

Misato: As long as you go along with what others want ostensibly, you
        may feel comfortable. But if you continue to get into Eva with
        such a feeling, you will be killed.

Shinji: I don't mind if so. 

Misato: It would be good if I could say 'Good preparedness'. You're
        making a big mistake if you think you'll be praised by me.

Shinji: That isn't the question. Anyhow, it's only me that can get
        into it. I'll do. 

Ritsuko: I see. If it is only a pain for him to get into Eva, he had not
better get into it. I'm sure he will be killed. 

Ritsuko: But we need

* Kensuke Aida, Shinji's classmate, plays a survival game (Japanese English?,
playing soldiers) for himself. 

Kensuke: DaDaDaDaDaDaDaDa 

Kensuke: Captain! 

Kensuke: Aida, go ahead! 

Kensuke: I can't go without you. 

Kensuke: You fool! 

* Kensuke stops playing and finds Shinji coming. 

Kensuke: Ooph! Transferee! Ikari! 


EPISODE: 4 Hedgehog's Dilemma 

* Shinji and Kensuke are talking at a bonfire. 

Kensuke: Toji was sorry for

Kensuke:He said that he had been scolded by his younger sister. She
        said to him that it was the robot that saved our lives. It's
        shameful that he is scold by a lower grader of a primary
        school, isn't it?

Kensuke:I like night because cicadas don't make loud noises. Although
        I remember that it was quiet and I liked it, the number of
        them has been growing in the recent years.

Shinji: Misato said that the ecosystems are returning to their former

Kensuke:Hmm, Misato-san. How I envy you. You live with such a
        beautiful lady and can pilot Evangelion. Oh, I could pilot it
        to my heart's content just for once.

Shinji: You'd not better do it. I think your mother would be worried
        about it.

Kensuke:Ah, it's O.K. I don't have that. I'm the same as you.

Shinji: Yes. 

Kensuke:I don't, either. You'll take a meal, won't you?

Shinji: Do you usually do like that? 

Kensuke:Well, it sure is. 

Shinji: Is that a training for a guerrilla warfare? 

Kensuke: What can I do by toys like those? I just like doing this.

* It's early in the morning. The tent is shrouded in dense fog. Five
men with black suits appear out of the fog.

*Kensuke comes out of the tent and face one of them. They besiege the

Kensuke: OOPS! 

A man from Nerv:You are Ikari Shinji -kun, aren't you?

Shinji: Yes. 

A man from Nerv: We're from Nerv Security Intelligence. According to
        the eighth clause of the Public Security Regulations, we'll
        take you to the headquarters. OK?

Shinji: Yes. 
* Shinji goes with them. Kensuke is left alone there. 


* Toji and Kensuke are talking in the classroom. 

Toji: Then, were you just only seeing that?! 

Kensuke:That's easy for you to say. They were professionals of Nerv
        Security Intelligence, as I said.

Toji: So what?! I can't believe that you have testes! 

* Girls whisper. Girl 

A: Disgusting! Girl
B: Abnormal! 
Girl: Bad guy! 

Kensuke:The guy who fights is a fool when he stands no chance of

* Misato opens the door and comes in the prison cell. 

Misato: Long time no see. 

Shinji: Yes. 

Misato: Did this two days' bumming around cheer you up? 

Shinji: I don't know. 

Misato: Eva is ready. You'll get into it? Or you won't? 

Shinji: You don't scold me, don't you? It's natural because you are no
        relation to me.

Shinji: If I tell you that I don't want to get into Unit One, how will
        you do with it?

Misato: I think Rei will get into it. Won't you get into it?

Shinji: It seems unrealistic that you force all off on her. 

Shinji: Don't worry. I'll get into it. 

Misato: You don't want to get into it? 

Shinji: That's natural. First of all, I'm not cut out for that.

Shinji: But Ayanami, Misato-san and Ritsuko-san 

Misato: Stop it! That has no relation with others' things! If you
        dislike, get out of here! Forget Eva and us completely, and go
        back to where you were! It's unwelcome that you get into it
        with such a feeling.

* Misato leaves the room. 
* Gendo, Ritsuko and Rei on a moving pavement. 

Ritsuko: Third Children is leaving Tokyo -3 tomorrow.

Gendo:  Then, we'll reconfigure the data of Unit One for
        Rei. Regardless of the restarting experience's results with
        Unit Zero, we'll start the one with Unit Zero.

Gendo:  In according to the report of Malduck organization, Fourth
        Children hasn't be found yet.

Ritsuko:You mean that we can't get recruits for the pilots.

* Shinji's ID card is punched. 

Shinji: Where is Misato -san? I'd like to say good -bye.

A man of Nerv: You don't belong to Nerv now, so I can't tell you
anything at all.


* Shinji gets out of the car and finds Toji and Kensuke at the
station. They have come to see him off.

Toji:   Ikari, your things left behind!

Shinji: Well, could I bother you for a second? Er -r-r-r, thank you.

Kensuke:Toji, speak! Hey! 

Toji:   Ikari, I'm sorry that I punched you twice. Hit me, please!

Shinji: I can't do that. 

Toji:   Please. Otherwise, I'm not satisfied. 

Kensuke:Well, he is an embarrassing guy like this. So, if it finally
        puts an end to the fight, how about punching him?

Shinji: But ...... 

* The men of Nerv check
their watches. 

Toji: Be quick! You have no time, don't you?

Shinji: Only one, then. 

Toji: OK. Come on! 

* Shinji tries to hit Toji but Toji stops him. 

Toji:   Stop! No allowance! 

* Shinji hits Toji. 


Shinji: How did you know this? 

Kensuke: It was a hunch. We've seen dozens of classmates. 

Toji:   If you leave here, we'll also have to go out of this city some
        day. But we can't say anything about that. We saw you
        suffering in the Eva.

Toji:   If I find someone blames you, I'll give a good head butt! 

Toji:   Don't make such a gloomy face. 

Shinji: Well... 

* One of the men of Nerv puts his hand on Shinji's shoulder. A man of 

Nerv: Time is up. 

* Shinji begins to walk to the station. Shinji and the men of Nerv go
up the stairs to the platform. Shinji suddenly tries to come back and
says to his classmates.

Shinji: It's me that have to be hit. I'm mean, cowardly, dishonest and
        a weakling ...... A man of

Nerv:   Don't trouble us any more. 

* Misato and Ritsuko are talking in front of Evangelion Unit One.

Ritsuko:He's gone. Do you think this is best? 

Misato: The hedgehog's dilemma ... The nearer we come up, the more
        deeply we hurt each other...... I see.

Misato: He can't let others know his feelings in any other way of

* Shinji is waiting on the platform. A train is coming. 

Announcement: An express linear train for Atsugi is coming at Track 2. 
        Be careful and step back to the inside of the area bordered
        with an yellow line.

Announcement: The train at Track 2 is a special train exclusively for
        the government. General passengers are not allowed to enter
        within the fences.

Announcement: Anyone without permission is firmly prohibited to go on

* Misato's words come up in Shinji's mind.

Misato: Good luck. 

* The train is departing from the station.

* Misato's blue car is coming roughly. Misato gets out of the car.

Kensuke: Look! 

Toji:   That belle! 

* Misato believes that Shinji has gone and sighs deeply. And she turns
her face to the platform.......

Announcement: A local train for Gora is coming at Track 4 soon. Be
        careful and step back to inside the yellow line. If you are
        accompanied with little children, pay enough attention to
        them, please.

Announcement: The train on Track 4 is the local one which is turning
        back for Gora. If you take this train, please wait inside it.

Announcement: Attention! The train is coming soon. Please step back
        inside the yellow line.

Shinji: I'm back. 

Misato: Welcome home.

Rei, who lives with minimizing contacts with others. It is only
Commander Ikari that she opens up to. Shinji is at a loss to see the
girl who is closer to his father than him. The next is 'Rei, beyond
her heart.'