I had an idea for an Evangelion roleplay, but I've never initiated a group game before, so for now I just want to see who would be interested.
It could be based on Evangelion proper (Either the original series or the Rebuild, though I'm only loosely familiar with Rebuild) or Angelic Days (though again, I'd have to do some research/reading as I'm not an expert).
The obvious choices for characters would be Shinji (who I'd play, natch
), Rei and Asuka in a cutesy (or not so cutesy) love triangle-type game. We could add Mari if anyone's interested in her, Kaoru if it seems unfair with only one guy (Shinji/Kaoru isn't a relationship I'd be opposed to exploring, either), and even Toji, Kensuke, and Hikaru if enough people are interested. Other possible characters would be Misato, Ritsuko, Kaji, Gendo.... it's a huge series with tons of characters. I'd want to get the eva pilots set first, though.
I'd really be interested in exploring the relationships of these young people that are forced to fight to defend the Earth, and how they have to learn to trust each other, rely on each other... they're like they're own tiny society, and there's sure to be all sorts of tangled webs going on.
Oh, and since ageplay don't forget that since ageplay is of course a no-no, it goes without saying that this game would take place in an alternate universe where the threat of the Angels is nice enough to wait two years until they're nice and legal.
Some fetishes I'd like to incoprorate would be some light femdom (with Asuka, natch), plugsuits, m/f/f(/f if Mari gets involved) f/f, m/m (if we get a Kaoru), harem... This is just me spit-balling ideas though (and, admittedly, indulging in a bit of self-centrism), and I'd be more than willing to arrange more concrete details with anyone who's interested.
Primary character list (from the Angelic Days Wikipedia entry):Shinji Ikari
- Shinji Ikari is the male protagonist of the series. He is timid, quiet, and easily influenced by his peers. He is very much like his original persona, however he is more sociable and friendly than before. Shinji is also a childhood friend to Asuka Langley Soryu.Asuka Langley Soryu
- Asuka Langley Soryu is a redhead with fiery temper, and although friends with Shinji she often torments him. Her rage is especially violent in the beginning of the series: she is openly hostile with Kaworu and splashes boiling water on Shinji in a jealous fit during a cooking class. However, she cares deeply for her friends, and will aid or defend them when she is able. She has appointed herself as Shinji's chaperone and has a clear sense of right and wrong. Although she can be demanding, in truth she doesn't want to burden anyone or feel useless, especially to her parents or Shinji, similar to the original character's feeling of inferiority in the anime series.Rei Ayanami
- (NB: This is probably the most significant change from EVA proper to Angelic Days) Rei Ayanami is an excitable extrovert, the polar opposite of her original persona. However, she is socially inept and clueless as how to perform simple tasks such as cracking an egg open. She is disliked by the girls of her class for "flirting" with boys and wearing her old uniform rather than buying the school's own regulation clothes. Flashbacks also reveal that she was given positive encouragement and praise by those who raised her.Kaoru Nagisa
- As in the anime, Kaoru Nagisa has a mysterious past that Nerv officials work to uncover. However, despite the lack of official records, Shinji remarks that he and Kaoru have been friends for about a decade, or as long as he has known Asuka. In particular, Kaoru and Shinji often perform music together (Shinji on cello, with Kaoru on violin). Also, Kaoru has what is termed an unusual "fondness" for Shinji, and sometimes appears to be part of the "love triangle" around him. His appearances in both Shinji and Gendo's story arcs strongly hints at a deep connection with the Angels.