No, don't worry about spoiling anything for me. Any material canon to the manga 1999 has that 2011 didn't include would likely be very minor and not worth worrying about, so just tell me anything you want. Anything you could possibly tell me isn't going to be a spoiler that will bother me.
Kyle having diabetes is unfortunate. I admittedly don't know much about diabetes, but that still sucks.
Glad you liked Shinji's rant. I'm pretty sure I busted out laughing the first time I heard him go, "Where the F**K would I go!?" I wonder what Spike Spencer and the gang's immediate reaction was to End of Evangelion when they were dubbing it...
I read on Wikipedia that Roundabout was one of the songs the author of the JoJo manga listened to when he first came up with the story. So the fact that they were able to use it as the ending theme is pretty freaking awesome! And I also thought that it was unique that they used a non-Japanese song as well.
By the way, sorry I didn't respond to you finding Kyle Sturdivant on twitter and YouTube. That's pretty cool! I don't remember his performance as Kaworu all that well, so that's why I'm not that excited, but that's still really cool.
Yeah, you know, Brendan Hunter actually does pretty much use his Elecman voice at first (maybe with a little less energy), so your first assumption about his performance was somewhat correct. I think you'll get a kick out of that. Anyway, nevermind what I said yesterday. Go ahead and tell me whatever you want as you watch the show. I'm still interested in discussing it. Although, since some of the stuff in 1999 didn't happen in 2011, there may be some stuff I won't know about. I should be good on all the major plot points though.
One more thing for now. I just listened to the full ending song to JoJo, Roundabout... and oh my gosh, this song is f***ing awesome. I started feeling depressed and really tired earlier, and now I'm in a much better mood.
Whichever version you watch, tell me what you think. Though if you do watch 1999, then I might not have much to say in response since I'm not that interested in it and didn't watch all of it. Still, I'd like to know what you think of the characters and story.
If you can't find the director's cut versions of those Eva episodes, you can find several clips of them on YouTube, but it's been so long since I've seen those episodes all the way through that I'm not sure how much of the important moments they have.
Anyway, I'll keep you updated on what I think of JoJo. For some reason, I've been watching them in short bursts every few days, so it might take a couple more weeks for me to finish Battle Tendency.
The dub of 1999 is definitely worth checking out, but I found the 1999 version (from what I watched of it, anyway) to be pretty bland and slow paced (in some places, anyway) and gave up on it, but I did watch bits and pieces of the rest of the show. Also, while I did honestly like some of the dub performances (it got me more interested in the Hunter brothers, Jonathan Love, and Mike Shepherd), a lot of them sounded generic and/or out-of-place for the characters and it sometimes nearly killed the mood of the scenes, IMO. The show itself also has a much more generic, bland artstyle with washed-out colors. It's up to you which one you watch first of course, but I think watching 2011 blind without having the first third of it (that's about how much 1999 covers of the story) spoiled for you is the overall most satisfying introduction to the franchise.
I read your Evangelion PMs, but I could hardly think of a response. Maybe I'll have something more substantial to say once you've seen EoE. However, I did empathize and agree with a lot of what you said. I like the series and have quite a bit of respect for it, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't find it kinda dull.
By the way, is Hunter x Hunter next on your list then? I'm still psyched out for you to start that, and I'm not even gonna downplay it!