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EVANGELION FRANCHISE DISCUSSION • Monster Zero x SciFi Japan

EVANGELION FRANCHISE DISCUSSION

From Tetsujin 28 to Akira, from Macross to Miyazaki, there is an incredibly wide range of Japanese animated movies and TV shows to suit almost everyone's particular tastes! Discuss the wide world of anime and manga here!

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Your thoughts on Neon Genesis Evangelion (the original series)?

OH GOD AWESOME I LOVE IT YEAH
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39%
It's pretty cool.
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33%
Feh. You know, whatever.
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9%
Couldn't really get into, honestly.
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9%
ANNO, I'LL KILL YOU. ANNO, I'LL KILL YOU.
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9%
 
Total votes : 33

Re: EVANGELION FRANCHISE DISCUSSION

Postby tbeasley » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:35 pm

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Re: EVANGELION FRANCHISE DISCUSSION

Postby Rody » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:36 am

^At long last! Hopefully Anno can end this series on a meaningful note, and then on to some completely new and different projects (like Shin Ultraman!)
With recent news of and Anno , it also sounds like Anno himself was in quite a creative rut for a while.

After much delay I have revisited Death (True2) and The End of Evangelion. I don't have much to say about Death: it's a curious, almost interrogatory review of the series's events, and more specifically, the main characters and their states of mind, through the story to the near-end point.
End of Evangelion, however, is still a wild ride - and confusing as all get-out. Part 1: "Air" is so intensely violent and loaded with more layers of obtuse dialogue regarding the Instrumentality project, that it's hard to keep pace and actually absorb everything properly. Unlike the first time, however, I get the impression that, like the climax of the TV series, the gritty details are essentially an unintentional distraction - a necessary evil in trying to explain what remains of the "plot" so that the emotional core of the story can be given the proper focus. The flood of rapid-fire imagery and freakishly abstract end-times events in Part 2 are an over-stimulus that threaten to lose viewers once again; but in the end (haha - should I say the VERY end... of the end?), and as strange and disturbing as everything is in the final moments of the film, I found the core message of the story still came through. To me, Evangelion is saying that reality is ugly; but dreams are hollow, and true happiness can only be found in fighting through the ugliness of the world. It's not fun, and it's not always rewarding - but hope is real, rather than just a dream. Shinji might still struggle to find love, but if he can at least love himself, than maybe someone else can love him too.
Evangelion is complicated - like real life, I guess. But I think it has something good to say.
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