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 No.30741[View All]

Okay, I just finished the the series.
and I have to ask - is this a joke? Like a big decades long meme? I think this was the worst anime I've ever seen. A pseudo-philosophical LARP. Like does it actually have a point? A meaning? Beause I think I just witnessed someone's acid trip.

Unironically is the worldwide fame a LARP? Or is it like with the emperor's new clothes, where nobody mentions that he's actually naked?

What the acual fuck? Either I'm a brainlet retard or I'm the only sane person on earth - but what the fuck did I just watch?

It reminds me of those old french psychological art films… What a fucking waste of time…
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 No.31567

>>31566
>would not accept someone else who is also broken
From what I remember, she kinda did at the End of Evangelion's ending.

 No.31569

>>31563
a lot of people seem to enjoy broken things or just see what they want and ignore the rest. most people are also broken so it doesn't seem that bad.

 No.31570

>>30741
Im with u, mechas and gifhts were good enough, but last 2 chapters were compeltely off

 No.31571

Just like most anime, it's shit. The only reason people like it is because they want girlfriends like REI and asuka.


It has good art and facial reactions though I'll give it that.

 No.31574

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By anime standards, Eva is very-very good. Though that isn't saying lot, considering most anime are trash. By general standards it is only mediocre. Its biggest issue is that it falls into the same problem as most pretentious art films do - that it thinks that not telling important things which are required for the viewer to completely comprehend Eva is artsy and whatnot. No, no it isn't high art at all, it is bad storytelling. Someone who watches Eva or other art-fart stuff shouldn't need to browse the net to understand what happened in the last half of the movie/series.

But after all this trashing I still say that Eva is among my favorite anime. It is certainly a memorable piece and besides, after seeing 2001 A Space Odyssey it doesn't even seem pretentious in comparison to that crap. 2001 is the biggest meme in the world, I'm a tolerant person but while watching 2001 I was literally having physical discomfort and pain. I swear I never waited the end titles more eagerly than in the case of 2001. NOW that movie is overrated and pretentious.

 No.31575

Rei scares me ;_;

 No.31576

Evangelion:'95
Angel's egg:'85
Enough said.

 No.31620

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Despite all the memes and hype around Evangelion I consider it a masterpiece. I can see why somebody would hate it: unlikable characters, unnecessary cryptic plot. What I actually find well done about NGE is the journey to depths of the mind of the characters and that's something you rarely see on a medium like anime that overexploits generic archetypes until exhaustion. The final message and the process of building it are also really interesting: due to mere fact of existing you are subjected to the pressures of a world always pinching you, and if we add to this the presence of other beings to who you're unable to connect or understand, suffering is amplified. Each of us as a tiny island in at vast sea in such a way that communication is just subtle falsehood and misunderstanding (we only grasp sketches of the others) while the external world overruns us. What is the solution? to return to the peace of oneness where boundaries, the cause of pain, are deleted. But Shinji still chose to live, i.e, to suffer. That's almost Nietzschean.

All this sentiment of hopelessness and despair is perfectly conveyed with the weird imagery of The End of Evangelion. The scene at the elevator with Misato, when the doors close and then Shinji looks her for the last time and realizes he's utterly alone in this wretched and fucked up world is perfect.

I have ranted so much. Anyway, to enjoy Evangelion really depends on your state of mind and your capacity to like some of the characters.

 No.31624

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What I liked about it was how human and lifelike the characters were, which anime characters very seldom are. I didn't really care about the philosophic ambition of the show, that was background noise for me. I remember especially liking Gendo and Asuka. I related to the self-destructive ambition the inability to express and communicate one's true feelings and desires, and the festering resentment that arises from these things.

I watched it many years ago so forgot most of the details, but that was the main impression.

 No.32507

The directing is great, characters are strong, and the cinematography unparalleled for a TV anime. It's very good.

 No.33106

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>>30759
I only watch slice of life and magic succubus shows.

 No.33107

>>30741
I had about the same reaction back when I saw it too. I liked Rei though, she reminded me of myself.

 No.33110

>>33107
You utter fucking crab I hope you die

 No.33111

>>30759
>>33106
>Ghibli? Never heard of them. For me, it's Doga Kobo; the greatest animation studio of all time.

 No.33112

>>33111
hell yeah

 No.33113

>>33110
Shut up Trashuka

 No.33217

I enjoyed it as a teenager because of Shinji being a loser. It's still good but I don't like teen stuff as much now.

 No.33218

I'm half way intothe series and so etimes there are these shots of likean upside down city from the sky and a normal one on the bottom, I get that there's an underground city but that doesn't explain an upside down city in the sky.

 No.33220

>>33218
Tokyo III can retract into the geofront so it doesn’t get destroyed when angels show up. That is what you’re seeing.

 No.33221

Pure cerebral masterpiece. I have watched it 8 times already and it never gets old. A timeless classic.

 No.33693

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>>33111
>>33112
>My personal top 3?
>Ojamajo Doremi
>Cardcaptor Sakura
Sailor Moon

 No.33810

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>>30794
>something popular must mean it is bad
Generally speaking this is true but is not always the case. Initial d, Eva, and Pokemon (the first few seasons) being exceptions to the rule. Of course, Angels of death, Goblin Slayer, Shiki, and Gleipner being the best anime around since 2010 despite not being that popular.

 No.33823

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 No.34624

Is death and rebirth necessary to watch? I've never seen it.

 No.34632

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>>33822
>Goblin Slayer
>Best of the 2010s

 No.34636

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Eva is so popular that the industry named a medium after one of its characters… BLUE REI.

 No.34671

I'm gonna rewatch the whole series in time for the last rebuild movie.

Can't wait for that winter depression!

 No.35137

『シン・エヴァンゲリオン劇場版』特報3【公式】EVANGELION: 3.0+1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME Official Trailer

 No.35141

>>35137
im the biggest eva fan here and i think it looks terrible
the plot is so incomprehensible at this point that it could end up with something like Misato hopping into an eva an make 4th impact for no real reason and that angels were the gud bois all along

 No.35142

You have to put it in the context of 90 animation and teenage 'deep psychology'.
Then it might prevail and seem like a good one.

For Japanese comics and animations, 70's and 80's were the Golden times. 90's on the other hand went for Japanese dramas.

Yes, NGE is shit, both in terms on content and quality of animation.

 No.35143

>>35142
it may be "shit" but it's the best we got

 No.35152

>>35143
lol no it isn't, watch more anime, especially mecha and sci-fi

 No.35153

>>30741
No, it isn't deep and it's pretty juvenile(it was made for young teenage boys), however it isn't bad.

 No.35159

Tenacious D are the angels wanting D Impact.

>>35141
>incomprehensible
Just as planned.

 No.35178

>>35152
already saw 2000+ anime, not my fault it filtered gundamfags like you out

 No.35378

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>>30741
its alright, not worthy of a thread though, it wasn't necessarily a bad watch. Just not as good as people hype it up to be.
For me it's atleast trying to be something.
There were many moments it had me hooked and feeling something for the characters but that was overseen by a bunch of bullshit symbolism.
Also a lot of the angel fights were sick.
It wasn't bad and it definitely wasn't great. It was good though. Not a masterpiece. Nothing worth arguing over on wizardchan.
I liked the film much better.

but you gotta admit asuka is sexy.

 No.35379

>>35153
i remeber watching it as a juvenile boy, and i remeber that it didn't impress me back than… what is wrong with me?

 No.35380

>>34636
Made me chuckle

 No.35382

>>35378
>image_from_ios7
>1200*800
>wasn't great
yeah im sure
did you play a game on the side while watching it in 360p on youtube?

 No.35386

>>35379
For me it was the first anime I watched that was about loneliness and mental illness so it blew my mind, I thought all cartoons were like Scooby Doo.

 No.35387

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If we are having a serious discussion about Evangelion, can an Evangelion aficionado describe this meme?

Assuming a lack of any serious discussion, I will try to answer OP's questions as an anime outsider looking it. Evangelion was made by the studio Gainax, which has a cult following as it began as a group of enthusiastic animators who made 2 animations for Daicon all on their own, the second of which is legendary. Overall they have very detailed animations and do beautiful glowing renditions of technological computer overlays.

As anime is more known as an art medium than a plot medium, Evangelion's plot is infamous. Guessing from the meme here, the build up is engaging, though from watching certain episodes there is a lot of teenage angst. Fortunately it is not your typical American teenager Beverly Hill 90210 angst, but deals with a 13 your old teenager transitioning from being a child to being an adolescent in a world with high expectations professionally and sexually. Hence the series is like the NEET national anthem of anime series.

Toward the end the series' plot gets really infamous with revelations as to who Rei really is having an Oedipus complex that'd make Sigmund Freud's tits explode, with a less than idyllic ending (though it makes some sense in parallel with the protagonist's teenage angst struggles) that would obviously be a big turn off to Western audiences. The closest parallel is its like the male equivalent of the movie Welcome to the Dollhouse.

 No.35388

it's really old. yet you guys are still talking about it. that alone proves something, im not sure what

 No.35390

I feel weebs hating on Eva it's the equivalent of "metalheads" hating on Metallica once they get to know a few more "obscure" bands, yeah we get it, you're very special.

 No.35393

>>35390
I think it's more like the beatles. Something just so popular that everyone tends to have a pretty colored opinion of them.

 No.35408

>>35382
Faggot I found that image on google, Watched it thoroughly

Nice assumptions normie

 No.35409

>>35408
low iq cope

 No.35410

>>35390
watch more anime, pleb

 No.35411

>>35390
There are plenty of good reasons to have strong opinions on Metallica that have nothing to do with their popularity.

Just like there is plenty to dislike about EVA or reason to have strong opinions on it.

This coming from someone who likes both but dislikes major problems they have which are really obvious to non-fanboys.

 No.35416

>>35390
the main reason is because they helped get napster shutdown


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