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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…


>Either I'm a brainlet retard
At least you're self-aware.


Fuck it then. I'd rather be a brainlet than a pseudo-intellectual LARPer. I'll just stay with my rom-com SoLs.


Jokes on you, the whole world got their Endorphins released watching NGE and french art films, while you are left with whatever the fuck quality media you like.


Don't worry about it. It's mostly weebs reading too much into it and being impressed with generic christian symbolism. Also, omg shinji, he's totally me xdddd


Jesus Christ, what the actual fuck is wrong with the world if this piece of steaming shit is what it enjoys..


What's there to understand? It's just a story of people battling depression at the end of the world.


And that's enjoyable? I couldn't bring myself to give a single crap about any of them. I was just frustrated with them, I wanted to punch half of them in the face and shoot the remaining half. Always crying, bitching and whining about one trauma or another. Meh meh, my mommy didn't love me enough, meeh meeh my daddy abandoned me. Christ grow a pair and stop being a little bitch. Made me want to puke.

Also I was too busy trying to comprehend the clusterfuck of a "story", which proved rather fruitless…


OMG i'm so triggered by your post, i'm gonna defend muh NGE till the bumplimit.

>rom-com SoLs are better
very wizardly


>oh no I don't enjoy something

>oh no I don't understand something

>oh no I don't like that the world likes something

>oh no I hate something

So fucking what dickhead. You watch the show, you don't like it. That's the end of the story. What are you trying to expand from it? You want the whole world to acknowledge that NGE is shit or you won't sleep well or something? Jesus you're obnoxious.


I agree with OP. I found close to no value in the anime outside of its aesthetic and world design. The only people I have had any encounters with who claim to actually enjoy the anime have been complete meme children.


>why did you make a thread with your opinion on something on a fucking imageforum
>how dare you post your opinion on some anime on a dedicated board to anime and manga
>god you're so obnoxious

Nigger - this is what this place is for - discussion. I did not like it and am curious as to what other people think, so we can discuss it.
Stop being butthurt and by the same logic you used if you don't like seeing other people's opinions - just don't go on the internet.
I appreciate it. Honestly it makes me a little bit more at peace to know I'm not the only one who feels like this.


Discussion my ass you little bitch. If spouting meme words and and replying to shitposts with another shitpost is discussion then my posts is a social commentary. If you are actually curious to what other people thinks you would be more polite and talk like a human being. You just want to bash something and get validated by it.


I think Evangelion is the greatest thing human race ever produced and anyone who doesn't like like it should be castrated.


If I see a piece of crap I'll call it as I see it. I don't tend to put a napkin over my face just because it might offend someone's feelings.

And you're probably not all wrong. I was so hugely disappointed by it I did probably want to let off some steam, because of the time I wasted on it. What's so wrong with that? Isn't that what imageboards are for? To share one's experiences? And exchange shitpost about it angrily afterwards?


>If I see a piece of crap I'll call it as I see it.
That's what the people in this thread has been doing lmao. Calling your shit opinion for what it is.

>I was so hugely disappointed by it I did probably want to let off some steam, because of the time I wasted on it.

Same, I am also disappointed I wasted time arguing with you.

>And exchange shitpost about it angrily afterwards?

No. Your post is shit not mine.


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I've never watched Eva
Also never seen a Miyazaki film


>Yeah, my favourite anime is gochuumon wa usagi desu ka. How'd you know?


You didn't get it. Go back and start from episode 1.


It's just rehashed ideas from Ideon and Ultraman. Not worth your time at all.


Our precious NEET time.


Please mods delete this thread, just look at the OP and you will realize.


The masses are stupid and have bad taste, nothing is new here.


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I watched the first 5 episodes of Eva over a period of 3 days (when I usually watch 12 episodes a day) due to boredom, at which point I gave up on it but forgot to delete it, and 2 months later after finding it just pushed through it all in one sitting to see whether it was simply a slow start. Unfortunately, that was not the case - I had to force myself to focus instead of daydreaming around ep.13, and after finally finishing it I instantly deleted it and didn't watch any anime whatsoever for several weeks. The story wasn't anything special, symbolism doesn't interest me, the philosophical points were poorly handled alongside being infested with groid preaching, I don't hate Eva but I will definitely never watch it again nor recommend it to anyone. I've watched thousands of shows without dropping a single one (a matter of misplaced pride and stubbornness), yet this is definitely one of the 5-10 cases where I very nearly gave up on that streak.

Picture adequately explains how I felt after I spent several episodes half-daydreaming/half-microsleeping and then started paying full attention from ep.23 onwards


Opposite experience here. After watching Neon Genesis Evangelion, I haven't been able to enjoy any other anime because it all seems so vain and soulless. I was never into the philosophical/2deep4u part of EVA but I have to say, as a piece of art - it does its job perfectly. The purpose of art is to make you feel/envoke an emotion, and NGE has the most raw emotions I ever felt.

Whenever I want to watch anime I just watch NGE. Everything else pales in comparison. Its a masterpiece and a great pleb filter.


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>Its a masterpiece and a great pleb filter.

Which is exactly why they put it on Netflix, the patricians source of media.


>something popular gets put on Netflix
Oh wow stop the presses. Also Netflix does have some good anime. Mushishi for example.


you're right, good anime is only put on crunchyroll, not netflix!!!!


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lol @ EVA tards getting assblasted as fuck by this post


It probably does but the point is that it is in some way acceptable to the masses hence why it is on there, just because it is entry level does not mean it's bad but to say something on Netflix is a 'pleb filter' is ridiculous. You even say it your self in your miss quoting.

>something popular

Things that are popular are generally popular because they are acceptable to a wide audience.


Pretty sure the OP just watched the Netflix version. You're implying every one gets the same amount of meaning (they dont) out of watching something. Norpers who only begin watching NGE now think it's about robots in the same vein they think Star Wars is about lightsabers and super powers.


>You're implying every one gets the same amount of meaning (they dont) out of watching something.

I'm not actually, watching is watching. If people are watching something and enjoying it(it wouldn't be popular if most of the people watching it did not enjoy it) Then the meaning they get from it ha no effect at all in regards to being a 'pleb filter'.

>Star Wars

I thought we were on /jp/, this would explain things though.


The pleb filter of NGE is that it needs multiple viewings to be enjoyed properly. Norpers who go "WTF did I just watch???" are obviously not the intended audience. If you haven't noticed, anime retards can barely have any opinion besides "Rei best succubus" or "Asuka best succubus".


>The pleb filter of NGE is that it needs multiple viewings to be enjoyed properly.

How does that make it an 'pleb filter'? As I said, it doesn't actually matter why they enjoy it, the bottom line is that the masses do.


That's a non sequitur. Whether the masses enjoy it or not has nothing to do with OPs point or that he got pleb filtered.


It does though. He watched it and saw it for the pretentious much it is, most of the masses don't. I don't see how that makes him the pleb. If the majority of people watch something and like it then in no way can those who don't be considered plebs, they are the minority.




What makes NGE pretentious?


That can be said about any anime and not just NGE, so your point makes no sense.


Popular = bad only applies to something new or still not released. If its getting shilled hard it usually attracts normies who can't tell its being marketed towards them.

Evangelion only became popular a decade later after it's release because it was so ahead of its time and the anime industry was in decline.


The waifufags that this show has spawned are cancer.


All waifufags are cancer


Just watched it a 2nd time. I now truly understand what I was missing.


Are you OP?


no, I'm Benny.


thats not true in the slightest, NGE was always popular


Yeah nice bait you got forty something replies, can you fuck off now?


It's not even bait. The anime is just shit and overhyped. I felt the need to put it in its place. I was tired of normans crossjerking over this piece of crap. Your salt is just fueling my purpose.


>had to put it in it’s place
Yeah man, you really showed everyone and changed the minds of everyone who likes it.


can you let this thread die? it was stolen from 4chan OP is taking the piss


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I thoroughly enjoyed the entire anime up until the last, like, two episodes.

What the absolute fuck was that ending? Thanks for explaining absolutely NOTHING.


They ran out of money and just bullshitted it. Watch end of evangelion to get something a little more substantial, but it is just as weird.



The entire anime was a work of ART: not too fan-servicey, very plot driven. But then it hit the ending and it devolved into something lackluster. It concluded the emotional side but none of the sociopolitical side. What happens to Nerv? What was with the Spear of Vaginus?

>I understand now

>congrats bro


No I'm serious, the last two episodes of the tv anime are just narration and shots of people walking around tokyo because they had no more money.


what happens in the last 2 episodes is what goes on during a certain sequence in End of Eva, its a must watch


it's a highly overrated anime.


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Don't worry, I didn't like it either back in the day.
I think it was the first anime for many people in the west, basically what brought them into the fandom, so it's mostly their nostalgia speaking.


Not at all.

Op you must be a brainlet. Eva is a great psychological anime, It was one of the first anime I've ever watched and it still remains my favorite.


Watched the full anime and then End of Eva.

Still thoroughly confused, I had to supplement it with trips to the fan wiki.

agreed, it was fantastic. The ending left me feeling cheated, though.
I'm still glad I watched it, and I'd watch it again.


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niggers can't get evangelion


evangelion changed tv anime forever the same way yamato and gundam did before. I personally dislike it but there are plenty of reasons why the show is still remembered


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I think I won?


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>He doesn't get it
Don't ever watch serial experiments lain.
Better stick to Jojo's and shit.


To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand NGE. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head. There's also Shinji's nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they're not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike NGE truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn't appreciate, for instance, the humour in Shinji's existential catchphrase "Congratulations!" which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev's Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I'm smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Hideaki Anno's genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them.


Kinda surprised how well that copypasta works with NGE.



My God, it really does fit very well.


I dropped this show after a few episodes for the sole reason that I watch anime for escapism, and I hated the depressed/loser MC, and it didn't seem like it was getting better, animation was good though


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"What's wrong, not smart enough? Is this show too much for your little pea-brain to handle? Maybe you should go back to watching your baby shows."


eva is like the diametric opposite of escapism so if you're one of those weak types that like memes of the sponge toast cartoon and frogposting you're gonna have a bad time or the entire show just go above your head. it's primarily art and confronting problems in art. if you're too aspie for that then just stop complaining.


Funny because it seems to be the memes frogposters that like it most.


most of eva popularity revolves around waifu wars and "lul this is 2deep4u bait bait". where are you even seeing the frog shit in eva threads?


I still don’t get how people manage to waifu anyone from Eva. They’re all broken people except maybe Kaji and kaworu, but that’s gay. They’re not supposed to be attractive or loveable, that’s like half of the plot.


I like the idea of a broken "waifu". People who are rejected from society for being different will fantasize about being accepted by some equally broken people who'll understand and tolerate them while also needing your support to survive and vice versa. An anime succubus with a perfect personality is nice, but sometimes you want one extra level of realism without getting into actual reality and that's when characters with some depth to their personality come in. Cookie cutter personality archetypes can get bland anyway.

Asuka isn't a bad person! She just needs some love!


>being accepted by some equally broken people who'll understand and tolerate them
That's the thing. The only people who are capable of that are kaji and kaworu who are mostly functional in the first place. Maybe misato could. But asuka and rei have very real problems, and would not accept someone else who is also broken. I mean christ shinji barely makes any headway with either of them on just a platonic level.

Asuka may need some love, but she doesn't want any.


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


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.


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


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.


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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.


Rei scares me ;_;


Angel's egg:'85
Enough said.


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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.


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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.


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


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I only watch slice of life and magic succubus shows.


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


You utter fucking crab I hope you die


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


hell yeah


Shut up Trashuka


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.


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.


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


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


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


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>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.


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


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>Goblin Slayer
>Best of the 2010s


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


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

Can't wait for that winter depression!

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