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How freudian was Evangelion? (8)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-06-11 19:27 ID:2yf82NmH

Or alternatively, "ITT we point out things that are".

It seems obvious that Anno did make heavy use of Freudian psychological ideas in Evangelion, but at the same time I have a really hard time reconciling the really heavy sexual ideas in psychoanalytic with Eva's pretty light fare. Granted, we have a couple of obviously sexual scenes in eva. But is it really reasonable to jump to the assumption that every part of the series is a sexual metaphor?

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2 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-06-14 04:33 ID:OtIQH6Xc

Oh my fucking hell I hate you for this so much I could have rewatched NGE a billion fucking times and been just fine not knowing this shit.

3 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-06-14 16:50 ID:2yf82NmH


If you saw the "anal" in "Psychoanalytical" you are anal retentive

4 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-06-17 17:42 ID:3zW2++G/

How Asuka's penis envy shows?

5 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-06-27 18:22 ID:2yf82NmH

In a word, Kaji. She wants to have sex with older men because they resemble her father

But honestly, this is just a guess and I'm not terribly sure here

6 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-06-28 13:40 ID:uVcsD6Hb

"Absolute Terror" is a Freudian term.

I personally view NGE as a fantasy story that happens to have science fictional trappings (giant robots, kaiju, etc.) and is covered in this sort of uneven mishmosh of Qabbalistic mysticism and Freudian psychoanalytical jargon. NGE's pseudoscience technobabble therefore has a distinct and recognizable quality that distinguishes it immediately from others.

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7 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-06-29 00:13 ID:cXHOzfWT

Wait, at what point was there some "inside a womb" moment? I don't remember that.

8 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2012-06-30 12:55 ID:2yf82NmH

I'm thinking of episode 16 here, the big black sphere that absorbs Shinji. Sequence resembles a womb to me


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