Isn't Neon Genesis Evangelion supposed to be a "classic"? (53)

1 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-04-30 01:45 ID:UJM9js5O This thread was merged from the former /anime/ board. You can view the archive here.

I watched the first ten episodes, and it seems to be just a monster-of-the-day show with lots of fanservice. Am I missing something?

2 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-04-30 19:36 ID:hS2SnYa/

It's a good show, but so overrated that it can never live up to expectations. Stick with it and the "End of Evangelion" movie will provide a nice payoff at the end.

The endless new EVA redux cash grabs are another story altogether. Redux EVA is basically a cynical welfare program for Anno based on tarting up old girl EVA with Otaku fanservice like "glasses girls", and making her "turn tricks" in this new guise for pimp Anno.

3 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-05-03 16:21 ID:Lu50D2hx

It was an early anime to get mainstream success and exposure in the west which I think contributes a lot to it's reputation. It's also a pretty big mindfuck for 14 year olds.

Also Rei a shit.

4 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-05-15 01:44 ID:VJ7ycusJ

EVA is pretty good. Awesome animation & designs and kinda good story. imo tho

5 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-05-16 21:48 ID:9dJJWDMk

Pose this question on 4chan's /a/ then enjoy the fireworks

6 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-06-05 04:34 ID:Ag6N/MnI

>I watched the first ten episodes

It doesn't get really good until towards the end.

Fuck you.

7 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-08-25 11:53 ID:+xcDpUdr

8 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-09-01 07:42 ID:TdabYQnl

Evangelion picks up around episode 14.

Rebuild of Evangelion never picks up though, it's really bad. Don't watch Rebuild.

9 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-09-01 08:19 ID:7L6nx0E/

That's a bloody long time for a show to get good, especially for my 3 episode rule.

10 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-09-01 10:34 ID:TdabYQnl

Yeah, it does take a while and if you're watching the dub, it can be painful, but once it really picks up, it doesn't ever drop it again.

11 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-09-06 16:37 ID:wzMzH3eh

Here's an accurate image:

I like the early episodes though, but they're definitely less "action-packed" and intense than the later ones, and some people dislike that about them.

12 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-09-11 22:16 ID:0Vt6BSOZ

I just recently watched it myself. Although it did fail to meet my lofty expectations of it I still really enjoyed watching it. Certainly not the greatest anime ever made but it definitely still holds up.

13 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-09-15 09:54 ID:0XCSpT1+

I watched it somewhat recently. No other series is as hyped it seems to me. I enjoyed it a lot - my favorite scene was when Rei smiles. I didn't enjoy End of Evangelion or the Rebuilds as much though.

14 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-10-02 10:07 ID:6Ny98cKk

People say Eva starts slow and gets better, but my experience was the opposite. I thought it was really good when I first started watching. Then it slowly shit the bed. It's a pretty good show, overall tho.

15 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-10-12 03:14 ID:wzMzH3eh

Asuka is the cutest. Anyone who disagrees is wrong.

16 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-10-16 01:01 ID:Cgn+uPON

overrated shit

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19 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2016-11-21 19:34 ID:Heaven

Overrated as fuck, but it's still good, so it's worth watching regardless. Just avoid any discussions of it outside this place.

20 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2021-02-22 07:34 ID:taINHLck

Rebuilds a shit. Eva cultists an even bigger shit.

21 Name: Random Anime Otaku : 2021-02-22 19:55 ID:Heaven

Evangelion sux

22 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-01-17 13:09 ID:mdwj/4LT

I think the rebuilds kinda miss a lot of what made the original great, but like the original EoE, there's some very nice payoff for making it to the end. That makes it worthwhile overall but I think it will remain distinctly separate from the Eva canon for me.

Now, should I give the FLCL remake a go...?

23 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-01-18 05:11 ID:yHPv5YKb

Only if you fall into one of two categories:

  1. You liked FLCL to the point where you wanna see what else there is with it, quality be damned/for completion's sake.
  2. You have zero taste.

The sequels aren't bad; if it dropped Haruko completely and was it's own original property they would be a solid 5/10 but when you have to compare them to the original FLCL they legitimately have no right to exist when they just try and fail to do what the original already did perfectly, and utterly fail to follow it or build up on what the original did.

Yes, I'm still mad.

24 Name: shinji : 2022-02-20 04:43 ID:DF9dG6fY

do they ever explain my Askuka wears the eyepatch in any of the new eva films?

25 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-02-23 23:23 ID:hY7/yxTM

Seems related to events in EoE, otherwise who the fuck knows - I pretend all that redux shit doesn't exist.

26 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-04-02 00:55 ID:rRcT+XnQ

The scenes of devastation in the last rebuild look like blender physics demos. It was clearly made with the intent of pissing people off becuase of how objectively awful it is.
Blue girl will always be better.

27 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-04-05 08:49 ID:Heaven

Basically in End of Evangelion when Shinji had a huge wank while Asuka was in a coma he came in her eye and now she needs to wear an eyepatch.

28 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-05-12 18:38 ID:Heaven

>make furikuri 2 please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please


>wtf it isn't as good as original fuck you

we know

29 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-06-11 21:11 ID:yHPv5YKb

Anyone with a brain understood it didn't need a sequel. As usual retards and Americans ruin everything

30 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-06-15 01:48 ID:Heaven
RevolutionofEva Reupload- The Guns of Evangelion Parts 1-7

>Evangelion brought incredible realism into an unrealistic genre.

31 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-07-03 16:44 ID:iT2uzbcJ

no, i don't understand a damn thing in that anime, it's pure shit

32 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-07-04 04:33 ID:Heaven

>>31 is pure shit

33 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-07-22 03:33 ID:d+eAQjmL

It's a monster-of-the-day show until episode 14, then it completely changes the style of the show and becomes about depression and failing to live up to everyones expectations of you and loneliness and the inability to open up to other people because you're scared of being hurt.

Naturally, weebs and NEETs can relate heavily to it, and think it's the best thing ever. (As a 29 year old NEET virgin weeb myself, it's one of my favorite pieces of media, along with Welcome to the NHK.)

34 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-07-22 16:15 ID:yTpcde8t

Gunbuster is better than Eva. So is Diebuster, for that matter, though Tsurumaki directed that one instead of Anno.

Eva only gets so much praise because it's babby's first "mature" anime and one of the only mecha series (along with Gurren Lagann) that most normalfags will ever watch.

35 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-08-22 17:53 ID:g4HsQT/l

Its more about the characters than plot.

36 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-08-22 17:55 ID:g4HsQT/l

neither does anno.

37 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-08-30 13:41 ID:raE+QpD4

no, its garbage, you're not alone. Only degenerates liked that show, later on Gurren Lagann was made anyway, so its like this show's a shitty perverted degenerate version of Gurren Lagann that thinks arrogantly it's philosophical and smart and shit.

38 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2022-11-20 21:36 ID:h3uNM9JV

Yes, you are missing something, namely the other 17 episodes

39 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-07-29 17:53 ID:DJotNN55

40 Name: wow : 2023-08-02 06:09 ID:3LnYUhq9


41 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-08-06 14:14 ID:l3L8HDp0

Eva's interesting turn around episode 14 is because Anno personally broke around that time. He was living the otaku dream: he was actually getting to direct his own giant robot vs monster of the week show... but it didn't cure his depression. That's why the point of End of Eva is that you can't hide from your problems, nor blame everyone else for them either. You have to stop hiding away from society/your problems in your otaku cocoon and face the world. That's also why Rebuild ends the way it does. He had a similar breakdown during one of them, but it was working on Shin Godzilla that restored his resolve, so Rebuild literally ends by him finally putting Eva to rest; it no longer needs to be his emotional crutch anymore.

42 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-08-20 14:41 ID:BmyZTGKK

The one thing worse than regular blogposting is when a creator uses his work as an outlet for blogposting.

43 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-08-30 21:47 ID:VHDoEjRS

It wouldn't be so bad if Anno wasn't a total fucking asshole who hates his fans. Rebuild was literally a gigantic middle finger to the evangelion fanbase.

44 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-09-03 02:20 ID:l3L8HDp0

Imagine thinking that "It's okay to let go and move on" is hating your fanbase. Even the manga's ending was literally Shinji giving everyone the chance to just move on. Hell; Anno even threw the waifu fans a bone with Kensuke/Asuka.

45 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2023-09-24 07:34 ID:Jum4p33x

Rebuild is great, don't listen to those nerds.

46 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-01-29 01:22 ID:MczHfjgu

evangeleon is bullshit, gundam is better

47 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-01-29 22:47 ID:JrIKIjJD

gundam is bullshit, nadesico is better

48 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-01-30 21:19 ID:MczHfjgu

49 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-02-07 03:28 ID:jiJgOUD0

Nadesico is bullshit. Dominion Tank Police is better.

50 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-02-17 17:52 ID:AIMpLVlZ

Dominion Tank Police is good. Getter Robo is better

51 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-02-19 00:23 ID:0fvlJRrg

They are both bullshit. Space Battleship Yamato is better.

52 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-02-19 08:22 ID:JIBNj7a2

Nadesico isn't better than some of the better Gundam series but it sure is a lot better than Evangeshition.

53 Name: Anonymous Otaku : 2024-03-01 17:11 ID:IM8Sy7xp

Please all of you are wrong! LOTGH is anime's Evangellion. I wish Gundam died and it lived!

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