Isn't Neon Genesis Evangelion supposed to be a "classic"? (30)

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.

>>3
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/

>>8
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

>>9
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

>>9
Here's an accurate image:
http://imgur.com/a/qIXBR

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

>>6
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

>>8
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

>>22
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

>>24
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

>>24
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

ok

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

we know

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

>>28
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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbRDNQhiW6s
RevolutionofEva Reupload- The Guns of Evangelion Parts 1-7

>Evangelion brought incredible realism into an unrealistic genre.
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