At 3/8/16 11:44 PM, Vinnyy wrote:
How is that series? I know it's a popular, classic series, but I have yet to see it, and I do know the main characters.
Literally the best. My favourite anime, TV show and movie (End of Eva) of all time (OF ALL TIME) all at once.
At 3/9/16 12:05 AM, Oolaph wrote:
It isn't the GREATEST JAPANESE ANIMATED WORK OF ALL TIME (that's SDF Macross of course}, but there's a very good reason for the dedicated fanbase it has.
incorrect but good attempt
A lot of people say that the show is incomplete due to budget constraints and that you need to watch End of Evangelion to get the "true ending", but I think the show's ending is very fitting and does a perfectly good job on its own. EOE is great, though.
As much as I like the show's ending EoE is just on another level and I'd have been left with such a strong impression without it.
I still haven't seen the remake/retelling/whatever films yet, they seem sort of unnecessary. idk maybe I'll give them a shot some day.
They're pretty much Evangelion for people who didn't "get" Evangelion, with more action, a more assertive Shinji who can go super saiyan and none of the train scenes. It gets a lot of praise from people who spout the usual "hurr shinji's a pussy why doesn't he just get in the robot and not have any problems and fuck every female he meets", because clearly the one thing Evangelion should have done is be more like every other anime ever made in the most forgettably contrived ways.
The first film is a fairly straight forward if inferior copy of the first six episodes. 2.22 breaks off in it's own direction and I think it's one of the greatest action movies I've seen, definitely if you limit it to animation and visually still the most impressive anime anything I've seen.
3.33 goes off the rails further and tries to pull another EoE, the whole film is basically one big curve ball and the opposite of the previous one. Theoretically it should appeal to an original Eva fan but at this point we're so far into this new series without any of the old substance backing it up, it just feels so empty and artificial to pull out the rug and act like it's all a ruse. Most character's actions here make little sense in the context of their old personalities and absolutely none within their new glossy rebuild personas.
It's not a bad film either but I consider it the only true misstep of the series. All it does is alienate the new fans in a very weak attempt to recapture the old ones. That's just imo as a massive fan of the old Eva though, I think they're all absolutely worth watching.
At 3/9/16 07:44 PM, LuckyLightTitan wrote:
cringiest anime ever?
You say that like it's a bad thing but Watamote's cringe was both intentional and what made the show so great. A lot of British comedies have the same type of humor - Peep Show, The Inbetweeners, the original Office. Awkward people in horribly awkward situations.