Enjoyment 3 Since so many people have requested this over the years and as there's a new system in place I'm adding my review for this series which was originally posted on my blog here on MAL.
The one was written in response to the obtuse fans that were here at the time, and it will remain after the review as removing it completely would serve no purpose. Some would argue that there are numerous hidden messages in the show, while others argue that it simply plays up to a certain puerile idealogy of the world.
Whatever the case may be, NGE established itself as the hot topic in anime for well over a decade. The anime was directed by the famous Hideaki Anno, and is hailed by many fans as his masterpiece although there are numerous people who disagree with this point of view.
Animation The animation in NGE is actually very well done considering the time it was made and the fact that Gainax was running out of cash. The colour palette used for the show Neon genesis evangelion decidely bright in many ways, and at the time it contrasted well with the serious tone Neon genesis evangelion the story.
The characters were well designed for the most part, but the real breakthrough in terms of design were the EVA units and the Angels.
NGE pushed the boundaries of mecha design in anime to a new level, something which no other show of the time could achieve. Sound The sound in NGE is very good in general. The VAs in the japanese version are very good, and are able to deliver a greater depth of emotion than their american counterparts.
The effects used are also quite good but never really stood out as much, partly because of the overwhelming visuals, and partly because they were generally stock effects. The music is generally good throughout the show, with a mixture of classical and other styles scattered here and there.
One of the most memorable things about the music in NGE is the theme tune. Characters This is the area where NGE failed as an anime. Prior to making NGE, Hideaki Anno had suffered from depression for a while, and the characters in NGE were created in such a manner as to reflect his struggle against mental illness.
Each of the characters is flawed in different ways, something that was unusual in anime at the time. Unfortunately the show failed in this area because of one key factor - Ikari Shinji. In creating him, Anno and the rest of the production team lost focus on the other characters.
The issue I have is that the show focuses far too much on Shinji, almost to the extent where the other characters were simply plot devices for his devlopment, and not enough on the characters around him. The problem is that one can only stomach so much unjustified self pity which unfortunately most of it was in his casebefore wanting to slap some sense into the person in question.
As for the other characters, in particular Rei and Asuka, they did get a certain amount of development throughout the series. Unfortunately though, their characters, as well as the rest of the cast, were overshadowed by the mammoth amount of development given to Shinji.
Story I actually quite enjoyed the concept behind NGE, as it made a nice change of pace. I did, however, have some issues with the convenient deus ex machina of Unit 01, as well as a number of other "coincidences" that were scattered throughout the series.
What made the story seem to be original was the inclusion of psuedo-religious and psuedo-philosophical concepts, as well as the inclusion of "Fruedian" psychology. These formed core elements of the story, so what would have been a standard "save the earth" scenario became a dive into the psyche of the characters.
The basic plot is borrowed directly from Space Battleship Yamamoto, and the idea of "young" people protecting the earth was used by Anno himself in Top wo Nerae. Unfortunately the story breaks down in several places.
Anno tried to make a show that merged all perspectives into one single view, and while he managed to achieve this in some measure, he failed because he focused too much on Shinji, to the extent that no other options were ever considered.
NERV is a quasi militaristic outfit, and as such, would generally have backup options available to them. The convenient deus ex machina I mentioned earlier effectively removes all chance for anyone else to come to the fore - except for Shinji that is.
This would effectively mean that they would have at least some combat veterans or trained soldiers who could handle the EVA units. The use of teenagers as the leads in the show was simply so that it would appeal to the teenage audience.
Many fans believe that what is shown in NGE is taken directly from religious beliefs, in particular Kabbalism, Judaism and Christianity.
In truth, The religious symbology used in the show was only really used to give the series an edge over other "giant robot" anime i. Macross, Gundam, etcand all of the various interpretations since have been ascribed to it by the viewers rather than the creators something which is very well documented.
So, what you effectively have is the leader of a militaristic organisation who feels little for others, and a teenager with supposed mental instabilities.
Characters like Gendou have been "toned down" because their actions would have drawn too much attention to themselves, another convenient plot device. Enjoyment Neon Genesis Evangelion is a tough show to rate. While this may be true in some cases, the things that one can learn from the show are juvenile at best.
Many of the older fans of NGE have a tendency to view the show through the rose tinted lenses of nostalgia, and while this is not a bad thing, it inhibits the ability to view the show objectively.Neon Genesis Evangelion is one of the most debated animes in history.
Some would argue that there are numerous hidden messages in the show, while others argue that it simply plays up to a certain puerile idealogy of the world. Plot Summary: At the age of 14 Shinji Ikari is summoned by his father to the city of Neo Tokyo-3 after several years of separation.
There he unwillingly accepts the task of becoming the pilot of a.
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Evangelion After the decimation of the Second Impact, Tokyo-3 endures the onslaught of the deadly Angels. To combat this bizarre enemy, NERV constructs a .
An Evangelion (エヴァンゲリオン) is a giant human being of near-godlike power, created by NERV from samples of the First Angel, Adam (Although Eva might be an exception).
Evangelions were supposedly created to combat the Angel threat, although their most important function (and one of their greatest secrets) is to initiate Third.
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