Who, truly, is best girl?

This is a forum for casual discussion of Evangelion. Topics like "Asuka is hot!" or "Which Eva kicks the most ass?" belong here.

Moderator: Board Staff

pwhodges
A Lilin in Wonderland
A Lilin in Wonderland
User avatar
Age: 71
Posts: 9309
Joined: Nov 18, 2012
Location: Oxford, UK
Contact:

Re: Who, truly, is best girl?

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby pwhodges » Fri May 12, 2017 9:42 am

View Original PostJoseki wrote:Sakura was unbearable during the movie, how so many people could like her it's beyond my comprehension: she just pretends to be all smiles and cute but she's just faking it.

What's your basis for that assertion?
"Being human, having your health; that's what's important." (from: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi )
"As long as we're all living, and as long as we're all having fun, that should do it, right?" (from: The Eccentric Family )
Avatar: Kaworu starts to prepare Shinji for dual-piloting (details); Past avatars.
Afterwards... my post-Q Evangelion fanfic (discussion)

silvermoonlight
Matarael
Matarael
User avatar
Posts: 599
Joined: Jun 19, 2016
Location: UK
Gender: Female
Contact:

Re: Who, truly, is best girl?

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby silvermoonlight » Fri May 12, 2017 10:08 am

View Original PostJoseki wrote:Sakura was unbearable during the movie, how so many people could like her it's beyond my comprehension: she just pretends to be all smiles and cute but she's just faking it.


Each to his or her own but I would have said that more about Midori Kitakami and I only say this because she irritates the hell out of me when ever she's on screen and she basically that stereotype in anime that questions everything right at the wrong moment instead of getting things done. I can't stand her and she feels totality out of place in the Evangelion universe in my view she should be in one of the Gundam series or a magic girl series. No offence intended to anyone who likes her though.
Anywhere can be paradise as long as you have the will to live. After all, you are alive, so you will always have the chance to be happy.

My Eva fanfiction ff.net Fading In To The Stolen Light For download version please go to AO3

Joseki
Gaghiel
Gaghiel
User avatar
Age: 21
Posts: 396
Joined: Dec 27, 2016
Location: Italy
Gender: Male

Re: Who, truly, is best girl?

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Joseki » Fri May 12, 2017 10:43 am

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:What's your basis for that assertion?


Her lines when Shinji asks them to remove the choker and when he's deceived by Rei Q/Mark 9. To me she never tried to understand how Shinji was feeling in those moments and she was friendly only because of Toji's relationship with him, not because she has any real affection for him (they never met before).

View Original Postsilvermoonlight wrote:Each to his or her own but I would have said that more about Midori Kitakami and I only say this because she irritates the hell out of me when ever she's on screen and she basically that stereotype in anime that questions everything right at the wrong moment instead of getting things done. I can't stand her and she feels totality out of place in the Evangelion universe in my view she should be in one of the Gundam series or a magic girl series. No offence intended to anyone who likes her though.


At least she was honest in her behavior, she knew Shinji only as "impact-kun" and she had every right to be pissed off at him for suggesting to pilot Eva 01.
「希望は残っているよ。どんな時にもね」

29/07/2017

RadicalRandy
Adam
User avatar
Age: 20
Posts: 72
Joined: Jan 01, 2017
Gender: Male

Re: Who, truly, is best girl?

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby RadicalRandy » Fri May 12, 2017 12:12 pm

I, for one, quite enjoyed Sakura's television appearance.
"Thunder Cross Split Attack!" - Dire
"I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe." - Shmango Fett

https://www.fanfiction.net/~misterradical

FreakyFilmFan4ever
(In)Sufficient Director
(In)Sufficient Director
User avatar
Age: 30
Posts: 7454
Joined: Jun 09, 2009
Location: Playing amongst the stars
Gender: Male
Contact:

Re: Who, truly, is best girl?

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Fri May 12, 2017 4:34 pm

If we're judging "best girl" on the basis of who isn't "faking it," then we must only conclude that Mari and Rei are the Best Girls in any NGE continuity.

Unless we're discussing Sadamoto's Manga Mari. She's faking it. (Also, I am bemused at the claim of its seriousness towards that character.)

(Another also, Sakura's TV appearance?)

RadicalRandy
Adam
User avatar
Age: 20
Posts: 72
Joined: Jan 01, 2017
Gender: Male

Re: Who, truly, is best girl?

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby RadicalRandy » Fri May 12, 2017 4:41 pm

View Original PostFreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:(Another also, Sakura's TV appearance?)


A joke at Sakura's expense, as we never see her in NGE at all.
"Thunder Cross Split Attack!" - Dire
"I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe." - Shmango Fett

https://www.fanfiction.net/~misterradical

FreakyFilmFan4ever
(In)Sufficient Director
(In)Sufficient Director
User avatar
Age: 30
Posts: 7454
Joined: Jun 09, 2009
Location: Playing amongst the stars
Gender: Male
Contact:

Re: Who, truly, is best girl?

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Fri May 12, 2017 4:43 pm

Ah, I thought so.

RadicalRandy
Adam
User avatar
Age: 20
Posts: 72
Joined: Jan 01, 2017
Gender: Male

Re: Who, truly, is best girl?

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby RadicalRandy » Fri May 12, 2017 7:10 pm

Real talk though, I quite liked Sakura in the Rebuilds. I fully admit, the reasons are not entirely fleshed out other than she's simply not a dick to best boy when he re-awakens and it was neat to see an adult version of her, considering that (like I mentioned above) we never got to see her character before, barring 2.0 when she appeared briefly as a kid.

Oh, and she has a bomb-ass character design.

I also liked Maya in the OG series and Rebuilds (before she went to impact-puberty), again simply for reasons being her character design is neat and she carried a goddamn adorable little cat pillow around in NERV.

This is of course all by far secondary to real best girl Asuka.
"Thunder Cross Split Attack!" - Dire
"I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe." - Shmango Fett

https://www.fanfiction.net/~misterradical

hui43210
Lilin
Lilin
User avatar
Age: 27
Posts: 1010
Joined: Jan 05, 2012
Location: Ottawa, ON
Gender: Male

Re: Who, truly, is best girl?

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby hui43210 » Fri May 12, 2017 10:14 pm

View Original PostJoseki wrote:Sakura was unbearable during the movie, how so many people could like her it's beyond my comprehension: she just pretends to be all smiles and cute but she's just faking it.


Pfft, if anything that just makes me like her more, she's not cute, shes actually a badass!
Is the 3.0 spoiler policy gone?.... Cool, then I'm nominating myself as EvaGeeks 1# Sakura Suzuhara fan/nerd.

I mean, predictability is the central attraction and the narrative hook that we've all come to expect from the Evangelion franchise. How come Anno can't realize this? Twice? - FreakyFilmFan4ever

Kendrix
Defender of Puppy Boy
Defender of Puppy Boy
User avatar
Age: 23
Posts: 5011
Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Location: Germany
Gender: Female
Contact:

Re: Who, truly, is best girl?

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby Kendrix » Sun May 21, 2017 8:05 pm

^ Indeed. I mean, what else should she do, passive-agressively take it out on him the way everyone else does?
Her family died she can't turn off her feelings with a button but she tried to be nice despite that, which is actually kind of saintly or as close to that as a human gets, like, it's not like she was deceiving Shinji for some ulterior purpose.

That seems to be her personality generally given what we hear about her in ep 4 where she was apparently very understanding about being smashed in a mecha fight & even chewed out Touji for his actions.

Also yes the design is cute no wonder everyone went gaga with the fanart.
Make Clone Love Not Clone War

DarkBluePhoenix
Matarael
Matarael
User avatar
Age: 25
Posts: 598
Joined: Aug 01, 2016
Location: Opening a Wormhole
Gender: Male
Contact:

Re: Who, truly, is best girl?

  •      
  •      
  • Quote

Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:32 am

Bump because I saw this gif at three in the morning and fell asleep with my laptop on my legs, woke up and realized I never posted this...

Just replace the word "waifu" with Asuka or Rei (or any best girl candidate) and this is the general reaction on here.
Your waifu is shit [NSFW - Language]  SPOILER: Show
Image


Kendrix wrote:it's not like she was deceiving Shinji for some ulterior purpose.

I think you're right, she's actually the nicest to Shinji once he's plucked (or grown or whatever) from the Entry Plug. That and if she ever heard any of Toji's stories about him, maybe she thought she'd give Shinji a chance and show him some kindness because Toji thought so highly of Shinji.
Avatar - Heero Yuy, pilot of Wing Gundam Zero. If you want to read my NGE fanfic go to my profile here - DarkBluePhoenix on FanFiction.net or DarkBluePhoenix on AO3

Voted in college to be Most likely to Take Over the World, how to do that however, will require at least Four Evangelions. Thanks for the idea Misato-san!
"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." Said at the beginning of the nuclear age by J. Robert Oppenheimer.
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger." Words of Wisdom from German Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.


Return to “Evangelion Chit-Chat”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests