How did you first get into Evangelion?

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Postby imprimatur13 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:16 am

robersora's right, yes, Madoka seems exactly like something you may enjoy. I certainly did.
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Postby ACGT-Samael » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:11 am

I'd heard a few mentions of the franchise growing up, and I think I saw a theatrical trailer for one of the films at a cinema once (but I have no idea which one because the memory is so hazy). I didn't get a sense of what the series was until I saw a review of it by (and please don't kill me) Jesuotaku, at any point I went "looks pretty cool".

I watched it for the first time in my fourth year of University, but I didn't really start to get into it until very recently, when I rewatched the series on my birthday less than two months ago. I only watched the Rebuild films about three weeks after that, the first two in one night and the third later in the week. My original plan was to wait for Final and watch all 4 together, but I decided against that because Japanese films can take a year to come out on DVD after they leave theatres.

As an aside, Evangelion was the first "mecha" show I watched that wasn't a Transformers series (which don't technically count because they're sentient characters and not piloted armor).

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Postby fnikhall » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:12 pm

I saw a trailer for 2.0 online at some point and thought it looked cool. Since it was a sequel I did some googling to see if I could find where I could watch the first movie. During my research I found out about the original series and so I watched that and EoE over the summer of that year. I thought it was really cool and watching the show led me to this site years ago. I only just created an account because I just got reinterested in the series after watching 3.33 at a friend of mine's apartment. But yeah, been a fan for probably 5 or 6 years now I guess

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Postby ACruelAngelsThesis » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:36 pm

View Original PostACruelAngelsThesis wrote:A friend of mine two months ago, told me he was watching Eva. I heard of it, I knew it was about robots or something. He then said I should watch it, so I was in marathoner mood and I watched 1-24 and EOE in 24 hours. My mind was fucking blown. I loved it. I loved everything about Eva, it slowly became my favourite anime series of all time, and I watched Rebuilds and loved 2.22. One of my favourite movies. Now I have 2.22, Volume 2 on DVD and volume 3 of the manga. Love Eva.


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Postby HARVEST » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:31 am

First heard about it mentioned in the bonus features of the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Blu-ray.
I don't have the Blu-ray but I did hear something about Evangelion from my Chinese bootleg DVD which had the Hideaki Anno commentary (unsubtitled, though).
Nausicaä is what got me into foreign/indie animated films and anime in the first place, and I was watching all the Ghibli films on other bootleg DVDs, so I decided to check out Evangelion.

I watched the Rebuilds first for some reason but I eventually got to watching the TV series and the movies and I absolutely loved it.

This happened around 2010, I actually started watching Evangelion in 2014, just one year before the actual events of the TV series, after seeing it mentioned numerous times in TV Tropes.
I torrented high quality DVD rips of the Platinum Edition TV series and Revival of Evangelion.
And I was the same age as the Children at the time I started watching Eva.
Plus, my birthday is actually two days before Kaworu's birthday and Second Impact.

I have been an Evangelion fan since 2014. And it's literally the first anime series which I watched from beginning to end.
And the only anime which I actually enjoyed up until that point were the Studio Ghibli films (and maybe some pre-Ghibli films too).

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Postby TBsq » Tue May 01, 2018 10:27 am

I think I'm the only one here who got introduced to Evangelion by Disordance Axis' last album The Inalienable Dreamless. This album totally changed my perception of music, I listened to metal but never got into really extreme music before listening to this. I discovered stuff I would never imagine after that. And then I read that this album was about Evangelion and the rest is history.

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Postby ZQFMGB » Thu May 31, 2018 4:20 am

I was introduced at Evangelion thanks to one of my youtubers who made a video about it. My thoughts went from "oh, yet another Power Rangers or Gundam thing" when he said it was a mecha anime to "WTF ?" when he started to talk about the whole psycho drama dimension, and finally to "I want to see this, it's awesome ! :w00t: " at the end. So I started to gather information about it, and now I have a Unit 00 figure on my desk and I'm starting to write a fanfiction. Yep, that escalated quickly.

PS : sorry for my probably mediocre english. Also, it's off-topic but is there another "welcome" thread than the locked ones ? The rules say I have to present myself there, but apparently the whole sub-forum was locked.

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Postby pwhodges » Thu May 31, 2018 4:26 am

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Postby ZQFMGB » Thu May 31, 2018 6:19 am

Oh thanks. I really suck at searching things.


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