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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:56 am

@Tines and Urses Arctos I didn’t understand 14-year-olds’ hormones and sex drive when I was 14, and I understand it even less now. Who in God’s Name knows why Asuka and Shinji feel the feelings they do about each other.

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Postby kuribo-04 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:14 am

∆ Opposites attract each other and that sort of stuff.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:40 am

View Original PostUrsusArctos wrote:I actually wonder why Shinji would be interested in Asuka in the first place.
A good-looking and somewhat exotic girl around the house? Definite side-dish material; but with that abrasive personality, really no more.

Shinji and Rei aren't any better.
Episode 6 makes a better case for Shinji having interest in Rei than anything else does with anyone else. I'm still disappointed that that strand turned into a dead end or, at best, a deliberate twist on the "brash interloper only causes a temporary set-back" storyline, in the same way that other anime standards got subverted (e.g the walking in on a girl changing incident).
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Postby UrsusArctos » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:33 am

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:Episode 6 makes a better case for Shinji having interest in Rei than anything else does with anyone else. I'm still disappointed that that strand turned into a dead end or, at best, a deliberate twist on the "brash interloper only causes a temporary set-back" storyline, in the same way that other anime standards got subverted (e.g the walking in on a girl changing incident).


Episode 06 also shows a side of Rei that Shinji would be pretty uncomfortable with - her appalling living conditions and somewhat disconnected behavior, and Rei's proximity to Gendo. In light of her lack of character development afterwards, I don't think Shinji would get romantically interested in her. The initial subconscious connection with his mother and sympathy for his fellow Eva pilot aside, any romantic sparks that were kindled when Shinji got Rei to smile wouldn't have lasted, any more than with having the exotic but abrasive Asuka at Shinji's side.

Funny I actually typed that out...eleven years ago I shared your feelings about Episode 06 and was holding out for Shinji and Rei to get together romantically in some form, and then I started to favor Shinji and Asuka, and now I think that neither girl works romantically.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:43 am

View Original PostUrsusArctos wrote:now I think that neither girl works romantically.

That's kinda one of the pillars to the whole point of the show.

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Postby UrsusArctos » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 pm

View Original PostFreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:That's kinda one of the pillars to the whole point of the show.


Depends on how you interpret that. Eva is a work with more interpretations than you can shake a Spear of Longinus at, and you'd have to do a whole lot of shaking to keep them shippers off yer back!
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