Hello! New here and wanted to get your guy's/in girl's take on something I'm curious about.
I'm fairly new to anime as a medium, around 3 years not sure how new I am, and this is my first time actually posting in an anime forum.
Mad men was wrapping up and was a friend's house and he put Toradora on felt compelled to find as many gems like this.
Last year I found out I needed to watch NGE to have an opinion on anime.
Since then, it's become my favorite anime the best cast in any visual medium.
Anyway, I've been told in the past certain Eva characters were polarizing, but I have no idea how real that is.
I was thinking of looking into a YT once I finish at least 200 series and free write scripts just so I don't get lazy.
I've compared Shinji to Hamlet to anybody in the arts, which may or may not mean much depending who see that, but that's pretty bold.
On top of that, I'm a pretty huge Asuka and I didn't get the appeal of Rei. My favorite moment was when Rei smiled, but 20 eps later I became indiffferent towards her. Even EoE I felt what was going on the was so visually entertaining you could replace Rei with anybody and nothing would change.
Yesterday I decided to challenge myself by writing about Rei.
That's actually how I stumbled on here, the translated Anno interviews were great. Some of the stuff he said felt like something Rei would say and wondered whether or not Anno felt like life and everything he's doing isn't worth it because he can die and just get replaced. Every character in NGE became incredibly human once you could emphasize with them, I personally feel that's why characters become polarizing in the first place.
Sorry I should end this quickly; too long already
I was curious as to whether or not this abnormal and/or frowned upon
The lack of NGE on YT is a little confusing but I'm not sure it's even realistic to think people low on a certain character take the time to get it a chance.
Thanks and sorry for the length