Who, truly, is best girl?

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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Tue May 23, 2017 5:25 am

Well, welcome!

And to answer your question, this anime has a lot of varying opinions, and yours is no different. It's an anime that has a lot left to be interpreted. Some people love Rei and dislike Asuka, or vice-versa. And some people prefer the girls, but not Shinji.

it's ok to not have a side too, you're not forced to choose a side like some dumb teen movie about sparkling vampires and shit *cough, cough* Things in this show are too deep to simply take a side. It takes time to Form an opinion on this show with all the subtext it has to offer.

Unless the chat is about best girl or best boy... then things get interesting.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Tue May 23, 2017 6:20 am

I've always seen "taking a side" on this forum to be a playful (and almost humorous) break from the seriousness of the show itself. In all actuality, almost all "waifus" or "husbandos" candidates in Eva are pretty terrible. And the seemingly perfect ones are side-characters that don't get a lot of screen time anyway before reaching an inevitable bad situation. (AKA, Hikari, the Class Rep, is calm, quiet, composed, not socially awkward, not unreasonably demanding, not an alcoholic, and is rather supporting and kind to everyone around her. So the show side-lines her, nearly kills her love interest, and then has her watch in horror as the apocalypse happens.)

If you're taking a "side" on things here, especially with shipping or "waifus," then it's because you want to take a break from thinking about the show so seriously.

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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue May 23, 2017 10:55 am

View Original Posttrickorita wrote:My favorite moment was when Rei smiled, but 20 eps later I became indifferent towards her.
That's roughly what Anno did as well; his concept of her story was done at the end of episode 6, and she was just there in the background, if at all, until it was time for her to become an alien space goddess.

On the broader issue, the general inclination of the site has always been red (rather than white or blue), at least in terms of pairing Shinji up.

View Original PostFreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:In all actuality, almost all "waifus" or "husbandos" candidates in Eva are pretty terrible.
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Postby Kendrix » Wed May 24, 2017 5:12 pm

People (including myself: team blue 4 ever) obviously have personal taste & subjective circumstances regarding who they emphasize with more or whose appeal they like better but in the end you're not really supposed to "pick" or anything; The contrast between the girls represents a variety of dichotomous forces that act upon the human mind & pull it in different directions but are ultimately equally part of it.

There's no rule that one can't like both, they've both got plenty of interesting points to them.
It's funny to observe how there's even "regional tendencies"

Japanese Fandom : more Rei fans
USA Fandom : more Asuka fans
Spanish speaking countries: Lots of Rei love
Germany: Pretty 50/50 & less polarized; Rei has a slight edge fav character wise and Asuka has a slight edge shipping wise
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Postby Chuckman » Wed May 24, 2017 5:44 pm

All praises to Asuka, death to the false waifu!
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Wed May 24, 2017 5:59 pm

View Original PostChuckman wrote:All praises to Asuka, death to the false waifu!

Amen!

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Postby silvermoonlight » Thu May 25, 2017 5:25 am

In my view you should like who ever you want I mean I like Rei and Asuka just as much as each other but for very different reasons and I've never cared for shipping wars as I think you should like what ever pairings you want ^_^
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Postby DarkBluePhoenix » Thu May 25, 2017 2:45 pm

silvermoonlight wrote:In my view you should like who ever you want I mean I like Rei and Asuka just as much as each other but for very different reasons and I've never cared for shipping wars as I think you should like what ever pairings you want ^_^

Except Shinji/Rei, as incest is not best :emogendo:
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Postby robersora » Thu May 25, 2017 3:02 pm

Welcome aboard!

I don't think it's weird at all that you can't choose a side, because you didn't consider the one true best character in the series. Kaworu.

I think FreakyFilmFan4ever summed it up pretty nicely. It's fun to pick a side sometimes, but most people who are drawn to Eva to such an extend that they stay in the fandom appreciate it for the myriads of other things it's offering. Like great insight into broken human beings, great production value, and the refreshing feel of wearing the pretty dress of our most beloved Anime trash while actually being so much more.
I think it's very commendable that you tried to understand Rei, although you couldn't really empathize with her and learned to appreciate her in the process.

I think a huge part, why there's not too much stuff on Eva on Youtube is
- that there is a lot to say, but many people feel like everything has been said
- people are afraid of talking about it on their channel because talking about Eva tends to get very divisive
there's a lot of people who won't bother with "that pretentious show" or get mad for having "the wrong opinion on Eva".
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- Khara's strict copyright handle on footage from the show.
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Postby Chuckman » Thu May 25, 2017 4:10 pm

Khara pulled an absolutely amazing mashup of Ode to Joy and Slam Jam over copyrighted Eva Images and I'm still salty.
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Postby Joseki » Thu May 25, 2017 4:35 pm

View Original PostChuckman wrote:All praises to Asuka, death to the false waifu!


Asuka is QUEEN but I must admit that Mari gets better with every rewatch, especially in Q.
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Postby Chuckman » Thu May 25, 2017 4:45 pm

Marisuka 4 lyfe
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Postby Sachi » Thu May 25, 2017 6:40 pm

Why choose between Rei and Asuka when you can have both? It's Shinji you should be kicking to the curb. ReixAsuka 4 lyfe.
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Postby Reichu » Thu May 25, 2017 7:47 pm

Why choose between Rei and Asuka when you can be apathetic to them both?

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Postby xanderkh » Fri May 26, 2017 1:43 am

View Original PostSachi wrote:Why choose between Rei and Asuka when you can have both? It's Shinji you should be kicking to the curb. ReixAsuka 4 lyfe.


Why doesn't Shinji get any love? Why not ALL THREE?!?! ReixShinjixAsuka!

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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.
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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.
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Postby tism » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:53 pm

I truly am a Rei fan.

Physically I'm a sucker for the short hair and figure.

Personality wise I'll take meek over brash any day. I see Rei as a hard shell with soft insides. Asuka reminds me of the hedgehog. You'd get stabbed too often by Asuka before getting to the soft insides. I'd rather spend my time tapping at a shell until it cracks.

Finally, I'll always hope for a Rei/Ikari happily ever after though it will never come to pass. Girlfriend of Steel 2 notwithstanding. :tongue:

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Postby anti_pope » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:19 am

Thats a hard one for me because every girl/woman in Evangelion is in some way attractive.

Asuka is mean and acts like a dumb cow outside but she has a soft inside. When anyone give's her a bit of time and really shows her that she can open up and that you understand her, I think she can be a really nice girl. Also she is quite hot. And she is german. Country bonus because I'm german too :D

Rei seems to be a cold one with no emotions but she also shows that she can feel and she can show emotions. I think you also need time for her to open up. Also I like that she has Liliths soul in her. Well, come on. You date the mother of all humans and earth live in some way :D also here, she has a nice body. Maybe a smaller chestsize but still pretty ones.

Maya...well she falls out because she is lesbian. She has nice attributes but what do they matter when she isn't even attracted to me?

Ritsuko...what should I say? Surely she may be a pretty woman but I just don't feel attracted to her. Gonna miss on her also.

Misato. She is truly a hottie. She is funny, she is hot, she is good in the bed and we resemble us in many ways. I think we don't need to talk about her body. Brasize E and a nice shape. Her character, how I said she is funny and very nice and I like that. But she can be hard too what is good. Than her open mind about sexuality. Only thing I don't like is that she drinks so much. I'm not a alcohol fan and kissing a girl with alcohol halitosis is not that nice, especially beer. Also what would come up to be a problem that I'm also not the cleanest one with my Room and 2 messy people living together in one appartement? I see the trash-Towers.

Hikari. A very cute and nice girl. Softhearted but she can also be serious. I really like that. She is a good cook too and I love good food. But more I can't say because there is not that much information about her character.

Now my favorite, Mari. I just love Mari. Her body...god! Her character. I like it! She is a bit crazy, like me, and she enjoys stear the EVAs, I think I would enjoy it too. She's also the pilot of my favorit EVA, Unit 05, and she is sexually open minded how it looks like. I would love to press my face between those georgeus breasts!

Did I miss someone from the series or RoE? I hope not but when I did, I will add her.

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Kaworu. Well, I have to show a bit of my bisexual side but what mostly faszinate me about him is that he has the soul from Adam inside him and with that his contioness I believe. Think about it, you date the father of your biggest enemy in some way. Also his poetic side is what I like and his interest in human kind, the Lilin.

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Postby Asuka'sBigBrother » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:33 pm

:cringe:
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Have a good guilt trip folks.

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Rei is Shinji's mom and shipping is cancer, buh-bye ^_^
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