It was nice that they finally acknowledged that gay people are not the devil and their only salvation will be conversion therapy. (I exaggerate) I feel like in a show that frames heterosexuality as rebelling against a status quo this is still important to clarify (at least for me). I mean, yes. I get it. My reading is totally different from the intended reading. It's talking straight (kek) to Japanese Otaku and not some European Gay guy. Look at the following tweet.
Haha, lol. Go make families, it's great. Free yourselfs from the shackles that are the powers that be. Go outside
Incredibly reductive as it may be, I get it.
It doesn't make your philosophy less dangerous for non-conformatist people, though.
Anyways, if you ignore that this show is not only the thematic antithesis to Utena, and
conveys its themes inferior in every way, we are still left with highly entertaining drivel. Otaku bullshit par excellence. You gotta love it.
Mr. Tines wrote:
>(It won't fit.)
>(It's all the way in.)
Which was the best part. I've rewatched it like 10 times. It was hysterical.
For the first time, the clumsy directing actually enhanced the clumsy writing in a weird backwards way and produced stellar entertainment.
I haven't caught my breath laughing, and it already decides to recreate plot points of Evangelion, but so poorly it's almost comical.
Compare how impactful the storming of the JSDF in EoE was, to the storming of the "orphanage" in this Episode. It's laughable.
Then they put the red haired girl in Ritsuko's cell only somehow manage to kill all the atmosphere that shot oozed.
Don't quote the show you love if you can't improve on it, or can do anything original, damn it. Don't make it worse!
Also there was the sequence in which Zombies attacked 002.