How did you first get into Evangelion?

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Postby mikarinuu » Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:48 pm

It was the day of my sister's graduation and i was alone in the house, just discovered about Evangelion and was crying about how good it looks and that i should watch it asap!! Miss those days! I remember crying about how good it matches my likes in anime haha
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Postby Alexander_the_Less » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:47 pm

It was just about a year ago now, maybe a little less, and two of my friends recommended it. They watched the show when it aired on Toonami, saying that it made an enormous impact on their lives.
Of course they sold me when they said it was full of kabbalist symbolism and other esoteric themes.
The show had just shown up on Netflix, and even though I had watched plenty of anime at that time, I was getting excited to dig into classics that were formative for the medium.
It didn't disappoint, as I had good friends to guide me through some of the Netflix translation hiccups, and I decided to watch the original two-episode ending and then watch End of Evangelion. All great stuff, now I find myself rewatching the show and recommending it to people. Even though I joined the club super late, I am glad to have been able to partake in the Eva experience.
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Postby Blockio » Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:38 pm

Alexander_the_Less wrote:Even though I joined the club super late, I am glad to have been able to partake in the Eva experience.

I wouldn't say "super late" is a really applicable concept for this show, much less one that should be any criteria of judgement. As long as people are enjoying it and finding revelations and/or peace with themselves over it, you're just in time for getting into the show.

That being said, welcome aboard!
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Postby Alexander_the_Less » Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:39 pm

View Original PostBlockio wrote:I wouldn't say "super late" is a really applicable concept for this show, much less one that should be any criteria of judgement. As long as people are enjoying it and finding revelations and/or peace with themselves over it, you're just in time for getting into the show.

That being said, welcome aboard!

Great points, both of them. I continually find myself coming back to the show when I'm grappling with myself and the world around me. I'm not sure if I'm able to put my finger on it yet, but everything about Eva feels like it is begging to tell me all of the most important things I need to hear.
And a hearty thank you for the welcome!
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Postby Ridley_Cristão » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:29 am

My cousin showed me the first 2 episodes and I thought that it was really cool, I barely imagined that it would be so amazing

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Postby construct09 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:42 am

Hi all, First post here

Remember seeing it air in Australia for the first time on SBS, must have been 1999 (according to this link)

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/1 ... stralia-tv

Been an EVA tragic ever since!

'End of' sealed the deal :bigeyes:


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