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by Chrad
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Your first viewing of "End Of Evangelion??"
Replies: 220
Views: 46998

I think the generic elements of the show only add to the complete shock that is achieved through the conclusions. The show initially appears to be a strangely lyrical twist on mecha action anime that is also unusually attuned to the psychology of its characters. As it goes on it digs deeper and deep...
by Chrad
Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Depth of Shinji and Asuka's relationship
Replies: 471
Views: 56093

Thankyou both. ^_^
by Chrad
Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Depth of Shinji and Rei's relationship
Replies: 199
Views: 37951

I agree. To semi-repeat what I said in the S/A thread: the mother (and all of the infinite love and acceptance she can give Shinji) is preparation for the harshness of life. It cannot be used as a substitute for it, which is why Shinji must reject it. The Freudian Oedipus Complex idea is obv...
by Chrad
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: Depth of Shinji and Asuka's relationship
Replies: 471
Views: 56093

I believe Shinji and Asuka do in fact have a deep relationship which is of great importance narratively and thematically to the EoE, but I don't think it needs to end with the two 'finding happiness' together. I read the final scene and presentation of the Shinji/Asuka relationship there...

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