Why do you like Eva?

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Postby Sectre01 » Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:28 pm

anatrok wrote:And the fan service, that important too.


Ah yes. Big plus there. :D

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Postby Soluzar » Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:44 am

Other people have posted similar reasons, but that does not, I think, invalidate mine: I like NGE because it speaks into my own personal struggles. Watching how the characters struggle with their own personal issues, can, to a degree, illuminate my own, and I was always a fan of psychological pontification, so I love the endings.
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Postby Carl Horn » Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:58 pm

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AchtungAffen wrote:Yep. I was born in the capital but lived most of my beautiful days in Temperley, south of the capital (passing that smelly river, some 20 kms south). Now I moved down to the capital, city of BSAS. What parts of the city have you been to?


Well, my hotel was on Av. Corrientes 3190, so I walked from there to the waterfront, and also to the cemetery at Recoleta. I also went to some parties at night in Recoleta, but I don't know where exactlly ^_^ I'm sorry I didn't see more of Buenos Aires, but I was there with my friend Patrick Macias in 2000 for the Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente to give a presentation at the Cosmos, "Japan Edge, imperdible encuentro con la historia secreta del animé" ^_^

I was impressed with the EVA H-doujinshi translated en Español you could buy in several stores on Corrientes. Porteño otaku are the best!


Wow! I wasn't much interested in anime in 2000, I knew there was Fantabaires and other anime-cons out there. Now they're kinda gone, after the 2001 problems, but t'seems they're coming back.

Corrientes 3190 is kinda far from the Recoleta cemetery. I'll have to look on the map to see what's actually there. You see, even though I've been living in the capital for more than 5 years, I really don't know much of it, only the actual center of the city, from my delivery boy days (I started working as delivery boy there when I was in high school). But Recoleta is a very nice place, the cemetery is like a little city, if you're long enough walking through it. Did you see Evita's mausoleum? My mates and I used to go there every spring day to play Indiana Jones entering tombs and stuff (until we got nabbed by the cops and made strip to search for dope). Gee, I have so much regrets by not being into anime before! BSAS used to be an anime city.

BTW: On Corrientes at 1200 or 1300 there's Camelot Comics, the best anime store in this country. It's a very small place, and even though most of the animated stuff they have is bootleg, they have some really really good shit. I once found there the limited version of 2015-the last year of Ryouji Kaji, and more.

Hope you had a good time here. BSAS can be pretty entertaining.


Recoleta is several km from the hotel, but we thought the best way to see a new city was on foot. For those of you who don't know, Recoleta is one of the world's most incredible cemeteries, right up there (or down there, as the case may be) with Pere Lachaise in Paris. Most American cemeteries have sort of a golf-course look to them. But Recoleta is a true city of the dead, lane after silent lane of ornate crypts, many containing several generations of a family. Far from being sealed, they often contain grates or windows where, if so inclined, you can look in upon the coffins. I wouldn't actually dare enter the tombs like AchtungAffen, but then I was a gaijin ;-). Also, far from being out in the suburbs like most American cemeteries, Recoleta is right in the middle of a city of 10 million people, with fashionable types all about. It's also full of strange, zombie-like stray kittens (one took about thirty seconds just to turn its head to look at me). I was frightened at the thought of what they might subsist on, until I heard there were old ladies who came to the cemetery to feed them. It's the kind of place you'd meet a boy named Kaworu Nagisa. That's not him, though--it's my friend and co-author Patrick Macias (check out his latest book CRUISING THE ANIME CITY: AN OTAKU GUIDE TO NEO-TOKYO): http://www.stonebridge.com/CRUISING_ANIMECITY/cruising_animecity.html

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Camelot Comics is where I bought a "Impresa en Argentina" EVA H-doujin. Actually, it was just a Japanese doujin (by the circle K2R, I believe) scanned and given translated dialogue. I'm not sure about the translation, but if Asuka didn't really say, "Jé, soy la más puta!" or grope Rei with a "A ver como tenés la chichi…Epa! Qué charquito que hay acá!" she should have. It was a trip to find in the store issues of PULP magazine that I'd actually worked on, all the way in another hemisphere. You can't see in this photo, but the doujin is in a bag slung over my right shoulder. Unfortunately my party's promise to provide subsidized EVA porn to all citizens is what caused the Argentina financial crisis of 2001. Now that the heat has died down, I hope to come back sometime ;-)

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Postby Henry Spencer » Sat May 05, 2012 6:46 pm

Interesting characters, a compelling story, awesomely animated fight scenes, and the fact that it was all done for the sake of being art. Not the collossal merchandise-whoring thing Gainax has turned it into; Art.

(Quick note: I'm not referring to Rebuild. I'm referring to all the genderflipped plushes and the H-Games and the rest of the merch irrelevant to the series.)
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Postby Fazmotron » Sat May 05, 2012 7:08 pm

Wow, this is the worst thread necro I've seen in a while....
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Postby Stryker » Sat May 05, 2012 7:10 pm

View Original PostFazmotron wrote:Wow, this is the worst thread necro I've seen in a while....


You beat me to it, man.
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Postby Henry Spencer » Sat May 05, 2012 9:21 pm

View Original PostFazmotron wrote:Wow, this is the worst thread necro I've seen in a while....


Sorry about that. It's just that this board promotes necroposting, and I came across a topic I wanted to post in. Yeah.
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Postby EvaUnit18 » Sat May 26, 2012 10:52 pm

i got into this show back in 99. the very first episode i saw was actually 25 and 26 of EoE. i was extremely confused since i never saw the original series at the time. but at the same time i was blown away by the art and the characters and action and such. since then i had fallen in love with the series and the characters and circumstances. it actually tought me how to think about my phsycology even[/b]

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Postby whiemeat » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:45 pm

of course we all love eva or we wouldn't be a part of this site but why do we like it?
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Postby Dream » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:58 am

I personally never had the impression everyone in EGF loved Eva.

On topic, if i had to say why i loved it so much, i think i wouldn't point out any one aspect in particular (the characters, the writing, the aesthetic, thematic, etc.) but to all of them and their hollistic value. Up to now (and with perhaps the exception of Utena) NGE has been the only anime i've seen were they got everything right. Or more accurately, every single one of the important aspects (even meta aspects, the story of GAINAX and Anno relating to eva has always been extremely fascinating to me) of a story were achieved with a "perfection" that i haven't seen in any other anime or work of fiction.
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Postby Madonna » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:00 am

I like Eva most of all because it's a very entertaining anime, sure I relate to several of the characters on a quite a deep level, and sure a lot of the existential questions it poses are important ones, but none of that would matter if the series was boring; and thankfully it isn't. The characters are all interesting, the plot, the symbolism etc all worked for me, every episode is watchable which contrasts to a lot of other anime I've seen (Cowboy Bepop for example is an amazing anime but there are certain episodes of it which almost bored me to tears, luckily the episodes that mattered were all brilliant).

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Postby Chuckman » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:26 am

I'm in it for the boobies.
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Postby Giji Shinka » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:17 pm

Because it's complex and emotional.

Plus, it has very interesting/unique characters and plot.

boobies.

And maybe this tooo. :3
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Postby CJD » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:27 pm

Because more than anything else I've ever experienced, more than any other game, book, movie, television show, or play, it makes me feel. All kinds of feels. Joy, sadness, anger, despair, love, hate, all of it I feel throughout Eva. Nothing I've ever encountered has come close to making me feel as much as Eva does.
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Postby TMBounty_Hunter » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:40 pm

View Original PostChuckman wrote:I'm in it for the boobies.

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Postby Katana » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:44 pm

View Original PostChuckman wrote:I'm in it for the boobies.
Wrong, Gurren Lagann is that way.
I wonder how Asuka's breats size increases in the bathroom scene while in that pic her breasts are nonexistent.

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Postby C.A.P. » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:31 pm

Because a lot a lessons can be learned both from within the show's messages and what happened to the studio who made it. If anyone paid attention on what it stood for, the production behind the scenes, and the characterizations, it stands as one of the few animated shows made for TV that's has earned its' right to be taken seriously.
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Postby Chuckman » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:33 pm

View Original PostKatana wrote:Wrong, Gurren Lagann is that way.
I wonder how Asuka's breats size increases in the bathroom scene while in that pic her breasts are nonexistent.


It works as a meta-reference to the television series, in which Asuka's bust size fluctuated wildly due to the quality of the animation, which can nevertheless be read as Asuka appearing more sexualized when seen from Shinji's point of view. Or to put it succinctly, they look bigger to him.

Edit: Also, after research, I have concluded that chicks doing that arm-over-their nips thing can easily make their boobies look bigger than they really are. Her pose there would make them appear smaller.
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Postby Gorbatschow » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:29 am

I like EVA because you can't pin it to one genre, you have great characters, an intelligent story, really exciting battles, a lot of stuff for interpretation and of course drama, lots of drama in it

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Postby Dataprime » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:00 am

Well, I like to think that Shinji's personal struggle with life is in many ways similar to my own.
The series has had a profound impact on my life.
The message the show gives to the viewer as to not run away from your problems when shit hits the fan is pretty powerful, at least to me it is...
Other than identifying with Shinji & most of the main cast, I think the action scenes are epic
The Asuka/Shinji relationship is pretty intriguing to me and can always make me laugh with their wacky
misunderstandings.

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