Episode 21 reduced me to tears

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Episode 21 reduced me to tears

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Postby PanzerEVA » Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:06 pm

Never has an anime struck me so hard. I couldn't help but cry with Misato.

I'm 18 years old. That's something.

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Postby tomrule123 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:44 pm

... wait, this episode? To me... Nooo. No no no. If you're watching the series for the first time, that episode is nothing. That is NOTHING... compared to later on.

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Postby Monk Ed » Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:49 pm

I moved this to Chit-Chat from Discussion cuz it seemed like a chit-chatty kind of topic.
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Re: Episode 21 reduced me to tears

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Postby Shinoyami65 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:38 pm

View Original PostPanzerEVA wrote:Never has an anime struck me so hard. I couldn't help but cry with Misato.

I'm 18 years old. That's something.




You have only just struck the tip of the iceberg that is the Descent Arc. If episode 21 was enough to make you cry, the next 5 episodes+EoE will reduce you to a shivering wreck, believe me.
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Postby Katana » Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:44 am

Does having the age of pilots change something? I got screwed up several times, but I never cried.

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Postby Rena » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:09 am

View Original PostKatana wrote:Does having the age of pilots change something? I got screwed up several times, but I never cried.

I've never cried watching Evangelion either. EOE left me staring into my ceiling for an hour, but I never cried over it.

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Postby Katana » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:14 am

I couldn't possibly do that because it was midnight when I finshed watching EoE. And I took an entire month to recover from shock, though every time I rewatch it, I feel very odd.

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Postby PanzerEVA » Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:31 am

Yeah, watched 22 pretty much straight after. Whilst it was emotional enough imo, it still hurts to see Asuka beginning to go crazy. I don't now where I read it from, but I heard that She and Shinji began a relationship at some point.

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Postby Katana » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:05 am

Not exactly, not exactly. I'd suggest you to keep out from any spoiler, well, anyway I bet you won't understand it very well, don't wanna spoil you anything, I'm gonna stop now.

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Postby Monk Ed » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:10 am

I'm surprised someone would come to EvaGeeks having not even finished the series. Spoilers are expected to fly free around here. For example [REDACTED]
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Postby Katana » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:12 am

He's not the first one, but it's kinda odd, I came here about 2 months after having watched it and I need to watch 2.0 and 3.0 yet, sadly.

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Postby bobbyfischer's ghost » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:35 am

This forum must be like a minefield for you then. Not to mention Youtube and social media.
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Postby Shinoyami65 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:18 am

View Original PostPanzerEVA wrote:Yeah, watched 22 pretty much straight after. Whilst it was emotional enough imo, it still hurts to see Asuka beginning to go crazy. I don't now where I read it from, but I heard that She and Shinji began a relationship at some point.


You should probably watch the rest of the series before you get hit in the face with a spoiler.
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Postby PanzerEVA » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:20 am

View Original PostShinoyami65 wrote:You should probably watch the rest of the series before you get hit in the face with a spoiler.
I intend to. I'm not ashamed of my tears. I will happily turn my room into a resevoir to watch the rest.

Oh btw guys, what order shall I watch the movies in?

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Postby Katana » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:22 am

View Original PostPanzerEVA wrote:Oh btw guys, what order shall I watch the movies in?

Death and Rebirth only if you have time to spend or didn't understand the TV series at all, End of Evangelion (shows what happens really in Episde 25 and 26), then Rebuild.

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Postby Monk Ed » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:36 am

Death is a recap of the series, albeit with redone animation and some additions, although I think most if not all of the changes are also in the Director's Cut episodes (except for the potentially confusing framing device, of course). Strictly optional, in my opinion.

Rebirth is useless, consisting of no more than what is already contained in and expanded upon within End of Evangelion. Skip it entirely.

End of Evangelion is an alternative (and spectacular!) ending from episodes 25 and 26. Exactly how "alternative" is a subject of much debate. Some people say they are two different depictions of the same basic events, some people say they are completely different continuities that even have diametrically opposed endings, and there are all kinds of gradations in between. This is known as the "concurrency" debate. Anyway, it is generally recommended to watch EoE after episodes 25 and 26 (not necessarily right after) to get the full experience. It is the climax and denouement of the story that is the original Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Rebuild is a separate continuity altogether.
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Postby Guy Nacks » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:31 am

View Original PostMonk Ed wrote:Rebuild is a separate continuity altogether.


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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:53 pm

Watch it in whichever order you want, then make sense out of it in your own fashion. That's my best idea.

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Postby PanzerEVA » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:03 pm

Just finished EoE.


I really don't know what to make of it. I know someone said I'd probably be crying more, or become a shivering wreck... jeez, it's effing freaky :bigeyes:

Given the one trailer and several pictures of 3.0 (mainly Asuka's eyepatch) I've seen, I'd say that EoE doesn't seem to happen in the rebuild.

EDIT: I noticed these:
Petit Eva [email protected]
Neon Genesis Evangelion Abridged Series

^WTF?

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Postby Mr. Tines » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:14 pm

View Original PostPanzerEVA wrote:EDIT: I noticed these:
Petit Eva [email protected]
Neon Genesis Evangelion Abridged Series
Official and fan made respectively
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