Because shonj is nearly unable to interact normally with other people, also Asuka seems to be the type of person who expects you to already know what she wants, even if she doesn't tell you.
>mfw Shinji never brought down the impenetrable walls of Jericho
>Has a date with a medical student
>Blows it off so she can
notreceive affection from some anti-social kid.
Asuka's existence is pure pandering. Pretty, popular girls with issues fuck Chads as much as possible
Because he's a social retard who has not idea how to comfort people, plus Asuka would hit him if he tried to hold her anyway
They just continually hurt each other with there social unawareness
>missing the entire point of Asuka's character
You mean fap-bait? I addressed that when I mentioned "pandering"
shinyi is a cuck god______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________.
By all means, explain to me what she contributes other than a tsundere-with-a-loser-fetish demeanor for wish-fulfillment, a tight little body in revealing clothing for fapping, and psychological torture porn, for further fapping.
As for your image, Rei is no better
>By all means, explain to me what she contributes
She is "the other", the only character that isn't a part of Shinji's psyche.
Rei is the anima, Misato is the surrogate-mother, Kaworu is the ego-ideal. Things like this tend to go over the heads of idiots like yourself
I always got the impression asuka only liked shinji because of the "we're in the same boat" effect. Like she's going to be able to open up to some random uninvolved fuck who doesn't understand the pressure of fighting to save the japan on a regular basis
Please, stop taking the George Lucas of anime so seriously. We're talking about a guy who randomly threw a bunch of Christianity symbolism into his show solely because it "looks cool." Just because he took Psychology 101 doesn't mean he knows how to properly apply these concepts to his characters.
NGE is popular for two reasons: impressive choreography and fappable girls. The writing was pure garbage, but pseudo-intellectuals like to pretend it had a deeper meaning to justify their obsession with masturbating to 14-year-old girls
Because Shinji is a fucking whiny-ass faggot with a limp dick.
>This psyche theory shit.
Shinji and Asuka are meant to be two people who have enough in common to want to understand each other, but don't, which leads to frustration and pain.
They both obviously like each other, but since neither of them can pick up on that and interact properly, shit goes south.
That's really fucking it.
>I know nothing about Gnosticism, the Mystery Schools or Psychology so I will pretend NGE had no deeper meaning
I thought Shinji was just scared and not really thinking and that was kind of a reflex because he was scared of Asuka after everything that happened.
It still seems like an odd place to end everything. 'Congratulations!' felt like proper closure, while EoE just sort of stops with dozens of things left hanging.
That's a valid point, as encountering crises with another person has been shown to increase attraction, but /r9k/ is full of guys who moan about "that childhood friend who cried in my arms when her parents got a divorce soon after my own did doesn't want to date me"
Congratulations takes place during the EoE Instrumentality, Shinji choking Asuka was his destructive impulses going out of control.
The thing is even if you come to the realization that you should love yourself, that doesn't mean that the real world changes. And that's why you have One More Final