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I'm 16 fucking episodes in to Neon Genesis Evangelion and NOTHING HAS FUCKING HAPPENED.
Isn't it meant to be a great psychological thriller? When does this transformation occur? I feel like I'm either a victim of the huge hype train this show has or I'm uncultured.
Pic related, its best girl.
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>>137422617
watch Rebuild or stomach it throught
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You're wasting your time. By episode 25-26, it all returns to nothing.
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If you have to open up the internet and ask www.4chan.org if you should continue watching a series, then that means you lack the ability to make decisions on your own. Seriously, what do you want us to do? Do you want us to stick our hands in your brain through the internet and tickle your neurons until they fire in the right way so that you enjoy the series?
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>>137422617
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>>137422692
No you salty cunt, I'm simply inquiring if I'm wasting my time watching this series because I started watching it for the thriller aspect. This aspect has yet to be shown and I want advice from seasoned weebs as to whether it gets better.
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>>137422617
>another pleb that can't appreciate Evangelion
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>>137422720
>Differing opinion to accepted consensus
>Must be bait
lol u dun gud
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>>137422617
I don't care if I'm that guy, this anime might be 2deep4u. Try to pay attention more, and rewatch it if you're still oblivious.
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>>137422617
Maybe you should try watching it again when you get into high school.
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>>137422617
What? It's a show where an autistic child gets in a giant robot and punches floating cubes.
There's also some philosophical undertones, but literally no part of it could ever be described as a "psychological thriller"
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>>137422815
All that's happened is some mecha fights and Shinji crying like a little girl. I don't know what I expected but this is definitely not it.
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>>137422833
>Look at me, I watch "deep" anime and pretend I'm mentally well-endowed
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>>137422617
>sn't it meant to be a great psychological thriller?
No. The author tried to show otakus that it's bad to be a shut in autist (like himself) but all he got is Japan waifufagging the girl he tried to portray the very unattractive.
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>>137422765
You literally cannot "waste" your time on Eva; it is simply just an event that happens to you.

Later, when you're done with the original series and EoE, you can make what you will of it and decide whether it leaves you bitter, unimpressed, amazed, puzzled, et cetera, et cetera.

It's one of those thing you're expected to watch if you're going to continue lurking here.

Also, Rei a boring, soulless realdoll fucking shit.
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>Nothing has happened

You're trolling or stupid.
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>>137422850
By episode 16, a lot has happened. A lot of what makes Eva are the character interactions, and psychology behind them. If you want "lOL trippy XDDD", then I think that happens around 18~, but I feel like you're going to be disappointed. What you've gotten so far is mostly what you're gonna get.
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>best girl
Well, there's your problem.
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>>137422617
>NOTHING
Are you going to let the anime open it's story to you or are you just going let your own perceptions of what you thought this was get in the way?
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>>137422617
>When does this transformation occur?
episode 22
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>>137422617
It's ok not to like something anon.
But yeah, by episode 16 you should be in. NGE is not for everyone, although it is my personal favorite anime, I realize it has flaws that some people cannot overlook.
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>>137422617

This is the entire series in a nutshell:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf7rntVimhw
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>>137422850
>All that's happened is some mecha fights and Shinji crying like a little girl

I bet you secretly like Fairy Tail
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wow I was 14 with a short attention span when I watched this and still enjoyed it all the way through
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>>137423292
NGE is probably the fourth serious anime I've watched. The previous ones have all been horror or horror-oriented so maybe I set myself up for failure by having such high expectations.
Meh. I'm off to watch ep 17, maybe that will change my tune.
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>>137422979
my nigga
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>16 episodes in
>nothing has happened
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>>137423379
Let me remind you, in this the characters have a method to their madness instead of;
>Lol I stab everyone XD I'm so crazy lawl
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>>137422997
Now that you say it, I recall thinking that there's some super strange shit between Commander Ikari and Rei. Its so subliminal I didn't even think anything of it until now.
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>>137423598
>Its so subliminal

You can't be serious.
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>>137423636
Subliminal is the wrong word. I thought the Rei/Ikari subplot was inconsequential due to the huge fucking robots fighting extraterrestrial demons that are in every episode.
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>>137423598
>137423598
>Its so subliminal
>It's so
>It's

HAHAHAHAHA
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>psychological thriller
I think you added on that second word yourself without hearing it from anyone else, it's psychological but not a thriller. If you didn't make incorrect assumptions maybe you'd enjoy it.
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>>137423732

You're a silly goose, then. It ties into her motivation as a pilot, which is a center point of the narrative. You thought it focused on Gendo and Rei's relationship in episode 5 for no reason?
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>>137423732
You gotta remember they have to sync with their Eva an an emotional level
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>>137423732
You're inconsequential.

Now go and enjoy your Eva versus Eva episode, bitch negro (spoilers).
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>>137423220
Holy shit how have I never heard this one before
> Would you like another dog?
> mfw
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>>137424050
It All Comes Tumbling Down, Tumbling Down, Tumbling Doooown
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I remember being a bit bored of it all up until episode 18. I was pretty young at the time though.
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>>137422617
he fell for it /a/
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>>137422617
If you cannot get what's going on EVA after the first 3 or so eps you should kill yourself.

You all can joke about how Eva is 2d4u, but if it got anything right is the pacing. By the first 6 eps they had established the pacing and world building and suddenly Asuka arrives and changes everything.
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>>137424201
Now he will never get closure!
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It's been already said, but you're wasting time. Evangelion may have been ground-breaking twenty odd years ago but it's nothing special. Watch Rebuild for HD waifus and move on.
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>>137424294
Changes everything into monster of the week for nearly the next cour
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>>137424351
The entire first half of the series is monster-of-the-week... which is fine, because that's how it establishes the setting, characters and relationships that will drive the remainder of the show.
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>>137424327
>Watch Rebuild for HD waifus and move on.
Literally the plebbiest thing I've read so far this year. I bet you're not even being ironic.
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>>137422617
I honestly don't remember Evangelion ever been touted as a psychological thriller. It's more of a discussion into psychology with pretty robots.
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>>137422617
it's babby's first anime for troubled individuals like themselves, also their first interaction with anime girls

>>137424327
basically this. it's DBZ tier
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>>137423379
But no serious horror anime has ever been made.
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>>137425161
Wow you must really know your anime!
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>>137425336
I know how weeaboos work and think

I was there in the 90s, that IRC dedication only matched WoW faggots in that they will cling to the first thing that changed their pathetic lives
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>>137425413
>changed their pathetic lives
>implying their lives were changed
>implying you're not just as bad as them
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>>137425261
Horror as in "blood and gore and terrified girls".
At this point I'm convinced that all anime is terrible and we should just nuke Japan.
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>>137425336
>Maya instead of Hikari
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>>137425785
>no u
okay
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>>137422617
Justnwatch from episode 16 And forwards. The rest is filler.
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>>137426073
The part that established every single character is unimportant in a show that is only important because of the characters?
You're a special kind of retard.
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>>137424442
It's a monster of the week that hides the true character development. Episode like the phone that never rang, or when the nuke powered mecha move the plot a lot but smoothly, you really need to take note of every single word and action everyone makes.

Sasuga Anno.
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>>137422617
Well I personally just finished the series the other day along with EoE. At first I blew it off as low budget and trying too hard to be 2 deep 4 me. However, I have gone back a few times to watch it again and again to see what everyone is talking about, and in all honesty there was a lot more to the show than at first glance. Yeah it seems boring right now but trust me when I say that those episodes are important to the overall message/story it is trying to convey.
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>>137426751
>>137422617
also your best girl is wrong
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>>137426751
>there was a lot more to the show than at first glance
>>137426834
>Actual Best Girl.jpg
This
guy
GETS
it.
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>>137427038
Who said I was a guy, if you were to look for my balls you would find shinji's......oh wait
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>>137422687
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>>137422979
Nothing wrong with soulless dolls.
But your pic related is best girl.
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>>137426834
>>137427038
literal slut
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EoE is by far the best of Eva. Don't feel bad if it seems shite to you; other than the imagery and visuals, there isn't that much to it, it's merely glorified as fuck.
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>>137422617
>NOTHING HAS FUCKING HAPPENED
>>137426751
>Yeah it seems boring right now

Do you people have literal ADHD or something? Do you have to have Michael Bay explosions and flashy visuals every few minutes to consider something entertaining? Can you not stand having to watch extended dialogue or character interactions?
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>>137422617
The first half of eva is a shitty monster of the weak comedy with a lot of fanservice light romcom elements.
Evafags are retarded for recommending this shit like the 2nd coming of jesus.
>BAKA BAKA BAKA
Dropped
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>137427509
(Nobody)
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>>137427861
There are battles nearly every episode at the start. The character interactions are garbage so who can blame him.
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>>137422617
Why is rei's porn so much better?
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>>137427861
>You don't like what I like therefore you are vapid
/a/utism at its best
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>>137428549
Jesus christ muh DIIIIICCKKKKK.
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>>137428549
Oh mama, what'd I give to have her as my valentine.
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>>137422617
Nobody here actually watched Evangelion, are you retarded?
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>>137428549
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I'm glad I watched Evangelion at the right time (in the 90s).

I got into it thinking it was just a cool post-apocalyptic sci-fi giant robot series with strange enemies and that's exactly what I got on the first half of the series.
A few fucked up moments left me wondering what the fuck was that, like when you see Eva-01's real head on episode 2, embryo Adam on episode 8, or "Adam" on episode 15, but I still didn't know what was to come, it was all a surprise.

I pity those who were spoiled from the beginning and probably already know about the tang and everything before even starting episode 1.
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>>137427861
I don't get it either, I'm an awfully impatient person and I managed to finish this without a problem, even found the first half of it really fun for whatever reason, making me want to finish the whole thing in one sitting.
Some people here really need to reconsider if they even like anime in the first place or they think their time is way too more valuable than it actually is
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>>137428549
Dick status:erect.
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>>137422617
Best drop it now. The endings will REALLY liss you off.
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>>137428549
Who's the artist?
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>>137432040
https://chan.sankakucomplex.com/?tags=ao_madou-shi
>shitkaku
Had higher number of results than danbooru or gelbooru.
>>137428549
Has something to do that she is one of the most asexual beings established in popular anime, if not all anime, and the contrast in sluttyness to her indifferent character of eschewing nearly all forms of human contact is alluring, especially when she's acting cold as she's doing the dirty deed.

For example: Mogudan (love him or loathe him) is a very talented artist at exploiting this. Rei is a sexy babe that cannot or will not act like a sexy babe. This is endearing on another level and all eromanga/CG artists adventures with her make her the epitome of a conquered pure maiden.

I think.
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>>137425859
Anon, that's how anime was created.
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>>137422617
You literally just reached the tipping point. Just shut up and keep watching.
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>>137427351
>Nothing wrong with soulless doll
>implying anything but Asuka is best girl

There's literally nothing right in your post. Jesus.
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>>137422617
How could you not find any thrill in Shinji and EVA-01 being stuck inside Leliel? Also EVA doesn't get psychologically surreal until THAT point in the show. You're literally about to see a major tonal shift. It'll happen at a gradual pace, but it'll happen. Keep watching OP.

Also, yes. Rei is best girl, but all the other Evanjellylions are great too.
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>>137434387
>girl
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>>137422617
From the start you can tell that there is something fundamentally wrong with the characters. The series just builds off of those flaws and their pain all the way to the end. Just keep watching.
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>>137422617
>pic related, it's best girl
Where? All I see is worst girl.
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>>137422617
The problem lies with the fact that Evangelion is so well known. You knew going in that it would eventually lead to psychological moments, so you've been waiting for that.

The reason it blew me out of the water was because I didn't expect any of that shit.
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>>137422617
leliel
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>>137434459
>>137434162
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>>137422617
>Evangelion is overrated
More news at 11.
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Sephirotic Batch wehen?
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>>137436096
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>>137428549
Areola need to be larger but 8/10 pretty good
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>>137436811
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>>137437392
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>>137422765
>uses word salty

I bet you are a hinata fagg, what a cunt.

I marathoned evangelion 2 days ago and now I am watching the new movies. I am more of a cinephile than an anime lover so I get extra points for seeing all the bergman, european art cinema and odissey 2001 in this stuff.

Look if you are enjoying it continue to watch it but if you arent then drop it.
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Not OP, but I just finished episode 21 and something is bothering me

I thought someone, probably Gendo shot and killed Naoko while she was choking Rei because of what sounds like a gunshot, but looking online they say she falls, what the fuck man
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>>137439340
Naoko was not interrupted by anyone else. Keep going.
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>>137439340
I always thought she killed herself
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>>137439340

She obviously jumped after the act.

Why is Ritsuko a better character than Asuka?
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>>137434325
>anything but asuka is best girl
Don't know what went on in your head that you came to this conclusion.
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>>137440154
>any character
>ever being better than Asuka

t. toiletfag
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>>137440154
Retard.
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>>137440244
She's perfect and doesn't look like a toilet.
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>>137440154
Ritsuko's great just because she knows what's going on all series and is self-aware of her mistakes in the face of it. She even ends up treating Rei like more of a person than Gendou does out of hating her.
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Evangelion left me with almost as many mental problems as Shinji. It wasn't a happy experience for me. It's definitely a mentally unstable anime.
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