Remove Pen^2 and use his opened up scenes to develop the side characters a bit more. Remove the long pauses (Aren't there 1 minute pauses in some places) and add more of an actual ending, even though I liked the TV series ending a bit.
Change the plugsuits so the lower part is detachable.
The manga already did. Thank you, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto.
But seriously, it's my favorite version of Evangelion. I like Sadamoto's vision of the story and characters, like depressed but snarky Shinji, Rei developed a stronger sense of her own humanity before dying, Asuka was funnier and a little bit more tragic while retaining her asshole personality, and most characters were developed better because Sadamoto had more time and budget than the original series in general.
Just my opinion though.
Honestly Pen^2 just confused me the first time I watched EVA. I figured it would evenfually do something or I was just not understanding something, but the only time I thought Pen^2 was worth having was the intro scene where best girl picks up a can to reveal a smaller can covering Shinji. The straw in Rebuild was hilarious too.
Weird and shameful sex scene of Misato and Shinji
this x 5
How about switch all genders?
This would kill the show
But she is
Agreed. I read the manga before I saw the actual series 10 (or 12?) years ago. It was "cool" to see the fights in motion but the story was more intense in the manga.
Rebuilds are not en par with the original story. But I wonder how we would think about them if they were the original story...
Turn it into a SoL with cute pilots doing cute things.
It needs to be an episodic SoL with each minute growing increasingly more traumatic than the last, every time. At the end of every episode, everyone but shinji is dead. The timeline resets every episode, except shinji and kaworu keep their memories.
Have it deal with the adults more. I love the kids, but Gendo is my favorite character.
>Make her 25% less bitchy
There, its perfect.
>Asuka in a wheelchair
But that's already a thing anon.
>Tfw you realize that if you were an Eva character you'd be Asuka ;_;
I'd rather have Kensuke or Toji but that would work too.
More dumb jokes, lusting after girls out of his league and punching? I'd like that.
He was included in the epilogue of the manga.
Give it more money. Not a huge budget, mind you, but bigger than what it got. Sometimes I didnt mind obvious cash saves, like "lets squish kaworu", since they brought emotion into it oddly enough. But then you have that single frame shot of an ashtray and glass of what I assume was burbon, with bubbles frozen within the drink, for an extended period of time while kaji and misato screw around on the bed and I became truly thankful for alcohol.
Why the fuck is Asuka's hair so long in that picture?