So did she really like him or was she just using him?
Was it really? I thought it was more of a crush or mere desire. She liked him for sure, but I don't know about downright love.
FLCL/Eva really lose their impact when you re-watch them past your teenage years after you've stopped caring about women and thinking that they were something special.
Anyone else feel the same?
Definitely using him at first, but I think she grew up to like him in a platonic sense by the very end after the confession. If he were a bit older there might have been something, but she still saw him as a kid.
Exactly. After having lost my virginity and having racked up 10 years of dating experience and several relationships with girls that turned out to be crazy borderline sluts 1 year into the relationship I realized that FLCL is pretty much just a warning about how crazy girls will fuck you over while you lose track of what's important.
When I rewatched FLCL I recognized the psychological depth of Mamimi and Ninamori instead of just self-inserting as Naota and lusting after space pirate twat.
Guess who my favorite Tenchi character was.
She was just using him but that doesn't mean she didn't like him. She seemed to like his company up until he got in her way inadvertently.
It's like that for a lot of people, you could have a friend you take advantage of harmlessly but are otherwise okay with. If they start dating the girl you like you'll want to shank them on sight.
Using him mostly, but towards the very last minute after he kissed her she actually saw him as a legit interest.
She offered him to come with her for a second because of that.
Yeah, she's great.
One of the few passable
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