|Binro the Heretic |
I thought for sure it would involve people sitting in a dark room and crying.
That was literally the rest of the episode if I'm remembering correctly.
|The Mothership |
Why yes, I do remember being goddamn angry and confused when I got to the end of this.
Oh i loved this scene. This show is woefully misunderstood.
|MacGyver Style Bomb |
Should include the hidden audio track where the voice actor goes on an in-character rant about what the hell just transpired.
Idiotic beyond belief. No wonder they had to remake this show.
IT..ITS NOT DUMB! IT'S JUST TOO BRILLIANT AND DEEP FOR YOU'RE STUPID BRAIN TO UNDERSTAND IT! BAKA GAIJIN!
I've never watched this but I have to admit that the first page of the youtube comments made me laugh.
This is the kind of show that's amazing when it's amazing, and utterly boring and banal the rest of the time.
End of Eva was pretty great though. I turn it off after he starts his introspective acid trip.
It is a show that pretty much requires you to be 15 when you watch it to appreciate it. I recently remembered this entire show existed and looked up the end (but not The End) and laughed for like five minutes.
If the Penguin squaking congratulations doesn't make you guffaw, well, we're on different wavelengths.
This scene didn't bother me at all. It says a lot about the fanbase that the ending is so hated but all the perving at 14 year old girls is aok.
HEY SHINJI, THANKS FOR TRYING
LET'S GO FOR A BURGER . . . .
HA! HA! HA! HA!
Someone mistranslated this, though it's an honest mistake. The Japanese word for "congratulations" sounds very similar to their word for "our budget ran out."
Honestly, though, the best thing that ever happened to this show was its budget running out. It forced them to turn it into a journey into Hideki Anno's horrible mental problems, because they simply did not have the money to do an actual robot show.
I liked this ending. The fucking penguin makes it beautiful.
This is nothing compared to the actual "End of Evangelion" ending, which promised a "true" ending and then just fucked with fans in a way I don't think any TV series has ever even remotely done.
To clarify that, for those who never watched this series, there was so much fallout from fans about the end to the show, Gainax made 2 more "finale" episodes as a response that literally were only made to totally fuck with the people who endlessly complained about the show. It's fucking brilliant.
Juice Eggs McKenna
Considering End of Evangelion was actually consistent with the plot established in the TV series (unlike the final TV eps) it makes sense to consider it the real ending. But the first movie is best forgotten because it turned out to be another exercise in running out of money and just slapping what you had in the can.
Then there's the still ongoing "tetraology" or whatever of redo movies, the third is to be released soon which is pretty much a retelling of the series in motion pictures with theatrical animation that look like clip shows complete with lots of slow pans and other TV-series style padding (and shoehorned in a new female pilot I guess to base more merchandise on, she has glasses after all)
Part of the reason I looked this up was because people were talking about the new movies.
I don't know if it's good or not, but I can tell you one thing: it's not a fuckin' clip show. The wikipedia explanation sounds completly fucking insane.
Juice Eggs McKenna
First two I could take or leave but the Evangelion 3.0 movie is a thing of immense beauty
"shoehorned a new pilot"
...you mean ADDED a canon character into the show that was missing the entire time?
Yeah, it's not a new character. I haven't even read the manga (or ANY MANGA, EVER) and I know this.
I seem to remember it ending with literally everybody on earth dying. And then the main character was still whining about something. I don't remember this at all.
That was from that fancy movie that hardly anyone in the US got to watch.
Here's what you remember.
Rodents of Unusual Size
Basically it's like if Lars Von Trier directed an animated movie.
It's so many levels of unbelievably stupid.
|Caminante Nocturno |
To look at the progression from Evangelion to FLCL to Gurren Lagann is to watch someone's gradual mental and emotional recovery.
From the youtube comments: the series [has, among other things,] an anti-escapist message. If you're spending way too much time with TV, anime, video games, manga, books, what have you, you're running away from reality.
A bit of escapism every now and then is a good thing. Relying on escapism to avoid [...] pain is not.
Every opinion you have on anime is utterly wrong.
I know it's your opinion, but it's still wrong.
It's for the best that you're never going to be smart enough to understand how little that means coming from someone like you.
Congrats, kid. Even though you caused the extinction of the human race and ruined the planet, you're all right.
Wait, that's what happened!? I thought the end was that Shinji reversed whatever apocalyptic fuckery was going on and he and Asuka just washed up on a beach somewhere.
Fuck this anxiety disorder of a show.
The other explanation is that people were reunited with their loved ones - anyone who became Tang could eventually return to human form if he or she willed it so. Shinji and Asuka were simply the first ones to do it.
im glad i never got to see this when i was young and into this show, goddamn vhs were 30 bucks a pop from suncoast- thats a lot of dough for a 15yrold working at a subway. i hated the stupid bullshit that is the back story, but giant robots fighting giant aliens will never get old. also the title theme was fun and catchy
Oh, to relive the VHS/ADV Films era... when all six episodes of "Golden Boy" were spread across six 30 minute VHS tapes that cost $ 30 apiece. When subtitled anime actually cost MORE than dubbed versions. When ADV plastered their front covers with tits and wrote blurbs on the backs that made every title in their catalog sound like you were buying hentai, including the Slayers movie...
I remember those days.
ADV and Geneon were great. All the companies I liked went out of business and the one I didn't care for survived.
And this is what happens when you run out of money before you run out of show.
Fuck, I remember this.
Out of curiosity, I once rented the entire Evangelion DVD set from Netflix. 3 discs out at a time. I watched every single episode, and I kept every little subplot, thread, and tidbit crammed in my head like some obsessive hoarder lived up there. I have never retained that much information about a show in my brain at once, and I haven't since. The point is, I had it all figured out. I was sure of it.
And then I got to the final episode, to this bullshit... LITERALLY NOTHING but a 22 minute Jack Canfield/Zig Zigler motivational speech, where characters out of the fucking blue randomly asked the viewer "Why are we always sad when it rains? Instead, we can choose to be happy when it rains!"
I believe my final thought was "WHAT THE FUCK!? I spent HOURS AND HOURS watching this for... that!?" And then I found there was a movie that had the actual ending.
And now I'm told that ending was horrible too.
If you think "end of evangelion" was horrible, just stop existing.
|Binro the Heretic |
Having read through the comments here, I'm very glad I gave up watching this when the angst started to outweigh the giant robot fights, which was pretty early on.
I guess I'm just burned out on deconstructions. "The Dark Knight Returns" and "Watchmen" blew my mind when I was a kid, but do we really need to pick every genre to pieces and show how ridiculous it would be if these things happened in real life?
Feel so sorry for you.
The last two "episodes" of the show can be 100% ignored in favor of watching the End of Evangelion movie.
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