The Analysis of Evangelion: a conscious approach [v1.9]
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Font: http://thenewkinetic.blogspot.com.br/2012/04/neon-genesis-evangelion-eventually_3288.html

At the first glance Neon Genesis Evangelion is a story about strange things that fight other strange things, and it doesn't make any sense at all. The second approach reveals that it's not so simple as it appears to be. But the truth is that there is a consistent, profound and beautiful story hidden beneath and scattered over the whole series. It could not be revealed easily because of extreme fragmentation and powerful emotional induction which blows your head off (although, the comprehension of the whole story may ignite a supernova in your heart). The only way to see the whole story is to watch NGE more than once (and probably more than twice or even more) connecting scattered facts with the ones you already have in your memory. But even in this case it's very hard to see all because there are a couple of places which very hard to understand by using the straightforward logic. Only the understanding of what exactly makes it's so hard to comprehend the story will help to discover all the truth, and I will try to show this below. Note that you might not want to read this if you don’t want to lose the mystery of Evangelion which actually makes it such an outstanding work.

I'll also try to interpret and reconstruct the core story (which actually is not only just a story but a world by itself) in this essay, specifying an information source (a character) and the episode number if possible. Why another interpretation? Simply because I haven't yet encountered an interpretation that completely resembles my own. It should not be treated as precise and it's also not all-embracing, but on the large scale this is probably the most precise interpretation ever made. It's focused on the discovery of the character motivations and the psychological value author has hidden between the lines, which are the topics I'm personally interested in.

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HOLY BATSHITFUCKMAN wall of text....

at least add a tl;dr I will read it this weekend after my exams. nice intro before the spoiler

however the fact still stands IT STILL IS a story about strange things...
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I found typos... rewrite it all NOW!

I think you (if you wrote all this, I'm assuming you did) have some errors with the characterization of some of the characters, like Asuka, Misato, Rei, Shinji, and Ritsuko I noticed. Some minor, some not. Though, I only skimmed through it. I also wouldn't mention anything regarding Rebuild of Evangelion because that should be viewed as an entirely separate thing from the original TV series (which makes up more main chunks of your 'approach' than anything else). I also think to help people better understand the story is to include the relationships between certain characters, such as Misato and Shinji or Asuka and Shinji or Misato and Asuka, or even a combination of all three - Asuka, Misato, and Shinji.
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I found typos... rewrite it all NOW!

Are you serious?
No, I did not write this text.
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mcgiorda wrote:


I found typos... rewrite it all NOW!

Are you serious?
No, I did not write this text.


No, I was joking
If you didn't write it, then whoever did should review their own analysis.
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From what you said and your profile picture, I'm assuming that you are a huge fan of this anime.
What do you say about making an review?
I'll certainly read it!
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mcgiorda wrote:

From what you said and your profile picture, I'm assuming that you are a huge fan of this anime.
What do you say about making an review?
I'll certainly read it!


I am a fan yes, I could write a review (I've given some of my thoughts on parts of Eva in other threads). I write my own stories so a full review isn't out of the realm of possibility I guess...
Posted 2/6/13
Evangelion is a metaphor for a mentally broken child jerking off to a comatose girl's body... other than that's what actually happened in the show. So it's like the coming of age for a kid with serious daddy issues.
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turborobo wrote:

Evangelion is a metaphor for a mentally broken child jerking off to a comatose girl's body... other than that's what actually happened in the show. So it's like the coming of age for a kid with serious daddy issues.


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It's literally been over a half a year, plus 2 months since this was last posted in. Feel free to recreate if you so desire. Closed due to inactivity.
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