History YMMV / NeonGenesisEvangelion

15th Oct '17 9:27:34 PM LlamaAdventure
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** On the villainous side, the Angel Zeruel and Ramiel are incredibly popular to this day.

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** On the villainous side, the Angel Zeruel and Ramiel are incredibly popular to this day.day, the former being the first to actually physically breach NERV headquarters and being a full-on HeroKiller, and the second for its unique, utterly alien design (which only improved with the Rebuild movies.)
5th Oct '17 4:01:24 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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** The English dub. It was highly acclaimed at the time for being full of {{woolseyism}}s and adapting the original script very well. Additionally, most televised anime in the West was aimed at children at the time,[[note]]headlined by ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''Anime/DragonballZ'' and ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''[[/note]] which made the uncensored, adult-oriented ''Evangelion'' dub stand out more along with its brethren such as ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. However, it also suffered from a few awkward translation and pronunciation issues compared to modern anime. Because many viewers at the time were unacquainted with Japanese culture, some lines were translated awkwardly for easier understanding, such as "oni, a Japanese devil" in the first episode [[LogicBomb despite the show taking place in Japan]]. Additionally, many characters have a slight [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Texan accent]] due to Creator/ADVFilms being located in Houston, and almost all Japanese names are pronounced with an American accent as well (rather than attempting the Japanese pronunciation as modern anime dubs do). Finally, some characters, such as Ritsuko, can come across as overacted or underacted. All of these problems would be addressed in later anime (including ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'') by Creator/{{FUNimation}} and other dubbing companies, which also have the benefit of larger budgets for dubbing than during TheNineties. As a result, the ''Evangelion'' dub can feel slightly dated to some people, and is a more of a LoveItOrHateIt case than it was during the show's heyday, especially with a more sophisticated Internet bringing easier access to the original Japanese versions of shows.

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** The English dub. It was highly acclaimed at the time for being full of {{woolseyism}}s and adapting the original script very well. Additionally, most televised anime in the West was aimed at children at the time,[[note]]headlined by ''Franchise/SailorMoon'', ''Anime/DragonballZ'' and ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''[[/note]] which made the uncensored, adult-oriented ''Evangelion'' dub stand out more along with its brethren such as ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. However, it also suffered from a few awkward translation and pronunciation issues compared to modern anime. Because many viewers at the time were unacquainted with Japanese culture, some lines were translated awkwardly for easier understanding, such as "oni, a Japanese devil" in the first episode [[LogicBomb despite the show taking place in Japan]]. Additionally, many characters have a slight [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Texan accent]] due to Creator/ADVFilms being located in Houston, and almost all Japanese names are pronounced with an American accent as well (rather than attempting the Japanese pronunciation as modern anime dubs do). Finally, some characters, such as Ritsuko, can come across as overacted or underacted. And the voice acting when it comes to the extras are, well, a ''really'' mixed bag to put it politely. All of these problems would be addressed in later anime (including ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'') by Creator/{{FUNimation}} and other dubbing companies, which also have the benefit of larger budgets for dubbing than during TheNineties. As a result, the ''Evangelion'' dub can feel slightly dated to some people, and is a more of a LoveItOrHateIt case than it was during the show's heyday, especially with a more sophisticated Internet bringing easier access to the original Japanese versions of shows.
24th Sep '17 5:16:12 PM nombretomado
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* ComeForTheXStayForTheY: Come for the [[BreakoutCharacter iconic]] BadassAdorable girl characters, stay for the mecha action, character depth, and {{deconstruction}}. [[MisaimedFandom And watch Anno cry himself to sleep if Rei was your girl of choice.]]
12th Sep '17 2:44:02 PM Supreme-X15
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** Rei is fairly popular with the fandom. She even got her own game. See {{Moe}} and MisaimedFandom below for details.



*** The ''Ayanami Raising Project'' video games, where the player helps take care of Rei (and Asuka in some installments), are absolutely ''oozing'' with moe.



** The ''Ayanami Raising Project'' video games, where the player helps take care of Rei (and Asuka in some installments), are absolutely ''oozing'' with moe.



* ''Shinji'' gets a great deal of hate in the fandom for his perceived {{Wangst}} despite the fact that a '''tiny''' fraction of what he goes through ''has broken characters far, far more confident and assertive than himself'' both before and after his debut. So much so that some fans equate him with Hitler, despite the fact that Shinji had absolutely ''zero'' control over anything that happened in End Of Evangelion, until after he found himself swallowed up by the Rei+Lilith fusion, and by that point, everybody else had already been reduced to "Tang."

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* ** ''Shinji'' gets a great deal of hate in the fandom for his perceived {{Wangst}} despite the fact that a '''tiny''' fraction of what he goes through ''has broken characters far, far more confident and assertive than himself'' both before and after his debut. So much so that some fans equate him with Hitler, despite the fact that Shinji had absolutely ''zero'' control over anything that happened in End Of Evangelion, until after he found himself swallowed up by the Rei+Lilith fusion, and by that point, everybody else had already been reduced to "Tang."
23rd Jul '17 6:56:45 AM YasminPerry
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Well, more like they wasted a perfectly good character ''backstory'', but Aoba never gets his potentially angsty backstory ([[spoiler:given the way he got Tanged in ''EOE'']]) expanded upon, not even in the spin-offs.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Well, more like they wasted a perfectly good character ''backstory'', but Aoba never gets his potentially angsty backstory past ([[spoiler:given the way he got Tanged in ''EOE'']]) expanded upon, not even in the spin-offs.
23rd Jul '17 6:54:57 AM YasminPerry
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Well, more like they wasted a perfectly good character ''backstory'', but Aoba never gets his potentially angsty backstory ([[spoiler: given the way he got Tanged in ''EOE'']]) expanded upon, not even in the spin-offs.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Well, more like they wasted a perfectly good character ''backstory'', but Aoba never gets his potentially angsty backstory ([[spoiler: given ([[spoiler:given the way he got Tanged in ''EOE'']]) expanded upon, not even in the spin-offs.
23rd Jul '17 6:53:59 AM YasminPerry
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Well, more like they wasted a perfectly good character ''backstory'', but Aoba never gets his potentially angsty backstory ([[spoiler: given the way he got Tanged in ''EOE'']]) expanded upon, not even in the spin-offs.
10th Jul '17 5:54:25 AM jormis29
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** At the end of the DVDCommentary for ''The End of Evangelion'', Jason C. Lee and Taliesin Jaffe make a crack about the (un)likelihood of ''[[OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo Eva 2: Electric Boogaloo]]''. 10 years later, guess what one of the fastest-growing fan theories about ''Rebuild'' is...

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** At the end of the DVDCommentary for ''The End of Evangelion'', Jason C. Lee and Taliesin Jaffe Creator/TaliesinJaffe make a crack about the (un)likelihood of ''[[OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo Eva 2: Electric Boogaloo]]''. 10 years later, guess what one of the fastest-growing fan theories about ''Rebuild'' is...
15th Jun '17 3:32:23 PM MexicanGuy
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* UncannyValley: Anno wrote and designed Rei to serve as this. For the major part -- which is really an understatement -- it ''completely and utterly failed''. Even so, there are still people here and there who see her as creepy and inhumane.

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* UncannyValley: Anno wrote and designed Rei to serve as this. For the major part -- which is really an understatement -- it ''completely and utterly failed''. Even so, there are still people here and there who see her as creepy and inhumane. Even then, she does show emotions....
15th Jun '17 5:55:42 AM boatsnot
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* NeverLiveItDown: Like him or not, [[{{Squick}} Shinji masturbating over a comatose Asuka]] would leave a bad taste in anyone's mouth.
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