History YMMV / NeonGenesisEvangelion

8th Jan '17 10:38:04 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* MoralEventHorizon: SEELE deliberately engineered Second Impact by tricking the Katsuragi into waking Adam in order to fulfil their plans. Or to put it differently: SEELE wilfully orchestrated a massive disaster that inflicted horror, chaos, and misery on a global scale for years and ended up causing a death-toll of in the ballpark of ''3 billion people'', ''while'' gambling the rest of Earth's population in a war against the Angels, who by the by had an InstantWinCondition on their side, just so they could have a shot at achieving godhood.

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* MoralEventHorizon: SEELE deliberately engineered Second Impact by tricking the Katsuragi Expedition into waking Adam in order to fulfil their plans. Or to put it differently: SEELE wilfully orchestrated a massive disaster that inflicted horror, chaos, and misery on a global scale for years and ended up causing a death-toll of in the ballpark of ''3 billion people'', ''while'' gambling the rest of Earth's population in a war against the Angels, who by the by had an InstantWinCondition on their side, just so they could have a shot at achieving godhood.
8th Jan '17 1:14:48 AM WickedIcon
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* AmericansHateTingle: While still respected for its creativity and originality, Evangelion has fallen into LoveItOrHateIt territory for many in the West, and isn't very popular with younger anime fans (unlike in Japan where it continues to be a hit with the [[UsefulNotes/ShonenDemographic Shonen]] demographic).
8th Jan '17 1:11:45 AM WickedIcon
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[[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation We could]] [[LoveItOrHateIt just say]] [[BrokenBase "everything"]] [[HypeBacklash and end]] [[FauxSymbolism the page]] [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory here]], but...
6th Jan '17 11:58:16 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: Straight from the Bible ([[AccidentalPun tee]] [[FauxSymbolism hee]]) of Freud, too!
** Shamshel is essentially a flying penis with tentacles.
** Ramiel's drill. 'Nuff said.
** Arael [[MindRape rapes Asuka's mind]].
** Armisael shifts from a halo-form into a single tentacle that tries to... "stab" Unit-00. And then there's all the sexual imagery and implications, both between the Angel psychologically contacting Rei in a similar -- but far less nightmarish -- way to Arael contacting Asuka, and attempting physical contact with Unit-00 in order to revive her sister angels...



** The manga goes ''extremely'' far in making all the FreudWasRight explicit when Shinji, trapped in the Eva, is "tempted" by a seductive apparition of [[spoiler:naked Yui, or rather Unit 01's Angelic side in her guise]]. Even for ''Evangelion'', that scene was seriously disturbing.

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** The manga goes ''extremely'' far in making all the FreudWasRight Freudian implications explicit when Shinji, trapped in the Eva, is "tempted" by a seductive apparition of [[spoiler:naked Yui, or rather Unit 01's Angelic side in her guise]]. Even for ''Evangelion'', that scene was seriously disturbing.
3rd Jan '17 4:28:47 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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* UnfortunateImplications: Asuka & Rei, two ''fourteen''-year-olds, are heavily sexualised - more so in the merchandise than in the actual show, but still. (This seems to be a thing with Creator/StudioGainax in general, given the creepy sexual content involving Naota and Eri in ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', who are ''twelve'', and Yoko in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', who is ''insanely'' sexualised despite being a fourteen-year-old as well.) [[/folder]]

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* UnfortunateImplications: Asuka & Rei, two ''fourteen''-year-olds, are heavily sexualised - more so in the merchandise than in the actual show, but still. (This seems to be a thing with Creator/StudioGainax in general, given the creepy sexual content involving Naota and Eri in ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', who are ''twelve'', and Yoko in ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', who is ''insanely'' sexualised despite being a fourteen-year-old as well.) [[/folder]]
24th Dec '16 11:59:24 AM YasminPerry
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* UnfortunateImplications: Asuka & Rei, two
''fourteen''-year-olds, are heavily sexualised - more so in the merchandise than in the actual show, but still. (This seems to be a thing with Creator/StudioGainax in general, given the creepy sexual content involving Naota and Eri in Anime/{{FLCL}}, who are ''twelve'', and Yoko in Anime/TengenToppaGurrrnLagann'', who is ''insanely'' sexualised despite being a fourteen-year-old as well.) [[/folder]]

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* UnfortunateImplications: Asuka & Rei, two
two ''fourteen''-year-olds, are heavily sexualised - more so in the merchandise than in the actual show, but still. (This seems to be a thing with Creator/StudioGainax in general, given the creepy sexual content involving Naota and Eri in Anime/{{FLCL}}, ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', who are ''twelve'', and Yoko in Anime/TengenToppaGurrrnLagann'', ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'', who is ''insanely'' sexualised despite being a fourteen-year-old as well.) [[/folder]]
24th Dec '16 11:58:08 AM YasminPerry
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* UnfortunateImplications: Asuka & Rei, two
''fourteen''-year-olds, are heavily sexualised - more so in the merchandise than in the actual show, but still. (This seems to be a thing with Creator/StudioGainax in general, given the creepy sexual content involving Naota and Eri in Anime/{{FLCL}}, who are ''twelve'', and Yoko in Anime/TengenToppaGurrrnLagann'', who is ''insanely'' sexualised despite being a fourteen-year-old as well.)
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17th Dec '16 8:15:29 PM Darthrai
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* SugarWiki/SuperlativeDubbing: Zig-zagged. While the English dub was highly praised when first released, it has become more divisive over time due to [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny the quality of anime dubs improving in general]], as well as controversy over Creator/AmandaWinnLee, one of the most prominent figures in the dub. Despite this, some people love the dub for its NarmCharm and for many of its cast members [[OneOfUs being fellow anime nerds]], most famously Creator/TiffanyGrant whose sheer geeky adoration of Asuka shows through in her depiction of the character as a histronic LargeHam.

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Zig-zagged. While the English dub was highly praised when first released, it has become more divisive over time due to [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny the quality of anime dubs improving in general]], as well as controversy over Creator/AmandaWinnLee, one of the most prominent figures in the dub. Despite this, some people love the dub for its NarmCharm and for many of its cast members [[OneOfUs being fellow anime nerds]], most famously Creator/TiffanyGrant whose sheer geeky adoration of Asuka shows through in her depiction of the character as a histronic LargeHam.LargeHam.
** One English dub voice that's consistently praised is that of [[TheChessmaster Gendo Ikari]] ([=Tristan MacAvery=]) in the first dub. [=MacAvery=] provides the character with a voice that's at once ''very'' menacing, ''very'' charismatic and ''very'' cool, and also nails the character's more emotional moments.
17th Dec '16 2:26:42 PM Darthrai
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* JustHereForGodzilla: Because Rei and Asuka are so [[BreakoutCharacter iconic]] in the anime sphere and well-known even to non-fans for being BadassAdorable archetype-definers, they in themselves help draw a lot of people to the series. For Asuka in particular, some fans only really pick up interest starting with her debut in Episode 8 (or for ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', the second movie). This happens a lot with fans of the various expies that they spawned, such as [[LightNovel/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]] and [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyoko Sakura]] respectively.

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Because Rei and Asuka are so [[BreakoutCharacter iconic]] in the anime sphere and well-known even to non-fans for being BadassAdorable archetype-definers, they in themselves help draw a lot of people to the series. For Asuka in particular, some fans only really pick up interest starting with her debut in Episode 8 (or for ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', the second movie). This happens a lot with fans of the various expies that they spawned, such as [[LightNovel/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]] and [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyoko Sakura]] respectively. This is one reason why Shinji is a BaseBreakingCharacter, since some people would rather follow the two girls than his constant, {{wangst}}y internal conflicts.
17th Dec '16 2:16:55 PM Darthrai
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* JustHereForGodzilla: Because Rei and Asuka are so [[BreakoutCharacter iconic]] in the anime sphere and well-known even to non-fans for being BadassAdorable archetype-definers, they in themselves help draw a lot of people to the series. For Asuka in particular, some fans only really pick up interest starting with her debut in Episode 8 (or for ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', the second movie).

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* JustHereForGodzilla: Because Rei and Asuka are so [[BreakoutCharacter iconic]] in the anime sphere and well-known even to non-fans for being BadassAdorable archetype-definers, they in themselves help draw a lot of people to the series. For Asuka in particular, some fans only really pick up interest starting with her debut in Episode 8 (or for ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'', the second movie). This happens a lot with fans of the various expies that they spawned, such as [[LightNovel/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya Yuki Nagato]] and [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Kyoko Sakura]] respectively.
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