History YMMV / NeonGenesisEvangelion

30th Sep '16 10:42:38 AM Darthrai
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Historically, Asuka has been a far more popular character than Rei among Western audiences, whereas the complete opposite is true in Japan -- even WordOfGod has commented on this. Of course, Rei is still quite popular in the US and Asuka popular in Japan as well, as evidenced by all the {{Fanservice}}-based merchandise for them in both areas.

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Historically, Asuka has been a far more popular character than Rei among Western audiences, whereas the complete opposite is true in Japan -- even WordOfGod has commented on this. Of course, Rei is still quite popular in the US and Asuka popular in Japan as well, as evidenced by all the {{Fanservice}}-based merchandise for them in both areas.areas.
** Speaking of Asuka, she's popular enough on this wiki to be the ImageSource for ''three'' tropes (FieryRedhead, JerkassWoobie and BrokenSmile).
29th Sep '16 8:11:42 PM Darthrai
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** Fellow BadassAdorable Asuka can come across as this, in spite of (or even ''because'' of) her archetypical {{tsundere}} tendencies. The -ANIMA- light novel sequel series plays up her "cute" side, by portraying her as cheerier and more mellow thanks to [[CharacterDevelopment her having gotten over her mental trauma]].

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** Fellow BadassAdorable Asuka can come across as this, in spite of (or even ''because'' of) her archetypical {{tsundere}} tendencies. The -ANIMA- light novel sequel series plays up her "cute" side, by portraying her as cheerier and more mellow thanks to [[CharacterDevelopment her having gotten over her mental trauma]].trauma]]; illustrations even portray her with more prominent GirlishPigtails, [[http://miotd.com/images/20080716.jpg giving her a more innocent look]].
29th Sep '16 8:10:57 PM Darthrai
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** Fellow BadassAdorable Asuka can come across as this, in spite of (or even ''because'' of) her archetypical {{tsundere}} tendencies. The -ANIMA- light novel sequel series plays up her "cute" side, by portraying her as cheerier and more mellow thanks to CharacterDevelopment.

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** Fellow BadassAdorable Asuka can come across as this, in spite of (or even ''because'' of) her archetypical {{tsundere}} tendencies. The -ANIMA- light novel sequel series plays up her "cute" side, by portraying her as cheerier and more mellow thanks to CharacterDevelopment.[[CharacterDevelopment her having gotten over her mental trauma]].
29th Sep '16 8:10:03 PM Darthrai
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** Fellow BadassAdorable Asuka can come across as this, in spite of (or even ''because'' of) her archetypical {{tsundere}} tendencies.

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** Fellow BadassAdorable Asuka can come across as this, in spite of (or even ''because'' of) her archetypical {{tsundere}} tendencies. The -ANIMA- light novel sequel series plays up her "cute" side, by portraying her as cheerier and more mellow thanks to CharacterDevelopment.
29th Sep '16 7:56:13 PM Darthrai
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The franchise is infamous for churning out [[TheMerch merchandise]] of Rei and Asuka in various gimmicky, sexualized outfits like clockwork.

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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The franchise is infamous for churning out [[TheMerch merchandise]] of Rei and Asuka [[MisaimedMarketing in various gimmicky, sexualized outfits outfits]] like clockwork.clockwork. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/astro-toy/2009-01-25/with-rob-bricken/evangelion-aerocat-ex An example]].
29th Sep '16 7:55:05 PM Darthrai
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** Some view Asuka's descent into depression as BadassDecay too, as she was previously established as an incredibly assertive and combative character.

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** Some view Asuka's descent into depression as BadassDecay too, too (albeit an {{invoked}} example), as she was previously established as an incredibly assertive and combative character.
29th Sep '16 7:54:14 PM Darthrai
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: The franchise is infamous for churning out [[TheMerch merchandise]] of Rei and Asuka in various gimmicky, sexualized outfits like clockwork.
29th Sep '16 7:34:48 PM Darthrai
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: According to WordOfGod, the target demographic for the series is adolescents. Many people -- not least among them Japanese parents -- have found this claim a bit hard to swallow.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: According to WordOfGod, the target demographic for the series is adolescents. Many people -- not least among them Japanese parents -- have found this claim a bit hard to swallow. Some people suggest that the show is similar to a {{seinen}} series in terms of graphic content, although ''Evangelion'' is far from unique in this regard - other teen-oriented {{shonen}} franchises such as ''Manga/DeathNote'' have similarly mature and dark content.
29th Sep '16 7:28:18 PM Darthrai
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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 some awkward translations for the sake of viewers unfamiliar with Japanese culture (such as "oni" being literally called "a Japanese devil" in the first episode), and almost all of the Japanese names are pronounced with an American accent; additionally, many characters have a slight [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Texan accent]] due to Creator/ADVFilms being located in Houston, and a few characters seem overacted. 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.

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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 some a few awkward translations for the sake of translation and pronunciation issues compared to modern anime. Because many viewers unfamiliar at the time were unacquainted with Japanese culture (such culture, some lines were translated awkwardly for easier understanding, such as "oni" being literally called "a "oni, a Japanese devil" in the first episode), and almost all of episode [[LogicBomb despite the Japanese names are pronounced with an American accent; additionally, show taking place in Japan]]. Additionally, many characters have a slight [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Texan accent]] due to Creator/ADVFilms being located in Houston, and a few characters seem overacted.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.heyday, especially with a more sophisticated Internet bringing easier access to the original Japanese versions of shows.
29th Sep '16 7:23:35 PM Darthrai
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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 some awkward translations for the sake of viewers unfamiliar with Japanese culture (such as "oni" being literally called "a Japanese devil" in the first episode), and almost all of the Japanese names are pronounced with an American accent; additionally, many characters have a slight [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Texan accent]] due to Creator/ADVFilms being located in Houston, and a few characters seem overacted. 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.

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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 some awkward translations for the sake of viewers unfamiliar with Japanese culture (such as "oni" being literally called "a Japanese devil" in the first episode), and almost all of the Japanese names are pronounced with an American accent; additionally, many characters have a slight [[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents Texan accent]] due to Creator/ADVFilms being located in Houston, and a few characters seem overacted. All of these problems would be addressed in later anime (including ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'') by ''Creator/Funimation'' 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.
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