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How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Identify With Shinji And Asuka

This is a very personal and terrifying post to make. If you want something more research driven, and not depressing, I would recommend the posts I did on…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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Getting galaxy brained about the beginning and end of End Of Evangelion

Because what better way to analyze Neon Genesis Evangelion than in anachronistic order?

DeathBy1kSlimes

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Reader’s Corner: Demon Slayer, Nerdy Nurse, and Play It Cool, Guys

Date A Live, Vol. 1 Having enjoyed the Date A Live anime, I was curious to check out the source material, and the first volume didn’t disappoint. It’s…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Update Post I Swore I Would Never Make

Greetings, dear readers. I don’t like making update posts, but I had to break my rule against them to put this out there. The last week has been…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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Evangelion Manga Reading Vlog!

TODAY WE GET IN THE ROBOT Hey guys! With the theatrical release of Evangelion 3.0+1.0, I couldn’t think of a better time to bust out Yoshiyuki Sadamoto’s Evangelion…

Takuto's Anime Cafe

Hideaki Anno’s NHK Special

I was writing a different short piece when a TV Special on Hideaki Anno and the last few years in the production of the last Eva movie, which…

Alex

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The Ending of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time Explained

With its stream of consciousness storytelling, musings on the nature of interpersonal relationships, and a healthy helping of giant robots punching each other in the face, it’s understandable…

Biggest In Japan

Bye-bye, all of EVANGELION.

Since Neon Genesis Evangelion dropped back in 1995, a heft of the commentary around the series has been centered around the personal feelings of its key creative lead, Anno Hideaki,…

Analog Housou

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RahXephon does NOT equal Evangelion

I am writing this post in the hope of ending a needless and futile debate. I’m writing it knowing that I’m talking about the anime community, and unnecessary…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Doki Doki News: Demon Slayer to the U.S., Cowboy Bebop Wraps, and Nana’s a Mama!

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of March 14th through March 20th! Check out…

Beneath the Tangles

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11 Anime Series Where Everyone Is Just a Terrible Person

In general, when anime tells a story, it clearly defines a hero and a villain. The hero is all gallantry and kindness while the villain is malevolence and…

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Reader’s Corner: Silver Spoon, Solo Leveling, and the Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Solo Leveling, Vol. 1 (novel) The immensely popular webtoon, Solo Leveling, features a basic premise about a young man rising from the lowest of ranks of “hunting” to…

Beneath the Tangles

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Reminder: Re-watching A Series Is A Good Thing

I’m usually able to list the reasons as to why I liked or disliked it, my favourite parts of the show, my favourite character etc. Dialogue about the…

A Girl & Her Anime

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Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time Film Review

My review for the final Evangelion film, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon A Time, is now online over at Anime News Network.

Biggest In Japan

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Reader’s Corner: The Girl Without a Face, In the Land of Leadale, and Rascal Does Not Dream

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part 3, Vol. 4 The newest volume in Miya Kazuki’s Ascendance of a Bookworm series dropped yesterday, and there’s a lot to take in…

Beneath the Tangles

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Analyzing How Neon Genesis Evangelion Impacted Me

Well, Anno finally did it, the madman. At the time of writing, Rebuild 4.0, or 3.0+1.0, whichever you prefer, has just released. If you don’t know, Neon Genesis…

DeathBy1kSlimes

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100 Day Anime Challenge – Day 31

I usually ignore anime OP and always disregarded the endings. However, every once in a while a song will catch me unaware.

Otaku Orbit

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The End of Evangelion (1997) by Hideaki Anno

“The End of Evangelion” is not a standalone film, rather it is the conclusion to the “Neon Genesis Evangelion” anime series. Many fans were dissatisfied with the ending…

Japanese Film Reviews

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100 Day Anime Challenge – Day 30

They have credited Evangelion with “revolutionized the giant-robot genre “. The series was so successful that it has earned billions.

Otaku Orbit

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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995-1996)

In the year 2015, a group of teenagers are called upon to save the world from a predicted apocalypse known as Third Impact. “Evangelion” throws us straight into…

Japanese Film Reviews

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Gunbuster

Gunbuster is Gainax's first hit anime. In this review of the series, I discuss my favorite sci-fi concepts it uses.

DoubleSama

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Newman’s Nook: What’s in a Name?

I first watched Neon Genesis Evangelion as an 18 year old, new to the anime medium. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I was just enthralled by all the large-scale combat…

Beneath the Tangles

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A Kind Angel’s Thesis: Evangelion and the Apocalypse

“Young boy, like a cruel angel’s thesis, Live up to be a legend…” Neon Genesis Evangelion (which means “the Gospel of the New Beginning” in Greek) is a…

Beneath the Tangles

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In My View: Why Ideon doesn’t matter

For the last week or so I’ve had two discussions bouncing around in my head taking up space. One was this post over at Full Frontal Moe criticizing…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

Seasonal Selection – Ex-Arm Episode 4

Look, I get it. If you’re going to steal visual designs, Neon Genesis Evangelion is probably a good choice. It’s got some good designs. But if you’re going…

Harper Anime Reviews

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Seven things that remind me of my childhood

What is it about nostalgia that’s so popular? It seems like it’s always been a thing to look back fondly on certain aspects of the past. You can…

Everything is bad for you

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100 Day Anime Challenge–Day 18

My favorite supporting female character is Asuka Langley Soryu. She is the “Second Child” and the pilot of Unit 02.

Otaku Orbit

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Otaku Reader’s Corner: Komi Can’t Communicate, Love Me Love Me Not, and the Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon (Tonikawa), Vol. 3 Season one of Tonikawa may be complete, but Fly Me to the Moon, the manga on which its based, is continuing…

Beneath the Tangles

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100 Day Anime Challenge–Day 11

I once wrote about the “mecha” genre for the Artifice in an article called Mechas: Disassociation from Science Fiction.

Otaku Orbit

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Does Code Geass Survive The Test of Time?

In my last essay, Neon Genesis Evangelion Doesn’t Deserve To Be A Classic, I ended my tearing down of an anime monument by offering Code Geass as an…

The Otaku Exhibition

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Neon Genesis Evangelion – Episode 15

A still blue sky is pierced by the roar of helicopters as we enter Evangelion’s fifteenth episode. Evangelion loves contrasting the abrasive intrusion of military hardware and the…

Wrong Every Time

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Favorite AMVs of 2020 (#20-#11)

20. BALD!editor: Salt AMVanime: Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelionmusic: JPEGMAFIA – “BALD!” This isn’t a feelgood AMV, but it makes me laugh. And when I laugh, I…

Cutfilm Tovent

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Neon Genesis Evangelion Doesn’t Deserve To Be A Classic

This essay first began life as an entry to the series, A Lesson in Disappointment, where I take a dive into an anime I had high hopes for,…

The Otaku Exhibition

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The Postmodern Evolution of Evangelion: an Analysis

Evangelion is a mythologic and defining piece of media, for better or worse

Rogue Shogunate

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Favorite AMVs of 2020 (#40-#31)

40. This is (not) the greatest song in the world.editor: camhcomanime: Neon Genesis Evangelion, Neon Genesis Evangelion 1.0, Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0music: camhcom – “This is (not) the…

Cutfilm Tovent

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Don’t @ Me: Seven of My Anime Opinions: 9 days before Redo of Healer edition

Enjoy these peaceful days, cause shit is gonna get real. Welcome back to Don’t @ Me, the place, like girls who put ribbons around their boobs to make…

Shallow Dives in Anime

328 – New Chapter Check-in 6 – One Piece

Darfox and dakazu are here to kickoff 2021 with a New Chapter Check-in! dakazu talks about One Piece chapter 1000, Darfox praises Black Clover but feels lukewarm on…

Manga Machinations

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100 Day Anime Challenge – Day 2

Over the years, several new anime have entered my top ten anime. However, none have topped Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Otaku Orbit

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Evangelion Analysis︱The Dissociative Alter Theory

⚠️ WARNING! This is my personal interpretation. Nothing about this has been officially confirmed, there are just hints to what might be happening with certain characters! Also, there…

EggheadLuna

The Power of Two: Rei and Shinji

Okay, Neon Genesis Evangelion is too cool for words and everyone knows it. This is not news. One of the ways it’s cool is that it has multiple…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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Tales From The Hiki-Cave: The OVA Era

You might be familiar with the idea that otakudom was started by Mobile Suit Gundam, which wrapped up airing in 1980. Somewhat ironically for a subculture started by…

DeathBy1kSlimes

Misato Katsuragi lives an existential millennial nightmare

Evangelion takes place in the year 2015. Misato, 29 at the start of the anime, would have been born in 1986. With this knowledge, both American millennials and…

Anime Feminist

Anime Fingerprints: Anime Series That Had Lasting Influence on The Anime Industry

The arrow of time will always march forward. In that momentum, you see progress happen in both small and wide spheres. One such small sphere is anime, where…

Recommend Me Anime

15 Best Anime Reboots and Remakes That Improve on Older Series

Rebooting things is all the rage these days, isn’t it? It isn’t limited to movies and video games, even anime has gotten on the train. While some fault…

Recommend Me Anime

Brain Powerd is a ★★☆☆☆︱Yoshiyuki Tomino’s Response to Neon Genesis Evangelion was…

Brain Powerd: a psychedelic trip, wrapped inside of a sci-fi series, that is then packaged in a parcel that reads “What is the heck is even going on…

EggheadLuna

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Anima, Vol. 4

By Ikuto Yamashita. Released in Japan as “Shin Seiki Evangelion Anima” by Kadokawa Shoten, serialized in the magazine Dengeki Hobby. Released in North America by Seven Seas. Translated…

Manga Bookshelf

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Neon Genesis Evangelion

Evangelion is what made Mecha a great genre, filled with existential psychological enigmas and religious imagery. It is easily one of the most influential anime ever to have…

At a Glance Anime

Anime Review 166 Shinkansen Henkei Robo Shinkalion Movie Alfi-X

I love Shinkalion. It was one of a kind kid series that was different from your usual kid’s show. It had a well constructed plot that’s filled with…

TakamakiJoker Anime Reviews

Best First Episodes of Anime COMMENTOR EDITION | Glass Reflection

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Glass Reflection

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Evangelion Analysis | GITM Podcast Ep. 69: What Is The Future?

The fact that Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) is set in 2015 has always been peculiar to me, however I have refused to question how exactly it affects the…

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