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  1. Arnold Rivas
    July 27, 2022 @ 4:04 pm

    Asuka Strikes! You know if you find the commentary between Allison Keith and Tiffany Grant, the original American voice actors from the 90s, you’ll have a laugh. They had a good time discussing this episode, and reminisce their time dubbing this show.

  2. Chríss M
    July 27, 2022 @ 4:16 pm

    I’ve always found it so weird that people called the last episode filler. It is obviously and cannot not possibly be filler. It’s filled with important plot points and character building.

  3. BlueIsSuperior
    July 27, 2022 @ 4:30 pm

    oooo they start dropping hints

  4. Hans-Werner Werners Hans
    July 27, 2022 @ 4:38 pm

    First, I wanted to say that it feels like you cut out a lot of you commentary at times. Of couse it is your decision wether or not to cut things out if you think they are not interesting but it seemed a bit much this time, we are all here because we genuinly want to see your reaction after all. Could be totally wrong on my part, to me it just felt like we could have a few more minutes of you sharing your thoughts about the episode. Maybe others could add their opinion in the comments.

    This episode is really a shinig example of visual storytelling. Asukas bodylanguage and the framing of the shots inside the cockpit tells you everything you need to know about her character and her relation to Shinji. At first, she sits confidently in the center of the frame, smug smile on her face, wide shoulders, 100% pure confidence. Shinji is sitting on the side, but the more the battle goes wrong, the more he pushes into the center of the frame, with Asuka literally trying to push him out of the frame again "Get out of the frame, this is MY SCENE!". But in the end, they both work together, sharing the screen 50/50.

    Asukas introduction is the beginning of the happy "Monster of the week" – arc. You can pay attention to Shinjis behavior here and in the following episodes, you can really see the positive influence she has on him, despite their constant fights. He really grows a backbone from now on, like you said. Mostly thanks to her constantly giving him shit unless he fights back.

    Also, this is the first time Shinji has real interest in a girl. He wanted to get to know Rei, but that was mainly because she was a pilot and lonely like him. When he saw Misatos underwear in Episode 2 or Rei in Episode 5 it was uncomfortable for him and it was an accident. This time he pretty much knew what she was doing and he took the risk and decided to look at her while changing.

    I also like the reversal of gender roles in Asuka and Shinji, with her beeing much more masculine in both her bodylanguage as well as her actions. But unlike modern movies trying to push their agenda (Looking at you Disneys Star Wars), in this case it makes sense and feels natural because of the really well developed backstory we see later.

  5. Huiza
    July 27, 2022 @ 4:39 pm

    Any chance of getting the raw full reaction to the later episodes once you get there? Episode 20 onwards / movie since they are really interesting to see reactions of others

  6. Jonathan Peres
    July 27, 2022 @ 4:47 pm

    Asuka is a very interesting and complex character. She can make you hate and cheer for her at the same time hahahah

  7. ___tomo
    July 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

    The underwater city is because the second impact melted most of the ice in antarctica which increased sea levels. Also Adam refers to the first angel.

  8. Celtic
    July 27, 2022 @ 5:02 pm

    That wasn’t a sword, there aren’t swords in evangelion. It’s a progressive knife, eva 01 was shown using it in episode 4 i think. All evas have it. Aside from that, GREAT reaction man!