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  1. Heinrich Agrippa
    June 23, 2019 @ 1:44 pm


  2. TheTrophyCrunchers
    June 23, 2019 @ 1:44 pm

    Watching more video on the ending is clearing thing up for me

  3. Jason South
    June 23, 2019 @ 1:45 pm


  4. Bowlcut Bandit
    June 23, 2019 @ 1:48 pm

    In the previews for one of the last two episodes there’s key animation from the end of evangelion which I take as evidence that they clearly had plans to at least include some of that stuff in the original ending. People oversimplify the reason for the last two episodes being the way they are by saying oh it’s just budget. Obviously money is a factor but it’s more that they had to scrap the original concepts for some episodes bc that infamous gas attack happened and it apparently was too similar to what they had planned. So basically they had to just come up with a quick way to sum up the themes and just go "instrumentality is a thing now but Shinji rejects it and has found his place in the world".

    Now I can understand being upset about the original episodes 25+26 if you were one of the people who watched Eva as it aired, but looking back on it with a current perspective? I think we should be happy that the ending turned out the way it did bc we got arguably one of the greatest animated movies ever made in return lol. I think what makes it work is that End of Eva and episodes 25+26 don’t contradict each other. End of Eva is what’s happening in the real world and 25+26 are more what’s going on in people’s heads to look at it in a simple way, you can even tell where 25+26 fits into the movie timeline wise.

    Imo 25+26 are still worth watching for like historical value and imo it doesn’t really take away from the series considering End of Eva exists. I think when if you think about it this way then you’ll probably appreciate them more: episodes 1-24 + End of Eva is the story they WANTED to tell, episodes 25+26 is kind of a placeholder or you can just think of it as bonus content.

  5. Rous
    June 23, 2019 @ 1:52 pm

    Yeah that’s pretty much the reaction I expected lol. It’s unfortunate the poll insisted on watching this first because this ending gains so much value with the context of End of Evangelion. Basically the Human Instrumentality Project was supposed to combine the souls of all humans into one being and they’d exist in this state of bliss without all the pains and fears that come with being a human as an individual entity.
    Shinji eventually concludes that he will learn to love himself, and embrace being an individual as well as all the potential pain and suffering that comes with it. While the full length of 25 and 26 do drag on and get a bit tiring, the final few minutes of episode 26 really is the best place and the best note to end the series on. especially with the knowledge from EoE that Asuka too chose to reject instrumentality, and that there is hope that together they will be able to work out their issues and move forward as human beings can do

    p.s. one of my favourite little shots of the entire show was in ep 26 when they’re in that alternate dream version of the classroom and both Shinji and Toji are getting yelled at by their respective girls (Asuka and the class rep) and Shinji’s short friend with the glasses (named Kensuke Aida) just sits back peacefully with his back to the big window and the soft fluffy clouds floating by. Shinji and Toji were both forced to pilot the evas, and both had to deal with the headache of the girls, but Kensuke just got to chill, never got yelled at, never had to pilot an eva or get injured. He just casually cruised through in the background while we were watching everyone else have to deal with crazy shit throughout the show

  6. TetsuoTheIronPan
    June 23, 2019 @ 1:55 pm

    It might be worth it to wait until tomorrow when Netflix puts End of Evangelion up to watch it.

  7. Hans-Werner Werners Hans
    June 23, 2019 @ 1:56 pm

    Yeah, finally stable Internet again! I can load websites!

    This is the reason why I recommend watching EoE first and the last 2 Episodes after that. If you know the conclusion to the plot you can appreciate the message and the thought process of the last 2 Episodes without going "When do they finish the story? I don’t think they have the time left to explain anything… Wait, that’s it? Really? That is the End?!"
    I had pretty much the exact same reaction you had when I first watched the Ending, without knowing about EoE. The only difference is that the themes, especially the discution about self-image and selfesteem hit way to close to home for me. Especially at the end of 25, when all the characters explain to Shinji that HE chose to isolate himself, that he chose to live in a world cut off from others out of fear from rejection. The philosophical stuff about freedome of choice and all the other concepts are very interesting, well thought out and nuanced, like Shinjis father giving him the restriction and thus allowing him to choose his own path withing these restrictions, but the emotional impact of Anno’s direct attack on Otaku culture left deep marks on many people.
    The last 2 Episodes are art. Not just any art, but art that managed to resonate with fucking teenagers and so many other people who would not usually be responsive to it. That is the reason why those 2 episodes are incredible important and highly controversial. Either it has a massive emotional impact on you, or you feel no connection to the subject, then you will be disapointed by the lack of entertainement.

    To me, the last two episodes were so heartwretching and at the same time hopefull and positive that I have to forgive them all their flaws. The subjective, emotional meaning these two episodes have to me mean so much more to me than the objective flaws, like the pointless lack of closure to the series.

    I don’t complain about the lack in animation for a reason, because I think all art is created by limitation. For a studio with no time left that had to create 2 episodes on the spot, the use of distorded old footage, of real photographs and the different styles in animations makes this as interesting to watch as they could, given the stuff that happens. There is not exactly a lot of Mech-battles to animate, and for what happens, they found a way to make it appealing.

    As a last point, usually this is also an eye-opener to many underlying or slightly hidden character traits, that would make a first time watcher re-evaluate most, if not all relations between characters from the start. But given the nature of a reaction video, we made sure that you catch all the important details from the start. A good example is the kiss scene between Asuka and Shinji. You didn’t really understood what was happening at the time, so I linked that one video. It wasn’t a spoiler, but it explained something that could have become an "Ohh… I get it now" moment in episode 24. The in depht look at the characters is not something that regular viewers do, so it is a lot more impactfull on them, but since almost everyone praises Eva for its great characters, viewers automaticly pay close attention to them, wich leads to many people not learning anything new from the last 2 episodes.
    (For a perfect example look up the reddit rewatch-thread. The biggest complaint that newcomers had about the last 2 episodes was that they already knew about all the psycological problems and mommy/daddy-issues from the analysis of the previous episodes. A large group of viewers lumped together dilligently examining every episode bit by bit, of course they already caught every detail. So they found it pointless to spend 2 episodes on it)

    Hopefully I can watch the EoE reaction tonight, I really want to see your reaction to… that scene. Any estimate on how long it will be? Sadly work tomorrow…

    Now you can proudly say you watched Eva, a real "must watch" for every anime fan


  8. Hector
    June 23, 2019 @ 1:59 pm


  9. 匿名 1
    June 23, 2019 @ 2:02 pm

  10. Kameron Shrum
    June 23, 2019 @ 2:17 pm

    I have to tell you, the end of Evangelion is a wild ride, but it’s one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Absolute perfection.

  11. Quinton Thomas
    June 23, 2019 @ 2:21 pm

    I’m just sitting here hours later waiting for End of Eva reaction like ???

  12. kuhpunkt
    June 23, 2019 @ 2:35 pm


  13. 69ooohhhyyyeeeaaa
    June 23, 2019 @ 2:38 pm

    There is actually 2 different spin offs mangas of Evangelion where it is set as a slice of life based on that little scene at the end.
    Angelic Days and the Shinji Ikari Raising Project

  14. Scientist Formerly Known as Kyoma
    June 23, 2019 @ 2:39 pm