I challenge you to find me a better teenage male protagonist /a/
protip: you can't
inb4 "b-b-b-b-but i can't self insert ;_; a bloo-boo-boo"
Why wouldn't you want to self-insert into a confident, intelligent, brave character?
Do people want to be pussies like shinji?
note: this isn't bait. nge is my favorite of all time and anno is the reason i decided to check out nadia.
He said teenage not old man age.
At least, at that time, Shinji was a fresh new type of MC. However I can't say the same for all the unbearable betafags shinji-wannabe MCs who are plaguing aime nowaday.
He's basically Amuro Ray but more worthless, more beta, and really never fully comes into his own.
Shinji was always intended to be the prototypical teenage mecha lead. He had to be, in order for nge to be a deconstruction
but he wasn't fresh, he was just a harem MC shoved into a shonen/3deep5you ""seinen""
Be a pussy, get the pussy
everyone who isn't a whiny, beta foureyes
Taichi is probably the best male protagonist ever.
Battler and Keiichi are also both pretty high up there.
teenage, not MADAO