>In episode 15, Asuka and Shinji kiss, but due to their personal traumas it goes awfully wrong. Asuka wanted to kiss Shinji but she did not want to look interested, in case of he rejected her, so she told she wanted to kiss him because she was bored. Shinji wanted to kiss her but he could not believe she was interested in him, so he initially resisted. They went forward with the kiss but Asuka held Shinji's nose the whole time to pretend it was not a big deal in case of he turned her down. And right because she was pretending it was not a big deal, Shini did not dare to do anything, and he remained motionless and unresponsing. And precisely because he remained motionless, Asuka thought he was turning her down and she ran off. Cue Shinji's self-esteem getting another blow and Asuka giving another step towards her mental breakdown.
gee, and I thought this was just a comic scene with Shinji turning green.
There is no happiness in EVA, unless you're a watermelon.
but to the point I think it was pretty clear that this had something to do with their relationship when Asuka broke down shortly after the kiss ended
Wasn't just because Asuka thought Kaji was having sex with Misato?
You know, Asuka is always trying to proof she's already an adult.
What? All of that is spelled out for you in 22
That's her trying to get a sign that she is valued.
And that is her being rejected twice.
I'm like 20 years late to the party
i hope you watched EoE
What? It's a perfect ending.
It's called the Hedgehog's dilemma, it's a running theme.
Out of all the depressing media in the world nothing makes me feel worse than their entire relationship
At least eoe gave them another chance r-right
yeah after Asuka was eaten alive by clones of shinji's gay love interest.
But yeah their relationship is very depressing considering their background that is pretty similiar.