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ok so i wanted to get into eva, so i marathoned the main series plus i watched death (can't find rebirth anywhere) and the end of evangelion
what next?
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>>101720415

Well, Rebirth and End of Evangelion are the same thing. Death was just a recap that was shown before Rebirth, thus why there's a 15 or 30 minute pause after Death so people could take a break before Rebirth came on.

You're pretty much done with the series. If you want more Eva, watch the Rebuild movies for a retake on the Eva series. It's pretty damn good in the visual department, but the story gets a little banana at points, but still good. Not as good as the original though, at least to me. I haven't read the manga myself, but I've only heard good things about it.

Have fun.
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Well first off, congrats.

>what next?

Is your body ready?
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>>101720540
>recommending Re-Take
Might as well tell them to read Anima while you're at it.
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>>101720540
so the 1.0 2.0 etc movies are a visual upgrade and recap?
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>>101720653

Well, they're more like a retelling of the original story to be more theatrical, so the story matters a bit less in favor of looking amazing and it kind of works out. It's also a bit different at points. 1.0 is pretty much 1:1 though. 2.0 is where it strays away from the original story, and 3.0 is something else entirely.

Again, the movies don't live up to the original for me, but they're still pretty good.
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>>101720730
sounds awesome

so, main series, eoe, rebuild, then done? i don't like reading manga all that much
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>>101720653
Does this anon's pic >>101720564

look like a recap to you?

Shit goes down hard in the Eva movie. They're like pseudo-sequels, it's implied they take place after EoE, but it is never explicitly stated. Typical Evangelion DEEP lore bullshit etc.

Anyways, no it's not a recap. In 3.0, Shinji wakes up in the future, and they're like a 4th Impact. Yeah. Watch that shit.
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>>101720802
>all those grammar errors

I apologize, I'm high as fuck right now.
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Don't go any further. Do not watch the Rebuilds and taint what feelings you have for this series.
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>>101720653
1.0 and 2.0 are loose recaps. 3.0 just tosses everything out and brings in the gay pianos.
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>>101720415
You're done.
Rebuilds are worth watching,but they're way below the quality of the NGE+EoE.
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>>101720653
http://wiki.evageeks.org/Statements_by_Evangelion_Staff#Hideaki_Anno:_Celebrating_the_Revival_of_Gundam_as_Tale

Read this. You will be able to enjoy the movies better.

Basically at the end of Eva when Gainax was out of budget, they could either conclude the overarching story or resolve the character's (Shinji) issues. Anno chose character development. Rebuilds are story + tasteless fanservice.
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>>101720415

Next you try this.

>Start with Death and Rebirth, then watch the TV series backwards from episode 24 until you get to episode 12. Then watch 1, 4, 5, 9, 6, 2, 10, 3, 11, 7, and finally 8. Episodes 25 and 26 don't matter. After you finish the TV series, watch The End of Evangelion in reverse.
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>>101720780

Pretty much, yeah. I'd recommend going over to evageeks.org for any explanations on questions you might have for both the main series/movie and the Rebuild movies. They've got information from things like interviews and Japanese-only games that give a deeper look into certain things. The site also explains a lot of things that are pretty much only inferred to and would be hard to realize or come upon without very careful analysis.

Or you could take a look at this handy little info picture. Very useful and helped me understand the series a lot more.
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>>101720415
Next is to masturbate to all the evangelion doujins.
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>>101720851
Cut it out with that shit.

The Rebuilds are fantastic in their own respective way. Music, animation, the good ol' characters you know and love back in insane ass scenarios, etc.
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>>101720802
hot shit, i'll check it out
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>>101720415
Measure your expectations accordingly, and you've have a fine time watching the Rebuilds
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>>101720952
And gay piano scenes.
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>>101720929
what
>>101720941
thanks
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OP, please. Don't listen to the peeps telling you not to watch the 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 movies. Watch them, they're great. They're like bonus, glorified episodes. Think of them as, the last 4 episodes of NGE, and not as a separate series.
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>>101721134
Oh and 4.0 isn't out yet, so err...after that just wait like the rest of us.

4.0 is supposed to be the FINAL MOVIE EVER in the entire series....supposedly anyways.
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>>101721134
>they're great
No,they're not. But they're worth watching for god-tier animation(not including the shitty CGI) and artstyle. Everything other is sub-par.
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>>101721134
i'm going to watch them anyway
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>>101721463

What a trooper, good on you.
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>>101721516
:D
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>>101721584
Fuck off
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I've watched the anime and the new movies.
Should I watch end of evangelion?
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>>101721671
D:
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>>101721721
yes what the fuck are you waiting for
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>>101721584
>>101721729
Congratulations
You just spoonfed this faggot and now he'll come back for more.
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>>101721721
You fucked up gloriously.
Why didn't you watch it chronologically?
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>watched Eva a month ago
>still don't know what I saw
I must be dumb or something
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>>101721721
What is it like not knowing what the fuck is going on?
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>>101720415
next go to eva wiki and read everything there is there.
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>>101721917
thanks
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>>101720952
they are shadows of their former characters in NGE dude
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>>101721856

Not entirely. Several key parts of knowing what's going on are basically only even slightly mentioned and would take a bit of intent watching to really connect the dots by oneself. When you do know it and read up on all the stuff, it's a really cool rewatch, because you get to see it all come together and certain parts that were completely out of left field make a lot of sense. There are obviously still parts that will probably never really be understood though.
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>>101721951
yeah i know it sounds like a drag but it really is worth it. i spent several hours reading every major article and u get such a better understanding of the series, pretty amazing.
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>>101720415
>that episode
Why didn't they just let Rei and Shinji beat the twin angels?
They were already synchronized.
But,no...
>muh OTP must have their bonding session
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>>101722029
00 was still in testing & repair
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>>101722013
i usually do that for vidya when i beat them so it's no big deal


thanks for the info guys, goodnight
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>>101722029
>Shinji and Asuka
>OTP
Pick one.
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>>101722177
Shouldn't you be saying
>Shinji
>Asuka
Pick one?
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>>101722177
Shinji and his hand OTP
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>>101722246
Does it really matter how I say it?
>>101722378
I ship it.
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>>101722177
I'm not a shipfag but ShinjixAsuka was pushed hard by Anno.
I mean,Anno had them do shit together on purpose. Also,they lived together.
The kiss,Asuka laying "coincidentally" beside Shinji. The whole tsundere thing.
Come on.
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>>101722456
Well going back to your original post, you could just pick Shinji and Asuka.
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>>101722462
Also,episode 22,when we learn that she liked Shinji way more than it was actually shown.
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There is nothing left. You're done.
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>>101722462
It's really more complicated than just "she was totally into him the whole time."
>>101722495
I guess but that's kinda splitting hairs. They had a relationship, it just wasn't a particularly good one.
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>>101720941
>>101720780
>>101720730
>>101720653
>>101720540
>>101720415
I wish /a/ was always this cooperative.
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>>101722698
>It's really more complicated than just "she was totally into him the whole time."
It is,of course. But it wasn't that complicated in the beginning.
Anno only started to make Asuka into a mental wreck in the later episodes. It was all subtle until EP 13 and change of style came knockin'.
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>>101722871
Asuka was always a mental wreck, she was just good at keeping it under wraps and putting on a face for everyone. Stuff like that doesn't stay bottled up forever which is what we see when she starts to fall apart.
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>>101722997
>starts to fall apart

You mean comes tumbling down.
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>>101723016
Fall apart now, they'll be plenty of time for tumbling later.
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>>101722997
Yeah,that's what I meant by
>It was all subtle until EP 13
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>>101723126
I'm not really sure what you mean by subtle then. The character didn't change we just got insight into why she does what she does through her downward spiral.
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>>101720653
Less of a re do more of a change to the dead sea scrolls
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>>101720415
retake and rebuild
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>>101723219
Yeah,after recapitulating those episodes I think you're right.
She was trying to be with an older man,being a bitch to her colleagues who were seen as competition by her. Trying to be a dominant figure in everything in order to prove her self-worth.
But there were times when she was normal,too.
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If you're a perfectionist
>Episodes 1-26
>Death
>Rebirth
>Death(true)
>Death(true)²
>End of Evangelion
>Episodes 21', 22', 23', and 24'
>Evangelion 1.0
>Evangelion 1.01
>Evangelion 1.11
>Evangelion 2.0
>Evangelion 2.22
>Evangelion 3.0
>Evangelion 3.33
>Evangelion FINAL

But to sum it up
>Neon Genesis Evangelion (the 26 episode series)
>Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (recap movie + first third of the planned theatrical movie)
>The End of Evangelion (full theatrical movie)
>Renewal of Evangelion (finalized DVD version of the series)
>Rebuild of Evangelion (newer take on the series in the form of movies)
>There are three versions of Death (Death, Death(true), Death(true)²)
>Rebirth is the first third of End of Evangelion, but while it was still in production
>You can't find Death and Death(true), but Death(true)² is available, and Rebirth can be found if you look hard enough
>Episodes 21-24 got Director's Cut versions in Renewal using content from Death and Death(true)
>Evangelion 1.0/2.0/3.0 are the theater versions, so you won't find them properly online unless they're camrips
>Evangelion 1.11/2.22/3.33 are the home release versions
>Evangelion 1.10 was the initial home release for 1.0, but 1.11 fixed up some stuff
>Evangelion FINAL is basically 4.0, but it hasn't been released yet
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>>101723455
Asuka's normal is basically an act. It even gets directly stated during the mind rape scene in the director's cut that all her vying for attention and grandstanding isn't who she really is.
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>>101723515
Holy shit.
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>>101723677
yes but she being so mature and flawless is also an act. In the end she has the same problems Shinji has but reacts different
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>>101723849
she used it as fuel to propel her to her status, started falling apart when she started losing to shinji and what attempts at connecting with him didn't work and spiraled down from there
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>>101723849
Yeah, I assumed that's what you meant by normal. Her normal is when she slips, like when she's crying in her sleep for her mother next to Shinji or when she breaks down after she kisses him.
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>>101723707
Most people just do
>Episodes 1-20
>Episodes 21', 22', 23', and 24' (because they're the most common ones available)
>Episodes 25-26
>End of Evangelion
>1.11, 2.22, and 3.33
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>>101723932
that shot there is actually during ep 9, but yeah, those are the main moments when the mask totally falls off
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>tfw I watched Eva on the local tv when I was 7
>didn't understand shit, but battles were cool
>forgot about it entirely
>like ten years later I stumbled upon it on my own and rewatched it
How the fuck did I manage to just watch it normally back then?
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>>101724103
Robo fights.
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>>101724027
It happens in episode 9 but we don't see it until 22.
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>>101723932
>You won't help me
Shinji was right about one thing though.
How the fuck was he supposed to know what she wanted if she didn't talk to him about her problems.
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>>101724191
oh wait
for some reason i thought you were implying it was during ep 15, sorry
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>>101724199

That was everybody's problem
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>>101724199
He really couldn't. Asuka expected Shinji to reach out to her and he expected her to show compassion towards him. They both expected something of the other that they couldn't provide.
>>101724224
It's all good.
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>>101724244
Yes. But when Shinji was inside Lilith. Asuka answered that question.
>Did you really ever tried to understand?
Did Shinji really try to talk to her?
>Why don't you look at me?!?
He was ignorant of everything but himself.
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You watch ReDeath.

http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=481334
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>>101724377
If Shinji didn't have a problem forming connections with people he wouldn't have problems.
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>>101724544
If Shinji didn't have problems he wouldn't have problems.
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>>101724580
Thanks John Madden.
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So what did gendo say?
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>>101724707
>I had AIDS

>Liar!
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>>101724707
>I'm sorry.
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>>101724707
>Your mom was better.
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>>101724707

"I needed you".

Refers to the episode title, the nature of their previous relationship, and the similarly 'silent' typed words Reitsuko types to Maya before going splat.
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Before you watch Rebuild of Evangelion, tell me how this picture makes you feel.

Would you be bothered if it was official?
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>>101724707
I've watched it with the commentary on and apparently some fuckers claim to be able to read Gendo's lips. Also, would Ritsuko turn into tang too even though she died before the tang event?



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