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Tell me again how Shinji is a good character
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Stop posting this shitty comic.
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Because Anno made somebody he wanted people to hate, and he succeeded
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>>101977167

Anno wanted people to relate to Shinji though
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>>101977696

Therefore he failed
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Al knew kung-fu even before half that shit happened

even confirmed that he was better at it than his older brother
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Shinji's the most normal person in EVA.
It's just that everyone blames him for everything wrong even when he tries to fix things.
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>A character has to be physically and mentally strong to be good.

I bet you also prefer shows with lots of explosions and panties.
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>>101976865
HE IS A REALISTIC AND DOWN TO EARTH CHARACTER WHO PERFECTLY REPRESENTS WHAT THE AVERAGE JACK WOULD DO ON HIS SITUATION
YOU
JUST
DONT
GET
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>>101977895
But he is to blame for nearly everything, mostly his weakness and absolute lack of willpower until the end.
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>>101976865

>Pussy
>Selfish pussy
>Selfish pussy who fucks up
>Selfish pussy who fucks up and faps to a comatose girl

Does anybody think he is?
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>>101978006
Well golly, maybe they shouldn't have put him up to task based on fucking obvious psychological issues to begin with
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>>101977945
>YOU JUST DONT GET IT

I get what they tried to do with him, I just don't think it was done well.
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>>101978006
That's because he's fucking normal. He's not some super hero who is stupidly strong willed.
Normal people would have done the same or worse things in his situation.
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>>101977902

Vulnerabilities and explorations of the psyche allow for good insight into a character, but doesn't make Weakness Incarnate a good character
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>>101978156

>Shinji
>normal

Just because you are a faggot that relates to him doesn't make his behavior normal
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>>101978156
>Normal people are just as mentaly and physically weak as Shinji
You are killing me, normal people are normal people because they go forwards, not because they are a botomless pit of dispar and pathetic self contempt.

Shinji is not normal, he is just a fucking faggot.
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The thing is al still had his brother and master to help keep him stable, shinhi had nobody, and anyone who he had, like his dad hated his guts, even most of the people in the show just ended up hating him, or just wanted to use him to pilot the robot.
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>>101978328
How do you think he should be acting?
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>>101978204
But he isn't Weakness Incarnate. Part of the point of Eva is that, unlike typical mecha protagonists, he is a normal person (with some issues) thrust into an extraordinary situation, and he reacts in a normal way.

>>101978345
>implying Shinji doesn't go forward and have character development
did you even watch Eva
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>>101978156
>a mentally unstable fuckwit that freezes up in any situation
>normal

if thats what a normal person is, im ashamed to be human
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>>101978419

>Shinji
>character development

The only development he has is that completely out of character context decision at the end or that he becomes an even bigger faggot in EoE.
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>>101978443
I'm glad you're such a tough and competent person. I guess that just makes you better than most people. Congratulations!
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>>101978419
>he is a normal person (with some issues)
>(with some issues)
Being shit with numbers is an issue, what Shinji has is a serious case of faggotry of the third level.
>implying Shinji doesn't go forward and have character development
The only moments Shinji actually stands up from the puddle that's his existence and attempts to do something besides crouching on the floor and wishing his father would shove his overrated cock down his throat is when he is so scared that he only ends hurting everything around him.
Again, Shinji is not "normal", he is miles away from normal, he is just fucking pathetic, a pathetic person who ended up in a important spot for people who, at least, want to see a new tomorrow with the head raised.
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>>101976865
This comparison is completely flawed.

First, Shinji was left to deal with everything alone whereas Ed and Al are brothers.

Secondly, being forced to repeatedly fight Angels with zero combat experience is in no way comparable to living as a suit of armor, or even killing a reanimated corpse.
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>>101978393

He should get in the fucking robot
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>>101978567

He's not a better person, he is normal.

If you spent some time outside you'd realize people with Shinji's behavior are shunned for being the dredge of society.
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>>101976865

Well, you know what they say, one shitty image post deserves another.
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>>101978681
What was Misato and his friends? Hell, what was everyone else? It's not like everyone gave him the hard look, even Asuka lend him a should more than once, but nope, he had it deep inside that he was the faggest
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>>101978654
So being neglected=faggot?
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>>101978730

That's because of their AT Fields
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It's both ironic and a bit sad to see people on /a/ bashing Shinji for being too weak.

Considering the extraordinary situations into which he is constantly thrust, I bet fewer than 1% of /a/ would've done better than him.
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>>101978791

THEY ARE JUST FAKING

NOBODY UNDERSTANDS ME
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>>101976865
I'd like to see full metal alchemist fight zeruel
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What this comic leaves out is that Shinji literally feels all of the trauma inflicted on the Eva during combat, but cannot die when piloting it. He's literally experienced dozens of deaths and brutal torture at the age of 14 in an attempt to save the whole fucking world from cosmic horrors that rape his mind and mindbreak the people he cares for.

But y'know, he's Shinji so we all automatically hate him.
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>>101978800
Being neglected easily causes faggotry on people, even more when they are weak minded kids who can't live on without daddy's cock.
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>>101976865

He's actually a good example of how a normal 14 year old would act in that situation. Grown men in real wars cry for their mommies, what makes you think a 14yo would handle it like a navy seal?
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>>101978869
>What this comic leaves out is that Shinji literally feels all of the trauma inflicted on the Eva during combat

Depends on the sync level

>but cannot die when piloting it

Yes he can

>He's literally experienced dozens of deaths and brutal torture at the age of 14

No he hasn't
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>>101978348
Be fair, Misato tried. She was the largest mother figure Shinji had, although you could argue she was using him as well.
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>>101978921
Your example is retarded because mech pilots are closer to fighter pilots than infantry and fighter pilots are the cockiest, most jovial war fighters around.
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>>101978978
Well considering his sync ratio is almost always above 75% and he never dies in the series bar the ending (depending how you interpret it), I'd say your points are pretty moot.
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>>101976865
They forgot to mention the part where Shinji was completely alone and Al had his loving brother, friend and grandmother supporting him all the while. Or that that "smorgasbord of ludicrously hot chicks" was composed by highly dysfunctional and destructive women. Or that studying alchemy sounds awesome whilepiloting a colossal nightmare-inducing monster-like semi-organic machine to fight insanely powerful aliens who want to exterminate your race doesn't. Or that Shinji did way more than cry and tried his damnest and saved everybody countless times. Or that even if their circumstances had been exactly the same, people are different and react differently to similar situations and that's okay.

So yeah, >>101977092
Or keep doing it and continuously prove you're a moron, and a particularly big one who has to rely on shitty comics to argue things.
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>>101979098

Considering the only pilot we've seen die having 1:1 damage from the EVA was at 200% sync rate and Al and Ed have to deal with actual physical damage and all the healing that comes with it I think you're full of shit
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>>101979044

Yeah but fighter pilots are grown men who don't feel the pain of their planes. Also I'm sure that more than a few pilots have cried like bitches while their planes were going down. I think that maybe Shinji is a little over the top with his bitchiness, but the concept is a good one.
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>>101979221
>who don't feel the pain of their planes

No, they just have several times the force of the gravity of the earth smashing against their torsos and making their heads swell up.
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>>101978921
In the World Wars 14 year olds would volunteer to go be literal cannon fodder. Shinj is a first worlder crying about his first world problems.
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>EVAfaggots getting blow the fuck off
Shinji is a fucking faggot and everyone in EVA is a piece of shit, why would the world lie in the hands of such terrible beings is beyond me.
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I didn't think NGE was that good...
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>>101978791
Did you watch the show? After making friends and overcoming his loneliness somewhat Shinji was the fucking man for quite a while. From episode 5 onwards he kicked all sorts of ass and carried everyone up until the end of the series, when everything started going to shit and he felt understandably alienated by everyone around him.

>>101979026
She was the only adult who genuinely cared for him, so she's better than the rest, but she was still selfishly pushing him to pilot the Eva for her own goal of revenge. She admits this herself and there's a freaking episode title that spells it out (She said 'Don't make others suffer for your personal hatred').

Nobody in that show was a fully positive influence on Shinji, except maybe Kaworu, whom he was forced to kill.
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I'm just gonna say it. Full Metal Alchemist is a really shitty manga and anime. It's not interesting or inventive, it does nothing for the medium, the story is fucking terrible as well and shits itself at the end.

It's just not good, worse, it's a shitty IP that attracts the worst kind of gateway fans. I seriously wish it never existed.
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>>101978921
Because it's an anime and all MCs should be super strong and brave and they should never cry.
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>>101978328
>>101978345
>>101978443

Don't worry anons, one day you'll become a real life teenager too and then you'll understand a small fraction of what Shinij went through. You will be just as much of a whiny bitch as Shinij only without the pressures of saving the world, EVA, NERV, and everyone having an agenda for you. Aren't you pathetic.
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>>101979026

Misato should have gone forward with her plan to fuck his brains out.
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>>101977750
You're a bit dense if you genuinely hate Shinji, though.
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>>101979570
I didn't think it was THAT bad. I mean, nobody goes into a battle shounen expecting a very deep plot. For what it is--an entertaining series with interesting fights and powers and a bunch of mindless action--it was pretty decent.

Sometimes I like my deepfag anime like Haibane Renmei and Lain, and sometimes after a long week of work I just want to watch people beating the shit out of each other with fantastical powers.
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Hey, /a/, don't reply to shitty webcomics anymore.
This isn't /v/.
Thanks.
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>>101979666
>Implying my angsty phase wasn't completely and absolutely deep inside me where nobody knew about it
>Implying I became a little bitch throught it and didn't actually did all I could to pretend otherwise.
Not everyone is a bitch, faggot
Go back sucking cocks.
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>>101977902
>shows with lots of explosions and panties.
That describes Eva a lot more than it describes FMA though.
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>>101979791
This.
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>>101979570
>>101979722
For an analogy: it's like saying that In-N-Out is shitty food. It may not exactly be like a dinner at the French Laundry, but for what it is--cheap and filling fast food--it's pretty decent. Nobody goes into In-N-Out expecting a five-course dining experience.
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>>101979677
As much as Asuka was built up as his foil and the perfect romantic interest for their fucked up lives, Misato actually fucking his brains out would have been amazing.

>>101979722
>>101979570
If you think FMA was a mindless action shounen then you're literally retarded.
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>>101979825

Why are you linking my post which says nothing about it being an action shounen or mindless?

Faglord.
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Is this thread full of underage and newfags?
Jesus fucking christ, you're all so goddamn gullible and dumb.
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Inb4Annothemasterdefenceforce

Anno is a hack, and shinji is a shitty faggot. A well written shitty faggot, but a shitty faggot nonetheless
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>>101976865
Be honest; if someone had told you as a fourteen year old that you had to repeatedly face death and endure great pain and if you refused millions or billions of people would die how would you respond?

This webcomic seriously needs to stop doing this joke. "Shinji is pathetic compared most shounen protagonists" isn't funny.
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>>101978204
But...he isn't fucking weakness incarnate. I swear, most of you retards on this board wouldn't know character development if it jizzed on your face.

How the fuck could Shinji's rise and fall have gone over your fucking head?

He starts off as a wimpy bitch, tries his best.
Starts getting good, good to the point where he can face his demons with some degree of confidence.
Proceeds to get mentally smacked the fuck down because of his difficulty to connect with others(which is, y'know, the driving theme behind the whole thing).
It's all a pretty obvious rise-fall character arc.

I don't even know why I bother. This board is easily the stupidest on 4chan. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that a concentrated group of people who watch mainly anime find it so difficult to cope with storytelling that tries to achieve anything beyond the bare minimum, yet here I am, getting my mind blown by all the stupid.
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>>101979962
Wow calm down dude it's just an anime.
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>>101979872
Which one was yours? The one that called it a mindless action shounen, or the one that just calls it shit because you like to hate popular things without actually paying attention to their content?
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>>101980034

he one that just calls it shit because you like to hate popular things without actually paying attention to their content.

Stupid.
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>>101980018
Blithering idiocy should never be excused.
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>>101977895
Kaji is the most normal person in Eva. Shinji isn't "normal" by any degree, he's depressed as fuck.
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>>101979962

/a/ is pretty dumb.

I'm trying to think of a 4chan board that isn't. /sci/?
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>>101980074
Ok, so you're just an idiot.

Thanks for clearing that up.
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>>101980163

But everyone here now knows you have awful taste and are a moron. So once again, like Master Anno I win and you lose.
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>>101979486

neither did I
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>>101976865
Shinji is pathetic, but he hardly ever cried in the series. I only remember him crying when Misato died.
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>>101980192

B
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ANNO
V
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>>101979486
It wasn't.
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>>101980192
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>>101979962
/a/ is filled with dumbfucks who think they're smart.
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>>101979486

We only discuss it ironically.
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>>101976865
>All these Shinji apologists.

Still, he's pathetic than most MC protagonists. Becoming a suit of armor would drive you mad, like other suit of armors.

Man, Shinji's friends are even better than him.
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>>101979962
Don't kid yourself, he's a wimpy bitch for 80% of the story, and the other 20% he's like maybe 1 or 2 steps above wimpy bitch before he quickly regresses. That's not character development, it's just boring.
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>>101980294
>>101979962
I love when offboard faggots like to pretend they know shit about /a/ or anime, that anime is inherently a lower form of story telling, and that the board that held out the longest before giving into off site faggots and shitposting and low powerlevels in its respective are isn't the best board on 4chan.

I'll let you in on a secret: if you think /a/ is hte worst board then you're not part of /a/ nor will you ever understand how it works. Picking one of the worst fanbases of a popular show and arguing with them doesn't qualify you to judge the entire board.
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>>101980393
Ah, so you're retarded.
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>>101980355

Alphonse has his brother who would do anything for him, a brother which has endured multiple hardships, unmentionable horrors, and has always consistently had his back.

It's not ideal to be a suit of armour for sure. But Alphonse always had Edward to act as a tether and life-preserver. An affection which Shinji never had anything remotely close to.

So although Alphonse may have had a shittier deal in regards to his situation. (Which he probably didn't.) At least he had a big brother like Edward to always protect him, help him and be his friend.
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I think that part of the entire point and appeal of NGE is that Shinji is a realistic character who reacts realistically unlike typical anime protagonists. Complaining about that is a bit silly.

>>101980447
Please calm down, I'm sure he was being hyperbolic. I don't think anyone thinks that /a/ is LITERALLY the worst board on 4chan.
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Because Shinji acts pretty much like what I would expect a 14 year old with emotional issues to act like in that situation.

Alphonse doesn't seem to have a very reasonable reaction to being turned into a fucking suit of armor.
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>>101979717
Shinji isn't a likable person, it's perfectly normal for people to hate him. No one in the show is perfectly likable because they are all projections of the manchild creator's issues.
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>>101980132
>Kaji
>normal
He acts like a shady manipulative bastard.

>>101977895
>when he tries to fix things

>I have to get the spears!
>Shinji-kun, that's a bad idea... Those are not the spears we need!
>HURR BUT YOU SAID THESE WERE THE ONES SO I'M GONNA TAKE THEM
cue 4th impact
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>>101980447
>the board that held out the longest before giving into off site faggots and shitposting and low powerlevels in its respective
I'm pretty sure that isn't /a/. If anything, it would be someplace like /m/ or /jp/.
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>>101980471
No, he's right. There's barely any character development. Characters go a few steps up and down. There's not much change.
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>>101980447
>the board that held out the longest before giving into off site faggots and shitposting and low powerlevels in its respective are isn't the best board on 4chan.

That's /an/ and /out/ pleb.
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>>101980607
Kaji is just flirty and friendly. Of course his job requires him to be mysterious/shady. But he has no mental illness like the rest of the cast.
Calling Shinji normal is fucking laughable.
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>>101980536
>Please calm down, I'm sure he was being hyperbolic. I don't think anyone thinks that /a/ is LITERALLY the worst board on 4chan.
But people who don't know shit about the board or anime still feel the need to talk like they know anything here.

>>101980629
/jp/ is its own kind of beast entirely. I'll give you /m/ though. It blows my mind that people who have seen one or two mecha/toku shows like to argue with people from /m/ who actually know what they're talking about. "hurr stupid /m/fags go back to jerking off over 70's shit!". It's like going to /v/ after playing CoD or going to /fit/ after a day of curls and sit ups and pretending you know everything.
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>>101980607
Rebuild is written so shittily that it doesn't deserve discussion. Was talking about the original
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>>101980548
That's assuming all 14 years olds with issues act exactly the same. They don't.
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>>101978921
lolno
There are weaklings but the majority of humans are incredibly psychologically tough. While barely anyone would willingly risk their lives if there was an alternative, put in Shinji's position most people would man the fuck up meet expectations. History supports this.
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>>101980757
>implying Pen^2 isn't the most normal character in Evangelion
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>>101980800
I rewatched 3.33 yesterday, after a long time of not watching anything Eva-related. It's actually good. I'm gonna wait for 4.44 (?) before settling on an opinion about Rebuild. 4.44 has the potential to be very interesting.
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>>101980787
/jp/ is strange, I don't really know what to make of it anymore. It used to be decent, and then there was a massive influx of ironic shitposting far surpassing anything I've ever seen on other boards and I have no idea where it came from. I stopped visiting it around then, when seeing 5+ pages deleted was a normal occurrence. It seems to have calmed down a bit, though.

>But people who don't know shit about the board or anime still feel the need to talk like they know anything here.
That's true.

The worst are the people who get really angry about someone's thread or post in some mistaken attempt to "fit in" with their perceived /a/ buddies even though they just haven't been around enough/lurked long enough to understand the board's culture.
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Evangelion had real characters with legitimate emotions. Anyone who hates Shinji just can't empathize with real people and rely on superficially written shounen characters, like the OP one. I like FMA as much as the next guy, but using one of it's characters as a psychological profile? No thanks.
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>>101980818
>Grow up with an asshole dad who hits you a lot
>Watch anime/play video games, want to become a hero
I would have loved to pilot the robot. That's not the point. Shinji is a mess, his character played off of insecurities and fears people feel. Being weak or a bitch doesn't make him a bad character. That's just not the kind of story they were trying to tell. EVA was good because of how Shinji was and the psych 101 stuff Anno combined with his own emotions and tons of (admittedly excessive) symbolism and the dark tones. Badass Shinji 100% of the time would be bad, but he still did nut up when he needed to. Remember magma diver?

>>101980961
Yeah I avoid /jp/.

>The worst are the people who get really angry about someone's thread or post in some mistaken attempt to "fit in" with their perceived /a/ buddies even though they just haven't been around enough/lurked long enough to understand the board's culture.
Pretty much, this is one of the bigger problems here now.
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>>101976865
Wow. I mean, I've always been kind of annoyed by Shinji but this comic is just fucking wrong on so many levels.
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>>101980672
>Characters go a few steps up and down. There's not much change.

Huh, kinda like real life. Which maybe... was the point?

Also, you're a moron if you think character development necessarily implies a big change from one goalpost to another. Eva's characters are some of the most dynamic in anime, even if they don't manage to escape their core flaws and neuroses.
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>>101981093
>Remember magma diver?
I doubt half the people in this thread even finished watching NGE.
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>>101976865
Shinji's a good character in so much that he behaves relatively believably. He has kind of a fucked up personality because of his life, but that's not really the problem. The problem is shit hits the fan about halfway through the series and every one just kind of piles on because he's the only one getting shit done.
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>>101981260
I guess that would go pretty well with the point I was making regarding people who don't know anything about anime coming here and yelling about how all anime is shit and how whatever show they don't like is shit.
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>>101981351
Thank you for posting this. I was going to, but I gave up trying to find it.
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>>101980961
>The worst are the people who get really angry about someone's thread or post in some mistaken attempt to "fit in" with their perceived /a/ buddies even though they just haven't been around enough/lurked long enough to understand the board's culture.

I hate seeing people telling others to "Stop fitting in" when they are calling out a spoonfeeder. I don't even know if they're serious or spiting at this point, seeing as people aren't calling out emoticons as much.
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>>101976865
He is a good character due to the shouta Misato doujins that are produced.

That's it.
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>>101981430
There's ONE good doujin. ONE.
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Why did Shinji fap to Asuka when he could fap to Misato
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> Shinji mans the fuck up repeatedely throughout the series
> The second angel where he charges it with a minute to go
> Getting wreckt by square angel but still going for round two
> Magma diver
> Keeps his shit together fighting angel with Asuka in the water
> Is the consummate professional while syncing with Asuka, always does his best
> Demolishes the fuck out of a bunch of angels mid-season, no biggie
> Refuses to fight infected Eva, shows some fuckin backbone
> Goes fuckin HAM on Zeruel, despite overwhelming strength of his opponent, proceeds to give it his all despite his intense fear
> Despite all this, and despite the fact he's effectively grounded for most of the rest of the series, he's still always ready to jump in when things are getting hairy for his co-pilots

Of course, most of the autistic cunts on this board don't realise stuff like this is happening because bombastic heroic music isn't playing with Shinji crowned as our saviour at the end of the day.
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>>101981430
>All those /ss/ doujins where he puts it in her ass
Yes.

>>101981426
I've just given up at this point.
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>>101981474

Which half of Misato would he fap to?
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>>101981474
The woman pretty much THROWS herself at him and he acts like a little bitch but sure fap to the comatose girl
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>>101981490
It's pretty pathetic that there are people who can't see Shinji as more than a "whiny bitch".
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>>101981503
I wonder when /a/ will be completely overrun by new posters. There really isn't anywhere else on the Internet to go.
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>>101981648
I think after moot did that whole n/a/ruto thing, KlK started airing and Space Dandy started airing we're at our worst.

We have Mushishi coming up and LoGH just got announced. Stardust Crusaders will bring more posting in (both good and bad) but I'm hopeful for the rest of the year and to see more quality posting and less faggotry. I hope the downward trend stops and if moot just let Kinomod and modcat run /a/ things would be great.
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>>101981648
>I wonder when /a/ will be completely overrun by new posters
In about a year tops
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>>101981474

Cuz he doesn't want old and busted.
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>>101981776

Mods can only do so much at this point. It's also up to the posters to help enforce the fact that typing like a complete retard is unacceptable and lurking is required.
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>>101981900
>grammar nazi1!! lel
>Stop being such an elitis faget
>muh sekret club
>stop being mean nad just answer them
>I've seen 7 animes but trust me I know what I'm talking about

I've never posted on a board without first lurking for months, what the fuck is wrong with these people? I wish there was a way to make everyone create an account, still be forced to post as anon, and be forced to lurk for 4 months before they can post.

If that happened KlK threads would have 99% less activity.
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>>101982065
>4 months
I lurked for over four years before I ever made a single post. I don't think 4 months is enough, considering that there are probably plenty of shitposters who've been here for easily over twice that amount of time.
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Lemme guess: casuals are still asspained about this right? http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/02/04/top-25-greatest-anime-characters
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>>101982181
I spent 4 months and a lot of time lurking, it was enough for me to learn how things worked. It wasn't just that I went to a board, left, came back maybe once a week then started posting after a while, I literally spent time every day on the board.
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>>101982349
As did I.

But, yeah, the board would get way better if there were an enforced lurking period. Too bad it'll never happen.
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>>101982181

Do people even lurk still? I mean, now is a terrible time since stupid shit isn't getting called out as much and if it is, you're outed as a shitposter. I swear to fucking god I saw Witchcraft Works thread started with an emoticon at the end and no one said shit.
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>>101980757
>Kaji is just flirty and friendly

that's an act, or at least it was in the manga
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>>101982300
>IGN
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>>101976865

I'll tell you from this what Shinji is more than Al - human.
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>>101982438
That's an interesting question. Perhaps not.

When I think about it, although people are (relatively) quick to bash (the most blatant) shitposts, I don't really see many people telling others to "lurk more" before posting. Maybe that needs to be done more instead of/in addition to calling out stupid posts.

>>101982300
>IGN
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>>101978730

But anon, you're in the dredges of society right now. If you're not, you should leave /a/ and never return.
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>>101981351

>balls literally never stop chapping

every time
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>>101982438
I think now that people have started openly saying they browse other sites like tumblr, MAL and reddit it's safe to say /a/ is now a shell of its former self.
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>>101977902
Eva doesn't have explosions and panties?
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>>101983307
Ignore the retard.
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>>101976865
Shinji isn't even that bad, the moment he was acting reluctant was after that fight with the shadow angel where he merged with the LCL. Up to that point he was pretty tough about fighting Angels.
Then in EoE he's a depressed sack because he previously just killed fucking Kowaru and saw Misato die and knew he was in a situation of hopelessness, NERV getting murdered by trained soldiers of SEELE
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Oh look it's this thread again where crossboarding retards whine because Shinji is not Kamina and post these comics the creator of which obviously doesn't understand Eva at all and constantly makes new comics to make that even clearer.

I didn't believe Eva was seriously too deep for some people but apparently they exist.
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>>101984522
Is there actually someone who keeps pumping out new comics? I think the two that were posted have been around for a while. But my memory is pretty bad, so I dunno.
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>>101984662
I've seen several made byt the same person/people and they are always about how "lol shinji is a faggot I would've loved to be in his shoes roflmao". They even made a "response" comic when people called them out on their bullshit and told them how fucking retarded they are, but it was basically a giant "fuck you I'm better than you all".

I really don't get why they have such a problem with Eva that they need to constantly bring it up (and make a complete idiot out of themselves while doing it).

These threads need to be reported and ignored anyway, posting a webcomic and expecting people to rage is the worst kind of /v/ bullshit that should never get a foothold on /a/.
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>>101984356

But he's piloting a giant robot. It's obviously as easy as pressing a button. What's with this emotional crap you're throwing onto me?
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>>101984522

>I didn't believe Eva was seriously too deep for some people but apparently they exist.

I think what throws people off is that they wish Eva was deeper than it actually was so they unnecessarily complicate things. The whole instrumentality thing is so laden with at best tangentially related Judeo-Christian symbolism that when instrumentality is finally revealed to be quite vague people run themselves around in circles like beheaded chickens trying to match up the symbolism with a half baked plot point.
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>>101985086
>people run themselves around in circles like beheaded chickens trying to match up the symbolism with a half baked plot point
Evageeks in a nutshell
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>>101984872
>lol shinji is a faggot I would've loved to be in his shoes roflmao

What comparison do people even make to put themselves in his shoes? The closest thing we got are tanks, unless we already have Metal Gears up and running while I was ignoring the world.
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>>101984872
>is the worst kind of /v/ bullshit that should never get a foothold on /a/.
Sorry, the number 1 spot still belongs to "starting studio wars because they remind you of console wars."

Anyone talking about how Trigger is saving anime and taking risks needs a permaban.
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>>101985249
The thought process goes "he gets to pilot a giant robot, why can't I pilot a giant robot?"

Everything else is thrown out of the window and ignored.
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Shinji is fucking awesome. How can anyone not like Shinji is beyond me.

The kid causes apocalypses left and right, jacks off to girls in comas, kills his best friends, travels through time, etc, etc.

Fuck yeah, Shinji.
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>>101985270
Studio wars are nothing new but the people who mindlessly praise Trigger are simply newfags and/or crossboarders who don't know better and actually believed the "saving anime" jokes.
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>>101985164
>>101985086
>Show is straightforward about it's themes
>Episode 3 is all about the fucking hedgehog metaphor
>Anno says most of the stuff is stuff they thought was cool and told you to see what you wanted to see in it

I think people confuse some of the more convoluted plot points with depth. The themes are well done, but they aren't deep. Saying Eva has deep things because the plot can confuse people is like saying the Metal Gear series is deep.
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>>101985369
>Studio wars are nothing new
It's at the point where sales threads are now nothing more than troll threads.
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>>101985369

What do you expect, when you have a bunch of people pretending to be idiots, they'll attract real idiots thinking they're in good company.
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>>101985419
>Not ignoring sales threads because they have been nothing but shitflinging from the start
Anon, please.
>>101985442
I hate how true that is. Can't even have jokes without idiots taking them seriously and ruining them. A piece of advice: don't ever ask them "saving anime from what?" You will lose some IQ points because of the answers.

And for fuck's sake let this thread die.
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>>101985631
Hey now, sales threads were a good way to see what was doing well and what might get another season. They were also fun places to talk about Japans shit taste.

>>101985442
I can't believe this is actually true now.
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I hate when webcomics try to identify that they watch anime.

For whatever reason, they all use the same shallow Evangelion jokes.
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>>101987950
Because Eva is the most popular anime for normalfags
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>>101987950
funny, relatable evangelion jokes? Awful.
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I can't
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>14 years old
>dead mom
>crippled sister
>Doesn't bitch about how hard life is
>"Fuck it, I'll pilot the robot."

Best character.
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>>101989465
He did it for her.
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>>101984890
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>>101976865
to be honest this kind of just shows how unrealistic alphonse's character is
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>>101981430
And thank god for that.
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>>101987950
They could at least watch something from the last 13 years, but no, it's always evangelion.
I still love my old games, but that doesn't stop me from playing the newest ones.
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>tfw Anno is the biggest Shinji hater

Srsly, I've never seen in any media an author dedicating an entire work (3.33) just to say how much the MC sucks
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>>101979362
In World Wars kids would volunteer because they romanticized war and would come back home scarred or not at all.
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>>101976865
Comparing FMA and NGE. Its fucking apples and oranges all over again.
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>People on this thread defending Shinji

Whitu piggus, I'm disapointed



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