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Eva Q&A thread go. ITT: We ask questions about Neon Genesis Evangelion and get answers from top men.

I am confident I can answer just about any question you have about Eva. Get your questions in if you have them, this might be the last one of these for awhile.
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>>102089866
You again? You don't know shit about Eva
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>>102089866
Why is it that Rebuild has decided to drastically lower the quality and perceived image of some characters, whilst bolstering others?

Who do you think is responsible on the team?
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>>102090063
Given that the Rebuild films aren't completed yet, I can't really talk about them with 100% certainty, but I believe that what you're talking about is intentional. The Rebuild films are following the show's formula. No Identity -> Established Identity -> Lost Identity -> Balance. The first film had no identity because it was just a scene-for-scene copy of the show. The 2nd film spiced things up a bit and established an identity for the Rebuild franchise. The 3rd film went off the rails and lost any identity the Rebuild franchise was establishing. What I'm trying to say is that whoever is writing this shit is doing it with the intention of intentionally changing Eva's identity as a franchise so that Rebuild can end on the same note as the original series without having to follow the same plot as the original series. This is accomplished through the severe re-working of certain characters and the introduction of entirely new characters.

Of course, it's entirely possible it's only being done so they can make phat stacks of cash and there's no deeper meaning to it at all.
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Which Rei is the sexiest
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>>102090579
Stay Puff Rei.
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>>102090536
It does follow the same plot. Only in express mode and with inferior components.
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>>102090536
That's not what I asked though, and I don't really agree, because in the end the plot is the same, but with different design and lower quailty
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>>102090651
The same events happen but in radically different ways. Shinji never piloted a double Eva with Kaworu in the original series and so on and so forth. The end goal is the same, but the parts before it are different.
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>>102090063
talk about a leading question
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>>102090777
But the plot remains the same, the components are irrelevant (and that's why they don't get much exposition if any at all).
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>>102090830
Isn't every question leading?
Some more than others you might say, but every question has it's direction.
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>>102090895
Assuming my theory is correct, the end-statement of the Rebuild films will probably be that the components are irrelevant and they aren't sufficient in fully changing something's identity. Eva is still Eva regardless of how much you change things around. Shinji is still Shinji regardless of how different the Rebuild films are from the original series.

>>102090757
Would you mind rephrasing the question then?
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>>102090777
Is the double-eva really that plot relevant? It's as important as EVA01 or EVA02 in ep 24, it's not exactly what the plot movement is about.

What it is about, is both of 'em going down there and kaworu dying because reasons.
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>>102091173
>Would you mind rephrasing the question then?
Not needed. Rephrase the answer.
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I haven't watched the show in a while - who was Gendo before he married Yui? Why didn't Fuyutsuki like him?
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>>102091173
Isn't that patently wrong, though? You could call anything EVA by that logic, could you not?
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>>102091173
EVA is EVA..... as long as it's called EVA and published as such.
There is also no such thing as "EVA". It's just a name, it's not an intrinsic part of our universe or anything like that.
Whether or not it's "EVA" never mattered, and it's both a pointless question to ask as well as to answer.

The components of what is called EVA do matter since they're used to make EVA. They aren't irrelevant, objectively, they ARE Evangelion. Internally they might be irrelevant in the light of a concept (such as plot), but they are 100% relevant since the component is within EVA.
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>>102091306
Short Answer: It's intentionally shit to setup for the 4th film and make the audience uncomfortable.
Long Answer: >>102090536

>>102091374
Gendo was a college student at a prestigious college that initially starting dating Yui to use her connections to SEELE in order to further his career, but he ended up actually falling in love with her. Fuyutsuki didn't like him because he had a huge crush on Yui and was mad jelly/totally saw that Gendo was initially just using her.

>>102091397
That's sort of taking things to an extreme.
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>>102089866
Are the eva units robots or not?
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>>102091687
Come on you're dodging the question.
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>>102091687
>That's sort of taking things to an extreme.
It's the exact extreme you are suggesting. Maybe you should reconsider...?
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>>102091710
They're organic with small robotic components. The armor they wear could be considered a robot maybe.
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>>102091687
There's a reason the question was called leading, the question openly suggests a difference in treatment of Rebuild's characters.

Curious to see the answer.
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>>102089866
Why did Anno go from being sympathetic to Shinji to hating him
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>>102089866
Is Mari waifu material?
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>>102092046
He still loves Shinji. It's just tough love.
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>>102092046
He doesn't hate him. I don't know where you get that idea. He's just making him suffer more.
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>>102092060
Anyone can be your waifu as long as you have the will to have a waifu, anon.
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How come any Eva in berseker mode can do such brave things (fight 'till death, wake up from a shutdown, etc)? What energy keeps the berseker Eva awake and more vivid than ever?
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>>102092559

I think that's the will of the soul of the mother trying to save her child.
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>>102092559
Soul inside the core is active and allows the Eva to exert as much power as possible. Evas could be considered "asleep" when they're being piloted and "awake" when they're berserk.
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>>102092046
When Shinji stopped being his self insert and starting being the fans he hates self insert.
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>>102090063
Because favoritism. It's not fair, but it happened.
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What is the highest quality available of the original run?

Like, are there any remastered versions or whatever? I watched 2 episodes like a month ago but I want to finish it up this weekend.
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>>102096811
The 2004 Renewal/Platinum edition is the highest quality release of the original series. You can find it by googling ZX Eva Renewal/
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>>102098427
zx has shit quality.
Get Salender or EG
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>>102098427
"ZX Neon Genesis Evangelion Remastered Complete"

It's 12+ gigs, that sound right?
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>>102099500

Yeah
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>>102099500
Yeah that's it, but >>102098679 says there are some better encodes so you might wanna prod around a bit.
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>>102099602
I'mma be real with you, I literally just started "acquiring anime for download rather than streaming" yesterday. I have no idea what the fuck to look for....
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>>102099500
zx looks like shit and is full of chroma bleed on reds and bad degraining, get bloat or salender
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Why kaworu didn't stop shinji with words or magic when shinji took the two lances?
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>>102100224
>Raws

Like I said here >>102100137 I am new to this, does that mean I need to supply my own subs? How do I do that?
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>>102100435
in almost all other cases, but this comes with subs since its from an official English release
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>>102100414
Doesn't want to force Shinji to do anything. He loves him and wants him to make his own decisions.
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http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=467255

There's also a patch in the comments. Use it.
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this picture is literally all you need to understand the plot
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>>102100627
>http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=467255

Thank you fam.
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>>102100567
>knows that bad things will happen if the spears are pulled
>sits there doing nothing
>also probably knew Shinji would only be in more pain if there was more destruction caused by his hand
>STILL sits there doing nothing to prevent Shinji's avoidable downward spiral
>was the one to feed Shinji a bunch of crap about pulling the spears being capable of fixing his mistakes in the first place

True love if I've ever heard of it.

Sounds more like Kaworu was just being a retard.
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>>102089866
>top men

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoy4_h7Pb3M
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Muh power of friendship and faith. Muh wish which gonna repair everything - teh edn.
4.44 in nutshell
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What is the point of Mari?
No really, not asking this for the trolling and "lol merch", why do you think they added her? What did they meant with "someone that will break Evangelion"
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Was Gendo in the instrumentallity?
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Answers this one:
>>102101963
captcha: neopets
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>>102102395
Has anything ever expanded on Gendo's backstory
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Did Shinji ended up with Asuka?
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>>102102596
More or less, yeah.
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What happens after Shinji tries to choke Asuka after Instrumentality?
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>>102102702
See: >>102102662

Then the movie ends.
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>>102102596
I'm not sure, but I think Anno said he "doesn' know" what happened after EoE. Tsurumaki said it was unlikely.
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>>102093983
Which is exactly between NGE ending and EoE.
Look what fags, complaining about NGE last 2 episodes, did.

NGE ending was a good ending.
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>>102101827
See
>>102090536

TLDR: She establishes a new identity for the Rebuild movies by replacing Asuka in the 2nd film. In the 3rd film Asuka is present, and the identity that was previously established for her is broken. This is what it means to "break Evangelion". Her presence changes what Eva was into something else entirely.

>>102102394
Probably not. It's likely his soul was destroyed during the scene where ghost Eva-01 bites him in half.

>>102102596
Yes.

>>102102702
Life goes on. Shinji & Asuka try to get along and those of humanity that wish to return to human form do so.
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>>102102819
He's a genuine dicksucker, is what he is
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OP, are you still here?

Anyway, when Shinji was finally was able to enter Unit 01 at EoE and sees Unit 02 (and Asuka) in pieces, did he deliberately choose to do nothing and gave up, or did Unit 01 stopped responding because it had started 3rd Impact?

Also, regarding the Lance of Longinus. How the hell Seele managed to create a cop of it? And, even better, how did the original came all the way from the moon? That was cleraly something no one expected would happen, since they had already given up on the original lance.

Also, this thread needs more Asuka.
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What's your opinion of Rebuild? Hate it? Think it's okay? Love it?
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>>102103292
Uguu
FOREVER
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>>102103292
I like the first two, hate the third and without even watching it, the fourth.
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>>102103037
I'm popping in and out to answer questions.
1. It was a combination of both.
2. At the end of the day the spear is just an object that emits an anti-AT field. If they can figure out how AT fields work, it shouldn't too difficult to figure out how an anti-AT field works. From there you just science it up a bit and BAM. Lance of Longinus.
3. It gets pulled down from the moon by Eva-01's god powers.

>>102103292
They're okay. I can't hate them since they accomplish what they set out to do, but I can't love them since they don't have the same mystery and mindfuck qualities of the original series. Maybe the 4th movie will change that though.
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Why Shinji can't pilot Eva01 now?
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>>102105123
>"If I do this Ikari will not have to pilot an EVA ever again"
Rei Ayanami, minutes before she got absorbed by an angel and consequently Unit 01
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Why did Rei let asuka slap her in NGE but not in the Rebuild?
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>>102105346
Not "if I do this, this will happen", but "if I do this, Shinji might not need to pilot any more".
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>>102105479
Either way, Ayanami don't want Shinji piloting, and she probably fused with 01
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>>102105385
If you want to judge the scene as is, Rei was standing with her back turned to Asuka in NGE. It was a cowardly sucker-slap, but in Rebuild she was facing Asuka.

NGE Rei is a bit more apathetic than Rebuild Rei in 2.0. Rebuild Rei got more lovin' from Shinji and warmed up.
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>>102100435
>does that mean I need to supply my own subs? How do I do that?
You don't in most cases, but just rename the subtitle file with the name of the video file
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>>102089866
Is there any reason as to why the black moon crashed into the Earth, other than being an accident?
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Why is Unit 01 based on Lilith unlike the other evas?
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So is Rei an actual human, like with emotions and human needs?
I didn't quite get her characterization.
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>>102107493
yes, but she didn't realize she was lonely till the end
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>>102107493
Yes you fagget
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>>102107493
she experiences emotions but doesn't really understand them
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>>102107493
>So is Rei an actual human, like with emotions and human needs?
Yeah.

But, Rei foregoes her needs because of them not being necessary for her purpose.
From episode one where she's in pain or when she smiles naturally when she's near someone she respects, it's clear that she does feel and has emotion.

But, her current situation is so depressing and absolutely isolated that a iron face becomes the result. Sure Rei does smile from time to time, but she couldn't put up a social smile unless asked.

Like, "Hello, pleased to meet you!" with a smile to appear friendly and welcoming, doesn't happen for Rei.
Smiling when she's happy and so on, that happens.

There's also the issue of Rei not being quite aware of just how lonely she is - mostly because that's how her entire life has been.
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>>102107493
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>>102107352
From the very beginning Unti-01 was intended to merge with Lilith. It's likely that cloning it from Lilith made this process much simpler.

>>102107493
Rei is a human that was created with the intention to be a doll. She has emotions, but she was under the impression she had no need for them because the only person that ever treated her kindly (Gendo) treated her like a tool. When she meets Shinji, he shows her kindness and actively encourages her to show her emotions. Over the course of the series she's conflicted over whether or not to act as a tool for Gendo or act as an individual for Shinji. When she literally dies for Gendo, she realizes that he'll never make her happy, and decides to repay Shinji's kindness by giving him control over the fate of the world.
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>>102109048
>Rei is a human that was created with the intention to be a doll
Wrong.
>Over the course of the series she's conflicted over whether or not to act as a tool for Gendo or act as an individual for Shinji.
Wrong.
>When she literally dies for Gendo, she realizes that he'll never make her happy
Also wrong.

Really bad reading of it. You're pretty much worse than the guy you responded to.
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>>102109048
Meh, Rei was created as a tool indeed, but not exactly as a doll, her being partly offshot from the Yui rescue project. It's actually implied that when they tried to imbue Rei with a soul, Lilith popped in instead. Because it was the only soul there was, as the chamber of gaf was empty.
It's complicated - Fuyutsuki was in on it.

It's not as simple as you put it either, it's not because Gendo treats her like a tool - he is the only non-shinji person to treat Rei nicely, so that's not right either. Remember how Gendo hurt himself to see to Rei's well-being? You need to listen more to what Rei says and see what situation she is.
She knows she is so fucking doomed in every possible way that investing herself in others would only mean more pain for her later, but it happens anyway and in the end she's afraid.

Rei also has no, and I mean absolutely NO dilemma regarding whether or not she's acting for Gendo or Shinji as an individual or a tool, Rei does what Rei thinks best. If you were Rei, and knew what she knew - chances are that you'd do the same sadly.

Rei doesn't die for Gendo, she dies for everyone and it's pretty 0/10 bad shit to claim otherwise, it's like you haven't even seen the anime or the scene, nor is Rei thinking at ANY moment that either Shinji or Gendo can make her happy.

But she does entrust Shinji with everything in the end, bad or good choice. You might not have caught on, but Rei isn't fully OK with everything and she drops hints here and there. Rei's affection and respect for Gendo IS genuine, but it's very thin and she knows that "very well".
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I've never seen Eva before. Where do I start?

Is this show edgy? If so why does /a/ praise it?

Does it have a lot of action like with Bleach and Naruto?

Is there a lot of boring dialogue and people just talking like in .hack, Log Horizon, and LogH?
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>>102109732
Not OP, but what about that death scene of Rei II on the DC version?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vobr7ZUpQoM

(sorry about the terrible video, but it was the only I managed to find for now)

Rei seeing Gendo and all that orgasm... what did all that mean?
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>>102109893
>Where do I start?
At the beginning. Why do people even ask this, seriously. Skip the Rebuild movies, and don't watch 'em.

>Is this show edgy? If so why does /a/ praise it?
It's not edgy. It's pretty fucking pure, it's honest.

>Does it have a lot of action like with Bleach and Naruto?
Not like either, but it does have action.

>Is there a lot of boring dialogue and people just talking like in .hack, Log Horizon, and LogH?
Can't speak for the first two, but for the third, not really. LoGH can go on for an entire episode, the closest you'll get in EVA is a later storybuilding episode.

But compared to most anime? Definitely. EVA has a lot of dialogue, even dialogue on top of dialogue, which is generally not something you need to pay attention to.
There is a lot of talking, or rather, thinking in some parts. But they do an excellent job of making it interesting.
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>>102102272

Holy shit just this diagram helped me figure out what was happening in 3.33 so much. Part of why I was so confused watching it was that I couldn't mentally place where anything was supposed to be anymore.
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>>102109893
>Where do I start?
Main series then EoE, rebuilds are optional, death and rebirth are a waste of time.
>Is this show edgy?
No
>Does it have a lot of action like with Bleach and Naruto?
haven't watched those for more than 10 episodes, but it has a fair amount of action.
>Is there a lot of boring dialogue and people just talking like in .hack, Log Horizon, and LogH?
not really, there is a lot of dialog in some episodes, but it's not boring filler like in some shows
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>>102110090
It's Rei remembering the time Gendo saved her from the plug, he isn't coming this time. A comforting image for her in the end.
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>>102110090
What about it?
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>>102109893
>Does it have a lot of action like with Bleach and Naruto?
I hope to god you're not talking from experience.
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>>102102272
translation?
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>>102110094
>>102110287
Well I heard that I'm suppose to skip the last two episodes of the main series so should I do that?

Do you suggest I watch this in dub? It's suppose to have a decent dub so wondering if I should?

>>102110527
I don't see what's wrong with action? I don't like having to sit there and hear pretentious shit going on about how psudedo intellects talk about life.
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>>102111145
you can't even spell pseudo, you wouldn't know an actual intellectual if they walked up and slapped you right in the face
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>>102111145
The last two episodes and End of Evangelion are practically interchangeable. You should watch them both in any order of your choosing, but it sounds like you'd probably get more out of watching End of Eva before episodes 25+26. The dub is solid. Watch the 1st episode dubbed & subbed to see which you like better.

If you don't want to listen to characters talk a lot you're gonna hate the 2nd half of the show.
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OP,
How tall are the characters?

my autism demands that I know
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Why is Shinji such a little bitch?



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