The Facts are These:
After the disater known as the Second Impact, humans are beginning to thrive again. When the beings known as Angels begin to attack again it is up to NERV and their robots known as Evangelions, to stop the possible Third Impact.
This anime could be amazing though I felt the ending to be a let down. Starting at episode 24 it became a character study on the remain characters, that could be dead, I’m not sure. It was not a good ending, I was happy for Shinji realizing that he could be happy, but I did not feel there was a conclusion to the overall story we had been progressing through. Another part I had a problem with was Kaworu, I enjoyed the idea of his character and relationship with Shinji, though I felt left down that he was only in 1 episode. From what I thought going into the show I thought he was going to be in at least more than one episode. I enjoyed the Evangelion fight scenes and the character’s interactions and self exploration. It was an interesting show to watch delving into the human psyche.
Behind the Scenes:
Neon Genesis Evangelion is an orginal series created and produced by Hideaki Anno. He is mainly known for this series, but he has worked on such other series as Gunbuster and Nadia: the Secret of Blue Water. The series was produced by Studio Gainax and Tatsunoko Productions. The series is licensed in North America by Aesir Holdings, where their products are distributed by Section 23 films. The series openning song is “A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” performed by Yoko Takahashi.
Here is the opening to Neon Genesis Evangelion…
A Brief View of the World:
in the year 2015, 15 years after the worldwide tragedy known as the Second Impact. People live in the futuritic city known as Tokyo-3. In Tokyo-3 is the organization known as NERV. A futuristic Geofront cavern located beneath Tokyo-3. Nerv and society in general are run with the help of 3 supercomputers known as the Magi.
I enjoyed this series, though the ending did not leave me on a savoury note. I understand that after a certain way through the series the production team was low on funding and that was the reason into went into a psychological route. The matter remains that I did not enjoy the final two episodes. I hear that the End of Evangelion changes this, maybe I will give it a watch.
As it stands now having not watch the End of Evangelion I wouldn’t rewatch the series. I would suggest that if you ever see an End of Evangelion review on my blog to give it a read. Maybe that will change my thoughts on the series.
Martian Successor Nadesico – For an amazing mech and science fiction anime.
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – For an over the top, balls to the walls mech show.
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