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Postby Gatsthedarksword » Mon Aug 12, 2002 5:14 pm

ok i know your all gonaa beat me to death for asking such a question but i gotta know. i keep hearing and seeing that evangelon is the greatest anime of all time, this year my budget for anime was more than halfed, it's gone. i've never seen it. so tell me why it's suposedly so great, i have yet to see an anime series that can mesure up to berserk in my mind, and if i wanted huge mechs i think gundam wing is the best of what i've seen, but thats just my opinion.
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Postby RyanGlazner » Mon Aug 12, 2002 5:23 pm

Well, the storyline, from what i've seen, is more in-depth than Gundam Wing. The mechs are, in my opinion, cooler (not so blocky) and the characters have more... well... character than those of Gundam Wing.

I haven't seen very much of it, but I like it much more than I did Gundam Wing, for reasons that are hard to explain. It just seems like the artists and producers spent a lot of time on it, where Gundam Wing felt very unfinished.

Oh, and it's got Asuka. And Misato. Two very good reasons to watch Eva ^_^
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Postby bloodyfang » Mon Aug 12, 2002 5:26 pm

Hey Gats....ppl are laughing at you behind your back.
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Postby kthulhu » Mon Aug 12, 2002 5:41 pm

Evangelion has pretty cool mechs and whatnot, but the big thing about it is how serious it is typically, over other series. Evangelion, if you get into the series enough, will make you feel like you've been hit by a freight train by the end. Additionally, the somewhat sharp yet gritty artwork acts as a draw in to the series, and is part of the experience as a whole.

Evangelion is so highly regarded, I'd suppose, since it could be said to be the series that brought anime to a new level beyond just samurai, mecha,and shoujo/shonen stuff.

Definitely watch it.
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Postby Yosho » Mon Aug 12, 2002 7:11 pm

Evangelion is INCREDIBLY symbolic and very in-depth. I started out disliking it because it seemed like just another cliche mech show. But by the time I got to the end (actually around half way through) I realized that Eva is NOT a mech show. Sure, it has mechs in it but that's not what the show's about. Eva is about the characters. It's a show that makes you think you're watching one thing, when you're actually watching something else.

Gainax is notorious for doing things like that. They'll say things like:"Hey look! This anime is about giant robots!"
And that's when they sneak behind you and smack you in the head with a great big giant plot. Gainax (more or less) did the same thing with Gunbuster. (which I highly recomend)
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Postby RyanGlazner » Mon Aug 12, 2002 7:35 pm

Agreed. Gunbuster is one of my favorites as well.
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Postby TekkaRepliroid Zero » Mon Aug 12, 2002 7:51 pm

I'd say Gunbuster is better than Eva actually.
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Postby RyanGlazner » Mon Aug 12, 2002 7:54 pm

Eh... debatable. Gunbuster had more 'cliche' stuff... that I can't get into without giving spoiler stuff away. The art and animation wasn't as good as Eva either, IMHO.
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Postby temjin » Mon Aug 12, 2002 7:55 pm

id say a pile of cock roaches eat lum's feces is better then evangelion
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Postby klinky » Mon Aug 12, 2002 8:29 pm

temjin wrote:id say a pile of cock roaches eat lum's feces is better then evangelion


That's jus nastay....


I LOVE EVANGELION.... Misato is the BEST!! EVAR!

But still the story is good and I feel like fuckin shinji all the time..

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Postby RyanGlazner » Mon Aug 12, 2002 8:33 pm

klinky wrote:But still the story is good and I feel like fuckin shinji all the time..


That sounded... wrong... Nice pic, though!
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Postby SarahtheBoring » Mon Aug 12, 2002 9:11 pm

Wellll, I've heard people LITERALLY say things like "My life had no meaning until I saw NGE, it gave me a reason to live, it's the best thing ever put on film and always will be".

It's probably the most overhyped thing I have ever heard of in my entire life. And this includes American pop music. I mean <i>good fricking lord, it's a television series.</i> "It is my reason for being" is a bit much.

And then I've heard people say it's the Xenogears of anime (or vice-versa): if you take a good story and throw in random Biblical names, people will think it's "deep" and "important" out of proportion to the actual story.

So I guess you just have to see it for yourself.
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Postby artfreak13 » Mon Aug 12, 2002 9:40 pm

the story behind eva is probably the deepest story ever told in anime. just dont expect to understand it all in the first viewing
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Postby alternatefutures » Mon Aug 12, 2002 9:58 pm

There's nothing special about Eva. It just does a good job of catering to the lowest common demoniator while giving the viewer the illusion of being smart, that's all. There are far better series out there to blow your cash on.
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Postby Gatsthedarksword » Mon Aug 12, 2002 10:33 pm

i just renetd the first few episiodes and from what i've seen i want to see more but i gotta ask, i was disapointed with the mech battle, and i understand it's the first so it's probably the worst but plz tell me the mech battles get better?
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