Terminally Incoherent

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Friday, February 17, 2006

Neon Genesis Evangelion

When Neon Genesis Evangelion first came up on [adult-swim] I dismissed it as "yet another giant robot show". I knew it had a cult status, and huge fan following. But I figured that people generally like these mecha themed shows. I personally don't care for the big robot thing that much. I really didn't think I would ever like this show.

Boy was I wrong! I have been totally sucked in, and now I'm impatiently waiting for the new episode each week. I can honestly say that in my book, Evangelion is one of the best anime shows of all time. It is totally opposite of what I suspected. The plot is really deep and full of mystery. Characters are incredibly complex and well developed. The story is really more a reflection on human nature and the human condition. This is how you make a good Scifi show :)

The retards that write scripts for SG: Atlantis should take notes. Yes, I said it. That show sucks! SG:A fans can kiss my shiny metal arse :P

I actually managed to spoil myself a little bit while browsing wikipedia, but oh well. I'll try to stay away from any Evangelion sites until I see the rest of the series, and the movies that wrap it up.

Unfortunately both Evangelion and Fullmetal Alchemist are going to end really soon, which means I will be left without any Must Watch Anime™ shows on TV. (Ok, there is still Standalone Complex. It is good but I wouldn't say it is a Must Watch™ show though).

What is on your Must Watch Anime™ list? What show/movie should I buy/download/procure next?


  • At Sat Feb 18, 01:41:00 AM, Anonymous ZeWrestler said…

    ah, evangelion. wait until you see the ending. now if you weren't working on your thesis, i would loan you my "collection" of evangelion cds, so you wouldn't have to wait.

    btw, i recommend berserk, although that'll never be shown on U.S. tv. Scryed is another one of my favorites. I'll tell you others come monday.

  • At Sat Feb 18, 09:40:00 AM, Blogger Matt said…


    i first tried to watch it back when Blockbuster didn't have dvd's yet. they had the second VHS and the last VHS. everything else in between is new to me, and its flipping sweet. I've been staying up late and losing out on sleep just so i can see the new episodes.

  • At Sat Feb 18, 02:26:00 PM, Anonymous Dan McCarron said…

    Wow, this comes recommended with such passion. I will have to check it out.

    As an aside, the best online comic I have ever seen is here.


  • At Sat Feb 18, 05:51:00 PM, Blogger Luke said…

    Zewrestler - you really do like Scryed, don't you? :P

    Matt - I don't look at it as loosing sleep. I see it as "expanding my cultural awareness". Cause, you know - I need to get those Eva refferences if they one day pop up in a conversation. :) Er... Ot at least that's my excuse.

    Dan - definitely check it out. Eva and Fullmetal Alchemist are probably the two best anime shows on [adult-swim] ever.


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