- Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:30 am
chucklocker wrote:Anyway, that's enough for me right now, but you can be sure I'm not done yet! Let's hear from you now. What are your thoughts on Eva?
I first heard about Eva through Webrings WAY back in the day, among the many other classics that were all the rage. It wasn't until early November in 2011 that I finally sat down and watched it, and much like chuck, it has become one of the staples in my existence as a fan of anime.
There is just a surreal feeling you get (or at least I get) when I watch a series and I know it's going to be amazing. From the moment Eva started it was great, the direction is about as perfect as it gets next to a Miyazaki film. The most important thing that Eva did, and it's lasting legacy, is the characters that told the story.
I have always been a firm proponent that the plot, the story, and even the setting really don't have to be original, the most important thing is the characters telling that story, because obviously, they have more time on screen than anything else, they are what gets you emotionally involved, and this is what Eva absolutely knocks out of the park.
There was (and still much to this day) nothing like it. Many people say it's "Overrated" or don't understand the appeal, and we take it for granted because its been out for almost 20 years, but that is the important thing right there, Neon Genesis Evangelion came out in 1995 up through 1997
with the release of "End of Evangelion". What else in 1995 can even hold a candle to it? For that matter, what else came out in the years post End of Eva that can really stand with it? Cowboy Bebop may have been voted by some "The greatest anime ever made" but I truly believe that honor is Evangelion's, it's no longer just an animated production, it's getting up to the point where it's almost a national treasure.
When we were young, we lived in the limelight.
Whenever I looked over, my buddies were next to me.
Our world was feverish, red hot.
Far, far away, back in the era of dreams,
we once burned brightly as the sun.