Character Analysis: Shinji Ikari

It’s easy to dislike poor Shinji. He’s passive and males are supposed to be aggressive. He’s supposed to love Rei but he’s fascinated with Asuka. He’s supposed to be the hero but time and again he quits, and other people die because he does. He doesn’t fit in with other anime stereotypes; he doesn’t kick […]

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Happy Birthday, Rei!

A Certain Retailer Who Shall Remain Nameless Unless They Want to Pay for Ad Space Here and A Certain Publisher Who Shall etc. have both posted that March 30 is the birth date of the one and only, the sweetheart of Seven Continents, Ms. Rei Ayanami. Happy birthday, Rei! The birthday girl her own self. […]

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Related Post: EVA Dropping

Okay, I don’t know how many of you feel this way, but I am exited that the original Neon Genesis Evangelion, plus the two “alternative ending” films (Death(True) and End of Evangelion) is dropping on Netflix. Boom. They drop on FRIDAY! SQUEEEEEEE! Er. Ahem. Just pretend I didn’t say that. But, to be fair to […]

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Character Analysis: Rei Ayanami

Rei Ayanami is one of the most fascinating characters in anime history. Period. Final. Full stop. Now, let’s be honest with ourselves. Anime has a lot of things going for it. It can be exciting. It can be profound. It can be heart wrenching. But at the same time it’s cartoons, okay? You know, cartoons. […]

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