[EVA] Gendo and Religion in vol.12
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Fri Mar 4 09:23:21 EST 2011
The parts I thought were interesting were Gendo pulling a Matrix with his AT
Field, being the one to save Shinji from the JSSDF, and telling him that he
doesn't love him, and has been jealous of him since the day he was born.
Also, I liked how he said he was trying to "get revenge against god". And
people say the religion in Evangelion means nothing...
I'm looking forward to the continuation.
On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 6:24 PM, R_J_N <r_j_n at btopenworld.com> wrote:
> Well, I got & read my Viz vol 12, with Sadamoto's version of the elevator
> scene. Its different enough for sure. And the reduced dialogue is better for
> manga. Thank you Carl/Viz for not vulgarising Misato, as the EoE dub did.
> Now onto my main observation. Misato pep-talks Shinji calling him an adult,
> no longer a child, throughout, drumming it into him, hoping it will
> galvanise him into thinking for himself & gaining self respect etc.
> This reminded me of that scene, back when IIRC Misato was weeping over
> losing Kaji (in the anime), & Shinji's first person dialogue "..I was a
> child" reflected his feeling helpless & not understanding. It also
> indicated that the Eva story was a recollection/recitation of past events.
> Reading the manga, I wondered if Sadamoto is steering toward an older more
> mature Shinji (physical &/or mental) being somewhere at the end of his
> (Sadamoto's) story. Just a hope for a totally unique ending........
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