[EVA] Eva Manga Stage 74

M bochan at r4.dion.ne.jp
Fri Nov 3 21:52:54 EST 2006

Or perhaps an ending apocalypse in the old meaning of "revelation" or  
"to uncover that which was formerly concealed/hidden".


> I argue that the anime Kaworu, like Yui, is perceived by many fans  
> as good but it is not "good" in the ways that really count. In  
> Kaworu's case, it's because he's incapable of being good (or evil);  
> in Yui's case, it's out of a mother-god complex.
> But the manga Kaworu, as you say, is actually a friend to Shinji in  
> the end, and does seem to understand him (you never get the sense  
> in the anime that Shinji and Kaworu really understood each other,  
> most especially in their last moments together). Perhaps the  
> sacrifice of Kaworu in the manga will actually teach a lesson  
> Shinji he can make use of.
> Despite (or perhaps because of) his more open negativity in the  
> manga, the manga Shinji seems more at ease with the idea of being a  
> human being. The ending *I* would like to see for the manga is for  
> the human race to be freed of the vanity of both NERV and SEELE,  
> and their grotesque, hysterical reactions to their own humanity.  
> We've had enough apocalypses.

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