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Logic's Insight: Neon Genesis Evangelion 3/3Logic's Insight: Neon Genesis Evangelion 3/3 by Thaeonblade
13) How much Information is Enough?
A common defense that I often see against criticism of Evangelion's ambiguity is the idea that "people need to pay more attention." It essentially goes into the "you don't get it territory" where blame is shifted to an apparent inability to understand what's in front of you.
Whether than a failure of communication on the part of the story-writer.
So when I say that Evangelion neglects key information, I don't say this from a place of misunderstanding. I saw it from a critical stance where I see the flaws in the execution and how those flaws could have been avoided or at least minimized.
In fact, here's the general storyline of Evangelion from both the show and some supplemental information from the manga (where it doesn't contradict the anime) and a series of files known as Classified Information from a japan-only video game based on evangelion released in the late 90s.
Many moons ago, there was a highly advanced species known as the FAR (Firs
Logic's Insight: Neon Genesis Evangelion 2/3Logic's Insight: Neon Genesis Evangelion 2/3 by Thaeonblade
7) Animating the Robot
Even by today's standards, the animation placed into Neon Genesis Evangelion holds up mostly well.
This isn't just because of the character designs, articulation of character and mecha movement, anything involving the angels or the myriad of character expressions that bring this dysfunctional cast to life. Even quieter scenes have an audacious energy to them, as if the story is going on a roller-coaster and it's going to ride this coaster as if it were the best stallion in the world. This energy expresses itself in different ways that allow the scenes and characters to stick into your mind all the more.
Hell, despite how much of a mindfuck that it is, I actually enjoy Third Impact and the second half of EOE. I liked the visuals, the symbolism (studied lots of jewish mythology and christian lore growing up as a curious baptist christian...so this was a plus (even if Anno really threw it all in just to make things look cool)).
The one thing about