Andy, Bill, and Matt give their final thoughts on the divisive, classic anime Neon Genesis Evangelion. They provide their grades of the show and their updated anime rankings. Most importantly, Bill reveals his pick for Season 8! It’s maybe not what you’re expecting. Big thanks again to Matt for joining us this season! We are looking forward to all working together again next season!
We finally made it, fans! We are at The End of Evangelion. Literally. It’s the movie we review and discuss. This is the alternate ending to the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, and we have a LOT of thoughts. It begins with a song and ends with a sigh of relief. This took hours to record and many more hours to edit, so we hope you enjoy.
Do you hate the ending of Evangelion? So do we. Do we spend an hour just getting angry at it? Absolutely not. This may be one of our best discussions about the end of an anime as we break down the symbolism, storytelling, and visual elements that make Episodes 25 and 26 of Neon Genesis Evangelion so contested, yet unique. We still have two more Evangelion episodes to go this season, and we have a LOT to say here and in those two!
Matt has the unenviable task of trying to make sense of Episode 24 of Neon Genesis Evangelion, “The Last Cometh.” The short version of this episode involves a new pilot, LGBTQ+ content, Gendo’s unwashed hand, an actual mech battle, and a love lost. Trust me, it doesn’t make much more sense than that, but listen to us try to figure out the last episode before the anime’s iconic mess of a conclusion.
It’s Rei’s turn at a spotlight episode. Like Asuka’s in the previous episode, this one is part depressing, part confusing. With only three episodes left in the original series, how in the world are they going to close this off? Spoiler warning…not well. Enjoy our breakdown of Episode 23 of Neon Genesis Evangelion, “Tears.”
This week we tackle a somewhat flawed, but deep episode focused around Asuka. Setting out to prove that she is a worthy pilot, Asuka finds herself at the mercy of the next angel. Will she survive the attack? Find out in our review of Episode 22, “Staying Human.”
We have so few episodes left, and we get a whole episode of background information. The crew have mixed feelings about this one, and we may have gotten off track more than once. Join us on a journey to learn more about NERV in the aptly titled Episode 21, “The Birth of NERV.”
Episode 20 is…well, it’s an episode of Evangelion. It’s mostly recap and Shinji losing his mind after being absorbed by Unit 01. We do our best this week! Hope you enjoy our not-so-deep dive into Episode 20, “Of the Shape of Hearts and Humans.”
Welcome back, fans! Shinji runs out on NERV, but he is drawn back to get in the damn mech and fight a seemingly unbeatable angel. I know, they have done this plot two other times already. But this one ends with a gruesome ending when Shinji’s Eva gets a serious case of the munchies. Join us for a review of Episode 19, “A Man’s Battle.”
Welcome to the second half of this two-part saga! What does the crew have to do when an Eva turns on them? The answer isn’t a pleasant one, especially for Shinji. We may have another good episode on our hands as we review Neon Genesis Evangelion Episode 18, “Life and Death Decisions.”