In which I am the Designated Eva Liker but that doesn’t mean it isn’t time to dig into the parts where the show just falls to pieces on itself (like forgetting to give decent closure to most of its female cast).
Not too long ago I had the fortune of acting as a the dubiously expert Evangelion fan for some newcomers in a watchalong podcast. It was utterly delightful to watch them experience the show for the first time and soak in my complicated affection for the show. The […]
Hey, y’all. I got a chance to write up a feature for IGN in honor of Evangelion having a legal release again! I took my best shot at explaining what the heck’s going on in the franchise’s main endings (not all of them; that would take reams of […]
This site turned five years old back in October, and I’ve been thinking about how to celebrate it. I initially did a list of my top 20 anime back in 2014, and a lot can change in almost half a decade. While I’d still stand by the titles […]
To start, let’s not kid ourselves into thinking the Evangelion franchise has been anything less than a roaring beast of pandering fanservice of various natures since the show made it big in the 90s. Rei is arguably one of the progenitors of moe as a fetish, after all, […]
Numbers 20-16 Numbers 15-11 In honor of the one year anniversary, this month’ll be blocked out for a conversation on Awesome Stuff. This time around, I’ve divided out my top 20 favorite anime. By its nature the list is always in flux, particularly those at the high end […]
It is not an infrequent barb thrown by Evangelion’s detractors that the show is needlessly bleak, or pointlessly cruel. And when I hear that I laugh and laugh, not because it’s untrue (though I’d argue it is) but because those people have clearly never sat through a Lars […]