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Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995): Religion, chaos, end and beginning

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The birth of the NGE movie (Neon Genesis Evangelion) is one of the greatest milestones of the anime. NGE was formed and born with the combination of science fiction, psychology and religion. The film is considered as the holy grail for anime fans. This is a revolution for a genre of film, the film faithfully depicts the relationship between man and machine.

For everyone to understand this genre of film, this is also known as “Mecha” and the main element of the genre is of course: Robots. After the era of Kaiju in 1950, the era of giant robots started in the 1960s and 1970s like “Mazinger Z” and “Gundam” … Everyone is familiar with Gundam, probably. Gundam set the stage for later mecha such as “Volt Voltron”, “The Transformers” and also NGE (born 1995).

Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995): Religion, chaos, end and beginning
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995): Religion, chaos, end and beginning

Plot:

The movie starts in a post-apocalyptic setting, and is being attacked by creatures with destructive powers called “Angels” whose angels originate from Adam and Lilith. To defeat those powerful creatures, the power of weapons such as guns, rockets … is not enough because surrounding those creatures is a barrier (AT-Field “Absolute Terror Field”) reads the name. understand how stretch it is and the fact that this is also a term to refer to psychological symptoms … Since those organisms are almost invincible, scientists have created giant machines that can Connected with humans called Evangelions or EVAs, these machines connect only a few selected children and this is also based on their particular origins as well as the psychology of those kids and the disgust here. Every injury on EVA affects the driver directly. These children include Shinji, Rei, Asuka, Kaworu….

Characters:

The characters appearing in Evangelion such as: Kaworu, Shinji, Asuka, Rei. Misato and even Toji Suzahara, Kensuke Aida are arguably the best written and depicted characters in Anime history.

Ikari Shinji (EVA-01)
For some, they regard Shinji as simply weak and weak. He has no goals in life, knows nothing and has no courage, and is especially completely naive. But Shinji is not that simple. Shinji is the gentle “origin” Yesod with the illusion of protection, for Shinji, true safety lies in his heart because he is afraid of interacting with people, he is afraid of getting hurt.

Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995): Religion, chaos, end and beginning
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995): Religion, chaos, end and beginning

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Because of that, he crouched and hid all the negative things deep in his heart. Since he always lived with the illusion that everything would be fine if he kept it in his heart and hid it from everyone, so he is the one with the strongest emotional response of all the characters and that is the background. The strength of the EVA is emotion.
Ayanami Rei (EVA-00)
Rei is like a mystery in a mystery. She shows little of her feelings, so it always makes others wonder if it is her innate or she is trying to conceal something. Therefore, she is always the character that people are most interested in and always at the top of the polls. What Rei said in the movie is mostly “Fine, do so”, “Oh, that\’s nice” and “Bye”
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995): Religion, chaos, end and beginning
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995): Religion, chaos, end and beginning

But as mentioned, even though she appears very little, almost always stands at one corner of the frame, but always receives a lot of special attention. Things do not stop like that, in Rei we can see a dark side, darker than her existence, that is the connection between her and “death”. To her death was an obvious thing, she faced death face-to-face like the scene where she protected Shinji from bosses fired from “Angel” and when she sacrificed herself activating Mode D “Self-detonating. “From there, it shows more or less the intimate and complex connection between you and Shinji even though this is just following orders …

Souryuu Asuka Langley (EVA-02)
Life is never tedious around Asuka. She is the embodiment of Tiphereth (Emptiness). She is the complete opposite of Shinji, she is not like Shinji hiding her emotions inside her heart but instead expressing her feelings through her attitude, face and imposing her own point of view on everyone. people around her. She has a colorful personality and always acts independently, ready to speak up without hesitation.

Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995): Religion, chaos, end and beginning
Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995): Religion, chaos, end and beginning

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But it is also because of that personality that makes her fall down fiercely at the end of the film. She never doubted anything about herself as a “genius”, the greatest EVA rider in the world. Inside Asuka\’s heart, covered and hidden by her hot-tempered and colorful demeanor, was a void similar to that of Shinji and Rei. This emptiness was shown by her willingness to kiss Shinji “just to pass the time”. After that, she began to feel confused and confused when she did not have enough events happening to satisfy her “pleasure” (This feeling is sure many people will find it familiar). In addition, to better understand Asuka and the other characters, everyone should watch all the episodes (the scene of Asuka and the EVA series was one of the most epic scenes in the movie). … and many more characters.

Soundtracks:

“A Cruel Angel’s Thesis” – Yoko Takahashi (opening phim)
“Tokyo 3” – Shiro Sagisu
“Eva – 01” – Shiro Sagisu

If I Can’t Be Your
Everything You’ve Ever Dreamed
Fly me to the moon (ending mỗi tập phim)
Komm Süsser Tod (Come, Sweet Death)

 

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